What is the average age of your UFOs before you finally get around to finishing them? This one is about 5 years old. The woman who hand pieced it, made sure it was never going to come apart! I had to take a row off due to damage...didn't think, I'd ever get done ripping! Will take this up to the lake next summer. The Fall has been wet and cold this year. Have done a lot of sewing because of it....…Continue
One of my friends told me this story about using clean milk filters as batting during the war. Have never heard this before. They sure could teach us about recycling!!!
I have all of my quilts my grandmother made, so crudely from old mens wool suits....a baby crib quilt, a very large bed quilt and a cotton summer quilt. During the war she lined the insides with cotton milk filters that had been washed and pressed....they sent milk in cans then and milked by…Continue
This past weekend was my 45th nursing school reunion...We had a wonderful time. Amazing ladies and have contributed in so many different ways. Proud to say...I went to school with them. I was giving the hostesses their gifts, when someone said quilting, they came from all parts of the room! Half the gals are quilters!!!! We shared old memories and made new ones...for awhile it was like those 45 years never happened unless you look at photos! lol…Continue
It has been 45 yrs. since 58 girls graduated from nursing school in Albany,NY. We spent three years together growing up! Next week, we will be spending a fun weekend reuniting. 33 out of 58 are going to make it. The two gals that have been planning this have done an exceptional job tracking down everyone!!! We may not see everyone, but we have contact info and our own website now. I planned the 30th reunion, I know how much work it was and enjoyed seeing everyone reconnect. I decided to make…Continue
Hubby and I went to the local fabric Mill to look for fabric for our kitchen. I just had new wallpaper put up in grey tones and cream. So, we're looking and I couldn't decide on anything. Hubby said, this is scary...you have a lot of red accents, why don't you look in the red section! Well, didn't we find a cream with grey and reds!!! He's telling me, it would tie the room together. I looked at him wondering who are you???? Then we noticed a tag on it...hold for Susie. Asked the clerk if…Continue
We have been going to the same doctor for 35 years. I stitched these pictures for our son's baby room 40 years ago, but they were in separate frames. I gave them to the staff when he out grew them for the infant room. Someone through the years made them into a wallhanging. I think they did a great job! I was so surprised to see…Continue
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.…Continue
MEASURING FOR A THIMBLE
There are several ways you can measure your finger to order the right size thimble to fit you just right. The thimble sizes are based on US ring sizes.
Measure the finger at the base of the nail on the finger that you want to wear the thimble. For taller thimbles, measure between the base of the nail and your first…
I have been dieting since Thanksgiving. My 45th nursing school reunion is in the Fall. Just my luck, the weight came off my fingers!!! I can't keep my trusty ole thimble on. It keeps flying off. I scotched taped it on!
What thimble do you find works best for you. I still love the metal ones...probably cause, that's the kind my grandma used and taught me to use.
We have had some spectacular sunsets this…Continue
We have been busy with opening the lake house. The weather is finally turning to the good. Getting flowers in and feeding the birds! We have a very rare bird feeding at our feeder...it is an Indigo Bunting. My hubby remembers seeing one when he was a little boy. Sure hope they nest in our bushes and stick around!…Continue
Just dropping in to say hello...
Really enjoying all the beautiful quilts lately. I have been designing a quilt for the lake, just need to get home and start making it!!
This week was our 44th anniversary...we have been dieting since the day after Thanksgiving. No sugar or carbs...we have done great...but miss a few favorite foods. So, hubby says do you want to go out to a fancy dinner oorrrrr grab a six pack of beer, a loaf of french bread, and a bag of chips!!! Can you guess…Continue
I went online to check out quilt classes at the local quilt shop....it has been a longgggg time since I have taken a class. They want $65 for a two hour class plus the cost of pattern and fabric. This is by a licensed instructor...what does that mean??? Is that the going cost now? Geez...
that means 8 more weeks of Paradise!!!! Looked up when there are quilt shows in the area. Next weekend there's one that I went to last year. It was beautiful...hope to take a class or two at the local quilt shop. Am thinking quilting, but the body says more sun!…Continue
We arrived in Fl. Spent the morning with friends at Blue Springs Park. Over 300 manatees came in to warmer water quite a site along with other wildlife! Orlando is a crazy place to drive, but it is so torn up that it is dangerous driving if, they ever finish it’ll be nice.…Continue
Good morning ladies-
I always look forward to a new year...mainly because we will be leaving for two and half months to Fl. It is a time for reflection and planning. Last year was good... but we lost dear friends and family members. We all know how difficult that is. Hoping this year will just be quiet and without so much drama in our lives as well as the world.
We are spending New Years stripping out three rooms of our house. Have contractors in while we are gone to upgrade…Continue