Monday, March 2, 2009

A Good Thing and Looser Monday Report

My friend Pat has started a Quilts Of Valor group. This is a national group dedicated to making quilts for all wounded and injured servicemembers. She had us so organized. Various stations were set up with all the blocks precut, bagged with instructions ready to go. Some volunteers were cutting and some piecing. We met in a local public library and the day was filled with many, many blocks being pieced by those of us there. Throughout the day people visiting the library were popping in and out and it was amazing the number of quilters visiting the library who will probably be joining us in the future. Starting a chapter is very easy, and this website gives you all the info and tips you need to get going. The two younger helpers in the corner of the mosaic picture happened in, and Pat showed them how to mark squares for making snowball corners. There is something for everyone to do even if you aren't a quilter. What a fun and rewarding day and for such a great cause. Of course I had to forget my camera but luckily Pat had hers. The quilt above was what I worked on with a friend of mine. We pieced all the blocks, Pat took them home and put it all together. Such a wonderful and rewarding project and hats off to Pat for getting this going!!!

Strike up the band...the bumpers are DONE!!!! Think this will have to count for one of my March finishes. It's one of those projects that I have to wondered why in the heck I didn't get it done before, but at least they are done and will be delivered today. The strips are all pieced on my Zippity Doo Dah quilt (Dutch Treat) and I am hoping to etch out some time today to sub cut all the blocks. What a happy easy quilt!

Now the LOOSER report.....5.2 lbs. This is a two week loss since I had missed a weigh in.... but I have to say since my Thursday weigh in the week has been disastrous (in the looser department that is). Could someone please tell me why you can go along with your head in a good place and then all of a sudden just fall apart?? Well that's what has happened to me!!! I am hoping to start today with a new attitude and get back on track. And a really big shout out to all the LOOSERS for all the support. It's nice to know we are all in this together with our fearless leader Miss Red Geranium at the lead!!Happy first week of March everyone!
PS .....there's this great honey bun giveaway over at

19 comments:

Darlene said...

A productive week end for Quilts of Valor. Love the bumpers!

I'm loving your Dutch Treat quilt project. Need to get that pattern - oh so cute!

PunkiePie said...

What a great day spent with quilty friends. The bumpers are awesome and awesome loss! Keep it up!

Jackie said...

Quilts of Valor is a wonderful group. I have quilted a few quilts for this group. It is fantastic what they are doing. Congrats on the two week loss! Think of it as losing a bag of potatoes. That is how I thought of it. It gives you a really good visual. I am that way.... Keep it up!

jen duncan said...

The Quilts of Valor group is a super idea. I'm glad you're participating. The bumpers look first class, and you are by far the winner if we were competing in this weight loss thing! Great work all around Cheryl!

jlk said...

Great job on the weight loss! It really is a daily effort, isn't it?

V and Co. said...

THANK YOU FOR THE LINK!

Sew Many Ways... said...

It's wonderful that so many participate in the quilts of valor. Such a great cause. Love all your projects...looks like you've been very busy. Great on the looser report too. Keep up the good work.
~Karen~

Kris said...

Wow...reading your blog motivates me!!! Way to go....on the weight loss and the rapid fire finishes you keep producing!

Quilt Hollow said...

We are retired military. During my DH's time spent in Iraq there was losses of good friends and also injured friends. I know for a fact that the QOV's are welcomed by so many. I've done some myself and am absolutely thankful to you and your group. I remember back when the first wounded soldiers were sent back to Landstuhl Hospital in Germany. We were stationed at Ramstein...my quilting friend volunteered at the hospital and was collecting small signature blocks of muslin from all soldiers that went through. I'm sure she never expected so many.

Thimbleanna said...

What a great project -- very rewarding too. WooHoo -- congrats on the weight loss!!!

Kim said...

Cheryl congrats on the weight loss... My quild does a QOV program also.. we have so much fun and it is so rewarding. Have a great week! Thanks for the giveaway share too!

Jean said...

Good for you! Who cares if it's for two weeks! The fact is you've lost it! And I didn't find it! Lol... which is usually the case!
Way to go with the Quilts of Valor... our Military need to know that we appreciate them! Thank you is something that just needs to be said. Speaking as a Vet that is something that can't be said enough!

Carol said...

What a busy girl you've been...you've gotten lots of wonderful things done. QOV is such a great group. Those bumpers are AWESOME! You're doing great on the loser wagon...sometimes we just fall off for a day or two...but you're back on and that's what matters!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Quilts of Valor are great Cheryl. What a wonderful thing to do.
Good job on the bumpers. I'm just sayin..........it's about time!! Isnt he driving now??
And WOOHOOO on the weight droppage. Yes droppage. Now keep that pretty little head in the right place ok??

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Cheryl! Looks like you've been a busy bee!! I've included your finished bumpers on my spreadsheet for your very first March finish for the OPAM Challenge! Hope you're having a great week so far - Bear Hugs! KRIS

Nan said...

What a wonderful group for such an important cause. I'm proud of you for putting your talents to work for others in need. Good for you.
The Dutch Treat quilt is going to be so cute! Congrats on finishing the bumpers.

Jenessa said...

great job on the loss. i love that you guys are doing quilts of valor, that is such a great cause.

Kris said...

Your day at the library sounds wonderful. What a great place to meet!

Carrie P. said...

I really like that Dutch Treat pattern. Love your fabric choices too.