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Update from BJ

Hi everyone!

I can't remember if I did an update from the Aug. 11 post or not, so bear with me if I repeat stuff.  

What we thought was rapid onset dementia (DH) is actually Glioblastoma brain tumors (the same as what Sen. McCain had). DH had surgery Aug. 16. We are home now (he was in the hospital for 12 days) and getting ready to start outpatient PT as well and chemo and radiation. The outpouring of love and support and help is so amazing. God's goodness has no…

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Added by B J Elder/WA on August 28, 2018 at 11:45am — 8 Comments

All Good Things....

All good things come to an end. We said goodbye to more stuff, including our mattress.

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 27, 2018 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Summer UFOs finished...

I have had these tops in storage for years...it was time to get them finished. The one set on point will be added to the youngest grandson's wedding box. The other is for friends house warming gift when we visit on Thanksgiving.…

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Added by Pam/NY on August 24, 2018 at 4:58am — 11 Comments

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 — 11 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 — 13 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

Just when I thought I had a grip on life....

Seems like my life is always throwing me curves.  I finally got my broken arrow quilt top finished with the extra borders. Sorry I don't have a picture of it as it is now packed and going into storage.  Almost a year ago My other half injured his back at work.  He would work, couldn't work for a few months and L and I of course paid wouldn't pay for his time off.  He's been off work now sense April and we are going through the getting paid not getting paid by L and I.  So this has forced us…

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Added by Kathy/WA on July 30, 2018 at 8:53am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Goodbyes and Hellos

Life is...

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 30, 2018 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Progress!

Our house is under contract, and I made buttonholes with my Sparrow 15. I call that progress!…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 23, 2018 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

Meet the Smileys

A few months ago I machine embroidered the blocks for this little snowman quilt.  Then, as usual, I got distracted & never finished it.  Even though it has been hotter than a cat on a hot tin roof for the past several weeks, I decided to go ahead and get it finished.  I layered the 3 layers & then quilted it on my embroidery machine by adding the snowflakes.  Then I added my quilting using my Pfaff.  My grandson's girlfriend saw it the other day & asked if she could buy it to…

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Added by Janet/MO on July 18, 2018 at 8:45pm — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Sitting, Standing, Hiking, Waiting and Housework

I'm still trying out my Eversewn Sparrow 15.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 16, 2018 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Bed runner

In 2011 I started making blocks from the book "Four Seasons at Minglewood" by Debbie Roberts.  As I am prone to do, I made a few blocks & then went on to other projects.  In the interest of finishing some of these older projects I got out the blocks a few weeks ago & put them up on my design wall & then made a couple more.  Then after giving it more thought I decided to make a bed runner instead of a large wallhanging. It is 20" x 92" so there are 2 blocks hanging off the side…

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Added by Janet/MO on July 11, 2018 at 12:12pm — 7 Comments

High Fiber—The Honeymoon Is Over!

Well, it was bound to happen. I ran into trouble with my new machine.

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 9, 2018 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

wallhanging made from ties

I was commissioned to make a wallhanging out of ties by a woman whose father passed away in April just shy of his 93rd birthday.  This was my 1st time doing this so there was definitely a learning curve, but I'm happy with how it turned out.  I will be giving it back to her on Friday.…

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Added by Janet/MO on July 4, 2018 at 8:16pm — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Coming Clean

It took the poor cleaning lady six hours...

...but our house is ready to show. We listed it on Saturday, 15 minutes before our first showing. In fact, the cleaning lady was still at work when the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 2, 2018 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

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