Today was going to be a busy and productive day ... until I woke with another UTI. Thank goodness I am retired from teaching and from farming. Neither my students nor my animals ever gave me a break when I wasn't feeling well. Now, I just send my husband out on a daylong errand while I lounge about and play with my books, blogs and blocks (now why didn't I come up with that as a title for my blog?).
As some of you may know, I am very active in Quilts of Valor Foundation. For about 1 1/2 years, I was the State Coordinator for Oklahoma. Now that I live only 20 miles inside the eastern border of Oklahoma, I have downgraded my position to Northeastern Oklahoma Coordinator.
This quilt and presentation bag were created by Jeanette and Lydia, sisters from Weleetka OK. Tomorrow, I will deliver this QOV to a gentleman in Poteau, OK for a presentation to his uncle, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, during a family reunion this weekend in Arkansas.
Another Quilt of Valor: This quilt was created by donations of a block pattern designated the Quilt of Valor Tenth Anniversary Block. I received blocks and blocks by mail from generous Quilt of Valor volunteers all over the nation. I put them into kits and distributed them to more volunteers attending the Oklahoma Home and Community Education District Meeting in Claremore. This particular top was completed by the Muskogee Area OHCE. It is a tad smaller than QOVF wants, so I am adding another border and the backing material. Then it is off to Jeanette in Weleetka for her magic touch on the longarm machine.
I Love Teamwork!
I am also working on a book review for Family Christian Book Store. I had hoped to have it posted today, but this is my first review in their format and I still need instruction on exactly how to post. But, it will appear on my blog, Lakeshore's Library. The book is Thunder by Bonnie S. Calhoun....a Young Adult novel. There will be a giveaway of one copy of the book sponsored by Family Christian Book Store via my blog and I will also have my own giveaway of a music CD by Christian rapper, KJ-52. Hopefully, it will be posted tomorrow.
Hmm, for a Blah Day, I completed quite a bit...just no housework or cooking. I should have called this a Day of Freedom.