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October 2013 Blog Posts (84)

Is This a Problem?

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?

Added by Carol Ann Hinton on October 11, 2013 at 12:01pm — 13 Comments

Autumn in Central Alberta

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…


Added by AnnetteJ on October 10, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Over the River

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!…


Added by Judy/WA on October 10, 2013 at 3:14pm — 13 Comments


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.…


Added by Shannon, ON on October 10, 2013 at 11:44am — 5 Comments

Started the day with Scones and ended with this...

... 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…


Added by B J Elder/WA on October 9, 2013 at 9:36pm — 13 Comments

Great way to start the day!

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…


Added by B J Elder/WA on October 9, 2013 at 11:27am — 21 Comments

Walmart Confrontation...

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…


Added by Pam/NY on October 9, 2013 at 9:30am — 17 Comments

cat quilt pattern

Does anyone know of an easy cat quilt pattern ,not applique,that I can do for a christmas gift?

Added by donalma shoust on October 9, 2013 at 6:56am — 3 Comments

Can you say OUCH!

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…


Added by Terri D. on October 8, 2013 at 8:46pm — 12 Comments

save a tree


to cancel phone directory hard copy

Added by Shannon, ON on October 8, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Chuckle for the day

DD sent this to me.   Their first baby is due in about 8 weeks.  Does she know her momma or what?!

This is so going to be @DirkandMary Rodimel ! @Rachael Rodimel @Zach Rodimel

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 8, 2013 at 10:35am — 15 Comments

Meeting in a Fabric Store!

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…


Added by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on October 7, 2013 at 1:53pm — 10 Comments

sew much accomplished!

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…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on October 7, 2013 at 9:40am — 5 Comments

Entering into new phase...

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…


Added by Pam/NY on October 7, 2013 at 9:25am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Learning New Things

In Common Threads this week, we had a special meeting to view the video, "Learn to Love Needleturn" by Mary Sorensen

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…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

New FREE Quilt Pattern for October Breast Cancer Awareness - Hearts of Hope

FREE to download.  Lots of other Quilt Block Patterns. Visit my website to download the .PDF file.…


Added by CountryJunk on October 6, 2013 at 7:17pm — 3 Comments

Hugs and Kisses Christmas Quilt Top

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 …


Added by Terri Hair on October 6, 2013 at 7:49am — 6 Comments

Back in the sadle again

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…


Added by Irene Gallway on October 6, 2013 at 5:05am — 7 Comments

what furloughed workers have time to do.

It's time to clean up a few of the UFOs. Some are stuck on the shelf for a reason. 

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,…


Added by Bonnie on October 4, 2013 at 8:09pm — 10 Comments

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