What I Worked On Today


I finished painting this sign for the Quilt Room.

I saw a movie on Netflix a few years ago called, “Outsourced.”  The movie is about a U.S. company who outsourced all of their ordering and customer care needs to a business in India.  The business in India who took these calls was named the Fulfillment Center.  I thought “Outsourced” was a good movie, because it helped me realize the number of people in other countries who are essentially working the ‘night shift’ in their area to be awake to process calls from consumers in the U.S. who are purchasing items from a catalog or a business on-line.

For some reason, the Fulfillment Center theme has stayed with me ever since.  I think this is a good name for the quilt room, because this is the place where I am fulfilling my hope of crafting items for people in a tangible way.

If you could name a place the Fulfillment Center, what would it look like and where would it be located?  What would it do for you and for others?


A Quilt For A Friend


This is a hand pieced antique top I marked and worked on for a friend a few summer’s ago.  A woman named, Miriam, helped me finish the hand quilting, because I was trying to do too many things at one time…be a mother to three children, take classes, teach a quilt class, lead a small group, and be a spouse, plus clean my house, do laundry, mow the lawn, shop for groceries, and cook meals from time to time.

I’m not sure what I was thinking!

Blessings to those who can do all of the above and more (while finishing quilting projects)!