The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Pam, thanks for your help on the rat tail cord. I made a couple of the needle books today and am enclosing one in a Christmas card for a friend. Your work is beautiful. And after only 4 years! Wow! Well, I've been on the computer way too long already this evening. I am so impressed with your work. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Pam I know it has been some time since you told me about the table cloth for showing my blocks as I make them. Bought one and it works GREAT. I can now place my blocks, rearrange them..I am sooo excited to see them up on my wall instead of laying them on my bed or floor and then having to put them away each time. I am working on Sylvia's Bridal Sampler 140 blocks..this really is a BIG help to me. Thanks Pam
Pam, Thanks for inquiring about my pincushion pattern. To answer your questions, YES, you can purchase the pattern from me. You can do it any number of ways, 1. go to my website, www.sewsimplepatterns.com, click on wallhangers/misc and order it thru paypal, 2. call me with your mailing info and charge card info, 3. mail me a check for $10.00 with mailing info and I'll send you the pattern, OR 4. Ask your local quilt shop to place a wholesale order from me and you can purchase the pattern from them when they get it. There are several templates in the pattern so you can make any combination of leaves and petals. Just let me know which way is more comfortable to you and will get you the pattern ASAP. I mail the same day (except Sunday) so you won't have any delay in getting it. Again, thanks for your interest. My pattern sold out at Spring Market this year and I have interest from 2 distrubutor on the pincushion so hopefully you will see it out there soon. happy quilting deb
Hi Pam...I enjoyed taking a stroll thru your pics. Nice work! Can I ask you where you got the patterns/directions for your pin cushions? Especially the chicken one? I've been having this mad obsession with pin cushions for awhile now. I've been searching the web for patterns & the chicken one is new to me. I hope to make some here & there to give to friends.
All of your photos are very inspiring. I am especially in love with your quilt with the hearts on it. I wonder if you would mind telling me a little more about how you made it. Do you quilt on the machine or by hand? Are the circles on top of the hearts fabric or embroidery?
Your pups are cute!
OMG! It is 74 here right now and just about perfect. We've had a wonderful spring so far, that doesn't always happen. No bugs, getting green, flowers, clear sunny days. But we never know how we're going to pay for it....
Well I'd say Buffalo gets alot more snow than we do here. We are actually considered an arctic desert right here in this basin, less than 11" of precipitation, and when it all comes in the summer or fall I think to myself "Guess we won't be getting much snow this winter" But alas, I'm sure we get much colder. We don't close school for snow days here, just cold days and it has to get colder than 50F below! We had 3 weeks of that back in Nov or Dec and that was enough! So we went to the Bahamas for 3 weeks in Feb, that was great!
Ya, I still miss my girl but I've never really cried too hard, she was 12 so I can't complain, and she never put us through a whole show. I just think of her often and say "I sure miss my Mittsy-girl" and my husband says "yeah, so do I" and move on.
Thanks for listening.
My Lhasa Apso, Mittsy weighed about 18-20 pounds and she was a real peach. I would get her groomed too and though it's sometimes expensive or a hassle, it's better than shedding don't you agree?!!! I finally learned how to groom her myself and was doing an ok job but I only got to do it once before she died...even bought the nail grinder. When i collected all her stuff I had two tote fulls and a bucket of food! It's amazing what you collect for them. She had back problems which is common for Lhasa's and she had trouble with stairs and there was no way she could jump into the car. She'd put her feet up on the threshold and wait for us to lift her in... I sure miss her. Anyway, I just found these pill pockets and bought a bunch so I could give her glucosomine which helped before but i got tired of trying to hide it. Well they work great but she died the day after I got them... She must've had a massive stroke and we never saw it coming. She was fine one day and the next she wouldn't take treat and all of a sudden couldn't get up etc. No warning but I must say, she was a good dog about it, not even a whimper. Sorry for the details. Hope that's ok. She followed me EVERYWHERE except she didn't like the campfire...and would tell me when it was time to go to bed.
Good talking to you. Have a great day!
PS, I love applique too!
I enjoyed your quilts, especially the tote and the appliques certainly do not make you look like a novice.
I LOVE the picture of the babies, made me laugh and smile, thanks for sharing that. I lost my Lhasa of 12 years this spring and so totally enjoy pictures of other cuties. Not sure where we're going from here with a pet. Would love to have a pooch I could pick up with one hand but it sure is nice not to have to find a dog sitter when we travel out of state...we'll see if something falls in our lap. How much does a Shih Tzu weigh? Must be fun to have them around. How much do you sell them for?
Welcome to this fascinating site. Your quilts are so beautiful, especially your Disney characters. That must have tqken a lot of work. I too love to look at all the beautiful fabric and always wish I had got one more. I've been quilting almost 3 years, but haven't done any appliqueing or paper piecing. Just go with patterns from quilterscasch.com and then make scrappy quilts with the leftovers. Sharon
Oh, my you sound like me, I love choosing the beautiful fabrics, but it's hard to leave any behind........... I also enjoy making them and passing them on to other in the family. Namely at the moment my grandkids. I have made one for a wedding and one for a 30th wedding ann. Otherwise, baby and kids ones are what I have been into....
I am very much a novice and know it.......