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Carol Ann Hinton's Blog – February 2011 Archive (2)

See you all in a little while

Hello, friends, this is just to let you know that I'll be off line for awhile.  I'm heading to surgery tomorrow to have my third total knee replacement.  (She has three knees?  No, but that's a long story.)  My surgeon is going to make the left one match the right one, I hope.  It will be nice to walk evenly again, and I'm sure my hips and back will be delighted.  It will be nice to finally ditch the cane.  Hmmm ... I think I will have a formal cane-burning ceremony!  Maybe there'll be…

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Added by Carol Ann Hinton on February 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — 12 Comments

Over-Quilted?

After participating in Barbara Graham's blog about her machine quilting frustrations, I began thinking about machine quilting in general.  I have noticed a general trend with machine quilting lately that the goal seems to be to cover the entire quilt with thread!  Some of the art work is very beautiful, granted, but the quilts are so stiff they could stand alone at the Quilt Show.  If they don't drape well over beds, have they stopped being quilts?  I still love hand-quilting, although my…

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Added by Carol Ann Hinton on February 9, 2011 at 8:12am — 21 Comments

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