Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Today was poinsettia distribution day for the Woman's Club of Danbury/New Fairfield, of which I am a member.  It is our only fundraiser and we sold about $45,000 worth of the plants, giving us a profit of around $25,000-$30,000, all of which is given away to local charities and for scholarships to local high school students.  All the plants are pre-sold. We start taking orders in September and they were picked up and delivered today. The Police Athletic League lets us use their building and this is what it looked like after about half of the orders were taken away.

The different sizes and varieties of poinsettias sold.

To make this quilt related, here's one I made a few years ago for a guild challenge.  We were to use a traditional quilt pattern in a nontraditional way.  This block is called "Puss in the Corner" and it features my dearly departed cat, Stormy.  She was a very sweet little kitty and hardly ever did anything naughty, except at Christmas when she loved to chase the fallen plant leaves and bat them around until they were in crumbles all over the floor.  I titled this one, "I'm Sorry".  The cat is thread painted on fused fabric and the floor is also fused, no piecing involved. I definitely need help with perspective!

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