I have many quilting books and though I love looking through them all to be inspired, I find I gravitate to Quilt in a Day books. They are concise with many photos.... for me that works best as I'm a…Continue
Love to quilt, do decorative painting and sew clothing for my grandchildren. I also like to teach others how to sew and paint. I'm a grandma of 3 children. I am a m ember of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church and am very active in different areas. I take part in the Awana ministry. Also help plan our annual Community Make a Craft show which is held in Oct. Help do our every 6 week quilter's weekend. Oh and one more....... I'm one of 3 editors on our church newsletter - the Beacon.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, hand quilting, machine quilting, general sewing, gardening, other
My pets are awesome!
yellow labrador retriever-Levi 12.5 years old
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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 !!!
You can find Cotton Weeds at www.cottonweeds.com I should have put the link and usually put info....it is $12 a month with all fabric, pattern and floss....they are adorable...she is making them individual but they also can be done together....they are Jan-Dec... and they will send them to you also...thanks for visiting...
Sorry it has taken so long for me to reply. I don't check on my site very often, in fact I don't even think of it. Today being the exception. Talk about snow.... we were really hit bad last week with 14" of heavy wet snow. Thankfully no power outages!!! Today the sun is out, so I have been in the cleaning mode and my son and family is coming over for a visit tomorrow. That helps to motivate me.
I am working on making some raggedy Ann and Andy dolls of late. I like to make them except for doing the hair. TAkes a long time to get through that part.
Continue to enjoy the month as it leads us into daylight savings time on the 14th. Love it and looking forward to more sunlight to melt all this snow!!
Thanks for responding to my comment and letting me know what you are up to.
I just practiced doing my first panto on my long arm and it didn't turn out half bad. When I was doing it, I thought it would turn out terrible because it took a few tries to be able to stay on the line, but it wasn't half bad! I might be tempted to try it out on a real quilt sooner than I thought. It was an oak leaf pattern which reminds me of the leaves on the oak brush that grows behind our house here in Southwestern Colorado. We too have snow here the last falling on Dec. 30th. It has stayed cold enough that the snow has remained on the ground. It is beautiful and I sure enjoy being home to enjoy it instead of driving around in it all day like I used to do when I was a visiting nurse!
I have had my long arm for a week now. I have ordered some thread samples from Superior Threads and some pantos from a few different companies. I'm having trouble knowing where to start and what to practice on! I have projects everywhere crying out to be finished and others to be started. I just ordered some of the closeout fabrics from Connecting Threads and I need to organize like you are doing.
My husband and I were traveling on our boat on the intercoastal waterway from Florida and made it as far as Rhode Island. We took friends on a ride around Manhattan Island and enjoyed central park and Times Square. We were in New York for the anniversary of 911, so there was a lot of activity. The people of New York City were wonderful!
I have been quilting off and on for the last 20+ years, most of it the last 10. It was hard to find the time and energy to quilt when I was working full time, but I am more than making up for it now. When we are on the boat, I do some English paper piecing or I knit socks. I like to keep my hands busy!
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Hi Judy: Thank you for the nice compliments. The Bears and trees quilt is my own design, I started with a Debbie Mumm's small wall quilt and it just kept growing. It was in her Woodlands Christmas book. The Hearts and Stars quilt was a free pattern that I got from Walmart, several years ago. I would be more than happy to send it to you. The Awana program is such a wonderful program, I have two of my grand children going. I am going to be gone for the next month out of state helping out my mom who just had neck surgery. Have a Blessed New Year.
Thank you for your kind remarks about my cute little bags. I found the pattern on www.modabakeshop.com. They are called charmed-gift-bag. They are small - only about 7"x8", but they shouldn't be too difficult to make larger, which is what I am going to do. I first made them to put prizes in for the winners of our Project Linus blanket challenge, but they aren't large enough for the prizes. So, I thought I would use the same pattern and just enlarge them and then I'll use them for my grandkids. Kit
I saw that you live in upstate NY near Lake Ontario. Where abouts? I graduated from Gouverneur HS and moved to Rossi when I was 12 (from Connecticut.) After I was married, we lived in Brier Hill and then moved to Stuyvesant Falls - just south of Albany. We now live in Tennessee.
Sounds like you are a very busy lady. I am recently retired. I wasn't planning to retire until this year, but due to illness, I opted to retire. I love being able to spend more time sewing, reading, and just enjoying my DGC and family. Kit
Hello Judy, I enjoyed hearing from you, IMy love for quilting just keeps me going, I just bought a new Janome 1100, and am learning more about it every day, I am the only one in this area to have one so all I am learning is what I can learn in books or by doing, what i just try, I would love to talk to other that have a semler machine, and what they are doing, I leave so far away from and one that gives lesson on this machine, anyone out there, let me hear from you Frances