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I'm working on my past due swap blocks! (and trying to prepare for the possble arrival of our grandson for a week or two). I need to get my sewing done ASAP so I can prepare the room for him! His mother asked us to take him but I'm not holding my breath, I'll believe he's coming when I SEE him here, nevertheless I want to be ready.
Jean, that is such a sweet colorful quilt top. I LOVE the colors!
Gee, that's really beautiful, Jean! I love those colors - so tropical! We used to stay at The Inn at the Park right across the street from Disneyland and for some reason, this quilt brought that place back to me. Happy times.
I'm working on too darn many things all at once. Right now, I'm working the most on getting the house ready for DH to come home. But, I've got at least 12 quilts going - I should go count them just for the heck of it. I'm insane. I need to quilt up all the ones that are basted and not start another single blessed block until all my UFO's are at least pieced into tops!
And I'm going to be renting time on a long arm next month and I'm so darn excited about that, I can hardly stand it. :D
I am working on trying to figure out what to bring for clothes to the great lakes, for darling sons Navy graduation!!
we leave Wednesday morn...and I have changed my mind a few times on what to wear..and I keep hearing that it is cold in the morning, but gets hot in the afternoon, and then cold again...the ceremony is going to be outdoors!!! an unusual thing for the Navy, but it is their Centennial celebration, and there will be almost 1000 graduates!! they are expecting approximately 6000 guests!! all those folks won't fit in the usual Hall!!!
Getting very excited, finding it hard to sit still and sew!!! but I am trying to work on past due swap blocks!!!...took a few extra days off, so when we get home I should be able to finally get them finished...and on to a new quilt for darling GD...finish son#3 quilt, get son # one quilt finished...etc...etc...
How exciting! Next month, it will be 33 years since I enlisted in the Navy. Our graduation was outdoors and I remember parts of it like it was last month. I had never finished anything in my life up until then and I was so grateful to have made it all the way through. I cried through almost the whole darn ceremony.
You probably will too. ;)
psych, I put an ad on craigslist and the first lady who answered never did get back to me, but the second lady and I hit it right off and ended up talking on the phone for a couple of hours. I think it's going to work out just fine. :)
Jean, I believe the green quilt top looks like one from Keepsake quilting catalogue. It's called Zen, my daughter in law earmarked it as one she wants me to make for her.
The more I see it, the better I like it!
A friend took me to see her Aunt's long arm when we on our way thru their town on our way to a class in Pocatella Idaho. The aunt let me use it briefly to see how it worked and how it feels. VERY cool.
HI all:) this is my latest! the inner green border is fused on and it took me 4 days to buttonhole stitch along all those waves and 5 days to buttonhole stitch the orange peel blocks. Not sure I'll ever get that idea in my head again but I like the way it's turning out:)
I did manage to make it to the sewing room for a bit this evening. It was just too nice out this afternoon to be indoors. I have blocks ready to make 5 tops. All will be for children in the local hospitals. It's to be hot & humid the next 2 days, and the basement is dry & cool, so hopefully I'll get the tops together & 2 quilts quilted.
In my spare time I'm designing the master bath addition for the FL house. I think we are getting closer to a final draft.
Anyone out there have a steam shower/tub???? Trying to decide which I like best.
I got 2 tops finished today and pieced 25 pinwheel blocks for a 3rd top. Have enough flanel crazy quilt blocks for another top. I gifted the quilting group a lot of fabric and will now need to reclaim some to use for backs for these tops.
Mojo, I really like your orange peel quilt. It is beautiful and so happy!! It is not quite as hot today as it was yesterday. At noon it was 102 in the shade on my front patio... Only a hundred today. There are lots of clouds and it sprinkled a bit ago. It is so dry so we are all a bit anxious about the lightning storms. Great weather for staying indoors and finishing up a few things.
Mork, your comment about "over 100" and dry makes me think of 4th of July. I LOVE my country but 4th of July always makes me a little nervous. I have already seen several places where fireworks have caused fires. I hate the noise, I dread the injuries... can't we just sing and wave a flag?? LOL
I agree with you psychw2. Here in Pinal County fireworks have been banned because it is so dry. I think maybe the ban is state wide. Hopefully, some idiot doesn't get carried away and start a fire. Oracle is in a very high danger zone for fires... And I can sing and wave flags like nobody's business!
