Cindy your work is beautiful, I love looking at everyones work. It is great to have so many talented people in one group, it is an inspiration to me.
I love the Nothern Cascades, growing up in the Olympia area, with mountains, bay and trees was a big contrast to the desert region of Oregon where I live now. I laugh at my DH who can not stand all the trees, but I find when I visit my family, I miss my open spaces and most of all the sky and the stars, so big and beautiful found here on the high desert.
Hi, Cindy! Welcome to it all! LOL The Love of Art Quilts group is a chatty bunch, but they've got just about any answer you're looking for, and if they don't, someone will find an answer somewhere else and send you to it. : ) Glad you joined our newest swap! It should be a lot of fun. : ) (By the way, you've got some great quilts on your page!)
The LOAQ group is a great one. Everyone is very encouraging and we are all learning. No question is dumb, so ask away. We love to share what we have learned, how we do things, seek out new ideas and ways, etc. Be sure to check out the Discussion Forum too as there is a lot of good info there too.
I started in the 70"s but a lot of life has intervened. I have given all my quilts away, and I don't have access to the pictures of some of them right now. When my husband retired at 55, he wanted to travel so my time was divided between grandchildren, adjunct teaching and trips. Then he got cancer and died last year. He was pretty sick for a while so I didn't have much free time. I have several quilts that I have parts of them finished. I'm trying now to get them done.
Great quilts you have done. You can add more than just 8 pictures, so keep adding. I have lots on my page. I'm not sure why you were limited when you tried. Maybe so many a day? Hmmmm. Anyway, you can put more on so have fun and I'll be waiting to see more of your work.
I am very happy you joined us! It really is just the greatest group of understanding and compassionate ladies. I truly don't know what I would do without them. I live on Long Island in NY in a small waterfront town. I am married to a great guy and have 3 beautiful daughters who have blessed me with 5 of the best grandchildren in the world. I was finally diagnosed with Fibro about 5 years ago, but have suffered with it for twice that. It took doctors a very long time and many, many tests, mri's, spinal taps, etc. before I was diagnosed with it. Since then my sister has also been diagnosed. I muddle through each day as best I can. I still work full time and must continue to do so. Wish I could cut back on my hours, but gotta pay that mortgage you know. I am off to the tv for my Sunday night shows! Have a good one.
Cindy yes I am the other one that lives in a remote area, I live 35 miles from Jordan Valley on a cattle ranch, It is a great life but at time can be very lonily. On May 26th my youngest graduates from high school. I will miss being active in the school functions but I am also looking forward to the time to spend on my quilting. My DH and I have been together for 22 years and both had been married before so our entire relationship has been us with the kids, I wonder sometimes what we will do when it is just us.lol We raised 4 boys and 1 daughter and have 4 grandchildern (3 girls and 1 boy). I was diagnosed with Fibro 10 years ago and now seem to be doing fairly well. I have bad days and good days.
I look forward to seeing some pictures of your work. I love this site as it has given me a chance to make friends with quilters and enjoy their creations. Have good evening and I will talk to you later.
Cindy I am happy to be an "official" friend. Those who are friends you can send private messages to, but you can write on anyone's comment wall. It is public, so anyone can read what is written there. When you have questions just ask as there are lots of helpful people here to help you through things, or seek answers if they don't have them.
Hi Cindy. Glad you requested to join the Fibro Girls. I am living in Yakima WA right now, but will be moving this summer - just not sure where yet. I've also lived in the Seattle area, Centralia, Chehalis, E. Wenatchee and a few other towns in WA... as well as lots of other places around the US. I'm anxious to go visit your website. Looks like you do a wide variety of quilting. I hope you put some pictures on here so we can enjoy your work.