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Location: State of Ohio
Members: 78
Latest Activity: Aug 13

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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 August 13, 2017 at 6:44am

Linda, that is "PawsItively" adorable! I hope they make gobs of money auctioning it off. I've learned not to even ask how much my auction donations bring in as it's often very depressing to know how much it sold for. I just try to look at the good it did do and not the more good it could have done.

I didn't know you'd had it before, Sherri. I've only known one other person who had it twice. He would joke that he'd, at least, had it on both sides so he drooped evenly. Have you read Nancy Zieman's book? It was very good and delved into some of the angst she had to deal with having had it so young with no treatments available.

After being out of the sewing room for more than a week, on Thursday evening, I thought I'd get the binding stitched together for the quilt for my friend down in Athens, OH who sent me boxes of luscious fabrics 2 yrs ago. I spent an hour piecing and pressing only to realize I had done the binding for the Winter Solstice quilt that I haven't even taken to the Long Arm Quilter yet! EGAD! I turned off the lights and slithered out of the sewing room. Yesterday, I cut, pieced, pressed, and sewed on the correct binding and made a label. Unfortunately, I'm still having issues focusing enough to do a good job of stitching down the binding on the back (I always hand stitch it). So, even though I really want to get this done and off to her, I want it to be done well and I can't do that yet ~sigh~ so it waits.

My LA quilter went to WV this past week to see a mutual friend of ours. I need to get my Winter Solstice quilt to her this week and then I've got 2 lap quilts that I want to do with the Amelie Scott designs for my embroidery machine. Plus, I've been collecting the block designs for the Grandmother's Kitchen quilt from Pat Sloan.

Comment by Sherri Eley on August 13, 2017 at 6:22am

I still have difficulty handling food in my mouth.  And a couple of years ago aspirated some because of that. But I have learned to live with it.  and I am too old to worry about the cosmetic affects.... So I just plug away... I have recently heard that   Angelina Jolie used accupuncture to treat her case. However she has a more vested interest in her looks than I do.  But it has been so long for me I am not sure treatment would help anything now.  I went to months of PT and that didn't really help. So I just live with it...

Comment by Carol Vickers/OH on August 12, 2017 at 7:22pm

My son-in-law had it in his early 30's.  Recovered with no visible after effects but he complains of occasional tingling in his scalp on the affected side and greatly diminished sense of taste.

Comment by Sherri Eley on August 12, 2017 at 7:10pm
I had bells twice once,in ny late 20's and fully recovered without any lingering paralysis. But getting it again in my late 60's. I did not fully recover thus the lingering facial droop One more instance proving there is NO gold in the golden years
Comment by Linda Koller on August 12, 2017 at 7:00pm

Can't remember if I posted yet or not. Made this quilt to donate to the 2017 annual auction for Havanese Angelic League Organization for Rescue. My service dog, Indy is a HALO rescue. The quilt is paper pieced from Fons & Porter bonus quilts "Dog Daze".

Comment by Sheila Craft on August 12, 2017 at 4:38pm
Sherri, I had Bell's Palsy at age 20. It left me with a slight droop of my right eyelid which most people don't even notice. Two & a half months of Prenisone left me with hemorrhoids, a droopy eyelid, & stomach issues. Sorry you had to go thru that.
Comment by Sherri Eley on August 12, 2017 at 2:05pm

Sheila I somewhat commiserate with your eye problem. Since I had the Bell's Palsy several years ago  I never regained the muscle strength on my left side. Although most people cannot tell ,  I can feel the difference. And the biggest issue for me is I cannot keep my right eye open without focusing on doing it. Right now as I type,  it is closed and I am using only my left eye.   It is very annoying and of course my vision is not as good using just the one eye.  But I am too lazy to concentrate on keeping it open... And it is droopy.  Thinking of having the surgery to tighten up the eye lids and if my ophthalmologist can get it approved thru insurance I may do it.  And of course they do not only do just the impaired side they do both.  so it will be like getting a mini face lift.   

Comment by Kathy Bilotto on August 12, 2017 at 1:28pm
Sherri the quilt is adorable. I'm so glad she loved it.
Comment by Sheila Craft on August 12, 2017 at 1:18pm

Please pardon my lousy spelling, ladies. This cataract thing has got me bumfuzzled. I can't wait until the other one is done so that I can get new glasses. I have a quilt ready to hand sew the binding down on and I can't do it until I can see clearly enough to do it. LOL! This is crazy - everything is blurry with the glasses and a lot is blurry without because I cannot close my left eye and keep the right one open. I never have been able to. Guess I should have done the left eye first, huh?

Sherri - Glad that adorable quilt was welcomed.

Comment by Sherri Eley on August 12, 2017 at 1:11pm

Thanks all.  Surprisingly my step granddaughter was moved and even gave me a hug after receiving this.   

 

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