Empty nester who just got into quilting a couple years ago. I'm happily married for 38 years. I came here to meet ladies who have the same interest as myself and willing to share ideas and friendships.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, embroidery, general sewing, gardening
My pets are awesome!
2 weiner dogs
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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 !!!
Happy to hear from you. It sounds like you are going to be one very busy lady! Spring is far from coming here as I got stuck in the snow in our driveway yesterday! The town plow came and got me out. As I was going to the school with fresh muffins I gave them to him instead.Be sure and post as you work on your quilts so we can all enjoy the process!
Yes, we are very fortunate to have our wee darling...and found out yesterday that she and her Mom are going to meet us at the acreage on Wednesday (our son is away for business) and she'll stay with us after her Mom goes back Friday (it's sort through the toys and pass on the ones no longer needed...and much better done without a weeping child exclaiming..."but it's my FAVORITE one" - that she hasn't even played with for months!!) until we drop her off on our way back here. So it will be a nice week coming up.
Must do a bunch of quilting today and tomorrow. Have a super weekend, Susan
Hi back, thank you for inviting me to be your friend. We seem to have a few things in common...same age, same # of 30 something sons and I LOVE your description of 2 daughters-in-loves!! And it sounds like Oscar is a very loved grandpuppy! We do get to see our granddaughter a couple of times a month since their home is only an hour away from our acreage...and whenever we can we take her to the "country" (and sometimes her Mom and Dad come too but usually they enjoy the break from a very active and precocious 3 year old) so we are fortunate to have a special relationship with her. And, she is learning to sew!!! She kept asking and asking to do what I do and just before Christmas I found some of those old-time sewing cards with the big eye plastic needle and the yarn thread (I had had the same thing from my grandmother when I was little) and now she sits and sews with me and comes to the LQS and has started her wee fat quarter stash which eventually I hope to help her turn into her first quilt!
Anyway, I do hope you have a very good day. Happy quilting!
Hi! I adore your whimsical self portrait! Your quilts and wall hangings are really lovely and your I Love Quilts Sampler is super. This is a really fun place to meet other quilters and be inspired by their work...so much talent and so many happy creative hands and hearts. Have a wonderful quilty day, Susan
Happy Valentine's Day! I am finally getting around to telling you who Dear Jane is. I wanted to have the time to quote from the book so I didn't mislead you.
Jane Stickle made a sampler quilt in 1863. It is 80-1/4 x 801/4 inches pieced and appliqued from cotton. It is part of the collection of the Bennington Museum. Brenda Papadakis fell in love with it . A friend of hers challenged her to draft the tiny blocks and Baby Jane was born. ON one of the corner blocks of the actual quilt is " In War Time 1863 Pieces 5602 Jane A. Stickle" Brenda drafted 225 patterns from this quilt and has put them in a book.called " Dear Jane". Each block is 41/2" square with a border of isosceles triangles. There are many, many Dear Jane groups in the World. People are fanatical when it comes to Dear Jane. The tremendous work Brenda has done to produce this book is unbelievable. The book is pictures of each block as seen in the actual quilt and then beside it is the pattern. It is not really a book for a beginner unless someone is doing with you. There are no directions just the picture. But if you are looking for a challenge this is it! Most of us are looking at it as a 4-5 yr. project. I do have a friend that did it in 6 months. How? I don't know. She is for sure a Super Woman. It is pieced except for the borders. They are done but not on yet. What is done is absolutely stunning. She did paper piece the majority of her blocks. As I suck at paper piecing I am doing mine mostly by hand. Anyway there is the Dear Jane story.
RE the French Roses - you should cut out each one except for the last one - it really does not take that long and you can use what you cut out to make a baby quilt - that's what I did - I made the red one for a wedding gift and a year later when they had their first baby (a girl), I used the leftovers and made her one to match mommy & daddy's quilt - they were thrilled! Plus your quilt will be a lot lighter and easier to quilt.
Ok I've not got the hang of this forum. I was going to tell you that the French Roses is really easy - I've made 5-6 of them plus a couple of the baby ones. Also, I love your towels - always looking for uniqued gift ideas so I'll remember those.
I adore that little red head you have as your profile photo. she is very cute. I also like your purse..Last year I made a dozen, all the same except for fabric...I just watched some really good videos from Kaye wood where she demonstrates several bags ...Now i got the bug might even make on TODAY... NO better finish my blocks first then I can make one I hope turns out as cute as yours!