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House Fire and A Shop!

Hello All,

It's been a hectic fall around here.  I started back to work (at the middle school) on Sept. 6 after a somewhat relaxing summer.  The Saturday after school started, Sept 10, I was home with my youngest son.  The breaker for the washing machine flipped off,  there was no wash going at the time, I reset it only to have it flip off again.  My husband was out working on the shop he's building but happened to come into the house for a drink of  water.  At that point, the…


Added by Sue S. / OR on October 21, 2016 at 12:58pm — 6 Comments

There are rules but ignore most of them!

Added by Kathy/WA on October 20, 2016 at 9:40pm — 2 Comments

My latest wool applique finish

My friend Dawn Heese with Linen Closet Designs has started designing cute little projects that resemble shopping tags.  I bought this one & another one that looks like a bouquet of tulips from her at a quilt show a couple of weeks ago.  I just really felt the urge to get this one done.  It is about 14" x 22" and doesn't require any quilting as it is fused to the backing.  I have it hanging on the wall in my kitchen right now, but this pic shows it laying on my sewing room floor.  These…


Added by Janet/MO on October 20, 2016 at 6:17pm — 5 Comments

October Catch-Up

I see it’s been just over 2 months since I last posted here.  And I also see that I had already admitted to having a not very productive summer.  I’m afraid that it continued into the month of September, but I have finally settled down to some sewing.

I spent a week in Victoria at the end of September, helping to celebrate Sophia’s second birthday, and marvelled at how she has grown and changed in the past year.  She’s a very busy little girl, and her parents end each day quite…


Added by Rebecca Sundberg on October 18, 2016 at 12:07pm — 5 Comments

High Fiber—Cones, Colds and Cardis

First the cardi:



Added by Peggy Stuart on October 17, 2016 at 8:37am — 8 Comments

Not responsible....

I had nothing to do with hurricane Mathew. Sorry, that so many are displaced. Nothing worse than flooding. I am in SAN Antonio. It is hot... came from cool weather in NY. This is the last trip for awhile. I need to get my house deep cleaned before the holidays. Not to mention, get a few things made. There is a quilt shop not too far from the hotel. Will try to get there and check out some southwestern prints. We are here for a conference, but will get to visit the Alamo and love the Mexican… Continue

Added by Pam/NY on October 14, 2016 at 9:36am — 6 Comments


My DH and I love books!  We've moved so many times over the years, I can…


Added by Sandra Paananen on October 11, 2016 at 9:33am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Doll, Puppy, Show-and-tell

But first some quilting show-and-tell.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 10, 2016 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

140 days later....

Moms house is done, well it was done back in August, finally, and up for sale.  It was actually sold twice but the deals didn't go threw.  Such is life.  It is once again sold even though we still have a few things to do according to the inspection report we just got but they will be manageable, I hope.  So now that I have a little breathing room I started taking a long look at my house.  I guess I ended up with a few more things of moms than I realized.  I've had this box sitting on the…


Added by Kathy/WA on October 9, 2016 at 10:05pm — 4 Comments

Hurricane Matthew

I hope that none of our QWU members are experiencing problems due to the severe hurricane that is hitting the east coast.  If you are, here is sending positive thoughts your way that you don't sustain any injuries or damage to your property.  I can't get over how some people refuse to evacuate when there is a storm of this severity heading their way.  At least with a hurricane you have enough time to get to safety.  That is not always the case with a tornado. 

Added by Janet/MO on October 7, 2016 at 3:07pm — 3 Comments

Our 42 anniversary

We have been married for 42 yrs today.!  Life is Good.! We are celebrating it in Tennessee at Pigeon Forge. 

Not sure how we got here, in years,,,but it has been a lot of work and a lot of fun...!

We sure are blessed, and we are better now…


Added by Joanna liguz on October 5, 2016 at 7:37pm — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Sewing and Reaping

Buddy and Dude have new sport sandals.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 3, 2016 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Progress and Brain Storming

Well, I've made slow progress on my UFO's.  I finished #2 blue jean strip rag rug and is now by the back door and looks amazing.  After cleaning my machine of all the jean threads and dust/lint, I swiftly moved on to the next, improv strips (meaning cut with scissors and no ruler) from my scrap bag which are cut…


Added by Sandra Paananen on October 1, 2016 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Sweet Journey

     Today marks the finish of my classic Baltimore, Sweet Journey.  Twelve years in the making and many other quilts in between.  Baltimores are intense.  They require skill, tenacity, and one becomes devoted to them.  My journey started with a trip to Houston Quilt Festival in 2003.  Elly Sienkiewicz was given the Silver Star award for her contribution to the quilting community and there were many Baltimore quilts on display much to my delight.  And above it all, the magnificent Samuel…


Added by AnnetteJ on September 29, 2016 at 12:44pm — 10 Comments

The cutest t-shirt I ever saw

My husband had a dr's appointment at the VA Hospital in Columbia MO today.  On our way out to the parking lot, we started talking to 2 employees who were also leaving.  One of them was wearing a t-shirt that had the best phrase on the back & it fits so many people today.

                                       "The results of your IQ test came back negative".   

There are so many people I would have to give one of those to. …


Added by Janet/MO on September 28, 2016 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

I'm A Pickin and I'm A Grinin

We have moved back to our main house…at the lake on weekends. What an awesome summer we had and Fall is starting out gorgeous. Went to a Barn Festival last weekend in Remsen, NY. They close down main street and vendors sit up their booths. Not much shopping for us... but the homemade soups and local food was outstanding! The had a small quilt show, that was lovely.

I have been challenged to learn how to play the Ukulele. There's three couples at the lake that have to make up a song…


Added by Pam/NY on September 27, 2016 at 5:37am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Legends of the Fall...and Falling

Ah, fall colors. Colors for outfits...…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 26, 2016 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

One just never knows

Life got a bit hectic shortly after my last post.  But things are getting a little better now.   My husband was declared legally blind on June 7th of this year due to a rare genetic eye disease called Retinitis pigmentosa.  He can no longer drive and has applied for disability.

I'm training to be a dispatcher at the Stroud Police Dept.   It's great because it's across the intersection from my house.  I will be taking my OLETS certification test on Oct 12.

As for quilting,  I go…


Added by Laurie on September 24, 2016 at 8:07pm — 6 Comments

Don't believe "them" when they tell you that retirement is supposed to be quiet & peaceful

As some of you know, my daughter & her 2 boys live with us. The boys are 15 & just shy of 17. I swear the 17 yr old is an accident looking for a place to happen. He is the one who broke his right ankle on Super Bowl Sunday while playing ball with his dad & his brother. Now today he decided the genius thing to do was ride in the back of his friend's pickup.  Needless to say, his friend was going too fast around a curve on a gravel road & Mike was flung out.  The 3 other kids…


Added by Janet/MO on September 22, 2016 at 4:07pm — 13 Comments

The wild year continues

Shortly after returning from a quick visit in Seattle with #1 son, I was expecting my Swedish "sister" to come for a visit so I had to clean house. Ick. As long as no one disturbs the dust, all is fine. Once I started the cleaning was brutal. She arrived and stayed with us a week before we headed off to our 50th class reunion in Texas. Because the drive wasn't going to be long enough, we added in a side trip to Grand Tetons. Luckily, they contained the fires and reopened the gate south out…


Added by Barbara Graham on September 22, 2016 at 2:49pm — 6 Comments

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