Hi Debbi: Back on line with QWU. My 10-day visit to my sister was great, came back to stuff that I had to take care of and think my time is my own now. Hope all is well with you. Love our warm weather. The time I was in NC with sister, it was cloudy and rainy -- but we didn't really notice. I was cold tho -- my feet never got warm. LOL They sure did when I got back to Az. Hate the wind, but when you are sewing, it doesn't matter.
Hope all is well with you and that you are getting lots done. Bring me up to date when you have time -- and I have posted some new photos of my trip.
Hi Debbi: Just received an e-mail from Cathey's Sew & Vac about the Anita Goodesign seminar on Feb 5/6 @ the Sheraton on Grant Rd. Thought I'd pass it on to you in case you have an interest. You can go to Cathey's Sew & Vac website and click on events -- there is a link to the information (scroll down). I have signed up for 2/5 -- just can't do two days sitting like that. I've been to them before and they are great -- no matter what machine you have. It's universal.
I am just about ready for my sister's visit on Thursday. Counting the minutes at this point. Hope all is well and you're doing lots of sewing. I am getting back to my doll quilt top this afternoon -- so, onward and upward. Later . . . . .
Debbie thanks for adding me to your friend's list. oh i love your purses, in photo 18 i was wondering where did you get that pattern? You do beautiful work, oh i love the spider web quilting you. oh and your rag quilts love them, i haven't try that yet, one day, my to do list is growing all the time. Your butterfly on the one tote is gorgeous, oh so many ideas. On your fish quilt i'm wondering is that embroidery on the edge or did you use some kind of cording? I'm also collecting old jeans i'd love to make a scrap quilt with. Great job on all your projects, omg yes i can't forget to say wow wow on your 12 days of Christmas. Beautiful, love it. Thanks for sharing your photos and passing on some wonderful ideas for my next projects. Happy stitching :)
Thank you for the compliments on the grand niece -- yes, she is a keeper. My DSon doesn't have children, so I live vicariously through my younger sister's children. Her two daughters have been like my "grandchildren." Finally got all the pkgs off and took a deep breath and cleaning up the sewing room. Love being in there even though I am not sewing. Organized all the Christmas fabrics, patterns, etc. and now they are in one place and I can pull out and work on things all year long.
Yes, you do have a big year coming up -- what a great compliment to marriage your parents are. Sixty years and cause to celebrate big. Your DH turning 60 -- well 60 is a good age. I remember it well.
Can't wait to see a picture of your quilt with the scalloped edge. Is Judy Danz local? Maybe we could steal her for a class over in Tucson -- Have you been to the 3 Dudes Quilt shop? I hope to make it over next year just to check it out. Their pictures posted on line show a beautiful fabric filled shop.
Debbi, I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas full of the Lord's blessings and that the New Year brings fantastic things to all.
Hi Debbi. We had a fun trip to Las Cruces. Returned home Sunday evening and I have been at the sewing machine the last two days wrapping up gifts -- finally done. Now the scurrying will be getting it all in the mail on Friday to have a chance to get there before Christmas. We did deliver some on our trip.
How did the scalloped edges class go? Are your classes at your Bernina dealer? They must be a great dealership. Catalina Quilting is offering some really good classes starting in January. Trying to decide what, if any, I will take. Want to work on that quilt that I recently had a class on. I have 3 blocks out of 20 done. LOL
The highlight of our trip was seeing my little grandniece -- she's 13 months. She loves hats and is intrigued by anyone wearing them -- she loved my son -- he had a hat on. I am inserting a picture of her. She lives in Los Alamos and her mother is a quilter too.
Glad to hear that your Thanksgiving was special. Oh, my. 33 rounds of radiation. That's so tough schedule for her. Will keep her on my prayer chain. Is she here in Tucson. We've had experience with UMC and they were wondeful.
My sister and I plan to attend the Tucson Quilt show on Friday. Not sure if we will be sitting in any classes, etc., but we're going to be taking lots of pictures and I intend to wear my QWU name tag -- so if you're there that day -- we might bump into each other.
I've been at the machine most of the morning finishing up the gifts. Found out yesterday that my other niece who lives in Los Alamos will be in Cruces to visit her sister and grandmother -- so we're going to have a little family reunion and I get to see my 13 mo old grand niece. Exciting for me as I don't get to see her that often. Well time to get back to the machine. Have a great day and I hope you are getting in some good sewing time.
Debbi - thanks for the compliment on the wedding photo quilt. I used the June Taylor fabric sheets. I've tried several kinds but I get the best results with those. The photos are clearer and more color saturated than with other kinds. Your quilts are beautiful. It looks like you used machine embroidery for the quilting on some. That's something I want to try soon. I have an embroidery module for my machine but haven't used it too much yet.
Debbi: Do you hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family and that by now the news about treatment for your dear SIL is good -- and we'll keep those positive thoughts coming. I had two classes this week and had a great time and learned a lot. How's the Minkee baby quilt coming. You probably have it finished by now. Just got news that my niece's second baby is going to another little girl -- love making girly things. My DS is beside herself and has the quilt fabric to make the new one (April arrival) her quilt from Gramma. I do blankets with the names and vital information as to birth date, weight, etc. When I attended the Sue Hausmann event, I ended up buying the 4D Extra software -- so I should be able to do something really creative because I was limited to just the organizer -- think I will really get lots of use out of the program. My Christmas present to me! And in January, my DS will be here for the Tucson Quilt show. We are going to have such fun. Then I go to NC in March and we're going to the Pigeon Forge quilt show and take some classes there. Have a great sewing weekend!
