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Quilt Stores in Texas and/or Gulf Coast

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Sun Tea Anyone?

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Delightful, eh?

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Comment by BillieBee in TX on February 3, 2012 at 11:03am

For me quilting is just for fun.  I don't even worry if I finish a quilt.  Someone at my estate sale will finish them someday..........giggle.

Comment by Carol B of ET on February 3, 2012 at 7:30am

You ladies are awesome!  Encouraging and not critical.  Understanding where I am coming from, since you have been there.  I am not quilting for competition, just self enjoyment.  But, I also want them to look nice.  

I am kind of funny.  When I choose to do something, I jump in with both feet, not thinking about the fire I am jumping into at the moment.  What is really weird, I hate sewing!  LOL  But for some reason, I am enjoying quilting.  It is different than weaving.  I crochet also, but really do not like it.  Weaving is my favorite.  

Comment by Carol B of ET on February 3, 2012 at 7:11am

Thanks Carol Lee.  As I do more quilting, I can look back and see how far I have come.  I am aware that everyone has to start at the very beginning and the first 100 or so, will always need improvement.  No one is perfect, especially when they are just learning.  I am in the beginnings of my learning curve.  Even after weaving for 6 years, I am still improving my technique.  

Comment by Evelyn on February 3, 2012 at 7:10am

We all like DONE!

Keep it up Carol B. I strive for completion as opposed to perfection. Too much stress in everyday life to get upset with my quilting. When I see a real mess, I'll fix it; if not that big a blunder, I tell myself it will still be a warm quilt. I didn't learn to quilt for competition so my laid-back style keeps it enjoyable.

Comment by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on February 3, 2012 at 7:00am

My 1st quilt, in 2001,was a King Size quilt made with the wrong kind of fabrics and no knowledge of what I was doing.  Everything that could be done wrong was done on this quilt.  It is still on my bed today and I am as proud of it as I would be for an award winner, because I did it all by myself!  CP from TX

Comment by Carol B of ET on February 3, 2012 at 6:43am

Thanks Evelyn I needed that.  It was a very testy way to learn, but I would not quit, even thought 'it could have been better'.  I took out and resewed so many seams it is not funny.  After I finished the top, I saw there was a major misalignment, and ended up taking most of it apart, down to the individual half triangle squares.  Oh what a mess.  But It is done.  :)

Comment by Evelyn on February 3, 2012 at 4:49am
@ Carol P: I can relate to 2 outa 3 reasons for surgery. I'm thinking my hands/ wrists aged much faster with mouse clicking and 15 yrs dental assisting. Sad for me to know quilting and aging added to my injuries.

@ Carol B: Like your pretty quilt and that you are hanging it on the wall for all to see. Your 9 patch 'floats' on the blue nicely. A few of my first quilts are named 'Coulda Been Better' :~)
Comment by Carol B of ET on February 2, 2012 at 9:06pm

It is completed and hanging on the wall.  It could be better, but this is what it is.

Comment by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on February 2, 2012 at 10:50am

Hi Evelyn,  We are waiting for clearance from my Internist's OK, but hopefully in the next 2-3 weeks.  It will be done at the Surgery Specialty Center on I-10 in Houston.  Part of my problem is quilting, part of it is a 5 year old fall off of a Military Parade Float, and part of it is just old age!  Carol

Comment by Evelyn on February 2, 2012 at 5:56am
Good morning Carol, I had the same thought about everyone that used to post regularly. Sorry to hear about your upcoming thumb surgery. Non-quilters around me thought I was joking when I said I needed wrist surgery due to quilting but it is no laughing matter. Gabapentin is the drug my surgeon prescribed for my wrist inflammation and it works well enough to postpone carpal tunnel and Quervain's syndrome pain surgery for awhile. I still need surgery but want to hold off as long as possible. When and where are you having this repaired?
 

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