Good Morning Debra, It's been a long while since I have seen you post. I hope all is well with you. I am still quilting and taking in alterations. I lost my sister to Cancer a year ago and last month I lost Bud (my companion of over 20 years). I am still doing a lot of sewing. Taking in alterations and quilting. I moved from my big home and live in a Senior Complex. Love it here. It's small but cozy. I posted pictures of my sewing room here in my apartment on my page ~ Irene
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. Thank you for your comment about my quilts. I really like the apron with the cupcakes and I absolutely love the blue quilt. The crown royal quilt was interesting to make. I looked online and found a picture that was about the size of the block I was working on and printed it out. Then I traced it onto my plastic and made a stencil. I was happy with most of the blocks but there were a couple that I would have done over again. I have only had one of my quilts sent off to be quilted but she did a marvelous job and I thought it was not a bad price to pay for the king size quilt. It can be expensive if you get into major detailed quilting.
Debra, mostly I hand quilt. I have sent one of my quilts to be quilted. I own a quilterschoice babylock sewing machine. It is so funny, I bought it because it does so many great things and all I do is straight stitch. I have used the lettering to make me a name tag for quilter's guild but that is it. Don't give up on the quilting yet. The quilt will not win in the end and all of the efforts of learning will be worth it.
Yep, I'm busy right now, but mostly with care of my parents that recently moved from the farm into town, and building our own house- one board at a time. I work in writing when I can, but look forward to going back full time to it. Not enough hours in some days. :)
Enjoy your latest quilting project. It's always fun to pick up and work on.
Good morning Debra/ Thank you for the nice compliment on my sewing room and pics. I took my formal living room for my sewing room. I also have a den to watch t.v. so didn't really need the living room. I have my computer and office desk in here also. I spend allot of time here. I came in this morning to see they have changed the way to get into chat. Will have to figure out how to get on chat again. Have a great day.
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or a quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?
Hi Debra, for a newbie quilter/sewer you do a find job. Your work is beautiful. Keep up the good work. Join us gals in chat sometime. We have allot of fun when we can find someone to chat with. We seem to keep missing one another.
The post below, looks like a spam. When they don't mention sewing or ask you to contacts them personally it's usually a spam. you probably already know this. When I get these messages, I remove them from my page.