I am working on another mini quilt for an exchange. For this one, we are supposed to make triangle trees. The max size is 50" total perimeter. This little quilt will be about 12" x 12". I didn't think I would be making mini quilts when I started this adventure, but now I love them. It is a wonderful way to practice different designs, piecing techniques, applique techniques, and quilting. I also love exchanging them. If any of you want to do a mini quilt exchange with me, just let me know. I am always up for the fun and challenge.
I didn't get much more done in the studio today. I had errands to run and swap ornament blocks to sort and get into the mail. I had my usual dismal experience at the local chain fabric store. It is getting so bad, I have decided not to go there any more. I am sure that many of you have JoAnn Fabric stores where the store is clean, warm, and the people are friendly and knowledgeable That has not been my experience at my local JAF. Today, they had at least 15 people waiting to be helped somehow, and two people working. When I asked if there would be a better time to come back when more people would be working, I was told that the shifts were all filled and that she was sorry I was having a negative experience. I will find another place to get notions and batting from now on. One of my biggest pet peeves is poor service, and I have given these people enough chances.
Okay, enough soap box whining. Tomorrow, I am going to be a Salvation Army bell ringer for the first time. Our guild has been doing this for a few years now. I have the first shift, so I have the buckets in the back seat of my car right now. I am looking forward to ringing my bell and sharing Christmas greetings.
Until tomorrow evening, joyful quilting, everyone.