I didn’t have much time in the sewing room today. I think I mentioned that I joined the board for our association last fall and Florida has regulations about board certification training so while I did an online class right after being elected that met the requirement, I was invited to a class by one of the other board members. I found it helpful although after just a few months I’m wondering why I agreed to be on the board!

I did work a bit and pulled my purple strings and then added some additional strips I cut from scraps for more variety.

I used to keep my strings separated by color in bins but I don’t have enough space for that so now I keep two bins with strings … one with my duller fabrics and then one with the brighter ones for kids quilts. Luckily, a lot of the strings are still in clumps of colors from the last time I did the rainbow blocks so it doesn’t take too long to grab them.

Just 4 blocks were made after the sorting and cutting but now I’m set up to do more over the next few days.


  1. Love the purple colors! I need to start saving strings so I can make a quilt. I have been treasurer of our HOA for the last 5 yrs. Once on the board it is very hard to get off. We only have 11 homes on our little street so it is an easy job. But it would be nice not to have to worry about those things.

    • We’re in a townhouse community – this is our 5th in 30 years and for the most part it suits our lifestyle and the amount we travel but I definitely am not enjoying being on the board – I’ve only ever been on the board at one of our other places and that wasn’t fun either but it was less intense.


  2. Hi Mary! Your strings are oh so pretty. I wonder what types of duties the Board has you do? It is wonderful that you volunteered. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. While I’m not normally a purple girl, those strips look good enough to eat! I can’t wait to see this top all put together!

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