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 !!!
Good to hear from you. The play your son is in sounds wonderful. All three of my children are grown but I have six grandsons. Only three live in the area the others are in Colorado. I have one entering High School next year so maybe I will be able to help out when he has his plays. When you say you are going to Lancaster, do you mean "Quilt Odyssey" in July? That is the big Quilt Show and classes at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. A group of us always go , we go on Wednesday or Thursday and stay until Sunday evening. Yes, we love to shop for fabric while we are there. Its a wonderful place, Lancaster and the surrounding area. I am taking a class all day the Saturday we are there and a short one on Friday evening. The rest of the time we have the show, eat, knit, hang around the pool, do white glove volunteer, sew baby quilts (volunteer) and shop around the area. We have been going for about seven years and love it every time. I haven't been working a lot. Not alot of work out there for my friends business but she is hanging in. I finishes the flannel quilt top for my brother but have to get out for some backing to get it done. I am going today to work on the "wounded warrior" quilts, so far we have 20, then tonight I am baby sitting . I just finished putting a stew in the crock pot and am heading for the shower. Hope your play is a big success. Wish I was closer, I would go. I find most of the school plays are fantastic. My grandson in Colorado did "West Side Story". I missed the play but was there for the dress rehersal. They were great! Jan
Haven't heard from anyone in a while. What have you been up to? I was looking for some material for our challenge at guild and found a stash that I purchased at least seven years ago when in Gettysburg for a Quilt show. My friend and I took a bus trip there and it was great. At a little quilt shop we stopped at I saw this flannel quilt that I thought I must make for my brother. Well seven years later!!!!!!!!,I am finally starting it. It is simple and so easy. I have a lot of projects like that, seem to put them away , forget about them but fun to find them later. It's like going on a shopping spree. My sewing/painting space is so, so cluttered but I saw Marie Osmond on TV the other day and her SPACE is in her bedroom with shelves lining the walls (just plain open shelves) and her sewing machine set up. She had a lot squashed into that room. It made me feel great! You'd think she would have a whole great big sewing room but nope, she's all squashed in just like me!!! I am off to church today and after our church is having a chili cook off. It's going to snow a little , so looks like this will be a pretty good day. Talk to you soon , Bouchey
Continuation of other comment. I pressed the wrong button. Now, this Christmas his brother, Matthew sent me a block he created in school, so I am in the process of designing something for Matthew. You have to register at the hotels early to get in at the "Quilt Odyssey" in Hershey. A group of have gone every year since about 2002. We book our rooms as soon as we get home for the next year. The classes aren't out yet but the list of teachers is and I am impressed as always. I am also a decorative artist and this year they are having a teacher, Annette Kennedy, from Colorado who paints on her quilts. I hope to get into her class. Even if the Hotels are filled , there are some wonderful places nearby, Inns and such to stay. Maybe I'll see you in Somers this year. Jan
So nice to get your message this morning. I also go to the show in Somers. I only entered a quilt once there. My grandson in Colorado drew a picture and thought I should make a quilt from it . I did and entered it in the show. Didn't expect to win but was hoping for a rummer up. I entered it with both our names , Kyle as the designer and myself as the quilter so at least he had the brochure, et all. It was an under the sea scene as at the time he was into sea creatures and sharks. It was fun. Now, this
Yes, I have been to the Bears Den and just love it. I have taken a class there from Diane Johnson. She is a great teacher and use to teach at the Quilter's Attic in Pine Bush. We just had a quilting day this past Saturday. Ladies from our guild"Quilter's of the Hudson Highlands" in Cornwall made quilt tops for the "Wounded Warriers" returning injured vets from Iraq. We'll have another day to finish them up. Our guild also does a lot of charity work and we have about 12 ladies from that guild that get together just to sew and chat, usually once a month or more. I also have entered quilts in the Dutchess Show. Gosh, it was in 2003. Can't believe it was that long ago.Anyway, had three ribbons, two honorable mentions and a third place. Haaven't entered since then but have been working on a "Carolina Lily" that might be ready this year or next in Pine Bush. Have you ever been to the quilt show in Pine Bush? or the Quilt Shop there. It is very nice. Do you ever do the shop Hop? I also have been up to the Quilt Shop in Woodstock. It is also very nice and the owners are great. Your quilts are really special. Sometimes I get caught up in making tops and there they all sit waiting to be quilted. It's not my favorite part. Glad to hear from you. Jan Boucney
I learned how to sew on a New Home treadle machine and when I first got a stand up frame (Handiquilter) I used an old singer motorized treadle machine because it had so much room in the harp. But I haven't done any piecing with an older machine.
I'm almost done with a new purse in springy colors--have to get out of the winter doldrums somehow. talk to you later. kathy
I do have a 1949 Featherweight that I spied at an antique shop, thought about and came back a few days later saying "if there is a parking place in front of the shop I am meant to buy the machine." Guess what. Yes, right in front so I went in and bought it. It works like a charm but does have a little wear to the paint. My DH and I have always enjoyed going to auctions and last fall we went to an auction clearing out the collections of a couple who must have been true pack rats. They had dozens of things. I bought 8 toy sewing machines there to add to my collection. I have them all on display in my sewing room. My favorite is a German machine with decorative painting. I'll have to look up the tote pattern you suggested. I am getting ready to finish some chores around here so I can get back to quilting.
kathy (katydid) in WI where it was 10 degrees this morning. A real heat wave!
love your quilts in the picture. I have made a dozen Towne purses by Lazy Girl designs and several totes too. Whenever I need a new purse I pull out my pattern. I also collect toy sewing machines and have too many full sized ones. I'm in WI where it has been a very cold January. Nice to meet you. Kathy