I am a retired English teacher. I mostly enjoy quilting and machine embroidery, but I also like to do machine felting, paper piecing, and knitting. I live in a small seaside village in Ireland with my husband Joe and two dogs that we rescued. I am a member of the Quilters Guild of Ireland, which is a national group, and I also belong to the Sheephaven Guild, which is a local guild in our town. We have a really lovely quilt shop right in tow, and I enjoy going to quilting bees and other activities with the guild.
Hi Micki! I am in Ireland with my husband and children but I don't think we are anywhere near you. Just wanted to say hi! We are in Galway tonight and traveling back to Dublin tomorrow then back to the USA on Tuesday.
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 !!!
Micki, I made these pictured in the link, they are embroidery, would these work, they are only 1 inch blocks. You can actually hand do these in front of the TV once you have them embroidered which doesn't take long at all, I spent only acouple of evenings doing mine and I've got plenty just deciding on the size. Someone said your doing a swap, how soon and please let me know if you think these work. The designs themselves are really cheap. Hope you don't mind me posing another like, this is my group for a machine embroidery Jane Stickle vintage quilt, its beautiful go look at the link and use your imagination and get back to me if you can. Feel free to email me personnaly anyone in this group to Dare2pt@gmail.com
Hi Micki, I signed up for Darlene's Slacker group and we are going to do Sylvia's Briday Sampler so I needed to take a look at yours again. It really is beautiful and the greens set it off so well. I have just started to read the books so I understand the quilt now. I know there are 140 blocks and wondered how long it took you to make yours. This might be more than I can handle at this time since I haven't read my information on paper piecing yet, but I am going to give it a try. It should be fun.
Thanks! I'll let you know when we can visit. It probably won't be this year. My husband is finishing his accounting degree online--he has one year to go! And our children are in school, also so needless to say, there's not alot of extra time (or money!). Keep me posted on what projects you are doing. I'd love to stay in touch!