One of my favorite local quilt shops sent out a newsletter today lamenting the proliferation of purchasing quilting fabrics and notions online. She stated (and this is true locally) that many LQS's have closed recently due to being unable to financially sustain themselves (due to online purchasing? - Not so sure.) Perhaps this is more a result of the ongoing recession in rural areas. What do you think?
At my sewing machine: O Tannenbaum
On my quilt hoop: Sally Post
On my needles: some lovely Knit Picks worsted for a sweater for DH
UFO down: Crabapples by Bonnie Hunter
As the autumn days pass, we are delighted with each day that it's above zero Celsius and we can get out and enjoy some autumn weather. All too soon the dreaded white stuff will appear on our lawn and we'll have to hunker down for the winter. I've been busy taking Craftsy classes, watching…Continue
Added by AnnetteJ on October 10, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments
I have been working off and on my Over the River quilt for a few years now. I finally finished it and got it back from the long arm quilter last week. I am so excited that it is done in time for me to have for Christmas this year!!!! Now I can start another embroidery project!…Continue
Wishing all my Canadian friends and ex-pats a wonderful Thanksgiving on Monday.We have so many reasons to be thankful. I hope everyone has a wonderful time with friends or family.…Continue
... okay are you ready to drool. Here's the dessert DH made me....
And yes, I did let him have some of it too. LOL
Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I had a fabulous…Continue
My DH is great, he loves to make breakfast and often asks me what I want. Well today, since it is my BIRTHDAY I asked for Apricot Sour Cream Scones.... and he delivered (or more accurately baked).
On top of that ... he made my all time most favorite, of course it is chocolate, dessert for tonight -- with just a little help/direction.... a…Continue
Well...I came as close to being beat up as I care to get...not kidding! I went to Walmart to pick up a hundred things I don't need(you know how that is at this place)...was cruising through the toys and along with another couple in the same aisle heard this woman one aisle over yell at her son SHUT the F---up or I'll slap the S---out of you. She came around the corner and I said Really, that's how you talk to your baby. She said, if you weren't in a wheelchair (I use it for long shopping…Continue
Early this morning I went to have the injection done to cervical area of my spine. I am NOT impressed with the doctor who did it. For one, he just saw me last week and told ME that I would be given sedation for the procedure AND I told HIM I had a problem with certain forms of iodine. When I saw him this morning, NONE of that information was on the chart that the "nurse" anesthetist was going over. They had to FIND a special antibacterial to use. The doc comes in an looks at the chart and…Continue
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Added by Shannon, ON on October 8, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments
DD sent this to me. Their first baby is due in about 8 weeks. Does she know her momma or what?!
I just thought you all might like to hear a short story of something that happens to me all the time! I was fabric shopping today in a local fabric shop. This time I was looking for new curtain fabric instead of quilting fabric, but as usual I mosied (this is a Texas word, not found in the dictionary) on over to the quilt fabrics anyway. There was another lady there also looking at every bolt of fabric and shaking her head. She looked at me and said, "I just can't find the right colors…Continue
Angel sets for angels as small as 18 weeks gestation; these will be going to God’s Tiny Angels in the next box. And I notices I made 6 girl sets and one lone boy set…so I now have 5 more boy fat quarter sets ready to go. Each one of these sets took 2 fat quarters of flannel: 2 teeny tears diapers and one 12 inch square tiny little lovie. I added a matching no sew…Continue
Don't tell my mom, but...I'm going to start using the "good" silverware and dishes for everyday use! I KNOW!!! I'll probably go to hell for this action...Can you really wear out silverware? It frees up a lot of storage space...the old stuff is head to the lake house.
I found these "tea towels" in a drawer. My grandmother made them for my parents...they have been married 64 yrs.!!! The term "tea towels" brings me back to my great aunt's farm kitchen on holidays and we're all drying…Continue
We gathered at our usual start time at Janet's to have a bite to eat before the meeting. We had eight people, in spite of our first real snowstorm, with…Continue
FREE to download. Lots of other Quilt Block Patterns. Visit my website to download the .PDF file.…Continue
It's been a while since I posted...but I have to share my latest quilt top. Though it has not been made into a quilt yet, I'm always gratified when it has come this far. This probably won't be finished until Christmas 2014. My sister and I have been working on this one for my aunt and another Christmas quilt for my mother so the both of them won't be done until 2014. 075.JPG …Continue
Well folks, I'm back after almost two month without a computer. My son bought me this laptop as an early Christmas present but I'm just now getting to use it. The first LT (an HP) I bought had to be taken back as it wouldn't work wireless. Then I exchanged it for this Dell. I'm glad I have a good friend who is a computer expert as he has had to teach me how to navigate this Window's 8. It is so different and less user friendly in my opinion.
I have been busy this Summer with…Continue
I copied the spider web pattern a few years ago, and obviously, my printer didn't get the angles quite right, so I had to adjust a bit and not all the corners are perfect. When I was ready to attach the centers they became spiders with padding and legs of wool yarn, rick rack,…Continue