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I'm 56 years old. I love old houses and spent about 10 years restoring the one (built in 1911) I live in. I enjoy all types of needlework, especially quilting.
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Hobbies and Interests
quilting, hand quilting, knitting, gardening
My pets are awesome!
cat named Idgie and a chocolate lab named Sugar

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At 10:34am on September 20, 2010, Lois/TX! said…
Hey OHGirl, how are you? I'm putzing around the house paying multiple medical bills today...stitching is waiting for me ...do plan to get there sooner or later (egad, more chance on the latter........sigh!) Happy Monday...toodlez and more later!
At 8:37pm on September 4, 2010, Lois/TX! said…
Hi OHG ~ do you mind me calling you that?:-)
I'm glad you are okay and healing up...that Grandmother's Flower Garden is quite the project to quilt esp. with you reinforcing weak pieces but all in all will be wonderful once you've completed the labor of love. Nice to know just where it will end up (the people that is, hee.) I'm big stitch quilting a wall hanging and embellishing with some beads...want to start binding it before the end of the month so gotta be persistent in wrapping up my threadplay on it. Also have a row quilt that needs to be sewn together...doesn that make sense?
At 9:50pm on August 28, 2010, Lois/TX! said…
Well so mu;ch for my delusions of grandeur....the 100 heat index returns tomorrow so marathon summer heat continues...btw I perused your site address above and your renovated old home is absolutely charming and wonderful...(love your front entry hallway - I'm jealous! hee... and what wonderful windows you've got for that warm Texas sun, right? Anyway, you sure put alot of time/energy/muscle into making your place so homey and unique...you inspire me! What quilt stuff are you playing around with currently?
At 8:54am on August 28, 2010, Lois/TX! said…
Say is that Bahaigrass that spiky tall stuff that has nasty wicked blades that can cut you running your fingers along it? Doesn't it spout "cat-tail" like 5ft tall seedheads later? We had something like that in our backyard in Houston and it was scary stuff but makes mowing obsolete as you don't 'mess' with them, lol. Yes, there is a slight tease in the breeze that suggests autumn might be ahead...highs in the low 90's is so nice....I can handle that!
At 6:55pm on August 27, 2010, Lois/TX! said…
Hi there, OldHouseGirl...just missed you in chat...haven't seen you around in awhile..heehee,, but then I'm mia around here at times too. :-)
Have y'all had some rain lately...we had some sprinkles a few days ago but sure would be nice to have a nice damp fall for a change. I don't have to mow as most of the front lawn is straw and that's even when I water it! Ciao!
At 3:07am on July 2, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

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 !!!

Go sign up now and let the fun begin.


Hope we see you there


At 6:57pm on December 11, 2009, Joana Simmers/GA said…
Thank you for the kind words. I had promised myself a tree skirt this year after many years of using a table cloth or unquilted top wrapped around the base of the tree. The Dresden Plate is my favorite quilt I've ever made. I love 30's reproduction fabrics. The colors are so bright and happy, which is really nice considering the hard times people were going through--sort of like Shirley Temple, but in fabric. I hope you have a very happy Christmas.
At 8:44am on April 22, 2009, Lois/TX! said…
How are you...what mischief are you doing...house still looks grand so must be busy quilting up a storm...do tell! inquiring mindz wanna know! lol...really hope you are okay and enjoying the bluebonnets and brewing some sun tea...take care!
At 11:22am on March 4, 2009, Betty Hopper said…
I have looked at every lovingly done page of your website. Your house is GREAt! You should be so proud. I am giving you a standing ovation. How do you have time to quilt with all that work? I love old house and mine is about 60 years old. Was part of a strawberry farm. The many acres were sold (we have nine) and houses have been built there now. I have many antiques and love decorating or playing, as I call it, in my house. We built our daughter a farm house next door. It is red and has a tin roof. Betty in TN
At 7:59am on February 11, 2009, Diane Gunter/Canada said…
I absolutely love your house. I grew up in an old stone house that had a big front porch and we lived on it. It was in a small town in Ontario and everybody knew everybody so we always had people stopping to visit. Of course life moved at a slower place back then. Now I'm beginning to sound like my mother!
I belong to a spinning group even though I don't spin. They let me come and do my hand quilting. We moved here about 9 months ago and believe it or not I could not find a local quilting group. So the spinners took me under their wing. Fortunately some of them also quilt - not at their meetings but other times. Here is Delburne Alberta, Canada.I mentioned this because you said one of your hobbies is knitting. One lady has 2 alpacas and had them sheered and had their yarn at the last meeting. It was absolutely beautiful and so soft. Of course I then got a lesson in how it is hair and not wool and how it has no memory unless you mix it with something else. I admit I broke down and bought 3 skeins for I don't know what as I can just knit and purl!
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