Hi Debbi, Yes I am interested in a rag quilt pattern. I think the look warm and wonderful. I hope you have a great day. It is cold and clear here today in Iowa. I am making Christmas stockings for my 3 GC for Christmas and piecing a flannel top for my Grand-daughter. She is 5 y/o. Thanks for all your input. I really appreciate you.
Wow, Your pictures a great. I have so many questions. What kind of embroidery machine do you use? Quilting machine? I loved the denim and flannel , the minky newborn, the purses, the rag quilts etc, etc. Are there patterns for the rag quilts or is that a technique that can be applied to any quilt? I love the emboidery, Vivien is adorable. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much for the encouragement Debbi, I really needed that. I will check out those DVD's. I went to the library today to see what else I could find. Not a whole lot. I am going to look at your photos now. Again Thanks. :)
Debbie -- prayers for your sister-in-law and so thankful that no lymphs were involved. Praise God. And the wall hanging will be an inspiration for her. Sue Hausmann was a kick and I did learn so much. She told us that if we were having trouble with the thread breaking and fuzzing up -- go to a bigger needle. She said the machine would be quite happy -- so I bought some Inspira top stich 90/14 and intend to try it as I do have a problem sometimes. I broke down and bought the 4D Extra as they had it on sale for 30% off -- unheard of as Cathys' never discounts software. Now I have added another software package to learn -- working on EQ6 as well. Your Thanksgiving sounds like it will be filled with laughter and love -- family is so important. We will be alone as everyone is scattered. But there is the phone and Web Cam -- so it will be good. So9 just tidy up and clean afterwards. I understand about having to use all flat surfaces. I use my dining room table to cut as well -- and what is wrong with having quilting/embroidery going on in several places. Not a thing! Will get the post cards posted later this week. I found envelopes to fit them at Michael's yesterday. I could send them through the mail as is, but decided to use envelopes. I will be cutting out more stockings tomorrow afternoon and get things lined up to start sewing on Wednesday. I am single minded I guess. I cut a bunch and then all I have to do is sit and sew. If you are not familiar with Sue Hausmann's web site -- Americasews.com Fabulous projects and some free embroidery designs that go with them. She winters in Green Valley. Who knew. If you go to her website (her own) sewandquiltwithsue.com (a little rustic as she designed it herself), but it gives her upcoming schedule and it made me tired just to read it!!! Well I have certainly rambled on and on -- and my best to you in planning your wonderful Thanksgiving day. You have so much to be thankful for in regard to your sister-in-law -- CELEBRATE the whole day.
Hi Debbi, Thank you sew much for the response. I figured it would be a good bit of difference, but I was sort of scared to try. I guessed at 10" tall and 15" wide and about 4&1/2" deep. I don't want to get too small but the regular size was just too big. I really appreciate you looking it up for me. I will post a pic when I get one done. Thanks for sharing and caring.
Debbie -- it's been a busy week or so. Haven't been on the site in a week or more. With company and our tennis club's charity event and then clean up -- well, you know how it is. Tomorrow is the Sue Hausmann seminar -- 5 of us are going from SaddleBrooke at 7 a.m. (yawn), but it will be fun and we can talk "sewing" for an hour. Your embroidered applique block of the month sounds so fun. Will check out the website. I have signed up for a quilt class on Dec 2 -- it's on the "wonky" blocks and I have been wanting to do that for so long. Taking time out for Thanksgiving will be good -- I find myself refreshed and raring to go after I have torn down my sewing room and putting it all back together. Yet the entire time that it's torn down I am thinking "sewing." Having company makes me clean up the sewing room thoroughly. LOL Keep in touch -- and thanks for the compliments -- I've had such fun with the projects. Will be posting more soon -- Christmas cards in the hoop that I've done. Have a great week.
Debbi -- at SaddleBrooke there are no trick or treaters -- alas that's one of the drawbacks living in a retirement community -- no kiddos. Do miss that as it was always such fun. Next Saturday three of us will be going to the Sue Hausmann all-day seminar here in Tucson. Looking forward to seeing her demonstrations and learning. I watch her sometimes on PBS. She's a kick. I am signing up for a class in December at Catalina Quilting first part of December to do a quilt. Looks like a fun one and the teacher is excellent. I love taking classes as you learn so many neat tricks from the experienced teachers. I've posted some of my recent "creations" (lol) on my page. Don't have any cards made yet as I decided to the Christmas stocking first -- made two of them and they are so cute. They will make a nice holder for $$ for the grand kids. We don't give gifts, just $$ as it's too hard to buy for them and they always take their money and hit the sale the day after Christmas. Take care and enjoy your sewing and classes --
Debbi, you have been very busy -- and have turned out some beautiful pieces. Love the bags. Really enjoyed your slide show. I am working on in-the-hoop Christmas cards. I also completed two table toppers for the silent auction at our Tennis Club's Charity event on the 7th -- have one more to finish for myself. Everyone have a fun Halloween. Judie