Hi everyone! A few updates for you. I've added a paypal donation button to my sidebar, a few overseas folks have asked how they can contribute and this is the fastest, easiest way. Paypal automatically converts dollars. EVERY DOLLAR will got to Kaaren - either to pay for materials for the quilts or shipping, or to her personally to use at her discretion.
I've already received the first block [thank you Caroll!] and am looking forward to the rest. I'm thrilled with the response for Kaaren. I will be posting regular updates on how the quilts are coming as I work on them. You'll get to make them along with me!
Canadian friends, I know your mail carriers are on strike, rest assured I will use all of your blocks when you are able to send them. Nobody will be left out. Judging by the response in emails, there will be at least 3 quilts. The love for her is a wonderful thing to see!
I've been working hard to clear my plates [as they spin!] so I can concentrate on nothing but Kaaren's quilts when the blocks start arriving. I'm currently writing a pattern, should be finished by Wednesday at the latest - making my June Christmas gift, should be done by tonight - and have started re-doing my Portholes pattern for sale later this year. That will be a slow project, as there's no deadline.
My son Sam has started physical therapy for his scoliosis, I can take it with me to appointments and to the Y while he works out. Must have handwork for these things, right?
I haven't forgotten the Christmas club, I'll be doing my linky post later today or tomorrow. I've been so busy that I've been unable to comment on your blogs, and for that I'm truly sorry - it's one of the highlights of my day! But I have been reading when I can and will catch up as soon as I can. I miss you!