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October 2013 Blog Posts (84)

Sparkles warning

Just finished Piper's Rainbow Unicorn Halloween costume.  A word of warning to anyone considering "sparkly" tulle (actually sold as Glitter Tulle at Joann's) - - -  you will NEVER EVER and I mean NEVER live without sparkles again!!!  Silly Gramma, choosing the sparkly tulle.  I've been vacuuming for the last 1&1/2 hours and still my sewing room sparkles!  And not because it's so clean either.  I haven't even gotten to the rest of the house/couch/chairs/stairs yet, and won't today.  It's…


Added by Terry F on October 27, 2013 at 11:32am — 11 Comments

Help with an old Janome L 392

 I have borrowed a Janome from a friend as my machine has gone for servicing. The Janome is an old machine with no manual and the friend has inherited it from her mother-in-law. She has no clue about the machine's features either. If anyone is familiar with old models of Janome can you enlighten me on these two points?

1. On the dial for stitch length there is a marking  with a + and a - on either side of 'ss'. What setting is this for.

2. Is it possible to do free motion…


Added by Sobana Sundar on October 27, 2013 at 6:46am — 7 Comments

I'm a Great Grammie

Melody Rose made her appearance into this world yesterday Oct 25th.  As you can see by the scale she is a big baby.  Mother and baby are doing fine.  Great…


Added by Irene Gallway on October 26, 2013 at 11:47am — 21 Comments

Two posts in one day...neither one a quilt post

Here is the latest project - not a quilting project, but a fabric project nonetheless.  I'm re-upholstering a couch and chair for DS and his future bride.  My folks got the the set (it comes with 2 wagon wheel end tables and a coffee table) used from her older sister in the late 50's and they'd seen their better days.  No one wanted the furniture, but I have always loved them and thought they were too good to just junk.  (They don't make solid furniture like that these days - at least in my…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — 16 Comments

Slumber Party!

This weekend is our future DIL's bridal shower here in our community.  DD is coming in from CO.  Future DIL and her 3 roommates are coming from the NE panhandle.  They are all staying here.  Can you say slumber party?  :D  DS says he'll be bunking down at Grandma & Grandpa's.  (They live here on the ranch.)  What do you think?  If DS bails on us, will that be too many girls for DH to handle?

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 25, 2013 at 7:16am — 11 Comments

Latest computer problem

I have never had so much problems with computers as I have the last few months.  As you know my computer crashed in Aug. and my son bought me a new laptop as an early Christmas present.  The first one would not work wireless and had to go back for an exchange. This week the second one started acting crazy and my computer man said it was a key that was stuck and suggested I take that one back to the store.  So now I'm on my third laptop. It seems to be working great but if it decides to give…


Added by Irene Gallway on October 24, 2013 at 6:01pm — 6 Comments


A few things I have been working on. The Embroidery panel is to be incorporated into a new cover for my embroidery machine.

One purse for a friend, one for myself for travelling and the other for a gift.

The stripy one is made from batiks strips from CT. Just love the colours.…


Added by Ally Bryant on October 24, 2013 at 7:33am — 9 Comments


Added by kelly westfall on October 23, 2013 at 11:36pm — 5 Comments

Need ideas

In November my quilt for charity group will be setting up a table at a couple bazaars to raise funds to purchase supplies.  We are looking for project ideas (not just quilting ideas) to make that are quick, easy, and low priced to make to sell at the bazaars.  Any ideas out there you are willing to share?  It is so hard to know what will sell;  inexpensive items usually sell best.

Thank you.

Added by June Johnson/Wi on October 23, 2013 at 8:06pm — 6 Comments

pins and needles that had nothing to do with sewing.....