Yes, "back home" in Tri-Cities the fireworks are from a barge on the Columbia River but that doesn't stop an ocassional neighbor from setting off an arial firework. We came home once (literally driving down our gravel driveway) just in time to see a firework land behind our property and set the horse trail on fire. We were able to put the fire out with our hose before it REALLY set the neighborhood on fire!! Back then we had an acre and 3 of our neighbors had an acre of dry land they did not maintain!! (We had green pasture)
We will be sitting in the comfort of our family room watching the fireworks over the lake. A neighbor across the lake from us sets them off from his dock and it is truly a nice event. No heat, no bugs biting and just pleasure.
NOW THAT sounds like a plan!! As a family we used to attend the boat races from a friends backyard that was up high overlooking the river, with a nice sloped yard. We had a potluck there every year with several families. I miss that, the getting together with people I rarely saw, NOT the boat races... I didn't like the noise!!
Back door is always open Pat. Other than watching the fireworks, we will have a quiet day...today would have also been my late hubby's birthday. Our son is camping with his family and my daughter and I are just going to enjoy a day of relaxing...hopefully.
So I went to JoAnn's today. Packed too much fabric away & needed a couple backings & thread. And i had a 10% off coupon.
Got there to discover they had an unadvertised 20% off with Military ID!!!!! Yippeeeee!!!!!
But I behaved & only got what I needed.
OH Jean... spoiled sport!!! Shop for those of us must enjoy WATCHING someone else!! LOL
I didn't realize I need some "beige" colors and more browns to finish out some of my swaps. I'll have to dig deeper and see if I can unearth something. I already went to JoAnn's on Saturday and it's over 100 miles round trip.
My 2 quilting buddies went shop hopping Sat and I stayed home. I knew if I went I'd be tempted to buy somehting I dint need/couldn't afford. They both came home with a stack.
I'm intent only only doing charity quilts till I move. I didn't pack my basket ot RWB. After I finish 2 more kids tops (Downey quilts) I'll get back to the RWB (QoV). My charity group has plenty of fabrics for us to pick from but often not big enuf pieces for backings.
I actually went to JoAnn's just for thread - and I did get the thread I needed.
I just ordered on line from Joann. I needed some black thread and it is half price. Also ordered a tatting book I hadn't seen before. I've been reading a book on hand quilting and decided I'd better get some new needles. I have old needles from my mom, my grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt and who knows who else... If it will go through the fabric I'll use it even if I have to take a hammer to it! LOL Time to get rid of all those old bent tarnished needles... Now I'm looking for a Roxanne thimble. Think I'll google for it. Happy Fourth everyone!!
Went to Joann's TWICE this week. Made a pair of dog pads in two Aqua or Teal fabrics for a 9 yo girl that my SO and friend have been working with towards starting in the Junior Handliing competitions at the dog shows. She turned 9 two days before last weekend and showed Friday the 24th and Saturday the 25th. She came in third on Saturday in the Novice division of about 15 entries and both days wore her favorite Aqua/Teal colors. She show's my friend's Griff (Brussels Griffon, our toy breed) who's about six and VERY tolerant. To congradulate her, made the pads so that she can put one on the top of the crate to keep the dog on before going into the ring and gave them to her Wed.. Used the fabric and pre-quilted backing. I put two layers of high loft poly batting between Thankfully my new machine is able to take thickness. Did alternating framed 4 patch squares and SID all the seams. They really looked cute (sorry, no pics). My friend liked them so much, did two for her Saturday using scraps from the lap Q I made her. Did one in the framed four patch and one using extra block parts from her original Q.
Today made most of the squares using the brown fabrics I posted earler for the quilt for one of may staff. Need to make about six more and I can put the front together. Have the borders cut out already.
Next staff quilt is a lavender and green lap using 4 inch squares and matching 2.5 inch strips in seven different fabrics from a collection that I bought on Ebay. Going to four patch the 4" and frame them with the strips. That will be followed by a lap Q using African made fabrics from various regions and finally a scrap lap Q pattern yet undecided.
Pat, et. al... I work on the kitchen table which flows into the family room. So, instead of sitting by the TV, I sit at the sewing machine and watch the TV anyway. I was surprised that the dog pads went together really quickly. The only issue was the first when I was putting on the binding. The two layers of the added batting was a bit mbulkier than I anticipated and the first binding didn't go on well, so had to put an additional binding ontop it. After that, I used larger binding and it was fine.
The blocks for the quilt I'm working on make three blocks at one time (stack three different 10" squares, cut the pieces, then reassemble giving three quarter log cabin blocks with three fabrics in differing locations. It's really a quick block and fun as there are five variations to the size of the cutting. Gives a great effect when the blocks are intermixed.
