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Location: State of Ohio
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Latest Activity: Jun 18

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Fat Quarter Birthday swap

Started by Penny Ackerman. Last reply by Penny Ackerman Jan 11, 2016. 145 Replies

We were talking about having a fat quarter swap for anyone interested in doing so. You give us your birthday and colors of fat quarters that you would like to receive. You would get a list of people…Continue

Burgoyne Surrounded

Started by Gwen/OH. Last reply by Carol Vickers/OH Sep 2, 2014. 122 Replies

For those who would be interested in making this top as a "challenge"- to keep each other encouraged, it would be fun to see our progress and do a "show 'n tell" as we go along. It will be easier to…Continue

Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop

Started by Rose Mary Grimm. Last reply by Sheila Craft Oct 29, 2013. 4 Replies

Are any of you buckeye quilters going to the Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop this weekend?Our quilters group, Quilters InC., from the church where I work will be going Thursday and staying TWO nights…Continue

Quilter's Dream Orient batting

Started by Beth in Berea. Last reply by Frances Darlene Contadino Apr 8, 2013. 6 Replies

I'm thinking of using Quilter's Dream Orient batting for my Spice Islands Compass quilt.  I'm going to be doing QAYG block by block and joining them using a variation of Betty Cotton's system.I've…Continue

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Comment by Sheila Craft on June 18, 2017 at 11:46am

Janis, I can't imagine having to clean that much space! I have a whopping 1,500 sf house. No basement - 1 level. I do "compact" very well - LOL!

Isn't it a GREAT feeling to boot the boot, Sherri? I've had 2 episodes with the darned thing; and, while it's a whole lot better than crutches, the freedom of getting rid of it is wonderful.

Comment by Sherri Eley on June 15, 2017 at 12:30pm

WE have talked about downsizing,  but in reality the house we live in now is only 1600+ ;square feet.  That was a downsize from when we raised the kids... I keep thinking I would like to spend a year living in the RV. and then I think of all the sewing room stuff, that I would not have access to.  And since I have tried sewing in the RV and did not like the space limitations that's not something I would likely do.  The only thing I would change about my current living situation is to have a one level home.  But we have talked about this and decided. This place is paid for,  we like the neighborhood.  and we are starting to get it where we want it.  This year was the first year we have hired a lawn care guy.   WE are at the age where we do not do physical labor too well.   I just helped my DH with an electrical issue at our daughter's house and was thinking it is a good thing someone isn't paying us by the hour,  because we are two very slow geezers.  But we got the job finished and saved her several hundred dollars in the process.  now back to the sewing project I planned on starting today.  But here it is 3:30 and I don't think I want to do it  now.     

Comment by Janis B / OH on June 15, 2017 at 10:09am

Sherri, we are downsizing an only moving about 3 miles from our current home. We currently have a 2,800 sq house with a 1,400 sq finished basement and we're moving to a 2,600 townhouse. So we're going from about 4,200 sq to 2,600 but it will mean no more yard work or snow removal.  I've already gone through my quilting and crafting magazines and donated those along with my cookbooks. The 2nd bedroom at our new house is very large and will be turned into my sewing room. I'll have lots of space. We're set to close on our current house July 19th and won't be close on the townhouse until some time the end of August. Lots to do before then so I better get back to work.

Comment by Sherri Eley on June 15, 2017 at 10:02am

I may have missed some of the conversation about your move Janis.  Are you downsizing,  or moving out of state... Must be difficult going through you sewing space and deciding what to keep and what to part with.  I am doing a bit of that this morning myself.  IN the magazine/book department.  OUr local AAUW is now collecting books and magazines for their annual fall book sale.  So I am going through some of my hundreds of quilting  magazines and taking them over there next week.  Still leaves a bunh on my shelves,  now I should do the same with all the cookbooks and cooking magazines and gardening ones as well.  I would not be able to lift the box.  If I did all of that though.  

Comment by Janis B / OH on June 15, 2017 at 9:34am

Sherri, glad to hear you boot the boot. That must feel amazing.  I can't even imagine how limiting that must have been to hobble along with the boot.

Well, things are moving along with the sale of the house. I'm packing up my sewing studio and gathering all my long arm equipment so it's ready for pick-up. A little sad to be selling it but it's for the best. I may be moving some time at the end of August but let me know when the get together is and I'll see if I can attend. It would be nice to see everyone and meet new people.

Comment by Linda Koller on June 15, 2017 at 9:00am

Sherri, love the one you pictured. If you need help with UFOs, I'm now in the business of finishing UFOs for those who don't want to do it themselves. Just getting the word out if any one is interested.

Comment by Sherri Eley on June 15, 2017 at 7:12am

I would love a get together seems like it has been a long time since we all had a visit.   Good news at the Ortho yesterday. I was able to boot the boot.  Finally some bone healing,  not completly healed but enough that Dr. said I did not need to wear that thing any longer.  In July having a minor sugery to remove one of the screws which he feels will cause me joint problems in the future, and that it was best to get it out now before those problems developed.  Since he said there would be no weight restrictions and it is an outpatient procedure I scheduled it.  Will be so glad to have this episode behind me... I can walk around bootless now and not feel guilty like I have the past two weeks.  Meanwhile I am working on finishing up some of the projects in my UFO bin.  Have made several baby quilts have one more to quilt. Then on to other miscellaneous pieces.  (MAYBE)

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on June 10, 2017 at 6:28am

Maybe we can work out something in August before Labor Day....it would be nice to have it work out with lots of our schedules.

Comment by Sherri Eley on June 10, 2017 at 2:34am

After Labor Day probably won't work for me.  We are planning our annual RV trip to the U.P.  since we did not make it up there last year,  looking forward to this year.  And my sister and her husband plan to join us. This will be interesting it will be their first time RVing. And they have not even purchased their rig yet.   But they do have reservations at the Campground on Lake Superior that we always visit.   Anyway that is our plan.  Also planning to take a few days to go to Lake Erie state campground the last week of this month.  Of course it will depend on what my doc says next week.  But I can tell you that I am planning on this.  Returned to the scene of the crime this week to assess what needs to be done to get the RV in shape.  WE have not done anything since it has been back from FL,  of course I have been out of commission for that,  but everytime I step foot in it I get that wanderlust.  And I want to hook it up and take off.   Linda,  glad to hear you are settled in you new home.  And Carol,  hope things improve quickly for your DH.   I am about to take off for work.  Now that I can drive again my DH doesn't have to get up at the crack of dawn to drive me.  

Comment by Sheila Craft on June 9, 2017 at 6:32pm

Carol, best wishes to Jim for a speedy recovery!

Linda, without being able to drive, it's obvious that you can't go to a "traditional" job. There are many work from home opportunities but, be careful that you don't get into one of the shady ones. I've been reading a lot about blogging as an income source. With your recent struggles of health and what has happened with your financial situation, you'd have a mountain of blog topics. There's a lot of information on Pinterest about it. I have a couple of friends who have blogs. Not sure whether or how they fare financially with them but...might be worth a look-see. If you decide to rent a room, be prepared to obtain a background check, references going back several years, and perhaps even a drug screen ( not sure how legal that one is ). Contact your Area Agency on Aging. They might have some resources you can use.

Janis, hope the homeless situation doesn't linger - after all, it's tough to lug a machine and all of those supplies around with you (LOL!).

It's sounding like sometime after Labor Day might be best for most of us. As long as we don't let it go too late, I'm game to give it a go.


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