The first Old Glory block is here for the Quilt of Valor! Carolyn from St. Simon’s Island sent hers in after seeing it in the 100 Blocks issue of Quiltmaker and learning about my Quilt of Valor project. And I love Carolyn’s fabrics, especially the floral toile-type print for the white stripes. I’ll be accepting Old Glory blocks through December for the quilt, and you’ll need the 100 Blocks issue of Quiltmaker. Ladies in my Simple Color, Stunning Quilts workshop last night in Calhoun found their 100 Blocks issue at Barnes & Noble. It’s also available online at http://www.quiltmaker.com.
Carolyn’s block is on my design wall, which is packed with promises of projects to come. Especially during the first week of December. I normally delight in making purses for my nieces, pillowcases for my sons, a quilt for a new baby, and tote bags for teachers, but this year I’ll be doing some different sewing. A very, ahem, large project. That I can’t talk about. Yet. It will debut in the spring, but I’ll be sewing up a storm during the first week of December. So my blog will be more quiet than usual, but know that I’m happily sewing away and thinking of all of you.
We’ll be hosting family at our home this Thanksgiving, making the traditional turkey, cranberry sauce (see the recipe in my latest newsletter), sweet potato souffle, pole beans, cornbread dressing, and pumpkin pie. I wish you all a happy, healthy Thanksgiving with your loved ones and friends, safe travel, and a grateful heart, especially for those who have suffered through much in this difficult economy. Happy Thanksgiving!