Saturday, September 18, 2010

900 Posts!

Can you believe this is Post #900!? I have been blogging since 2006! I really didn't expect to keep doing it for so long, and to enjoy it so much. I do love writing, even when I have nothing to say. Thanks to my readers who pop in now and then for a visit. It has been awesome "meeting" people from all over the world.

One surprise has been getting responses from authors when I post book reviews! That happened at least twice! This morning I heard one of those authors being interviewed on public radio. I felt like she was an old friend, and so was her book. (I'm in awe of authors, in case you can't tell.)

Anyway, what I'm here to talk about today is my sewing, which I have finally had time to get back to. Who knew retirement would keep me so busy that I wouldn't have time to sew at all some days!? I guess I should have expected that, as I knew I'd be doing more of my church and volunteer work during the days, and that cuts into my sewing time.

"Oh, well," she says as she tries to wipe the big retirement grin off her face, "it's all a matter of budgeting my time, I suppose."

So this is what I have managed to make lately:

This is a quilt for Central Ohio Binky Patrol. They want some bigger ones for a new shelter. So I whipped this one up out of scraps. It measures 50" x 75". The backing is soooooo soft; I hope this quilt will be a super-great source of comfort to whoever gets it's cuddly softeness.

This is another one for COBP. I don't know if it's large enough for the shelter needs, but they have plenty of places to donate quilts, so I'll let the organizers figure that one out.

This one is made from 9-patches which we are doing at Sunshine in memory of Bev. I'll probably finish this one myself and send it on to Wrap Them in Love. You might see it again once I get a picture of it in finished form.

Yesterday and today I worked at our church rummage sale. That's a big job! What a lot of stuff! It didn't all sell, so we had a lot to box up. The extras will be hauled off by Salvation Army. I am now a Rummage Sale Veteran, having never worked on one before (dare I admit).

In case you are wondering, I have not yet spoken to Mrs. Mark, but I will in the next couple of days.

Here's to my next 900 messages (lifting glass of Diet Coke in a toast to my readers)! Long live blogging!


quiltmom said...

Congratulations on 900 posts- that is one terrific accomplishment. It is always fun to see what you are up to- what you are reading and how life is treating you and yours.
Have a fabulous weekend.

AnnieO said...

That's a big number, wow! Congrats on sticking with blogging and hope you have 1,000's of posts still left in you. Someday I hope to read that you're getting on a plane to Panama!

It is terrific that you've kept to your retirement plans, that is good for the soul.

I'm sorry about your neighbor and your missing him far after the fact, but any expression of sympathy will still be heartfelt and no doubt appreciated. I'm surprised none of your other neighbors let on about the funeral.

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Cheers! Here's to the next 900!

Beth said...

Woot Woot 900 posts!

I was at church at around 11:30 and it was dead... how was it overall? Seemed like lots of "stuff" still!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on 900! I'll raise my glass, too. It's tea, though. Cheers!

Jill said...

Carol - way to go on your book challenge - wow, only J and Y left, huh? :)