Quilting Dec 1st

Post date: Dec 2, 2015 1:27:35 PM

Dear Son's Chapel Volunteers,

****It wasn't "A Miracle on 34th Street" but instead in Fayetteville at 4:53 p.m. today with a call from J, jubilant that "HER EARRING IS FOUND!" And asking me to "let you know." The earring was on their kitchen floor between the freezer and refrigerator; good thing they hadn't stepped on it! Thanks to everyone who searched frantically at the Chapel! We know the value and significance, being an anniversary gift from her husband, P!

"Wintery it ain't - no complaints! Snowier: Storefronts are showier, light displays glowier. Shoppers are prowling, blizzards howling! Drifts a-heaping, lords a-leaping. Yule logs burning, gifts returning. Winds are keen for 2015."from The Old Farmer's Almanac. Having survived Thanksgiving Day feasts, the frantic start of Christmas shopping with "black Friday" and "cyber-Monday", this 1st day of December, was quite crisp and cold, but a sunny and merry start with 24 quilters/stitchers.

D and K received their "sunflowers" today from M, making them "official"! And B's Aunt N visited again today, saying her goodbyes, as she returns to Atlanta, GA.

Your donations and generosity to our CASA family were overwhelming, completely filling the table to overflowing. Three lovely quilts were made by D, M and N, 2 pillows, and knitted hats! Thank you ALL for your contributions for their Merry Christmas.

QUILT NEWS: Embroiderers have been busy, D - sea animal squares, R - "Now I Lay Me" BIG panel and 3 Little Pigs center, and M - Mother Goose and Noah's Ark centers (needing only finishing touches of eyes and thread for the goose).

B filled a table with patterns, bags, books, and beautiful projects, for the taking. DJ suggesting that donation$ for these items be made to the Chapel. M brought for "show & tell", a beautiful, big quilt of hand-sewn, pieced squares, a "spool" pattern. She sewed the quilt top together and quilted it. And she brought us each Christmas "bobble-heads". Thanks B and M for being so thoughtful.

NOVEMBER QUILT REPORT: 11 quilts were sold (including the BIG, wedding quilt), with an income of $1,477.68. Five quilts are in frames/in-progress with 1 sold.

With the completion of these 5 quilts, we will have a year-end inventory of 22 quilts: 17 baby, the t-shirt, raffle "Calender Quilt" and 3 breast cancer quilts. A RECORD YEAR of 76 quilts quilted, 74 quilts SOLD and an income of $6,567.68 (per treasurer J's report).

IT REALLY WAS A TREAT TODAY to "GO OUT" for an enjoyable Christmas lunch! NO decorating! NO cooking! NO cleaning up! Hope that will become an annual event!

I'm using those Doris Day's "Bushel and a Peck" lyrics to say THANK YOU for coming back to the Chapel to quilt this afternoon, to get those last 5 quilts finished. "I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck. A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap. A barrel and a heap and I'm talkin' in my sleep... About you, about you."

Count down... 24 days before Christmas... and just one more quilting day... December the 8th... Hoping to see all of you... Let's "get 'r done!"