I plan to discuss the Wooly Girls “meeting”. As I’ve told you before, I use the term “meeting” very, very loosely. When people get together and talk, it’s a meeting, isn’t it? Let’s go with that.
We had a productive Wooly meeting yesterday. We’re not always productive but we have made a resolution to become more so. We sewed bindings yesterday for QOV. Let me give you some background.
QOV is Quilts of Valor. It is a national organization committed to presenting our wounded soldiers with a quilt upon their return from war. One of the 3 organizers of our local chapter is one of the Wooly Girls! Miss Penny is our hero (as are non-Wooly Girls Ms. Gail and Ms. Paulette). They meet once a month at the local mall where they have been given space to set up shop and leave their equipment all the time. Ladies just drop in as they wish and can cut or sew or press or sew bindings – whatever. But those 3 gals keep everything organized.
Grab a Kleenex ‘cuz this will touch you – one of our friends has a son who returned from the war and was given a quilt. A short time later, our friend asked him where his quilt was. Well, a soldier buddy of his had also returned and not yet received a quilt so he gave him his quilt “because, Mom, he needed it more than I do.” This is the part where we all grabbed the Kleenex – we were all bawling like babies. (He will be receiving another quilt!!!)
Continuing with the story – our local chapter of QOV as well as a neighboring town have been invited to take a bus in May along with 400 of their finished quilts to Ft. Knox where they will have the opportunity to present some of those quilts to wounded soldiers on an individual basis. Do you think there will be any dry eyes?
So now you know the QOV story (condensed version) and now it should make sense to you why we were sewing bindings yesterday at Wooly Girls. We were able to finish up 3 quilt bindings. In order to help the gals reach their goal of 400, we’ll be sewing at my house in 2 weeks for an all-day session. I can’t wait.
A little show & tell to report – darn little really. We (some of us anyway) are in a slump. But Mrs. Farmhouse was working on a couple stitcheries that are just too dang cute!!
And our ever versatile Ms. Jean showed us a really darling sweater vest with a hood that she knit for a niece. How cute is that?
Ms. Penny put us to shame with a quilt she made just because she wanted to. Didn’t know we could make & keep! Or, wait, maybe she’ll be giving it to me for some reason. No???
This morning the trees in our yard looked like this:
Once the sun came out, it was a great day. We went over 20 degrees F. and you could just feel spring in the air. I’m not kidding you southern people – it felt balmy. It’ll be quite a while before spring actually arrives but at least we now have HOPE.
Just had to throw in a shot of Mr. Baxter helping Mr. Picket Fence blow snow from the driveway. He’s awfully good help – & I’m awfully glad to get them both out of the house.
Now I’m going to tell you my “plan”. The Mr. & I will pop over to Florida next Month to watch some spring training baseball games featuring “our” team, the Minnesota Twins. In a previous blog, I told you about the (non)relationship I have with my favorite player on the Twins roster – Joe Mauer. Here’s a picture of Joe’s reaction last summer when I waved my hanky and hello’d him.
What do you mean, you can’t see his reaction? Well, you weren’t there and I saw what I saw. Maybe it was, I saw what I wanted to see. In any case, the stadium in Florida only seats 7,500. Very intimate. So I’m hoping to resume my relationship with Joe. I did mention to Mr. Picket Fence that maybe I have a couple too many years and a couple too many pounds on me to do a good job of attracting Joe’s attention or any of the other ball players. How am I going to make this work, I asked him? He solemnly replied, “get him drunk”. Well, dang. Why didn’t I think of that? Now I have a plan.
Wish me luck.