I have been so busy of late that I haven’t had time to write about all the things I’ve been busy doing, so I’m going to remedy that now. And because I haven’t had a working camera, the photos are courtesy of Mark. This is a long one, but there is an offer at the end that you aren’t going to want to miss!
I should start by saying that one of the things Sarasota, FL is famous for is being the home of the Ringling family, as in The Ringling Brothers. There has been a circus tent set up near the mall for the last couple months, and unbeknown to me, some of the circus people have been staying here at Sun N Fun. Last week there was a free ten-minute performance outside the Wellness Center by an acrobatic group from Italy called the Pellegrini Brothers. All I can say is, WOW! I had no idea the human body was capable of what they did!
The main thing that has been occupying my time outside of work lately is preparing for a Quilting and Sewing Open House that happened today. Some of you may remember that last summer when we were in Door County, WI, I found a quilted wall hanging kit in a baggie in a thrift store. I’ve been working on it ever since, and a couple nights ago I finished the last stitch on it.
This morning we arrived at the Pavilion at 8:00 and everyone in my quilting and sewing groups began arriving to get things set up for the open house, which was to begin at 10:00.
So here is the story of my quilt: I had a price tag on it for $305.00, and no one bought it. It’s all hand appliqued and hand quilted, but that’s not the reason I priced it as I did. That’s the amount I was hoping to raise for International Christian Response (ICR), an organization that my Aunt Marg volunteers for that helps persecuted Christians around the world. I had started this quilt last summer when there was all the news about the atrocities ISIS was committing against Christians. This was my way of trying to do something to help so I wouldn’t feel so impotent against evil.
Since my quilt didn’t sell at the open house, I’m asking my readers: Would anyone like to buy this Prairie Flower wall hanging? If so, you could make a check out to ICR-USA and send it to me. Once I have it, I’ll send you the quilt and I’ll forward the check to ICR. They will send you a receipt for the check which you can use at tax time next year. This offer is good through this coming weekend. Let me know by email if you are buying the quilt so that I can let anyone else who expresses an interest know that it is taken. Now, don’t you all fight over it! 😉