Friday, March 26, 2021

Where have I been?

 I don't think any blogger means to not post for almost 2 months.  Certainly I don't but sometimes life gets in the way of things we want to do.  What have I been up to lately?

Sunshine hasn't had any motivation to work on the new quilt for her bed so when I asked if she wanted help, she readily said Yes.  At the rate she was going, this quilt was never going to get done.  All of the blocks are sewn and I'm working on adding the faces before I add the sashing and border.  This quilt will get finished before long.

I also finished piecing the Bella quilt for my bed.  You know the old saying...the shoe maker's children didn't have any shoes?  Well for all the quilts that I've made as cuddle quilts here or that I've made for others, I hadn't made one for our own bed.  The pandemic gave me the opportunity to finally get this under way.  I started cutting last May and then it got put aside for a couple of other projects but once those were finished after the holidays, this came back to the top of the list.  Now I just need to get it quilted and bound.
These are the culprit that has been robbing me of sewing time.  Yes it's Girl Scout cookie season here.  Not only do I help my daughter with her own sales but I'm the Cookie Mom for my troop and the Cookie Manager for my enter service unit (neighborhood area of troops).  Our service unit is the largest in our council of 15 counties and although we aren't allowed to booth sales this year, there's still inventory to manage, numbers to crunch and figures to reconcile with the baker's program used to manage the sale.
Without being able to sell at booths this year, our troop sales are down, which is to be expected.  We're saving for trips to NYC to see a Broadway show and Washington DC so we're happy with just being able to sell at all this year.  Hopefully next year, everything will be back to normal and we can work hard to earn funds to help pay for these future trips.
There has been a bunch of secret sewing also going on here but unfortunately I can't talk about any of it yet.  Just trust me....some of it is really exciting and I can wait to share the great news!

5 of you added your own colorful comments:

Pat at Bell Creek Quilts said...

Congrats on moving Sunshine's quilt along and one for yourself! So awesome that you volunteer you time, energy and knowledge for the scouts! The trip sounds like one the girls will enjoy!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thank goodness cookie season is almost over and you can soon get back to quilting!!

Needled Mom said...

I knew you’d be busy with cookie sales this year. Your quilts are looking great. I love the one for YOU! Help is a great motivator for the kid’s projects.

FlourishingPalms said...

Bless your volunteering heart for taking on the big task of managing all those troops' cookie sales. It sure seems like a big undertaking.

Nice that you were able to pull out some WIPs to work on through the pandemic. It seems like a lot of quilters did that, with success. I'm one of those who got caught up (only two that are very long-term), and am trying to take making more slowly now. I don't NEED all the quilts I made last year, and will not need them this year either. So for me, slower is better.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Two beautiful quilts!!!! Kinda funny you had to wait until a pandemic to make a quilt for you haha!! But it is gorgeous! and go Cookie mom!!