It's a coffee coloured world

March 8, 2011

Back again.

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 2:12 pm

Okay since I committed to blogging weekly here goes.

Since last we spoke I’ve written 8 pages or 1300 words.  It’s slow but it’s coming along.  I suspect I’ll write some later.   My writing time last night got sidetracked by a little bit of just not feeling well.  So far today I’ve done my morning internet, that somehow took ALL morning to deal with which isn’t usually the case.  Then after that I cut some fabric for a charity quilt.  Did I mention that last time? 

I’ve committed to making 3 small quilt tops for charity during the Lent season.  It’s a great way for me to deal with the scraps that have been collecting around here.  I really wish there was someplace I could just donate the fabric to around here but alas there is not.  I wonder sometimes what it says about a place that makes donating items nearly impossible.  When we moved, my mother and I found at least a dozen coats/jackets that we were no longer wearing and wanted to donate.  Now I understand why most women’s shelters are not publicly listed, what I did not expect was to be told by someone at Social Services that they did not take donations of clothing or toys or blankets.  Really. 

I used to donate fabric and other crafting supplies to a local nursing home but they won’t take them anymore.  The nursing home my mother works at hasn’t taken donations like that in, well damned near forever.  My aunt and her girlfriend made lap afghans during the football season a couple years ago and then had a hell of a time finding any place that would accept them. 

Yeah, I just keep finding more and more reasons to get the hell out of here.  Now if I could just settle on one place long enough I might actually do it.

How’s everyone’s week going so far? 

p.s. what is it with the speller checker on this thing?  Afghans is too a word and it is spelled correctly.  Jeez.


  1. Have you looked into any pre-schools in your area for donating fabric & craft stuff to? They might be more appreciative of a crafty stash being bestowed on them. Otherwise is there a quilter’s guild in the area you could approach to see if any of their members would be interested in enlarging their hoard?

    Comment by Jennerosity — March 8, 2011 @ 4:12 pm

  2. Now pre-schools were something I didn’t think about. I’ll keep them in mind next time I have stuff to donate.

    Guilds. Yeah. I’m not a member and well I don’t think very highly of them. My Grandmother, during the last years of her life was ignored by her guild. For nearly 18 months before she went into the nursing home she was a virtual shut-in and no one from her guild, the guild she’d been president of for years, ever dropped in to see her. When they learned she was in a nursing home however, the then president did have the gaul to call my uncle (who my grandmother had been living with) and ask for her quilting stuff. When my Grandmother died, not one member paid their respects. So, like I said, I have a very low opinion. Yeah I know it’s just one guild but this is a small town and a small crafting community.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — March 8, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

  3. Ugh! I can see how your experience with that guild would tend to poison you on dealing with them again.

    Comment by Jennerosity — March 8, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

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