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August 2018 Blog Posts (8)

Update on my DH

Hi all. Life has taken quite a turn. What we thought was dementia turned out to be GBM (glioblastoma) tumors I. His brain. If you can choose what type of a tumor to have, this is NOT it. He has surgery on Thursday. They could get 70% of the front lobal tumor, the other was inoperable. He will get chemo and radiation which will give us more, and better time, for several months. 

It has been quite a rollercoaster taking it all in, but God has given us such comfort and peace. We are…

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Added by B J Elder/WA on August 20, 2018 at 9:58am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Waiting for the Movers....

So here's this:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 20, 2018 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

The Door Closes Slowly

Vintage Stitchers had a party to say goodbye to me.

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 13, 2018 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Greetings my friends!

Hi all -- it's been way too long since I last posted here. It's so nice to see so many 'faces' I know as I scan the posts.

Honestly, I can't remember when I last posted, so some of this may be old stuff but other will be new. I have managed to do some quilting/fiber art over the last several months, but my time is mostly filled with other things of life these days.

Last November my husband and I moved from working for the Retreat (which is no more) to full time volunteer staff…

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Added by B J Elder/WA on August 11, 2018 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

Tribute wallhanging

This wallhanging is based on a larger one I found in a magazine.  I made this to hang in my 7 year old granddaughter's bedroom, at our house.  It is a tribute to her mom, our daughter-in-law, who just passed away much too young after her 7 year battle with metastatic breast cancer.  She truly knew how to live life in full bloom, and made making memories a priority.  We never heard her complain as she fought bravely until she had nothing left to fight with.  (Sorry, didn't plan to add the…

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Added by Barb/WI on August 8, 2018 at 6:43am — 7 Comments

Another quick project

Even though I should have been spending my time basting an older UFO, I saw this embroidery design & just couldn't resist making it.  It is the freeform tablerunner by Sweet Pea Designs.  I did the center part on my embroidery machine & then added the borders as I wanted it to be wider than the pattern is.  It only took a few hours to make.  If you click on the picture, I think it will enlarge it enough so you can see the quilting better.  That is all done using my emb machine except…

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Added by Janet/MO on August 7, 2018 at 8:03pm — 7 Comments

Teachers wanted

Hello future EQS Instructor!

We are recruiting instructors of quilting/fiber arts for The Everett Quilt Show (EQS) April 26-27, 2019 & April 24-25, 2020 and hope that you will apply. The theme for the 2019 show is "It's Raining Quilts!" and we think this will be an exciting year with a challenge to make a quilt for  the theme. Please check out our website (link below) for information about the show.
One of our goals is to provide…
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Added by Becky Ray on August 6, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Keeping in Stitches and Paper and Food

We've moved on from buttonholes and buttons to decorative stitching with my new Eversewn Sparrow 15. Here's a look at the latest.

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 6, 2018 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

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