Just finished quilting a 3rd top I loaded yesterday. Have another juvenile one loaded. Will start it after I get back from the morning walk. My friend that loves to do binding is going to be kept quite busy (the one I finished this AM is hers).
Pat and those who asked, the collection is called 'Definitions' by Marcus Bros. Most of mine came from Fabric.com, but Quilt In A Day has the checked (didn't look to see if theyhad others) for $5/yrd at:
I know that the collection and pattern I used (Jungle Fever) isn't for everyone, but the person I made it for is a guy and liked the fabric when I received it in my office. I thought that the fabric and pattern where both masculine and a little more modern (the pattern) looking. The pattern looks great for a scrappy Q as well as with Batiks and is really easy. There are five different blocks using three 10" pieces of fabric to make three blocks at a time.
Been working on the Civil War fabric king size quilt the past few days. She didn't square it well at all so it is a bit challenging to work on. And the grey thread blends in so well I'm having a very hard time telling where I've already stitched. But then, if I can't see the thread, no one else will either.
I'm about 1/3 done. Inbetween I've been working on getting the bindings on the juvenile quilts.
Just finished putting more of the flower pieces together.
Think I'm about "sewed out" for the weekend.
Only @100 today but very humid. Sure hope the rain they are predicting happens.
I'll bet this is a busy time. I remember "a hundred years ago" when my boyfriend and I were doing a few competitions/ playdays and the prize for best dressed was almost as good as top winner for the day!! I was silly enough back then to sew us matched western shirts...
I am backkkkk…been missing a few weeks in action and you all sure have been super busy!!!
Jean I love the quilt you made with the little contrasting squares in the middle and such beautiful colours!!!
Sondra that orange peel quilt is stunning…I am sure if I had to do that quilt I would definitely need more than 9 days to finish it…lol…more like 9 weeks or month!!!
Helene, I am sure that long beautiful table runner was appreciated and I sure hope you made a lot of money selling the other table runner.
Stu, I really love the colour combination on your quilt, I too love to buy all fabrics from the same series, I am not that good at choosing coordinating fabrics by myself…takes me foreverrrrrr…lol
As for myself, I wish I was faster with quilting, takes me forever to finish something because I can`t sit for a long period of time or my hands cramp up and so on…lol…orrrrrrrrrr I get side tracked…lol
But I did manage to hand quilt my sunflower wall hanging.
In my infinite wisdom I decided to make another 12 placemats…working on quilting the last 2 and then have 6 to do binding on…lol
On the days where it is not too hot I love sitting outside to sew.
Hope everyone is having a great day and love to see more of your projects!!!
Thea, I think I will borrow a line from my youngest GD. We were shopping and I had told the girls they could have 1 new book. After searching for several minutes she informed us "her mind was having a labor dispute" over which one to chose. I think I might be doing the same with my getting started on projects.
Oh I really like that cat idea!!! I have 3 of them "helping" me quilt...lol
Marion that would make a fun quilt or wallhanging with the different type of cats.
Would that be applique or PaperPiecing(never done that)?
Sondra you sure design beautyful quilts...such a talent!!
there is a cat quilt pattern on quiltercache, it's in the kid's section. I think maybe I can handle that!! I also have a Debbie Mum book with 2 cat patterns, one applique, one cut blocks (NOT paper pieced).
Pat, I checked the cat pattern. That would be an easy, cute pattern to use. I have the series (expensive, I know) of vegetable cat patterns that are appliqued. I want to do those for my sister--she turns 65 this year. I had much rather she collects cat in the quilt form than the live ones...only has 23 at the moment.
Getting ready to go into town. Joannes has a 20% off coupon for today only and applies to total purchase...sales and regular. Just can't let it go to waste. LOL
Oooooooo Marion that would hard to pass up!!! However... my car has acquired a nasty quirk. It will not start up if it's gotten warm and then not set long enough to cool, therefore I could get INTO the store buy stuff and be stranded for an hour or more. I KNOW, there are worse places to be stranded but I have a sleep study tonight and I don't want to miss it.
It's the hydroplane boat races this weekend, as a local I HATE the races!!! It brings way too many people to the area and they are generally way to rowdy for me!
Oh, how nice! I would LOVE to be able to sit outside and sew... how lovely! But, we've spent 30 days or so over the 100 mark and sitting outside for any length of time is just no fun at all.
I think the only thing keeping some of my back yard alive is the fact that the patio misters are on for 8-12 hours a day, plus the copious amounts of water I put on everything. The heat has bitten back even some of my toughest plants - crape myrtles, basils, portulaca and pothos are going strong, but the tomatoes, grapes, buddleia, sage and parsley are barely hanging on.
