Well, you will never guess where I have been for the past several weeks! I have been preparing to be the head cook and dish washer for a girls camp. Ten meals for 60 people with two of them serving 140! I have been so terrified since I have never done anything like this before. But, everything came off very well and I am home and so relieved and grateful to pick up my regular life again. So back to the hope chest, I hope!
When I was visiting my mother-in-law a couple of months ago, she presented me with a bag of goodies! She told me that she had completed all the wedding quilts for her grandchildren and that she was absolutely finished with embroidery. She remarked that she doesn't see well any longer and would I be interested in the blocks that were extra. Of course I am interested! I am really quite excited as there are six or eight of each design of the large cross-stitched blocks and eight of the little baby quilt blocks. She called the other day to report that she had found more finished blocks in the basement while cleaning house. Lucky for me and I'm hoping for more discoveries! I'll put these together with large printed fabric blocks. I can't wait to see how they will turn out.