No time to draw yet today...I could maybe draw this passion flower. I planted it. I tended it. It now adorns my backyard fence. Is it not an awesome flower? I think so.
I spent a delightful Sunday at our temple social hall filled with kids and adults of all ages making quilts for the Linus Project. These delightful soft quilts will go to children in need. I learned how to make a wonderful blanket using two sheets of fleece (mine was cute with sheep and stars on a deep blue background) and a sheet of deep lavender fleece for the backing. You just bring the two pieces wrong side together, and then you measure with your hand a square at each corner to cut out, then you measure two fingers width and to the top of your finger (approx. 3") the height to cut in from the edge all around in. Afterwards you tie together one strip from the top piece to the matching strip on the bottom piece of fabric all around to the end. And Wah-La it is done! And some child has a soft, soft blankie with built in fringe to hold on to and rub against his/her cheek.
I had fun meeting new people. Roberta who had a new sewing machine just like mine! Talking to Siepi, who is from Israel, in Hebrew! Young Areilla, who with a young friend made another tie quilt of fleece. Linda who headed the project and did such a good job explaining how to do the different things. Linda shared a wonderful tradition they started last year. That is to wrap the youngest child there in the finished quilt and fill it with the blessings of our whole community to send to the recipient of this finished blanket.
I also started a quilt of squares that I agreed to bring home to finish and return in two weeks. It was called Mitzvah Day! Doing a mitzvah is doing a good deed...something for others. It feels good!