I've been quilting since 1975 and I am a "hand quilt only" person. I have a small business and do custom hand quilting, among other things. Besides that my husband and I have a small "chemical free" farm where we raise just everything we eat - including veggies and meat. I am also a Certified Lay Speaker in our church denomination and my husband is a Pastor. We love camping (when we can get someone to baby-sit the farm), are into Civil War history, and are both musicians - I am a singer and he plays the viola.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, hand quilting, general sewing, knitting, gardening
My pets are awesome!
Molly (dog); June, Ruby, Blackbeard and Pepper (cats)
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Joyce, I understand how hard it is to keep up especially if you miss a couple of days checking in. I am fortunate enough to be able to do it where I work as long as the customers are taken care of and my rounds are done. I am sorry to hear that you don't have a digital camera, they are so wonderful to have. I hope that you do take regular photos of you quilts since it is so nice to have photos of your work and the challenges they gave us. The ecomonical situation has hit many people hard and must make the work of a pastoral family more difficult as you minister to your church. drop in often.
Joyce, I wish you well. I can understand your taking a break. This forum takes a lot of time. I've backed off my participation quite a bit as well. It's a neat group, though, so we look forward to hearing from you now and again. Blessings! PQ
thank you for the welcome Joyce-I don't know about anyone else in this group but I have discovered that my scraps breed at night,so just like Rapunzel-I continue to try to spin gold out of all my straw!
Hello, Joyce, and thanks for the nice welcome :-). I live in Marcellus, near Syracuse. I only quilt in the cold weather, which means that I am getting back into it now. These last nice days I try to spend outside on my bike or my horse, but am inside after dark working on a quilt for my youngest grandchild, Emerson. Summer is all about "me", being fit and enjoying the animals, but winter is when I do what the Lord gave me to do for others....make quilts. I have all the newest generation done and only one sibling (of 5) left to make one for. I also make one for anyone I know who has cancer, which so far has been 6 people. We differ in that I am a total machine quilter....even the binding.
Thank you, Joyce, for the warm welcome! : ) Yes, Vermont is beautiful, peaceful and calming here in the country. We love living here and have for the last 18 years. (transplants from Washington state!)
Although I do more rug hooking than quilting these days, I can't shake the "quilting" bug!!! lol
Working with fabric is always so enjoyable...cotton or wool...and aren't we fortunate that we have so much available to us in the way of beautiful fabrics!!!
Happy Quilting! Sunnie ; )
Ah, yeah the three girls are my nieces. Currently 8,6, and 4. Soon to be 9,7, and 5. They are all getting their own hand made quilts from me when they turn 10 (I figured that was kind of an important birthday-double digits and all!) So that means I have about a year to finish the one I have started for the oldest.