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93 + 100

Thought you might like to see a picture of Mom, at 93, and her sister who turned 100 on July 1. This was taken at the party today. My aunt still lives alone in her home of 'forever' - a big old farmhouse. They are the last of the 6 siblings still living, with only one not having reached 90.…


Added by B J Elder/WA on July 4, 2015 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

Before Pictures

I posted some pictures of my senior apartment.  I don't have a wide angle camera so couldn't get a full picture in the bedrooms.  I keep telling myself that "less is more" but having a hard time convincing myself at times.  Will post the after pictures as soon as I get fully moved.  It could be awhile.  I am making all the curtains and want to put things up on the walls before the furniture is moved in.

Added by Irene Gallway on July 4, 2015 at 7:13am — 2 Comments

Happy 4th

I made this wall hanging a few years ago, but it is appropriate for today, I think.  Wishing you all an fun and safe 4th.  We're in the hot zone and no fires or fireworks are allowed ... let's hope people are smart and abide by that.

Today we'll be taking Mom (93) to her sister's to celebrate her 100th…


Added by B J Elder/WA on July 4, 2015 at 6:07am — 7 Comments


Happy Independence Day to all of you!  May we never forget what the day is all about.  Sent this early as we have a wedding tomorrow and likely will not be online.

Added by June Johnson/Wi on July 3, 2015 at 9:47am — 2 Comments

Happy 4th of July

I wanted to give an early Happy 4th of July to all of us here in the USA!  I heard last night that as many as 35 million people will be traveling this weekend so if you are one of them, please be safe. 

Added by Janet/MO on July 3, 2015 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

Birthday cards

My b.d. was a month ago but was looking at my cards before I put them away.  Two of them were especially funny!

First one on front was photo from the 50's of 2 elderly ladies standing in front of the car with caption:  "You and me...We're gonna be friends until we're old and senile!"

Inside of card:"...and then we'll be NEW friends.  How great is that?!"

Second one is a little lengthy but hilarious:

While shopping for a birthday card, I made the mistake of…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on July 2, 2015 at 5:50pm — 4 Comments

My birthday!

With it being my birthday, today, We celebrated it yesterday..went to Raleigh N.C. and went out to eat, several times...LOL!  Also went to see the movie "MAX"

Oh it's a great movie.! Walked the streets of the North Plaza Mall..Shopped,,,,and really had a great time. Just my DH and me.  It was 87* and sunny, and I was with my DH for…


Added by Joanna liguz on July 1, 2015 at 11:55am — 10 Comments

The apartment is now available to move in.

The move is on. I have to make all the curtains first.  Don't want to feel like I'm in a fish bowl.  Yesterday I went into Canada and ordered two new sewing machine cabinets.  This one is too big and won't fit the space where my sewing room will go.  I will sell this one.  The same place is making my new cabinets that made this one.  They do a great job and the price is more reasonable then going to a sewing store (which we don't have)   I made a design of what I want.  They will deliver…


Added by Irene Gallway on July 1, 2015 at 5:00am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Packing It In

I've been trying to finish projects I'll need for the trip we're taking next week, like the Navy iPad Tote Bag.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Sudoku quilt #2

This quilt is based on a Sudoku puzzle and is the second one I have made. I am tying the first one now so it is taking longer. I think they are a lot of fun and I am always tempted to start another one even though I have piles of UFOs begging to be worked on. In a Sudoku quilt (or puzzle) the same single fabric (or number) may not appear twice in the same row, column or in any of the nine blocks. The first photo is the back; the second is the front of the quilt.…


Added by Jodi Cramer on June 27, 2015 at 7:44pm — 17 Comments

Back to making some mini`s

I have been in a few swaps all over the internet a couple of them have been with mini quilts. I have made a couple and got a couple in between that are just lovely I thought I would share them I do have a mini group here that really had gone dormant but the slide show is amazing if anyone would like to see you may have to make yourself a member to see them I had done it that way and now wish I could change it. but not sure how. 

The Redwork was for making a mini before 1910 so I went…


Added by betweens on June 27, 2015 at 3:13am — 11 Comments

Men just don't understand

Added by Kathy/WA on June 26, 2015 at 7:10am — 6 Comments

My poor grandson

My youngest grandson is 10 yrs old (will be 11 in Sept.)  He is a kid who has never really had a fear of anything (not always such a good thing), but due to that he has loved to ride motorized scooters since he was little bitty.  Last yr he took his own birthday money & bought a nice one for himself to the tune of $115.00.  The other day he was at a skate park in Las Vegas and he fell over while riding it.  Three teenagers came up & pretended to help him get up.  Instead of helping…


Added by Janet/MO on June 25, 2015 at 7:55pm — 13 Comments

Thank Goodness!!!

I have been working on this quilt for a customer....

Per her request she wanted the pearls.  I'm sick of pearls! lol I've…


Added by Roxann on June 25, 2015 at 12:19pm — 17 Comments

The BABY is a BOY !

WE found out that the child is a boy.Our DD and SIL are expecting their first baby. and they found out yesterday what He was.

He had all his parts and they were measuring on how big his lungs were,,,how large his head is..etc,,and everything is right on schedule...Well we said...God is making another miracle once again...He just amazes us every day. They are so excited that everything is going according to plan...

We are very excited -  so of course I bought a few little one…


Added by Joanna liguz on June 25, 2015 at 6:30am — 8 Comments


We have just posted a new swap on our group, Block Swappers, Inc.  Instructions are in the Discussion Forum. Check it out and join the fun!

Added by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on June 23, 2015 at 8:01pm — 3 Comments

Heading to Quilt Wyoming

I leave in the morning, first thing to head to Quilt Wyoming--our state quilt guild convention travels around the state. This year it's a maybe a five/six hour drive. So, we're leaving a day early and starting in the opposite direction to shop hop along the way. By tomorrow night we will have traveled many miles, over the mountains and back, so Thursday we'll start driving only slightly further  away from our destination than we would if we drove from home.

Quilters are wacky. I think…


Added by Barbara Graham on June 23, 2015 at 6:09pm — 8 Comments

Shopping gone country...

We are in Quakertown, PA. Hubby is in meetings, so decided to ask a couple other spouses if they wanted to go antiquing. I have met them at cocktail parties, but that's always stuffy. We are cruising the backroads to this shop when we came upon a farm with this sign!!! So, I pull in. Their eyes got a big as saucers. I…


Added by Pam/NY on June 23, 2015 at 8:44am — 8 Comments

Question re: labels

I have an internet friend who lives in Australia.  She and her husband have become active at an animal rescue sanctuary that is in desperate need of funds to help all of the animals they try to take care of.  So I offered to send them a quilt to be either raffled or auctioned off.  So my question to all of you is this: Should I remove the label that I currently have on the back of the quilt that gives my name, the name of the quilt, the name of the group of ladies who made the blocks &…


Added by Janet/MO on June 23, 2015 at 7:51am — 9 Comments

O rings on a Cruise Control

I've been trying to get "back into" quilting after a brief start and a long absence.  I have a Pfaff Grand Quilter (midarm) machine on a Grace frame.  To use with it I have a (red box) Quilter's Cruise Control.  Even tho I haven't used it a friend has, so I know that everything is (was?) in working order.  Problem is the O rings for the CC rotted off.  I have new ones but cannot for the life of me figure out where or how they go on!!!  The contact person - email -…


Added by Terry F on June 23, 2015 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

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