Hi Monika, I don't know if I ever thanked you for your kind words from my blog back in April. I really appreciated your kindness. Since that time, I haven't been able to write a single word. I think it was the acceptance. But you were really nice with your comments. Thank you so very much. God's blessings to you. Hugs. Linda
Hi Monika thanks so much for your comment on the quilt I am trying to work with the boarders sure not as easy as the star...gotta line everything up. I love that scrappy star of yours I am watching your blog as I am typing this..also a gorgeous multi batik in there. I am not a batik fan but that one changes my mind!
Thanks again Monika. Yes, I do my own quilting. I got a long arm about a year ago and love it. I quilt mostly for myself though I've done a few for customers. I keep thinking about actually making a business of it but not sure I want the stress :)
Thank you, thank you, thank you. It is so good to hear really good encouraging words! Lately I've been getting some criticism and some of it not very nice. Normally I could take it with a grain of salt, but now I struggle. I think because now I try so extra hard with my words. My words come from my heart and I think from God too. My life is not under my control because every time I attempt to make plans it becomes very apparent that HE has other plans for me. So I just go with the flow. Where ever God is leading me, that's where I'll be. I have just realized why fight it? tehe..I'm just hurting myself. And why fight God and my faith...that is my strength! Thank you for letting me continue to ramble on. While I'm on your page. I'm going to look at your gallery. God's blessings and peace to you Monika.
LOL. Did you do the Crown Royal Monnogram? That is pretty cool. I have thought about sending my quilts out, but when I look at the cost, I change my mind real fast. I will keep fighting it out I guess. Beautiful work by the way. Love all of the stuff you've done.
It has been, Monika---God had some blessings for me today that I hadn't anticipated, especially a good visit with a quilting friend talking about her late husband and about my dad who died this summer--happy stuff and good memories. Then a haircut--always a blessing b/c of the lady who does it, she came here from Vietnam as a refugee and has built a life, a family, and a business. And you! It touched my heart to know you were thinking of me today.
Thanks for your kind comments! You have a lot of really nice pieces in you photo album. And I think your scrappy quilt is going to be fabulous and hope it doesn't drive you to crazy in the process. LOL What you have done so far really is coming out great. Don't think I would ever try one of these, but then again....I do have a really big bunch of scraps that should be used. Right now I'm working on a "tummy-time" quilt for our upcoming new GD, and have a quilt for our bed (king) and the guest bed (queen) in the works as well as a lot of little gift projects. There just isn't enough time in the day to do all I want to accomplish.
Thank you, Monika, for the compliments on my sister's quilt. Yes, the many (9120) pieces nearly drove me crazy!! I was really tired of sewing those colors by the time I was finished. I seem to pick difficult or challenging things to make a lot of the time. My quilting friends call me a nutcase.
Monika, thanks for the compliment on my quilt for my niece. The pattern is from Judy Martin's book "Scraps". It's called Newport Beach and there are directions for 3 sizes. I just finished quilting it with lots of random circles - really pleased with how it turned out. I'll post another pic once I get the binding on.
About the book-you don't have to buy it. Just go to www.rkmquilts.com. On the toolbar on the left you will find a Summary of Down At The Shop-that's book one. It's a little scratchy, but you will get the general idea. You can also just start with book two, The Ties That Bind that I am writing now. You'll catch up in no time!