I've been quilting since 1993. Love learning new techniques all the time. Favorites are applique and hand quilting and embroidery.
I have been married to Bill since 1993 - this is a second marriage for both of us. Between us we have 4 children - a boy and a girl are mine, and 2 girls are his. We have 4 grand daughters, the 19 yr old, 14 yr old and 11 yr old belong to his older daughter, and an 11 yr old is my daughter's only child.
Bill and I are both retired from business - I used to do computer consulting all over the Chicago area. Now I am an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church and work on the local Food Pantry board, among other things.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, crazy quilting, general sewing, knitting
Glad you made it through the storms without damage. How nice that you have a sister nearby to stay with. The feast was a great idea -- enjoy what you've got now and restock after your trip. We had one of those "once in a century" storms last summer which took out so many of the big old trees in the downtown area. We were lucky, but some of my co-workers were without power for a week. In the meantime, enjoy your trip!
I'm glad you signed up for the Amish BOTM. Maybe we could meet for coffee one morning.
The quilt retreat is coming up March 23-25. Been busy getting that stuff ready. We still have a couple openings. $170 for the weekend and $40 for Saturday only which includes 3 meals. Breakfast is at 8:00 am. Let me know if you'd be interested.
I dropped off my Bountiful Baskets quilt (#13... hint-hint!) and picket up my first Amish block. Yes, I'm going for another round. Tomorrow I have a Bunco for Breast Cancer fundraising event in Willowbrook, so I won't be at Thimbles. I'll call you later. Andi
Hi Bobbie, I am just getting your message. I am done!! I am so glad to be done, but I am so far behind, or what I consider to be behind, on so much else. Today i plan to finish 12 blocks for a swap over seas, that is due in June or July I think. I have to get my sss again started to day and try to get that mailed off so it want be late or at least not too late. I hate to make people wait on me. Good progress on your Dresdens! I hope all is well with you and yours. I am off to take my son to get his hair cut. then to have a picnic in the park with him and my DD and maybe my DH . Then back to sew again. :-) have a great day!
Good Morning Bobbie, I'm sorry I missed you on chat. I loved looking at your pictured. You do beautiful work. I love that black table runner with the three flowers on it. Very cute. I love making smaller projects like table runners etc. They work up fairly fast and are so useful. Hope to catch you in chat.