I'm crazy about that pink and green flannel - just gorgeous!
And Brunhilda's Hats is cute as can be - I've been feeling Halloween-y lately, too - wishful thinking, maybe because it will start to cool down about then.
And I can see that I really need to get some plaids and homespuns into my stash - they add so much to some quilts.
One of my granddaughters is visiting from WA and she's not used to this kind of heat at all. I'm making her some t-shirt dresses, along with one that coordinates with one of hers for her baby sister. Lots of ruffles - glad those vintage rufflers work so well, because the one on my serger is not nearly as adjustable as the one on my 1947 Singer 15.
I would be to Barb. I have family in Canada and I want so badly to go see them but until things settle still more with Mom, I don't dare go now.
Enjoy and do think of me while you are there. I love it up there.
I've managed to get bindings on 4 of the juvenile quilts. 1 more to go. My poor fingers. I have a collection of different types of thimbles but none ever seem to work for me. If I put it on 1 finger, I push with another. If I put them on 2, I find a way to push with a 3rd. I'm hopeless. But the caluses are coming along nicely.
Sondra, I LOVE that spider web background!!! Where did you get that? I have about 3 spider webs /spiders for my
I-Spy quilt that I HOPE someday to get it made. I got a really cute charm block recently with a "mummy" on it.
Pat, on the selvedge it says Tidings of Great Joy the art of J. Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures. Sounds like it should be a Christmas fabric but oh well:) I got it at Gramma's Calico Cupboard here in Wichita and she just got it in so I'm guessing it's fairly new. I have a bunch left would you like me to send you some?
Yes Sondra & Yes Thunder! I just need at least 5 x 5 for my I-spy I'm collecting for. More would be great but really 5x5 would be just fine!
I spent the afternoon making book covers for my sister. 3 with embroidered butterfly's on black satin, 2 with a red & gold oriental fabric, one with a valentine collage. She should now have any size she wants!
Anything novelty... you know, something with a picture of a horse, a dog, spider, cowboy, car, train... things that kids can recognize. I think I'm going to cut and assemble it like a mixed Disappearing 9 patch. Mixed, in that I won't reassemble each 9 patch back into the same 12 inch block but use each 1/4 block with other 1/4 blocks. Make sense?
Sondra, the fabric is even cuter in person than the picture! Thank you so much. It was the bright spot in an otherwise VERY frustrating mail day. The student loan people turned down my husband's cancelation request for his disability, I got ANOTHER bill for the garbage of the house we moved out of a year ago... and more... THANK you for making me smile when I opened YOUR envelope!
My husband has had 3 surgeries in the last 2 years and the bills keep rolling in. My coping skills are starting to fail.
you are very welcome:) I haven't been very good at putting notes in envelopes lately, so I hope it didn't seem like I was non-communicative. I'm lucky things make it in the mail! I have 5 quilts to get done by this Sunday night. I'm putting the borders on one right now and I'll post pictures soon:)
LOl, i'm not much of a note writer myself. I think that runs in the family, when I got an answering machine my Mom used to blow a raspberry into the phone and hang up LOL. Over the years she finally started leaving something of a message...
Number 5 is ready to quilt:) and I is very very tired...can't stop now thought, the finish line is in sight! This is a small version of Fascination. The booth it will be hanging in at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival would have no room if I made it bedsized:)
Pat, sorry to hear you are so many medial bills! Call the places, and tell them you want to be put on a payment plan. That is what I did when hubby was in the hospital 2 years ago. They will ask you how much a month you want to pay. I told them I would send at least $10.00, more if I had it. That took all the money hungry hounds off our back!
I'm not but the quilts and patterns are going to travel to Colorado to be featured in a booth called Cute As A Bug's Ear, at their booth at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival next weekend. It was an offer I couldn't pass up since I don't travel to shows. I wish I could take them myself and help with the booth but it's a 9 hour drive. Jody Marie Carroll, the owner of the shop, will send me pictures of the quilts on display so I'll share those when she sends them to me. Everything has to be in the Fedex box Monday morning and it's going to be a busy long weekend:)
Sondra. Congrats and good luck. You have a representation at what sounds like an impressive show. It's a win/win since the booth owner can say that she has an exclusive of your designs at the show. As long as you have a representation and the booth sounds like it'll be having something that will draw people of varied interests, you don't necessarily need to be there. It's as good as an artist having pieces in a gallary showing. Good for you!!!!! The exposure will be phenominal.
