Being the Queen can be very demanding some most days. A lot of days it is not all about me. (I know, hard to believe!) Every now and then, I want to do something creative that doesn't include the cows, the prince, the princess, and/or housework.

During one particular week of needing a creative outlet, the prince and I were talking about discovering and using your talents. While he is pretty talented at Legos and construction/gadgety-type things, I lean more toward crafts and sewing. During this same time period, I learned that a new group was forming at our church. The Prayers and Squares Ministry would be making quilts (about crib-size) for people in need of prayer. After each quilt is constructed, knots are tied in the threads by members of our congregation as they say prayers for the person.

I knew that I didn't have the time to make a complete quilt for this project, but I did have time to construct the tops. So what works for me, is to construct the tops of the quilt, and let someone else finish the construction. Maybe even a third person is involved by tacking in the threads. Everyone has a part that they enjoy doing, and everyone gets to participate.

This is what works for me. To see other handy tips check out Works for Me Wednesday, hosted by Rocks In My Dryer.

date Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2 comments to “WFMW...ME Time (sorta)”

  1. Ally
    March 3, 2010 at 9:53 AM

    I love this idea! Our church just started a similar program! I would love to join, but I don't sew! I need to learn!! The blankets are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

  1. Beverly
    March 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Maybe you can be a part by just doing part. For example, I make the top, one of the ladies with a "walking foot" on her machine does the construction, and someone else attaches the ties. Attaching the ties just uses a needle and thread ... easier than sewing on a button.

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