Sunday, December 30, 2007

Stash Sunday

I've been doing much more thinking about quilting than actual quilting in the last week. I did finish embroidering this little guy, which took a 12" square of backing and one of muslin out of my stash. I also quilted a quilt that my mother made and used about two yards of 108" muslin for the backing. I have a few things planned for this afternoon, so will post those if I actually do them!

I've been thinking about the new year and what I would like to accomplish. I'm not one for making resolutions, I usually make new plans in September, rather than January. My life has revolved around a school calendar since I was young and to me that is the start of the new year. So, what would I like to do in 2008? I think I'd like to focus on making some baby quilts for Project Linus this year, using some of my stash. I'd like to knit some more socks, I certainly have the yarn for it. But my big goal is to give blood. I've had blood taken for testing, but I've always been too chicken to actually donate blood. My two kids who are old enough to donate have done it, so I decided it is time. I'd even like to give blood regularly if the first time goes well! So, I've done it. There is a blood drive at a local firehouse next Saturday and the boss and I have 11:00 appointments to give blood. I'll try to be brave...

7 comments:

JudyL said...

Giving blood is a very, very good thing to do. Good luck with it. I've never done it either though Vince does regularly. I'll be anxious to hear how it goes. I wish you and your family the very best for 2008.

furiousBall said...

I am the biggest baby and faint every single time i give, but i still do it every chance i can. good for you.

Deb said...

Your snowman looks wonderful! I can't give blood, but admire those that do.

Happy New Year!

amy said...

I can't give blood, either, so thank you very, very much. If I could, I would, even though I never look when they take my blood for tests. I feel like it's a karma thing--we all might need it, so we should all give it--which is why I'm so grateful to those who do, because I feel like I'm shirking my responsibility, even though it's through no fault of my own.

What excellent goals. Any child would be happy to have one of your quilts, I'm sure. Happy New Year!

flutter said...

I'm not allowed to give anymore, since I am diabetic and have tattoos.

Wow, I sound like a prize!

Angie said...

That is just the CUTEST snowman stitchery!!! Just adorable!

Thimbleanna said...

I'm finally getting caught up with you -- you've been a busy girl! Love the little snowman and the heart runner. Good luck with the blood -- my boys give also, especially one of them who has a fairly rare blood type. I've always wanted to give too, but they always boot me out due to anemia.