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I love to sew clothing and quilts and wall hangings.. I love cloudy rainy cool days and curling up with a good book once in awhile
I am disabled LPN and spend my free time at my sewing machine
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, embroidery, general sewing
My pets are awesome!
one dog and one cat.....but love birds

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busy week

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 11:31pm 6 Comments

I have been off line most the week...we moved into a big house by the state lakes and the house has been empty for several years and the owner is elderly and health is failing so the house has really really been neglected, so I have been scouring and scubbing to get it cleaned up we have a wonderful sun porch that faces east and surrounded in windows which will really be nice this summer!! I am really enjoying the hard work I am having to do now because I see what a nice home it will be in the… Continue

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At 6:34am on January 27, 2011, Judith Cogswell said…
Wishing you a happy birthday today.  Judy from Montana
At 3:20am on January 27, 2011, Margo in Maine said…
Good Morning from Maine....just dropping by to say Happy birthday....I was reading your above post...it happen to fall on my birthday 9.26...of course it was a couple of years ago....did you ever get your room done to sew in? I am really involved with quilting..just finished a couple of projects for the local guild....one is a mystery hanging and the other mix and match....they gave us certain things that had to be in it...was a challenge and fun..we unveil them in March and then I will post...really pleased with them...I also have a short-arm quilter that I do my things on..send out my larger quilts just because I do not want to fuss with them...trust you will have a wonderful day doing those things you enjoy....blessings this year..
At 1:23am on January 27, 2011, Gayle/La. said…
Happy Birthday Darla!  I hope you have a great day.
At 3:06am on June 17, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!

Go sign up now and let the fun begin.


Hope we see you there


At 8:14am on November 15, 2009, Beverly/NC said…
Hi Darla,
I was reading the sewing machine post and saw you were asking about a Brother. I have a Brother Innovis 1200. I had a Singer that I got in 1971 when I was in high school and it was the top of the line but it was really having feeding problems so I went hunting for a machine. I got the one that does embroidery, but that is a waste. I got the software to be able to make up your own embroidery but that was a waste too, it is really simplistic software and you can't do any of the things they say, it just isn't good enough to do it. The preprogramed embroidery is a joke. Anyway I expect you are looking at a more reasonable machine. The Brother sews smooth. I can do a satin stitch that is wonderful around applique. I have quilted many quilts too, baby quilts and lap quilts, just the straight stitches to quilt. I don't think I can do a queen or king size it just isn't big enough to get in, but I may do a quilt as you go. I have been pleased, my bobbin goes in the top which is easy to get to and I like. I love that it has an auto thread cutter and that is threads the needle. I don't feel it is strong enough to sew many layers of denim, they say it will but I think that isn't true. I am sorry I didn't sew on a Bernina first just to compare to be sure that wasn't what I wanted but like you said they are so expensive. I have had my Brother for 2 years and haven't had any problems. All these stitches and I mainly use the straight and satin. Compared to my old one this one feels like plastic, but they may all I didn't sew on anything else when I was looking. I think because of price. These are more reasonably priced for what they do.
At 11:58pm on September 26, 2009, Christine DeNezzo said…
Hi Darla.
I have a brother in Omaha and an old friend in Papillion NE. I don't think they live close to you though.
I have dial up thru my phone so I don't go online until after 9 pm. Usually the chat line doesn't have too many folks on late at night. Let me know if you want to chat up some time. Check my profile for more info on me!
At 3:37pm on September 7, 2009, Donna Busa Kenny said…
Hi. Thanks for your response. I did use store bought and it worked out great.Your quilt is lovely.
At 12:14pm on September 5, 2009, Darla Lautenschlager said…
This is a quilt I made for my mother-in-law, I used 9 patch and then included pictures of their parents and all the children. I had intended to have all the kids write something special to her but didn't have good cooperation so there is only a few personal blocks....but it worked out anyway

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