I've been holding my breath for a while now.  I work at one of the grocery stores in the Northwest threatening to go on strike this week if the employers didn't come to an agreement with the employees contract.  I was kind of looking forward to that unpaid vacation time, more time for sewing you know.  But then again I do have the bills to pay every month.  The grocery stores and union finally came to an agreement an hour and a half before the deadline to strike. It was a little depressing…


Added by Kathy/WA on October 23, 2013 at 8:01pm — 7 Comments

fabric trends

It is always interesting to see fabric trends come and go.  Themes like chickens, roosters, and now owls.  Fabrics like 30's, pinks & browns, jade & brown, lime green & orange, Civil War prints, etc.

A few months ago I was looking for a gray/yellow combination for an apron for a gift. My nephew's bride-to-be had chosen gray and yellow as their wedding colors.  I am obviously out of the loop, because at the time, I thought it was an unusual choice.  I have since…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 23, 2013 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Fancy Stiletto Dessert...

Attended a luncheon to raise money for the new cancer center being built in the Syracuse area. Alex Baldwin is from one of our suburb. His mother, Carol, is a breast cancer survivor. She is a leading  fund raiser in the community...no one says no to her. This was the dessert served! I didn't want to eat it...too pretty.  Waited to see how everyone else was going to attack…


Added by Pam/NY on October 23, 2013 at 9:05am — 11 Comments

Sad News

I had posted earlier that I had 2 nephews, my brother's sons, who were electrocuted and fell 3 stories in a construction accident. One nephew has finally succumbed to his injuries. He shed his mortal coils at 6:52 p.m. this evening for angel's wings. What organs that can be used will be donated to those need them.

On behalf of my brother, his family and mine, thank you all for your prayers and messages of encouragement and hope. The surviving son was with his father and brother when…


Added by Terri D. on October 22, 2013 at 5:31pm — 13 Comments

Lasting Legacies Block of the Month

Here's what's coming next!!! Yep, I'm beginning a BOM in November! It will last for 7 months and I will provide lessons for each block and then the sashing and borders. The kit will be available October 28th!

If you're interested or curious, hop over to…


Added by Mari/WA on October 22, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Promised pictures

Back in August I said I would get up the pictures of quilt tops I finished. It has taken sometime to get them quilted and finished.  Have done another one and several doll quilts in the process.  A friend gave me a bunch of scraps and I have been sorting and cutting them for another one.  It seems to be taking me forever to do this.  I continue to do my scrappy quilts for charity and have been quilting some and pin-basting some for our group to work on.  Also have done a scrappy christmas…


Added by Dawn Hutton on October 22, 2013 at 10:03am — 13 Comments


3 new gorgeous collections comin' down the pipes!!

Added by Shannon, ON on October 22, 2013 at 8:22am — 1 Comment

Country wedding....

I recently posted a picture of a chair and quilt that we were giving for a wedding gift. This was the wedding, held at a historic BandB...the weather cleared enough to have it outside...the sun peeked out just as they kissed!!! The leaves reflecting off the…


Added by Pam/NY on October 21, 2013 at 11:50am — 11 Comments

Knotty Travel Tissue

Here is our project for today! A Knotty Travel Tissue! It's a 15 minute sewing experience! Truly! I wrote a blog with all the dimensions and how to construct it and it's posted on Notions. Pop over …


Added by Mari/WA on October 21, 2013 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

High Fiber—Spooky Times, Good Times.

The scarf I wove for my friend Rebecca is finished.

I hope to be able to give it to her this week. Rebecca let all the Vintage Stitchers go through the bins of fat quarters she wanted to unload, and we each came away with a pile of very nice quilting fabric. Later, she gave me a big bin of yarn for charity projects and weaving practice. In it…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 21, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

productive weekend indeed

Sweet antique hanky bonnets…out of a stack of 12 hankies from an antique store I managed to get 8 total hanky bonnets, three I’ll try to sell on Etsy, try, if they don’t sell before I ship the next box to God’s Tiny Angels the three will be joining these 5 really cute bonnets. These will easily fit a newborn for the ride home from the hospital or for…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on October 21, 2013 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

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