Linda (taters), I was at the clinic last week and I stopped by the payment desk and asked them to check if they gotten a payment from me yet this month, if not I'd write one now. She looked it up and said "Yes, we've had 2 @ $25 each. With a balance this size you really should be paying more than $100 a month." I was flabbergasted! I burst into tears and told her "If you don't want the $25 payments I'll stop sending them. I'm sure the other 15 medical debts would be happy to have their share increased" and I walked away seething, praying I could get myself together before I got to my work place. (I had stopped and had lab work done on my way to work)
Sondra, your work is sooooo beautiful. I always enjoy looking at it. It is so exciting to have some of it featured at a show. I hope it is WILDLy successful!!
Awww sorry Pat. I had the same go around with a hospital here over an $850. bill. Still paying it three years later, but as long as I do every month, nothing they can do unless they want to write it off. At this point, the way they have been with their total lack of understanding. that we can't pay much with 1/4 of our old income, if we won the lotto, I would just keep chipping away at it.
I'm with you Karen!! I am making payments to 3 different places, all for medical...I send them each a little every month, never get them paid off ...as before I get there, I need the testing all over!!!
I figure I will just be sending these places money for the rest of my life...
The medical issues can be so exasperating!! Mom has been at the nursing home since last October and she qualified for medicaid. Since she does, that means all of her pension check from her late husband and all but $35.00 of her social security is accepted as payment for her bills. Recently she get a bill for over $3000.00 for the week (yes that is correct--one week) before medicaid started. Last letter said they are going to sue her for lack of payment. Could you explain how she is to pay that with no assets and only 35 a month for personal items? My sister has spoken with the business office and they have informed her it is not our bill to pay--it is Mom's. Okay, so what happens when they sue for lack of payment? Does she end up on the street? Makes one wonder just how these places are run and managed.
All we do is laugh about the situation. My sister and I have offered to pay the bill but have repeated been told: "No, it is not your bill".
I agree with of you about not wanting to go in because it is just another huge bill to be dealt with...ah, such is life.
good question??? are they sewed on all around?? like an applique??
I got a bin floating around here somewhere, got about a million yo-yos in it!! got it at a yard sale llooonnngg time ago, some of them are stitched together, just a little stitch "in four corners" to hold them together. there are lots of loose ones, seems it might be easier to put them together like this, than to do the little stitches, and would be "stronger" too !!???
stitched to strips, then the strips sewn together??? what size are your pieces?? you could join the charm swap and get some 5'' squares!!!
I use the clover yo yo maker. Comes in all kinds of sizes and really easy to use.
Then you cut background fabric into strips and chalk mark where you want yoyo to go .
Glue and then do a running stitch.
I will post pics when done.
Laura, that quilt will looks amazing once it is done!! I like the idea of using scraps and that you can make the Yo-Yos anywhere and any time...now I have more ideas swirling around in my head...lol...my "OMG I want to try this" list is getting longer and longer!!!!
You should do a step by step with lots of pictures for this quilt.
Can`t wait to see the progress and the finished quilt!!
ok, haven't had any experience with making yo-yo's yet. What about the raw edges? When you gather the circle together, will that small edge ravel out after it's washed a few times, or do you have to tuck it inside somehow?
So once all snapped together you will hold down raw edges and stitch in and out of the holes in plactic clover.
Snap inside plastic out and pull threads. Raw edges are on the inside now. Pull tight and knot.
Ta Da you have a yo yo.
Clear as mud????
Oh Laura, that's going to be gorgeous! I had that magazine set aside because of that pattern and now that you've come up with the black background, I'm even more interested! Love all those colors and on a black background - delicious! :)
Housse... I'm impressed and fascinated by the yo-yos. Seen them, heard of them, but never knew how they wer made. Right now, I think I will live vicariously, but someday I know I will try it.
I made four crate covers the seek before last and used them at last weekend's dog show. Made them out of extra blocks from past quilts, scrap pieces to make a 'crazy Q -type of panel, a baby quilt top that I made extra and a throw top that I made with a free hand block, but didn't like the overall out come for a throw. Both the baby Q and the throw cut down for great looking covers. Will post picks when I get a chance this weekend. I'm a bit behind in taking my picks.
I wish our house had central AIR but it does not. It has a good commerical unit in the dining room that makes the rest of the house "livable" but darn the dining room is cold! I think putting an A/C unit in our bedroom would cut our overall costs. Maybe next year...
