I live in a rural area and have been quilting for about 8 years. I am learning to use my HQ16 quilting machine. I love free motion quilting.
My husband and I have been married for 37 wonderful years.
I am a mother of two with 5 grandkids. Ages:17- 12- 10- 8 and 4 years old.
I am a 9 year cancer survivor and an active American Cancer Volunteer. I have made 6 quilts to raise money for the Relay For Life team that I am on.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, general sewing, knitting, gardening
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 !!!
Thanks for the comments on my quilts. Checked yours out too, you also do beautiful work. Lucky you, having a machine to do the machine quilting on. I just have to use my small machine, so have only done baby quilts and table runners. I have a friend who does my machine quilting on my large quilts.
Joan: You will love love love your new machine. I have a 200E but had it upgraded to the 730E a few years ago. There's nothing that I don't like. I wish I had $10,000 to buy the new one out. I love the larger embroidery hoop but not enough to spend $10,000. I met some bernina store owners from your area onece when I went to Oklahoma City for a training at Oklahoma Embroidery. They were really talented ladies and had a lot of good stuff to share. I just can't remember where their store was. If I think about it I'll send you a note. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. I don't know everything but I used to teach the Mastery Classes years ago. Happy Mothers Day to you.
Joan: Have you heard from your distributors yet? EE Shenk and, yikes, I've forgotten the other one. (hoffman????) I'm starting to get nervous now that we are only days ways from market, I sure hope I get noticed. With over 3000 booths it will be hard but I'm going to do the best I can and know that that is all I can do, Keep your fingers crossed for me this next weekend. PS: thanks for the comments this past week
Good Morning: Joan:
Sure sounds like you have been busy too?!, My 16 year old granddaughter Brittneys birthday turned out fun
Your granddaughter will grow back new teeth soon, my 6 year old granddaughter Kayln has one front tooth out and she thinks its is funny.
She is our tombboy in this family, yet still likes being & dressing up like little girls do(Hanna Montanna is her new favorite person, Dora the explorer is not in her favorites no more, go figure, kids (ha!ha!, got to love'em). They are funny though.
I am glad the snow went away for you, but the weather person stated this morning we are suppose to have snow coming this way today and to think for these past several days it has gotten up to the mid 50s' and one day 60, but at night the temp sure drops down to lower 30s.
Well it won't be long before the hot summer comes roaring in, I'd personally would like it just to stay warm & sunny.
May you have a good day today Joan, I'm glad that you sent me a message. you made my day thank you.
with hugs & prayers Judy
Good Morning Joan:
How are you? Just thought I'd send a note to say good morning and to see if your doing ok.
I hope your doing well?
As for me just been busy babysitting & helping my fiancee to give his youngest daughter a 16th Birthday party on the 2 of April, then I will attend the surprise birthday party that my granddaughters mom is having for her 16th birthday this April 4th.
With no further ado, I send you my hugs & prayers
Have a good day.
Hi Joan! Thanks for the encouragement--I think I do have a split personality or something like that. Quilt or write? Hmm. I grew up in the Texas Panhandle and used to go skiing at Red River. (that was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth) I have been lots of places in NM. Where are you?
Hi Joan! Thanks again for the welcome! I grew up in Farmington, NM ... a LONG time ago. It has grown a LOT since I left there ... 30 years ago. This IS a fun site! I'm glad I decided to "look"! It's GREAT! Now ... if I can just keep up with this site ... and all my projects! LOL!
Thanks, Joan! I have a few more pictures of projects I have completed to add; but, haven't had the time. I am getting better and better at "free motion" quilting on my sewing machine! It's a very difficult thing for me to do - hard for me to stay relaxed when I'm trying to "free motion"! Congratulations on being a survivor! GOOD FOR YOU! I LOVE your projects! They are GORGEOUS!