I consider myself a beginner quilter even though I've done quilting for years, seems like there is so much I don't know! I love the fabrics, and the creative pleasure quilting brings. I also like cross stitch, any kind of hand sewing, in fact...sewing on a binding is my favorite passtime. I also love Tole Painting.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, crazy quilting, general sewing, knitting, other
My pets are awesome!
I have a Schnoodle named "Abby" - she is a mini schnauzer and mini poodle.
Does anyone have knowledge on the little featherweight sewing machines? My has started to not disengage the clutch when I turn the knob to try and wind a bobbin w/o the needle moving. Anyone know why or what might be wrong with it?? Thanks, Carol U.
I can,t believe I haven, t been on here for almost a year! MISS EVERYONE.....loved catching up with what everyones up to. Myself, I, ve been doing alot of hand piecing....my what an appreciation I now have for all the work done by our ancestors on all the Old quilts !!! Happy quilting my friends.
I have two links to patterns for the strawberry pinkeeps - you can probably use the basic design and adapt it to how you want yours' to look - I think I have another pattern for one somewhere - I will keep looking. Here are links to two patterns with picture directions:
Hey, there. Glad you are on the mend. I have a new problem since we last chatted a lot...fructose malabsorption and it means I can't eat anything with fructose without getting the runs really bad. I have lost a few lbs by avoiding the sugar, but need to get back on the plan to lose more.
I would love to get a baby from Penny, but the stud fees can be expensive and I don't think Bob would approve! He has already told me I should sell Penny but I try to explain to him how much she adds to my life. We will see. This just isn't the right time of year.
We are going up to a campground near Molalla called Dakota Campground for Labor Day weekend. The whole family will be there. Looking forward to it. They have yurts and zip lines and frisby golf, and a lot of other stuff. It should be fun.
I have to say your man sounds like a jewel! I would never ask Bob to go places just to visit quilt shops! We have talked about going up to see the Hells Canyon area and he wants to go back up to Glacier Park one of these days. This summer we didn't go anywhere as we had our semi-annual family reunion here at my daughter's place. It turned out pretty good. Plus, I have chickens that need to be taken care of and I am going to phase them out soon. Waiting for cooler weather to butcher a couple roosters!
I have a wall hanging that I need to get made for one of Jen's foster girls. I have to dye the fabric myself, as it calls for ombre fabric and I can't find it anywhere! So...experiment time! Will let you know how it turns out. I am hoping it will help this girl feel more wanted, loved, whatever she needs! Her family treat her like a toy that they can dress up and then when they are tired of her, send her back to foster home. They make all kinds of promises and get her hopes up that they want her, but never follow thru and then she takes her frustration and anger out on Jen. Later!
Yes, I am truly blessed! I have heard of horses living till in their 30s. Penny is 13 now and in her prime. Still young enough to be trainable and maybe breed if I get crazy! I may go out and ride again today.
I can just see your puppy running around the yard with all that thread! You must have thought she had a wild hair! What an imp! Dogs are such blessings too, when they have good personalities. Then it is hard when they get sick and old.
Sorry about your pickup. I know what you mean about the poor house! We recently had to get new washer and dryer. We did get our pickup paid off this year, tho, and that feels good. Bob keeps talking about getting something new, as my van is a 1997 and he thinks it is going to die one of these days. I think we should not get anything yet. He keeps thinking prices are going to go up so bad because of the government. I don't know, things are a mess and seems the world is going to hell in a handbasket! But that is no reason to go out and get into debt again! I think debt is what is causing much of our countries problems now!
Jen wants me to come out and ride again this morning. I think it might be too much to ride every day! But it really does make a difference with the horse training if it happens more often than once a week! And I never know what the future holds as far as my health is concerned. Wish you could have a horse, too! I know it is a passion with me, some people call it being crazy!
What kind of surgery did you have? Just curious. Hope it all went well and no more problems! Have a great day.
Hey, Carol! Just got home from riding at Jen's. I sure do love my horse! I have checked out this page off and on, very off and on, I must say! I see that a lot of other people have done the same thing. I think Facebook took a lot of people away.
Sorry to hear that about your pooch! Our Roger is having some kind of problems, too. He will be 12 in Dec. and he gets to breathing hard, or shallow, I am not sure which. Seems like he is having strokes or seizures or something. We have had him to the vet several times and they say his heart and lungs are fine! I think we need to get his teeth done again and I know that they are pretty bad. They say that the infection can actually get into their sinuses and really cause problems. If he exerts himself at all he starts coughing really bad. He is such a loving and happy dog when he is feeling good it makes Bob and me both cry at times, so I know how you feel!
Okay, I have taken up all the space they will let me have! That is the one thing I don't like about this thing. Have a great day!
Hey there stranger! It has been awhile since I came on here, but it is good to see you again. I have wondered how you were doing. So much going on and I know you have been busy and having health problems. Me too, but that is life, I guess! Finished two quilts over the last few months. Gave the one to my daughter for her birthday in June and then the other one to Gr. dr. at the fair for her graduation. Didn't get it done for highschool grad. but they had a graduating senior shindig for the kids at fair and it was fun giving it to her then. Both quilts were big ones and I had Dee Varner quilt them for me. I love it that she lives just down the street from me. I don't come on here every day like we did before, but I remember how much fun we had when we did get together. Maybe we can get it going again! Hope your surgery went well. I found out I have a problem called fructose malabsorption and I have to watch what I eat to prevent stomach upset and really bad runs. Not life threatening, but pretty uncomfortable if I cheat! Okay, looking forward to seeing you again real soon.