Pat, we always had a central window AC, but I bought a few box fans from the Dollar Store and placed them between the rooms to distribute the air better. In the winter, we did the same thing to move the heat from the woodstove to the back bedrooms (we lived in a mobile at the time). I wish we could have central installed in this house we live in now, but don't have the extra cash to do it with. The house was built in 1905, plaster walls and hot water heat. So far, we've used AC almost everyday since Spring, and I hate it! Our electric company loves us, though!
I try to open the windows early in the morning, but it gets so humid in here, I give in and cool the house down before hubby gets home from work. Will be glad when it cools off... before December hopefully. We bought one of those portable floor ACs to use in my sewing room, and it keeps the upper rooms decently comfortable. I have too many projects to finish for Christmas to sit in a hot room with only one window!
The outer, outer edge of Irene is over us. Just overcast & a steady light drizzle. Just heard she is now a Cat 1 hurricane but still LARGE. Most small stores in the area are closing @noon. I need to go out & get kitty litter - of all things to run out of the day before the storm. Will do that in just a bit.
And we have folks coming to look at the house 1030-1130. Then I will bring the potted plants & porch furniture in after they are gone. Then stay in & look out.
I am finally on the last two blocks for my free Block Of The Month on my blog:) The bottom middle block is August and it's called "Cassy Laughs Out Loud" because a good friend helped me get the idea out of my head on what I wanted to do. The bottom right block is September and it's simply called "Peace Out". I should have the pdf's up on my blog later tonight or tomorrow and all the previous block pdf's are available for download on my blog at http://www.mojoquiltdesigns.wordpress.com. And by the way, has anyone seen where I put those missing 7 sashings?
I think the cat ate them. Was that them or a hairball over there in the corner??????
Wonderful job Sondra and I will be over to the site in the morning. How did you make out from the show in Colorado???
the Colorado show turned out pretty good:) she sold 16 patterns for me. I had to take down the January through July pdf's in order to get the August and September block pdf's to show on the blog. If anyone wants the previous month's blocks just message me your email and I'll send them by email:) and I found 4 of the sashings! still missing 3...
This is a top I made yesterday while waiting for the hurricane to arrive. Kind of a jelly roll 1600.I didn't like how the two halfs looked together so I cut each piece in half and reassembled them. Haven't ironed it yet. Might make a couple tops today for Quilts for Kids.
Jean it is gorgeous here today too!!!! My windows are open and there is still a slight "breeze" left from Irene. It is heavenly.
We are fine here. The river which flows through town went over it's banks and did some damage but not too bad. It could have been so much worse. The winds did some damage with trees and branches but it was the water which really destroyed things here in NH. The flooding is widespread. I'm so lucky, like you, to live at the TOP of a hill...
I was lucky where I parked my car during the storm. I parked it on the other side of the street on Friday, If I had parked it where I usually did, I might have had a couple of big tree limbs on it, but I dodged that one.
This is the other quilt top I made this weekend. Still need to put a border in it.
Yes, we have some bumps referred to as rolling hills!! Not putting my foot in mouth this time. Helene, that part of the state is very flat!!! I can remember when I-75 didn't exist through that area. Does that date me? Oh well, so be it!!
i have been with the "ARNP" for more years than I want to know. DH was 5 years older, when he turned 50 wanted to join AARP so bad but as a very vain man, he didn't want to admit to 50 - who would have cared only the postman saw the mag coming. ---He applied in MY Name with AARP I was 45.
Anyhow this is "Lily in a pond" not quite ready as my machine is in the shop again. I want to embroider gooslings (DD have an issue with geese) and perhaps some frogs (they have an issue with frogs) it is a wallhanging onto grey NJ Sandstone wall ( the stone is very unique coloration native only to Pa and NJ I think?) to replace Cardinal Wall hanging I boasted last year. They have a pond in the backyard and waterways and trees and acres and hardly any lawn, flowers are being eating as salad bar by the heards of deer.She has acquired the love for Hostas and such but can't have them. I am thinking there is no Mecca...Anyhow Lily block is PP and in the Quiltmakers 100 Blocks vol #3 my own addition as to pond. Very happy with this one.
Very nice Helene. I love your creativity. You get an idea and there it is - done!!! Sorry to hear the machine is back in the shop again. I think I would asking for a new one by now!!! Sounds like it may have been a lemon to begin with.
thank you one and all - yes the machine is a headache. The only problem is that it doesn't read imported patterns, and that is a feature I really want. Won't read via cable or usb port or card. No ABC in the machine LOL