The genesis of this blog was a comment from a friend suggesting that I have stories to share with my children and grandchildren. I never thought about what I should or would pass on to them and that comment has been spinning around in my thoughts since then. Sew Hope Needles will share the stories about the projects I create and the people for whom I create. And as this is the start of a New Year, I decided to start here and share the goals for this year. My word for 2014, if a single word can express my goal for a year, is “Completion.”
Completing projects, whether it be organizing my house, or finishing needlework of some kind are what I will be committed to this year and I will share some of them with you. The primary project for this upcoming week is a project started with a group of women from our local chapter of the American Sewing Guild (ASG). We are using a Bonnie Hunter quilt pattern Virginia Bound from her book, Scraps and Shirttails. We made the blocks from the scraps of six years worth of community service projects. I enjoy putting this pattern together because it demonstrates that when mixing various innocuous, bland and possibly downright ugly fabrics we make spectacular whole quilts just like life, as when you work together with others, the sum of our strengths make our projects better. I will complete the quilt sandwich and machine quilt it and another from our group will put the binding on it.