I need to decide how to quilt this new quilt top. Should I just outline and put quilted borders on it? Or should I outline, fill in the blank areas with designs and quilting, and quilted borders? Any suggestions? Thanks
...or in our case a 4yr. old grandson...
Last night, we're at a lacrosse game that our son coaches. His 4yr. is sitting by me and says within shouting range...Did you know grandma Betty is dead? (MY 87yr old MIL passed last Aug.) Someone shot her...well, I started laughing so hard (there were times, I could've held the gun) and everyone else was dying with laughter. I said...really...how do you know this...Well that's how everyone dies...you just get shot. There wasn't a dry eye from…Continue
For all of you who were patient with my posts of quilts I was finishing off for the Sun County Quilter's Show, thank you for your encouragement! I entered 10 of the 15 quilts and was amazed to find I had 6 ribbons! I'm not going to bore you with the photos again, I will just enumerate the winners:
1st Place, Small Machine Applique - "Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Caramel Creme Sauce"
2nd Place, Medium Pieced - "Dragonfly Dance"
2nd Place, Medium Machine Applique -…Continue
Finished up my BOM. I used all Christmas fabrics so I'm way ahead of schedule (granted it was a 2012 BOM series). Lots of new experiences doing this sampler - paper piecing, Drunkard's Path, Dresden Plates, and English Paper Piecing. I learned not a big fan of EPP, and will probably avoid it all all cost…Continue
This is a caringbridge link for those interested in the progress of Libby.
In spite of a busy week, there was some progress on several projects. The appliqué part of the Delectable Pathways quilt is coming along.
I worked on it some during the Common Threads meeting, which took place at…Continue
This particularly is for the states of Fl, Al, Ak, MO, KS, NE, SD, and ND...my 82 year old parents are on the road (against most of the offsprings warnings) driving a motor home that is huge (5 pullout rooms) along with pulling a dual cab 150 Ford truck!!! I think they get a half mile/gal. of gas. They are armed with the brains of thinking they are 20 again! Why ND??? Because some fool (brother) offered my father a safety inspector's job for the summer!!! I am all for keeping them busy, but…Continue
I hope all who are in the Midwest are safe while the tornados threaten your area. I pray for you and your families. Please stay safe.
I have been very busy completing projects and starting projects.
Below are a few of my accomplishments this spring.
This little gem is a 'request' gift for my hairdresser to give. I used my embroidery machine for the center design and satin stitched around the applique.
It's always fun when DS calls. We just never know what to expect. He's cowboying on a ranch in Utah this summer. They are responsible for their own meals in the bunkhouse. Today when he called, he specifically asked for mom. Sheepishly, he asked what would happen if refrigerated biscuits weren't refrigerated and could he still use them.
I asked him how long they had been "unrefrigerated."
"Two weeks," was the reply.
"And they hadn't blown up in your cupboard?"…Continue
I was getting ready to do some sewing Wednesday but that went away with a phone call. Mom had three TIA's that…Continue
Here is another UFO completed. Our group, "Scrappies", started this challenge, a mystery quilt, the summer of 2011. As you can see, I'm a little slow; as usual I completed the top and there it sat until now. I love the bright colors.…Continue
I felt this was important to pass along...it is very easy to help someone survive a serious situation.
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a
stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours,…Continue
My friend Kaye makes these, and wonders if any one would pay her to make one, she makes them one bead at a time. she would like to sell them for 50$ a piece. She can make them into clocks, wall hangings, anything you want really! Its a beautiful process. please message me…Continue
i called customer service today to ask about the red in the new chateau line (called paprika). first she said orangey red. then she said rust. then she said barn red. i am confused!!
has anyone ordered the toile or the other paprikas who has a good description LOL?
thanks in advance!
Just got back from visiting my friend at the farm. It was a busy year with lambing this year. Some young rams got up to mischief and this is part of the results!!! Last year their flock was around 28 ewes and they had 12 lambs. As my friends son had passed away his wife decreased the size of the flock to a manageable size of 8 ewes but some…Continue