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CUTWORK LACE DOILY SWAP

Started by Rachel Libby/VT. Last reply by QuiltDragon Mar 1, 2017. 74 Replies

How to POST PICTURES

Started by Carol B of ET Dec 3, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Janet/MO on Saturday

Those turned out great Sheila.  I'm sure the new babies will all have sweet dreams while sleeping under them.  No pink would be difficult when looking for fabric for baby girls, but you did great.

I went to a small quilt show in a historic town called Arrow Rock today.  Saw a friend I haven't seen in quite a while.  That is 4 quilt shows in 2 weeks with one more next weekend if I decide to go to it.  One of the quilts sure made me wish I could afford my own digitizing program.  The maker bought a cute Bunny Hill pattern and then digitized it so she would do the applique using her emb machine.  It definitely got my vote as she did a fabulous job on it.  She also had another quilt in the same category that I fell in love with so I had to struggle to decide which one to vote for.  

Comment by Sheila Craft on Saturday

Due to space limitations here, I compressed the photos. I put the full size photos in my photo album "Combination Projects" on my page if anyone wants to see more detail in the fabrics or quilting...

Comment by Sheila Craft on Saturday

Okay, Janet - here you go!

Twin #1

And label for #1

Twin # 2

And label...

California IVF baby:

And Label...

For the twins, the only request was, NO PINK. OMG - do you know how hard it is to find charm packs without pink??? For the California baby, it's a former co-worker of mine who's been trying for about 3 years to get pregnant and finally did.  I don't recall which line the Twin 1 quilt was from but both Twin 2 & CA baby are Lily & Loom designs that I bought off of Craftsy (of course they were on sale). Besides the labels, all of the quilting was done ITH using Amelie Scott's Edge to Edge Large Butterfly design. I used the 360x200mm hoop and each one took 15 hoopings. It almost takes longer to hoop than the stitching takes. LOL. Just need to launder each one in Dreft and send them off. Oh - I also added some small pieces of fabrics behind the labels in the event that repairs need to happen...a lot further down the road...

Comment by Janet/MO on Friday

Sounds like you had a fun week Barbara.  I haven't seen my siblings since I went to MI last year, but we chat quite often.  I found out my brother has to have back surgery and knee replacements plus he found out he has an abdominal aortal aneurism that needs to be checked out.  He just turned 68 so I'm not sure he is going to want to under go all that.  If so I might have to make a quick trip to MI to see him.  Since parts of the country are already dealing with snow, the weather may preclude me from being able to do that.

Sheila, be sure to post pics of the baby quilts along with the labels before you send them off.  

Comment by Sheila Craft on Friday

Carol, You do have some challenges ahead of you but, also some behind you. Keep on keeping on. It's all we can do sometimes.

Janet, I Love your label and the story you shared about it. Baby quilt 2 is done except for a little bit of hand stitching. Working on #3 now. I need a spa day - oh, yea, wait - those cost $$$, right? Darn.

Barbara, I hate being the oldest and the only female in my family. Brothers don't call or come by unless they need something. Glad you had fun! Guess now it's back to real life, huh?

Squirt is telling me it's time to eat and clean the litter box. Dang but she's demanding...

Comment by Barbara S/IL on Friday

Carol with blessings come challenges. Than you for updating on your challenges. So happy the news is good for all so far. Cruising in Sept/Oct can be scary.

I've been trying to catch up on all my QA and BOM blocks afte a week long visit by my Sis and thus other family. It was a n action packed week for me and a lot of fun. 

Comment by QuiltDragon on Friday

Carol, it certainly has been a roller coaster year for you. I hope things calm down & you can look forward to your new grandchild in January - a great way to start out the new year!

Comment by Janet/MO on Friday

Great news about how well your little granddaughter is doing Carol.  Also congratulations on the new one coming in January.  My son will be 45 on Jan 12th.

Comment by Carol B of ET on Thursday

Hi everyone.  I have been enjoying all the wonderful work that is being done.  I am hoping that I can get in the groove again soon.  

As many of you know, there has been a lot going on in my family.  My husband has prostate cancer.  Nothing but keep him comfortable can be done.  Right now, it is doing the trick.  They have been able to get his PSA number down substantially.  It was, prior to treatment 131, it is now leveled out to 0.7  which is in range.  We saw the doctor today and he is very pleased with all the test results he has seen.  

Then, we had a granddaughter born in March with ToF a heart defect.  She is doing great after her open heart surgery in July.  She does not seem to have any growth delays and is progressing as a normal child.  

In August, my husband had a cataract removed from his one and only working eye.  He now has 20/20 vision.   A few weeks after the surgery, 2 of the boys took 'Dad' on a whirlwind trip to Colorado for a few days.

We were told earlier this year that we have another grand on the way.  S/he is due in January around the 12th.  They are not going to find out early, the gender.  They want it to be a surprise.

Then on Sept.29th our oldest remarried to a wonderful young lady.  Right now they are on a Caribbean cruise in the Gulf of Mexico for their honeymoon.  The trip was adjusted because of Hurricane Micheal.    

Now I am ready for life to slow down a bit from all the appointments so I can get ready for the holidays.  

In the meantime, I plan on Praising our Lord for all the things he has put in my path to strengthen me and my faith.  And for all the grace he has sent our way.

Comment by Janet/MO on Thursday

Thanks Sheila.  Here is a pic of the label that will go on the back:

 

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