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Birthday List

Started by Barbara S/IL. Last reply by Barbara S/IL May 19. 190 Replies


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"I Spy " Quilts for Kids

Started by Kathy Koehler Holm. Last reply by Kathy Koehler Holm Apr 4. 6 Replies

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Comment by Janice Aitkens 12 hours ago

We need to do the whole place but it will be done as & when after this Greg may do his bedroom that will just paint the wallpaper but it not that part it moving everything out or around so he can do it that the hard part the sitting room also again because of having all the furniture in the room he will rest after this he has to paint the doors in the hall but he can do that over the next few weeks month or so i don't want him overdoing it

Hugs Janice

Comment by Ruthann 12 hours ago

have ugly yellow plaid wallpaper in the kitchen, is on one wall only, as put up nice paneling on the other wall, still never finished the kitchen, but can live with one wall as is in hallway and the washer and back door are on that wall.

Comment by Janice Aitkens 15 hours ago

Ruthann some of the wallpaper was £24 a roll what we got was still £12 which i guess is around $18-20 a roll we had to get 4 but may be able to do it in 3 so will take one back if we don't open it

There was some wallpaper a bit like you said which i like but Greg didn't plus he can't manage too much now days so something simple & easy to put up there not that many drops then it all fiddly bits above & in between doors as there is 5 doors in the hall 3 bedrooms bathroom & 1 in to the dining room which from there you have kitchen off that plus walk through to sitting room

Hugs Janice

Comment by Ruthann 15 hours ago

Barbara, working on western again, ha ha, a lot of country/western lovers in in law family, so am combing Christmas with western project, at least have idea in mind, now just get to it, ha ha

had a nice day off work and away from home yesterday went o couple thrift/goodwill shops and a big rummage, did not find a thing, not even an idea, went to dollar store, got some items for $1.00 each, like calculator, address book, clipboards, stapler, stuff for the office..

nice found some reasonable priced wallpaper Janice, sounds like your DH is feeling better, would love to wallpaper my house if could afford it in those old fashioned like kinds of cabbage roses, ivy as have a lot of antique furniture would lok good with, so maybe some day, haha..

Comment by Janice Aitkens 15 hours ago

The quilt is really nice reminds me of Rail Fence Carol

Yes 3mm needles are small not use to knitting large projects on this smaller needle

I have not as yet basted the 3 layers of the quilt will have to do that soon

Been out today & it really taken it out of me as we been wallpaper shopping finally found something that easy for Greg to do so no matching looks nice & didn't cost the earth only half of it lol

it only for the hall so not a big area just that it can be fiddly well he do it then i think he have to wait to he had the shoulder operation whenever that will be he sees the specialist on Saturday so then it be wait for a date

Well you take care & have a good day everyone

Hugs Janice

Comment by Ruthann 16 hours ago

Sandy glad to hear all is well in your part of the world, you enjoy that winter, ha ha, been roller coaster here, warm few days, then rain for few days, then cool off again, etc. must have been like heaven visiting DD in warmer place, bet your DH had to drag you back to your cooler home, ha ha, good have a wedding in the future, another DD for you.. praying your DH is all good results and felling much better

Caro; your quilt is the best, love the colors, the banner turned out so nice, suppose trial and error to figure what worked best, glad you figured  out,he is going to love it, good idea to be reversible..

Kathy sounds yummy breakfast, years ago a restraint in town used to make giant pancakes, big as a dinner plate, my SIL and I used to split one, has strawberries and whipped crème on it. miss that place. need snow machaine now, ha ha

Janice you are really quilting, good is almost done, a shawl now, going to take a bit of time, here me having hard time making a tiny Barbie doll outfit, ha ha so what goes into your smoothies DH makes for you? tried coconut milk mix with water, but does not seem to work,

Comment by Barbara S/IL 16 hours ago

Good morning.

WooHoo Carol--it's done!! Good job. 

Hope those knitting needles fly through your newest project Janice. Sounds lovely. 3mm sounds like a pretty small needle.

Ruthann are you working on more lovely ladies or Western scenes?

Have a happy everyone.

Comment by Carol B of ET 18 hours ago

OK Ladies, my sons' quilt is finished, for what it is worth.  It is far from perfect, but I fought this thing far too long, to apease my husband.  

Since I am a weaver, I really like the woven look of this fence rail pattern.  Now for the other side:  Borders are bad!  The fleece would not cooperate.  The corner 'badges' are hand sewn on.  The banner/flag is 'appliqued' on AND hand sewn around the outside (just in case). 

I still need to wash it to make sure it stays together.  I have already washed the quilt just so I could work with it before the banner.  I also washed the banner prior to appliqueing it on, not using softeners.

Now, maybe tomorrow, I will start on the other quilt I need to complete before Aug. 11.  

Comment by Janice Aitkens 23 hours ago

Good Morning

I hope that you are well rested

& had a good night mine wasn't too bad

The knitting i started using 10mm needles

& seriously Chunky yarn well i wouldn't

have enough yarn could tell after using

2 balls of 100 grams so undid it

as i wanted to do the pattern for this shawl

i done some maths & i am now using a

4 ply yarn 3mm needles so instead of

a few days to do it i think it will be a few weeks

but it will be a lighter shawl softer which i guess

will be nice this is for my gift stash so it

will be a gift for someone

I received jelly rolls i ordered from

Thailand nice fabric & while this seller does

20 to a roll, it still works out a good deal i

got 2 rolls so got 40 strips in total &

as postage was free it worked out anything

from £5-10 cheaper than the average Jelly

rolls here it hard to know for sure as ones

i been looking at was a brand name those are

the more costly than if i went for some others

Well as it Thursday it is shopping day

so will be off to do that may if possible

go & look for some wallpaper as greg

has stripped the hall so he wants to get

that done then he will not do anymore

this year the hall is a easy one to do

Well have a blessed day take care

Hugs Janice

Comment by Janice Aitkens 23 hours ago

Thanks Kathy

Hugs Janice


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