I am fairly new to playing with fabric, even though I'm in my 60's. When I discovered that you didn't have to sew by hand to make wall hangings and fabric art, I was hooked. I find that I enjoy making smaller landscape-type hangings. My stash far and away is more than I can ever use up, but I love fabric so much that I just keep buying. Now if I could just make time to actually sew and enjoy my new love.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, machine quilting
My pets are awesome!
Patches, my cat
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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 !!!
O my, has it been that long!? It's already August 1st tomorrow. Didnt think I would be so busy. I think that I make my own things to do to fill time. One of the most important is, of course, quilting. Just now trying to decide on my next project, a twin-size quilt for my 7 yr old grandson. His favorite color is red, so might do one in red and cream, with one other color. What should it be? Puss in the Corner? Drunkard's Path? Maybe Hole in the Barn Door? There's one in my Leisure Arts Big Book of Best Loved Patterns on page 167, called Twist, which has a variety of simple block patterns. Got to get going on it. I have a few other kids waiting in the wings for their own quilt. Finished the wall quilt for my oldest daughter. Its the pattern in Fons and Porter July/Aug 2009 issue. Kyoto Star. Now want to figure out what quilt design would most fit her and find a suitable backing. I get a little involved in these projects......time just disappears. Hope this finds u well and keeping cool as it is here in northcentral wisconsin. Sorry, but I dont miss the mugginess of our usual summers.
Sorry to take so long to get back to this blog. Family left end of April, I think, seems like just yesterday, cause I have been busy. My son's daughter has settled in since he left for Iraq. She always is jealous of my quilting projects, but doesnt really want to put time and effort into creating her own - not that I havent given her the encouragement. Finished the Winnie-the-Pooh baby quilt for my daughter in Scotland - baby still not here, any day now. It is still cold here - not really complaining since it has saved us the expense of using the air conditioner. That's the only plus. I actually think my daughter in Milwaukee has gotten more rain than us here in north central Wisconsin, we just get the gloom - good quilting weather. I'm busy now, tho, cutting my small stash of fabrics into various square sizes. They come in handy for scrap quilts.
Hi Dot, we do so much alike...awesome. Talk about finishing stuff, I have a Mickey & Minnie Mouse wall quilt that was to be a Christmas gift to my girlfriend. I'm close to finishing it, but my machine is in the basement and it's so c-o-l-d here that I don't go downstairs a lot in the winter. And oh, the fabric..I have 13 bins of fabric and fleece but I always buy new material when I start a new project. I love taking sewing classes because there's so many new things to learn. I dream that I'll have this beautiful sewing room and be in sewing bliss!! and start using my material. Where do you live where the weather is so nice? I've been off my computer for a few days and have many e-mails to reply to. You have a nice day tomorrow, and stitch on. Pat
Hi Dot, Nice to meet another Red Hatter. My friends and I have named our group The Red Wineaux. We've been doing a lot of fund raising for Relay for Life for the past 5 years. It's been a very rewarding experience for all of us. We also enjoy wine and cheese and cake evenings to celebrate b-days or just to get together. We do have a lot of fun together and that's what Red Hatting is all about. This picture was taken in 2007 when we went on a Red Hatter Convention. We met so many ladies from all over the country and even a couple of women from London. Tell me about your group and your quilting fun too! Look forward to hearing from you. - Jane (aka Crafty Lady Royale)
Hi Dot...Thanks for letting me know that I am not alone. I hope to finish at least two projects soon. I do have a great time in all of my classes. The teachers are great and very patient. I am the youngest in most of my classes (I'm 43) so everyone has a great time picking on me. None of my friends quilt so it's nice to have my quilting buddies. In your comment you said "stay warm" I have to tell you this is not easy here in lovely Michigan. It's been the coldest and snowiest winter in years. Below zero more than above. Oh well I just dress for the weather and try to sew as much as possible. Have a great day!
My tree skirt does have some Christmas ornaments and holly on it and in person it looks Christmas. I am ready to put a spring table topper on my table, I'm tired of the gray winter days. That's kind of whiny since our winters are so mild compared to yours. That's nice of you to make a table topper for your daughter. You'll have to post a picture of it. I love your profile picture of your cat!
ooooh, cute kitty. I should send a picture of my cat, Willow. I do everything machine - arthritis and time are rather limiting. I see, I dont really understand this site nor my new Sprint phone entirely. : >> Not really sure how to add pictures, but will probably wait until my time is my own once again - probably in a month. All depends upon where son-in-law gets job and when daughter and two kids can move. I will miss them but really at the age I need my space, too. Same son-in-law almost finished my sewing room. It is my 'happy space' . Love grandkids, but young boy is a challenge. You seem to have gotten more snow than us. My daughter lives near West Bend and drives quite a distance to work everyday - she has had to stay home a few days due to winter shinatigans. We just have the cold, but it has played havic with our immune systems - lots of annoying flu and colds floating around aided and abetted by extreme weather changes. Hope you feel stronger soon. Just so co-workers dont bring their germs in. : >> Keep warm. Spring will be here soon - hopefully the groundhog wont refuse to come out of his hole next wk!