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Comment by Janice Aitkens 5 hours ago

Good Morning

Hope that you are well

I am up rather early couldn't sleep

As it Thursday it is shopping day

want to get that done as i want to

come back & work on the quilt

yesterday the FMQ didn't go as

well as it could the top thread

kept breaking i changed the

tension then when packing away

after thread breaking again i cleaned

machine changed needle then i

saw i had not got the dog feeds down

so done all these changes & hope it

it will be better today when i get to

work on it

No other big plans for the day

I hope you will have a very

Blessed day

Hugs Janice

Comment by Janice Aitkens 18 hours ago

Been doing some machine quilting on the quilt not gone as well as i had hoped lets hope tomorrow will be better

Hugs Janice

Comment by Janice Aitkens 18 hours ago

Catherine i have got 5 & updates of 6 & 7, 5 & 7 are great but 6 is not so good because you only have so many times you can install now i have 7 i only have to put in password then install update for 7 which i can install with no restrictions so if computer goes down or i change it don't matter

It well worth the money especially for me as 99% of quilts are USA sizes so for me i change the size plus i can play around adding sashing or more borders ect if you send me your e-mail addy in a personal message  you can let me know a block & size & i can send you a image of what you get so you have an idea if you like

Hugs Janice

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm 18 hours ago
Good Morning October!!..I can't believe it is finally here, and I think we left the heat of the desert behind us!!..yah!
....yesterday, was busy!!..flu shot!, and hauling all our Winter clothes to the Nest!..the miracle was that we found room for them in this cozy closet of an apartment!!..LOL..dealing with DH clothes is like wrestling with a bear..size 3xtall..
If I cut up his shirts for fabric, I could open my own quilt store..featuring men's shirts (Bonnie Hunter style)..,we finally finished our Santa list of things to do..now I can finally stay home an quilt..and try to catch up with my Quilty sisters!!..one fun thing that DH us going to let me do..is find a small sewing table for this Nesty apartment..there is only one space left..and that will be the bedroom..it will have to be long and narrow..more like a sofa table..Big John admitted to me, the noise from the sewing machine bothers him...fine by me!..this will work great, so I can store my serger and my new EM (when it comes)..life is good!
...with Fall in the Air!..it is cookie baking season..Butterscotch-oatmeal cookies are calling me to the kitchen to bake!...find something fun and Fall(e) to do today!!
...enjoy the journey..hugs to all!....
Comment by Catherine/TX 18 hours ago

Janice, I hope to get EQ one of these days.  I think I would really get into it. 

Ruthann, I hope your arm stops hurting soon.  I know you much be miserable trying to sleep comfortably.

Andrea, I hope you are feeling better today and can be back on your feet soon!

I hope everyone has a great day!!!

Comment by Bethany/from CT 19 hours ago

Catherine!  That is a beautiful quilt!  I love it!

Happy October 1 everyone!

Comment by Ruthann 22 hours ago

pretty quilt for your Emily, she is going to love it for years Catherine, better to be too large, then will use it longer.

have fun looking thru your new quilt book Janice

had rough night with arm last night, DH got me some cortisone cr put on my shoulder, hopefully will help.

Comment by Janice Aitkens yesterday

Good Morning October

well it the start to a new month

I didn't get any sewing done yesterday

went off by bus to Corby it can

take nearly a hour to get there

about 15 minutes by car but by bus

as we have bus passes it free yet have to

pay for parking so cheaper to go by bus

I want to get some sewing today

No other big plans & if Greg goes on

about going out he can go on his own

I got a quilting book arrive yesterday

it a 2nd hand hardback one it nice

one & i got it because i rather liked

it when seeing it as a e-book but i much

rather have hard copies for my crafts but

now prefer e-books for reading

I have read Joyful: Return to Sugarcreek Bk3

Wishing you a Good day & a Very Blessed

October

Hugs Janice

Comment by Janice Aitkens yesterday

Thanks Catherine so it not a baby size more for what we call single bed think you may call it a twin it a 3ft wide bed

I love my EQ as i can work out size of a block & how many i need to get to a size i want

Hugs Janice

Comment by Kathy Koehler Holm yesterday
Andrea, so glad that you are doing better!..since I hand quilt..just going around the squares and the border is not enough hand quilting to keep it together..you need to put hand quilting inside of the square and quilt a pattern within the borders and sashes, as well as the squares..for examples..you could quilt feathers, hearts, stars, cross hatch lines..2"on the diagonal, the more quilting the better!!..so it keeps the sandwich in place, and the batt doesn't move when it is washed!..quilting takes alittle alot of time, and not to be rushed...just to be enjoyed, when you experience the puffy shapes take place, as you quilt them..
The large quilt hoop is perfect to use in bed..don't forget to use wax on your quilting thread!..enjoy the journey!
 

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