I am an office mgr for a plumbing shop, but when I am not working, I love to be in my sewing room quilting. My girlfriend and I starting serious quilting about 5 years ago and just purchased the HQ 16! I have three boys all grown up. One is a mechanic for motorcycles, one is a Science teacher and one is a chef in NY city. Proud of all...Hope to retire in 6 years and quilt, quilt, quilt...at least that is what I tell my husband.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, machine quilting, general sewing
My pets are awesome!
bear - Chocolate Lab and Abby - mixed yellow lab
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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 !!!
Thanks for the tip. I am going to check out the gridded paper and the vinyl from Joannes. Did you go to any of the classes in Utah? I was thinking about going in September, but now I'm not sure. Let me know how you like the thread.
Hi there from a former New Yorker! I spent most of my life in upstate NY, in the Schoharie valley. I miss it terribly sometimes, but this is home now. Bloom where you are planted, as the saying goes. We moved to NC 13 years ago. Still go home a few times a year to visit family and to vacation on Lake Ontario, I don't think I'll ever give that up, it's one of my favorite places in the world. But I handle the winter here a lot better! My oldest son, who still lives up there tells me I've gone "soft" I keep telling him I'd rather be soft than cold! He laughs and tells me I'm showing my age. Even though he's 30+ I'm still his mother, can I still cuff him one for that kind of disrespect?
I also have 3 grown boys, who have given me a total of 7 beautiful grandchildren. They keep me busy! Your friend that graduated with your son, I give her a lot of credit for doing it while working. With 8 classes this semester, I've got all I can do to remember my name some days. Working is not an option until I graduate in May. Like your friend though, I will finish in 2 years instead of the 3 years I was told it would take. I think when we go to school late in life, it means something different, we seem better able to focus on the goal. At least, that's how it has been for me. Thanks for your comments and your encouragement, I'll keep you posted! Happy Stitching! Cheryl
How long have you had your machine? I haven't tried the Essential Thread yet. I use King Tut; Superior or Star machine Quilting threads. I have had good luck with all 3 so far. You'll like working with pants; ther eare so many patterns, but with the HQ16, we can't use the really big patterns. I want to learn to do more free-hand quilting and also learn to use the special rulers. I want to get plexiglass or some kind of clear acrylic to place on top of the pantos as I'm working. Right now I use tape to keep it in place. I also use a laser level to place the pantos in a straight line. Keep practicing and it will get easier. I still have trouble with tension.
Oh my goodness......... Haven't seen much of any NYers on here, so this is very nice..... I understand the retire part, but I hope that I can do it before 6 years...... If only that Mega would come our way.........remember- just a dollar and a dream! I also have three grown children. Two boys and a girl in the middle, they all have families of their own. My oldest boy lives in NC. with his wife and two children (one each). My daughter is back home with a little gal, 3 years. My youngest son lives near by with his wife and daughter. My SO also has three grown children and families. His middle son lives in AZ with a wife and two sons. His oldest lives in Henrietta with his wife and two children(one each) and his youngest is his daughter who has two daughters and they live near in Chili center.
Carol W North Chili, NY