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OKAY,,what did I do that I cannot see anyone's pictures,,nor my own for that matter,,I think I loaded "Fire fox" and now I can't see anyone pictures..Please help.! I'm still no good at this computer thing..but I am learning.!

Added by Joanna liguz on October 9, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments

A Baby Lock question???

I've been looking at the Baby Lock Tempo and wondering if anyone has any info/thoughts to share.  I currently have a 6 year old Viking Emerald which I've never had any issues with.  The Viking seems to be all the machine I need, but saw the Tempo advertised for a great price and it looks so pretty!!!   I'd have to test sew before I bought but thought I'd run it by you folks to see if anyone has any pro's or no's on that model.


Added by Mary/ Tewksbury MA on October 8, 2015 at 3:34pm — 1 Comment

It was a long weekend for us all

None more than for DD.  DD finally had her second baby yesterday afternoon at 4:30.  She arrived at the hospital at 8am Sunday.  I don't think I could have survived labor for 32 hours.  But baby Lucas is here weighing in at 7.13 lbs 19 inches and hopefully will be going home tomorrow morning.…


Added by Kathy/WA on October 6, 2015 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Not a quilt, but a step in the right direction...

Here's what I've been playing with today:…


Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on October 5, 2015 at 4:32pm — 9 Comments

Perspective - Words to Think About

This morning was not one of my better mornings; there were so many things that were irritating me -- my house is dusty, the refrigerator is nearly empty, I have a huge laundry to do; a sudden electrical outage at an inopportune time shut everything down.  I was also fretting about a coming weekend quilting retreat that I am not ready for, etc. etc.  Then I flipped over the daily calendar page on my desk.  There was a photo of a kitten sitting in a basket of roses, and I thought, "humph"!…


Added by Carol Ann Hinton on October 5, 2015 at 10:50am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Fall Projects

The Pucker Up Socks are done:

I wore them to Common Threads on Thursday. It's nice to wear bright socks when it's cold and rainy outside. 

Georgette had finished this drop-stitch scarf, which Lynda is holding up. …


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 5, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Gifty Galore Project 14

Here's our next project! It's a Luggage Tag! So easy to make and very quick; done within 2 hours max! Pop over to Notions…


Added by Mari/WA on October 5, 2015 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

For our not so little 'fairy'

Yes this is for our "little" Miss Bailey for Halloween. She wants to be a "light pink and purple fairy".  Our little 5 year old DGD is now 43" tall and 79 pounds (remember when she was a preemie?).  First problem ...…


Added by B J Elder/WA on October 3, 2015 at 10:34am — 14 Comments

Special Desserts...

Last night we were entertained at a fabulous Tai restaurant. It is one of those high end places, that doesn't put the prices on the menu. If you have to ask, you shouldn't be here kind of place. Well, we only go to those places on a vendor. Hubby is the guest speaker at a state conference...that's how we were invited. When, I say fabulous...total understatement! Thought you'd get a kick out of the desserts!…


Added by Pam/NY on October 1, 2015 at 6:12am — 12 Comments

A Chuckle to share with your favorite guy....

Today is National Drink A Beer Day....(who makes this up) Thought this was a cute way to celebrate...

It is National drink a beer day....

Men are Deep Thinkers

I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer. The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking. My wife walked by and asked me what I was doing and I said 'nothing'.

The reason I said that instead of saying 'just thinking' is because she…


Added by Pam/NY on September 28, 2015 at 3:01pm — 9 Comments

Help with Sewing Machine Purchase Questions

Hello lovely Quilters!

I have been MIA here at QWU due to life....our little family has been so busy, I'm lucky to find time to quilt at all! But, since it has been all good things, I am very thankful to just be busy living out life's blessings.  God knows I've had times of "other" business that is just painful so I'll take this season any day! :)

I could really use some input from you ladies.  I purchased a Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875 in 2013.  Biggest mistake of ALL…


Added by Bethany/from CT on September 28, 2015 at 10:52am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Accelerating Towards Halloween

Vintage Stitchers met at Barbara's this week. Her home was already decorated for Halloween.

Diane was working on a scarf. The pattern is called "Lacy Leaves." She just had a copy with her, and there was no source, but she said it was from a booklet with four or five…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Feeling like fall...

I've been putzing around with little fall things lately.  The runner is something we did in our quilt group on Saturday.  I'm having a hard time trying to convince a few of the ladies that, yes, they can do their own free motion quilting.  So, this was a quick project to try to sell them on the idea.…


Added by Barb/WI on September 28, 2015 at 7:10am — 7 Comments

Want to make a pinwheel baby quilt. HELP

I want to make a pinwheel quilt for 2 babies at my church. I know the pattern but I don't know a good size to make. How do I determine the size of the blocks? I want it to be a good size so that it can be used for a while, especially since colder weather is coming. Can someone help me with size determination.


Added by janae on September 27, 2015 at 5:19pm — 5 Comments

Eclipse tonight? + feel like I've been on the moon myself

Hi all,

I feel like I've been flying around like a moth. It doesn't seem like I've gotten anything done. The garden is dying, except for the huge weeds and a zucchini that has been hiding out. I'm thinking of turning it into a wagon for my grandchildren. A few wheels and a sturdy rope ought to do it.

September flew by with quilt show, program for a guild at the other end of the state (almost exactly 400 miles from my house, the garden and doctor's appointments. Sheesh--you know…


Added by Barbara Graham on September 27, 2015 at 2:18pm — 13 Comments

Jelly Rolls

I've only worked with a Jelly Roll one time. I just unrolled it and started attaching the strips. I just bought a Christmas Moda fabric one to make a bed runner for the holidays. I decided to separate them and alternate colors and shading. How do you decide to use the strips? I just hope, it looks balanced when I'm done. Do they roll them a certain way so that they will look balanced when you sew from the top of the pile of strips to the bottom?

Added by Pam/NY on September 24, 2015 at 7:41am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Bright and Cheerful

It was another busy week in the mountains of Utah. The leaves are turning and Park City Singers has begun practicing again.

Practice was Tuesday evening, the same day as out 50th wedding anniversary. DH picked me up early at practice, and we went out to…


Added by Peggy Stuart on September 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

October Little Quilt

October Little Quilt is exactly what you would expect, a Halloween celebration!!! We had the most darling Halloween fabric still available for this, Rest in Pieces by Jenni Calo. I’m SO happy to be able to create this months …


Added by Mari/WA on September 21, 2015 at 6:18am — 2 Comments

Fire update and a bit more

The fire near us is now 25% contained - which is excellent news!  Our cooler temps this last week or so and a little moisture in the air has helped. It is up high in some inaccessible areas. We've had 400 firefighters working on it and 4 helicopters dropping water, etc.  No structures have been involved and it looks like it should be out by the end of the month. What a blessing. Had it started a couple of weeks earlier it would be a much different outcome.  The really maddening thing is that…


Added by B J Elder/WA on September 18, 2015 at 2:40pm — 13 Comments

Special project

A very dear friend of the family passed a few years ago. Her daughter contacted me to help finish off a cross stitch project that Melley had stitched. There's a baby coming in November, that she thought would be the perfect gift from their great grandmother. I was thrilled to do this for the family. Melley lived in Waterloo,NY the home of women's rights. Melley in her hayday would lead protests and lectured on women's rights. Her son lived in Chicago, he opened the newspaper only to see a…


Added by Pam/NY on September 18, 2015 at 6:46am — 14 Comments

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