❧ I was asked for a few more masks - Colorado sports team themed.
I did not include a plan for the week, but my unofficial list included pulling fabric for a pattern test and to make more "sign" blocks for my Camping Journal Quilt... neither were completed but there was a very, very good reason for it.
You see there was a young lady that recently graduated from the local high school. We sent her a gift certificate for a memory quilt... she only needed to provide the shirts she wanted to be included. She contacted me and delivered the shirts on Tuesday morning... at which time I learned that not only was she leaving for college in St. Louis, but that the entire family (Mom and two siblings) were moving to Missouri... in just 10 days!
Well! I needed to get on it quick!
I started paying attention to the other shirts... I believe (I will confirm when the quilt is delivered) that there are shirts from both her brother and sister and Mom. What a unique memory quilt! One that encompasses not only her high school memories, but those that have been her support and right by her side as they all waded through the grief together.
I had one space that really needed another shirt... or something. When I asked if she had one more shirt to be included she replied with a firm no. I decided that I would scan her graduation announcement and include it...
It is the perfect touch! As they move to a new home and new life, I wish them all the best!
And as I move forward with this week I have several things that I would like to get done...
❧ Clean and oil machines - a MUST after finishing the last two quilts. :)
❧ Pull fabric for pattern test quilt
❧ Start piecing test quilt
❧ Piece and machine embroider sign blocks for my Postcard Camping Journal
Barring any urgent interruptions, I hope to get all of these done, but who knows. Sometimes life just comes at us fast and we go with the flow.
I find that it is helpful to make lists and prioritize as I go... How about you?
What do you do when you are thrown a curve ball and your plans suddenly change?
Leave a comment... I love to hear ideas and suggestions from my friends!
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