Last week my guild did some charity quilting. At two separate events we pieced, tied, and bound quilts for Quilts of Valor and other charity groups. Based on the responses, I would say that we had a great time. I was in charge of organizing the HeartStrings quilts (at least picking the centers and providing the foundations -- also provided strips for the second workday) and now have many more blocks that need to be sewn together and quilted. We will take photos of most of the quilts we have near completion at the next guild meeting. The string quilts will continue to be my pet project for the year, and I will bring bags of strings to meetings for others that wish to continue with me.
After being away for 31 years, we are finally home again. We are South Dakotans through and through, so this is were we want to spend our "retirement" years. My husband and I are getting ready to open a custom woodworking business with me being the paper pusher and the woodworker's apprentice. Along with that I am going to continue quilting and also work as a substitute teacher. Life is good!