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So many people send me a large selection of Patriotic fabrics to make quilts for wounded soldiers and veterans. Click here to get more information on the “Quilts of Valor” and how you can participate 🙂
Here are the details from my previous post on how you can participate in “Quilts of Valor”:
Needed: donation for “Quilts of Valor” project
Most of you that follow me on my personal Facebook, know that I am a retired Air Force veteran so “Quilts of Valor” (www.qovf.org) is dear to me.
As an textile and fiber artist, I like to contribute on a regular base, a handmade quilt to this Foundation that will be given to our wounded veterans.
To make this happen, I need your help. I will donate my time to design and make the quilts and I am asking you to consider donating: 100% cotton fabric in solid red, solid white, solid blue and patriotic print fabrics and help me with the supplies needed to make quilts to donate.
My husband will donate the money to ship the quilts to and from the long arm quilter and to the Foundation, where they will be given to our wounded veterans 🙂
How can you help?
•I set up a “wish list” on Amazon so you can see what I need and select what you like to donate. Link to Amazon Amazon has my address on file.
•If you like to donate money to buy fabrics/supplies, please use this link: http://www.gofundme.com/quiltsofvalor
•If you like to send fabrics to me, feel free to send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the address where you can ship to.
•If you have 100% cotton fabrics scraps (min size 1.5″x1.5″) in any color/print and would like to donate for this and other causes, please contact me for the shipping address by sending an email to: email@example.com.
All donations will be appreciated and will ONLY be used to make the quilts!
Avocados are delicious and very loved in our household so I was joking around with my hubby last night that I could grow it out of the 2 pits I used tonight for dinner 🙂
That said, I got the pits, glass of water, toothpicks out and prepared the pits for their long journey (few weeks/months) to becoming a yummy avocado tree.
I think the picture will show you enough detail of how it’s done 🙂
I read I have to refresh the water every 2 days so hopefully I won’t forget that 😉
To let you be part of this progress I will every day take a picture and post it. This blogging is so much fun 🙂
Finally here are the “pits in progress” 🙂
The picture frames I found yesterday are in need of a makeover to fit my beach interior decorations 🙂
So this is how i found them before I tackled the 6 picture frames:
(The 6th one is larger so you will see it in the next pictures)
I want them look weathered with some color coming through, you will see what I mean…
I used Gesso (white) since I have a big bottle of it, to set kind of a base to cover the brown of the wood.
(Instead of gesso you can use any acrylic paint in whatever color you fancy of course)
One coat done:
No I have to let it dry and apply a second coat of gesso.
Here is my setup on the dining room table:
This second coat needs to really dry so we all have to wait…:)
I will show you the next stages as I get there of course!
So as my previous post told you I rescued two plants today from the trash 😀
As I blogged and talked about this little adventure on Facebook, I had no idea that I would be ending up, getting my arm twisted to go “alley” trash shopping again…
We have sooooo many alleys in this area so I was only able, in 85F, to cover 4 alleys on my treasure hunt.
Well off I went, really 2 steps in the alley behind our house I found 6 picture frames and a “wreath” plastic container box…SCORE. And easy cos I could just turn around and leave it in our garage.
One alley over I found a big(ger) picture frame (no glass though) but some dunes/ocean pic (B&W) in it. Fine, mine!
Walking in the alley, made me giggle especially when I decided why not take all the empty bottles too. I go to the recycle center every 2-3 months anyway, it’s cash money baby!! Well, picked up two big garbage bags of empty bottles up while treasure hunting in the alleys 😀
I saw a lot of furniture, desks, tables, chairs etc…just needed a facelift.
Oh and all the things you can do with clothing….that’s for next time 😀
So guess what I will be doing soon…YES!!! I will start refinishing the frames and use them!!
What a fun day!!! And it was so much fun interacting with everyone on my Treasure Hunt!!!
Thank you for participating!!!
See you tomorrow, much love 🙂
On my daily morning walk I notice, while crossing the alley, that someone threw out 2 perfectly nice house plants in some old wasted basket.
I hate seeing things go to waste and I love plants so you guessed it 🙂
Perfectly goes within my budget too (don’t laugh…ah well…laugh!!!) FREE!!!
Immediately after I dropped off the puppy at home, I walked back and took the 2 plants.
I forgot to take picture of both 😉
Here is a pot I still had in the garage, with some soil too
Thrifty and free!!!
Here they are ready to go on my dining room table 🙂
Gotta look up what kind of plants they are though…do you know?
I totally forgot to share with you the sewing project I finished yesterday.
Part of the reason was that they were used immediately 🙂
That’s a good sign though…
Look in my Etsy Shop for more of my creative sewing projects since that’s the way I support my blog and projects here…thank you 🙂
First pillow case (the big one), I finished a few weeks ago already.
The smaller ones I finished yesterday 🙂
Sorry for the dark picture…:(