Technically, I have taken all the classes I need to for my masters degree. Unfortunately, there was no graduating for me this summer as I had planned due to mental exhaustion and an ailing 85 year old mom. I really admire and feel for all you ladies that have committed to taking care of a parent full time.
Back to school. I postponed my graduation until this fall because the summer load proved to be literally a LOAD. I am required to put together a virtual portfolio as the final…Continue
Good morning everyone! I have been so lucky lately it's scary! I've won lots of fabric, books and even thread. But look what arrived yesterday! You can read about it here: http://clothstitched.blogspot.com/
Here we are in the last month of summer! Like some of you I have been busy with vacations, visitors and just running around, so I havn't spent much time in my sewing room or on the computer. I did finish one fun quilt this summer, and because of the color scheme, I have named it "I dream of Huckleberries". It was a fun one to make, but it did make me think! Hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer and the pictures of my Huckleberry quilt!…Continue
Hi everyone, I haven't been on in awhile, it has been a very busy summer, I live on the water, so we have lots of company. Last week had 2 of my six grands for the week, we went fishing, clamming, swimming on the beach, they love the ocean. We did find time to sew, I bought 2 preprinted pattern aprons from WalMart, just cut and sew. My GD is 11 and GS is 8, they did very well, but my GD is a lefty, WOW! it is so hard to teach a lefty to rotory cut. I had to buy her left handed…Continue
Ok who ever stole yesterday from me needs to give it back!! Oh wait that would be mom! Spent much of yesterday running mom around. The up side was diner out. My daughter even managed to show up for a few minutes to say hi and showed off her gently used "new" car. After all that I sat and pondered my quilting project. I tried the clear wash out webbing the other night and didn't like it. I kept tearing the stuff before I got to the quilting part of my project. Went back to Joann's this…Continue
we have started our first International Block Swap and would like to invite you all to participate! The more different nationalities are involved, the more interesting this will be.
You can find all details at http://www.quilt-around-the-world.com/en/content/international-block-swap
Everybody can participate and it is free except for a nominal charge…Continue
Added by juhu on August 17, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments
I made this sewing "bagsket" with my embroidery machine.Continue
Can you believe that these were photos that some very talented quilters made into wallhanger with 1" squares? The photo doesn't do them justice...sorry.…Continue
Added by Rhonda Mossner on August 16, 2011 at 5:21am — No Comments
I finally found a block that was easy for me....grin. I posted it on My Page.
Hope things are going well for everyone. My grandkids are ready to go back to school in a week or so, and they are excited. At least until they come home from their first day of school.
Just loaded some photo's on my page if you are interested. Some of a beautiful store I visited in PEI.
Still can't load photo's on this blog or group blogs.
Not nearly as exciting as that yearly physical but still interesting enough. I've ordered material, I've ordered another book and I've been to the local fedex to get a photo enlarged of a design that I've decided I wanted to do for my quilt. So now that big question is: How do I go from picture to material???? I've tried light box, doesn't work for me. I've tried clear platic trace and pin, doesn't work for me. I've tried sticky paper draw and pin then sew, doesn't work for me. I can't…Continue
Don't you just look forward to that yearly visit to the doctor's office? NOT...You go in thinking this is only going to take at the most a half hour...first the nurse ask how much I weighed (she however didn't say what year) so I smiled and said 135lb. she said step on the scale 175! how tall 5'6 nope 5'3...then she takes my B/P and it was elevated! What does she expect...when I came in I was Tall and slender...after she got through... I ended up short and fat!!! But, seriously ladies and…Continue
I'm going to card this with my Shetland wool (and later the Romney and some KP Wool of the Andes spinning fiber) to use for socks this winter.
The other was a lovely shawl from a dear friend who lives far away. I…
Olie trying out his new Kindergarten Nappy Blanket…Blue Flannel Side…Olie picked out the fabric himself…flannel for chilly days cotton for warm days…machine embroidered his name on the red side in bright Orange and black…machine quilted with extra fluff for a slight pillow…quilted in a lightening bolt for Lightening Mc Queen…
Yes, only two great sunny days and the rest were threatened by showers and constant rain.
I took several ribbons on my quilts; two second place (Double Wedding Ring and Feathered Star); one third (Panda snippets); two honorable mentions (Jersey Fresh and "Soup's On" challenge quilt). I think that I would have done better if I had put all of my nine of my quilts in the "adult" category. I had placed them in the "professional" category because I sold a couple many years ago, thus…Continue