Love quilting, especially applique and string blocks. Most of my quilts go to charity. Love to garden during the summer. Work weekends as an RN. Stay at home grandmother during the week for an 8 year old adopted grandson.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, hand quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, gardening
My pets are awesome!
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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 !!!
Thanks for the friend invitation. I enjoyed hearing about your charity. Your quilts are hugs from America for our military. Thanks for supporting the troops. Do you need to use camouflage colored fabric?
Hi Mary...welcome to 'in love with strings'. All of my quilts have been given as prayer quilts. One to my sister and the rest to my 'church family'. My profile picture is one done by our weekly Tuesday prayer quilt group in my church. We are a diverse group ability wise so string quilts work superbly...everyone gets to do something.
Welcome to In Love With Strings. I'm trying a new pattern with rectangles. I love strings because you really can't make a mistake with them. I also do mostly charity quilting. Do you work with any specific group? I participate with Project Linus, so our quilts go to children in hospitals, especially NICUs for the preemies. I've learned a lot of different techniques from the PL blanketeers. Sometimes we laugh more than sewing. In any event, I enjoy my time with Project Linus. Glad to read your profile. My stepdaughter is an RN (2nd yr) in the San Jose, CA area. Eight year olds are my life, as I've been teaching 3rd grade for 13 years. They're adorable and they still like their teachers. Take care and happy quilting!
I know these comments are quite old but I could not help but pass this on to you, Mary. I bought from a dealer about an hour from my home only to find that I was a "Patsy" . They only wanted to sell the last model they had in stock so they could enroll a new line of machines. It did me NO good to buy from a dealer close by. I guess when I ran across the comments about the l.a.machines on someone elses page I couldn't help but vent a little.
I had friends years ago that worked weekends and were home M-F when their kids were growing up. But, I didn't get my nursing until my son was a teenager. I only have one granddaugher and she is 10 hour away so don't get to see her enough but I'd work weekends in a heart beat if I could have her M-F! That's awesome you get this time with your grandson. I'd still like to have more days home and less driving. My job is 30 miles away. I'm hesitant to give up my 'desk job' for the floor weekend ones since I'm not getting any younger. I know I can do this desk job to retirement but not sure if I could do the floor forever. My nursing career has been kinda backwards but good. Gave up management a few years ago which decreased my stress and work hours tremendously. My company owns 5 hospitals and many physician practices here so I have many job options to transfer keeping all benefits.
Hi Mary - How long have you been working weekends and how do you like that? I've thought about doing that many times but just have never taken the leap. I'd love to have more time to sew/quilt but not sure how long I'd like working every weekend. Lot's of family stuff going on on weekends, sometimes too much. ha At my company, I could work weekends, two 12-hr shifts and get paid for 36 hours. Not a bad deal.