Wow! What a response we got from the UFO game post! We ALL have these unfinished projects – Connie and I, too – so I’ll explain more about this game in this post.
Between now and July 1 find 12 of your unfinished projects. Number them in bags, boxes, or whatever numbers 1 – 12. On the first of each month Connie (or Reed or Becky) will draw a number out of the hat and I will announce that number. You find the corresponding unfinished project and finish it before the first of the next month.
Someone asked about what constitutes “finished “. That will depend on you. If I finish a project but can’t get it quilted because my machine quilter is booked up, I’d still consider that “finished”. Maybe you want to impose stricter guidelines on yourself especially if you’re doing the quilting. Maybe you want it quilted, bound and washed before the end of the month. Better yet! Whatever works for you!
You’ll have nearly 3 weeks to locate and number your Dirty Dozen. This is a fun game and we used to play it when we had the quilt shop. If you put your mind to it, by next year you’ll have 12 new quilts! If you don’t quilt and do a lot of needlework instead, the same rules apply.
I can try and post everyone’s finished projects all in one post if you think that would be fun. The only thing I can’t do is keep track of everybody’s name with their project UNLESS – here’s an idea! I’m thinking and typing at the same time. You could put a large card with your name on it and pin it to the quilt so it would be included in your photo! How about that? Okay – so you finish your project, write your name on a large card and pin to the quilt. Take a picture and send it to my email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t want your full name on the card, that’s OK, too. The Dirty Dozen is getting to be more fun all the time, isn’t it?
I honestly think I’ve thought of all potential questions but if not, please ask and I’ll answer in the comments. PLEASE read the comments so that you’ll know the answer before you send me the same question.
Don’t forget Minnesota Quilters next Thursday, June 13 at 1:00 in the food court area. I’ll have a sign to direct you to our group. It will be so fun to meet people that I’ve become to know through the comments! We can answer questions at that time also so be prepared.
Yesterday I attended the “party” for Roger Kramer in Waucoma, IA, which I will write about in another post. If you follow Jo’s Country Junction you’ll want to read this.
When I talked about my favorite quilts in Susan Ache’s new book “Countdown To Christmas” I believe one of the quilts was pictured twice and one didn’t get pictured at all – right? Here’s my very favorite quilt in the book and the one I hope to start very soon. You know how much I like red and white quilts!
And here’s a question for you – is this just a geographical phenomena here in North Iowa this year? Millions of maple helicopters everywhere! I will have to start raking and sweeping them up. Is it because of our severe winter? Or is it a preview of our winter to come? Please – anybody with thoughts on this mess!
Have any of you received an odd message from me in the past few days? It seems that I, too, have been hacked and blackmailed in the amount of $1400. Somehow this person got my password when I was “watching” a porn video and this blackmailer threatened to send it to all my contacts. Grrrr….. I certainly wasn’t watching a porn video but last night when I got home from Waucoma I had to spend hours changing all my passwords. Why, oh why, are there so many dishonest people in the world who don’t want to work but instead threaten others for money?
Kathy finished her red and white charm 9 patch – it’s great, isn’t it? And a perfect quilt for straight line quilting.
I’m sitting in the porch listening to the birds singing – the orioles are still here but the grosbeaks have moved on as well as most of the goldfinches. The farmer is raking the alfalfa in our field south of the barn and soon it will smell glorious. Speaking of smell however, my Korean lilac bush is in full bloom and the air is lovely with the fragrance!
I’ll catch up around here and report later. I’m going to go look for my Dirty Dozen!