I'm in my mid 50's, happily married, lots of grandkids divided between here and the east coast, I'm active in church, do lots of gardening in the summer, lots of quilting all the time. Been quilting for about a year, entirely self taught, but the local quilt shop is always available for sympathy! We have German Shepherds, house birds (Cockatoo, African Gray, Rosy Bourke) I bought the sewing machine of my dreams in August-- a Janome 6600 and it is even better than my dreams! I'm teaching my 11 year old grand daughter to quilt so I can justify growing my stash! My husband is a long haul truck driver so when he's gone you KNOW what I'm doing!
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, paper piecing, machine quilting, gardening
My pets are awesome!
Birds, dogs, husband and grandkids, not in that particular order!
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 !!!
Maryjean--y'all come on down! Seriously, there are many beautiful things to see in Georgia and some very nice quilt shops. Our guilds here in Dublin have a free quilt show in March as part of the month-long St. Patrick's celebration, although we have to travel to get to quilt shops. Where is your son in North Carolina? We lived in Wake Forest for two years--so many beautiful oak trees.
Welcome to the Quilt Frame. You snuck in just under the wire of being a New Year's joiner. I loved all your quilt photos, especially Casey's tabletopper. Was that a specific pattern or did you make it up - its gorgeous - lots of great stitching there. And I just love the way your birds sit on your shoulder while you're posing with quilts. Obviously your not afraid of them flying away. We have a great time here at the Quilt Frame and I'm sure you will too. So glad to meet you. Joyce
Maryjean--I'm so happy you have joined Around the Frame. I've enjoyed the group so much and have learned a lot from the other quilters. You have some very lovely quilts--and you live in a beautiful place. Looking forward to getting to know you--
Wow - what a morning... I wrote a whole note to you and then lost it. I am not really savvy on this computer though I have a business I run from it - but this CT site still puzzles me sometimes.. Discussions, Groups, Blogs.. etc. I get lost very easily.
Anyway - you must live in a warmer part of the northwest than I do, I'm about 60 miles south of Canada on the Eastern border of Washington... this is our first warm weather of the year. I am not gardening this year since I have to go to Fla to care for my Dad - he's 90 and having surgery - Oh my... so there goes my summer - and my DH doesn't water very often unless I remind him... and by phone that would get old.
My German Shepherd girls are wanting to say hello to yours... Gina is 7 1/2 and her mother Jecko is 8 1/2 - rescues from Burbank - Armenians had them and God only knows what happened to them there. We've had them nearly 5 years now and the mother still winces occasionally when someone gets near her hips... she is a "low slung" shepherd so I suspect some pain so she gets glucosamine liquid on her raw hamburger and rice and pease and vitamins and home-made doggy treats and anything else she wants... spoiled? Yes. I love them both dearly. My hubby never wanted dogs till Gina adopted him at the rescue - and he lost his heart to her and has NEVER been a dog person but is now. He loves his girl. So there we are.
Good to read your blog - come in from the sun once in a while and let us know how life is going....
Haven't heard from you in awhile wanted to make sure everything was going ok. If you have time write me a line and let me know how things are going.
It sure has turned out nice here the last few days. Been working the yard and I joined the ufo group, so got the bright idea I needed to clean my sewing room/ office and then repaint it well I am still cleaning. I have this closet that is stuff full of junk including pictures and my mom's 90th birthdday is this summer thought I'd make her a memory quilt, so I am sidetracked once again. So is the story of my life.
I really liked your quilt for the donation to the little boy. It was really nice. Things are starting to calm down around here and I am able to do a little more sewing. I just about got some of my ufo projects done, now I am trying to get some table runners and placemats done.
My kids go to high school in Jordan Valley, but that is 35 miles from my house my son gets on the bus at 7:00 in the morning and when he is playing sports he get home at 7:00 in the evening. He catches the bus in the morning 3 miles from the house, in the evening when he rides the activity bus home it lets him off 13 miles from home. It seems like all I get done is meeting the school bus. His high school has 36 kids and this year the boys made it to the first round of state for 1a in football and now again in basketball. We are pretty proud of our small school. I do a lot of hand work during the sports seasons as I can take it with me and work on it while I am waiting for James. I am currently working on doll clothes for my granddaughter Jackie and an apron for my other granddaughter Emily. I have some small quilting projects going placemats, quilted bags and pot holders. The weather has been nice here the last few days, in the fifties and only a few rain showers. We need the rain and moisture but then it seems we always do.