I'm hoping to find out who some of the quilters were. We quilters at the village hand quilt maybe 3-4 old tops that are sent to us for quilting. Most of them have their family history as they are brought in by family. They are so excited to have their quilts finished. We charge a minimal fee and the money goes into the maintanance of the historical village. We are all volunteers and such lovely group of women who started quilting as a group in the 50s.
Janet, you are a very prolific and accomplished quilter. You use so many of the same colors that I do in your quilts and I love them. Your sewing room is so much larger than the one I have been using for the past 15 years. I have about 11' x 12' right now in a room that used to be our screen porch, but was enclosed as a third bedroom. When our two oldest sons went into the military 4 months apart, I moved in... Before that, I had a corner of the living room and a small, 3-drawer dresser to store patterns, notion, and fabric in. It worked, but it is so much better to have a dedicated space and not have to put everything away each time you stop working.
Janet, why not find old friend's on the internet? (if you want to, that is). i reconnected with an old friend from years ago by accident and we are in touch ever since. we met up for dinner when he and his wife were back here visiting. Both facebook and Linkedin are good networks to try. Or just google a name!! I googled an old friend who was a secretary. Well she is now a clinical psychologist!! we met up with mutual friends for a day of reminiscing and dinner. it was wonderful!!
Janet: I saw on your last post that you are the Pres of your local quilt guild? I would like to offer free patterns as door prizes or just because, if you'd like them. I could send enough for each member to get one or two free...depending on how many members you have in the guild. Email me if you're interested ... firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you Janet, for your support. i always get nervous leading up to the results.hope you are surviving the weather transition. it was cold and sunny here the past 2 days and will go up to 53F tomorrow. no winter yet (touch wood). actually i like the winter LOL. but fall is my favourite with nice temps and no humidity. bye for now and thanks again!
Janet - thank you for the birthday wishes and for thinking of me. We are doing good. We are feeling at home here and starting to get a bit more comfy with the work we are doing. My "job" has changed a bit, which is working out good. I am working in the office and doing the guest relations -- information, reservations, check-ins, etc. We moved the office into our house so I get to work from home. I have a new fancy phone I'm working on figuring out so when I'm away from home I can still check calendars, etc. and do my "work". I've also been doing some organizing of office and computer as well as some work up in the lodges. DH has been quite busy doing some clean up and fix ups in the lodges and on site, as well as here at the house and getting us enough wood for winter. We think we have enough wood now, but about half still needs to be split and stacked. We need to get going on that as winter is approaching. I actually got to sew some yesterday, first since our move. We know we are where God wants us to be now and that makes me happy.
Janet, I have a janome 6600 and I have to say that I love it. Especially the knee lift for the presser foot. I bought it just for home use and planned to take my little janome to retreats etc. but I haul my big one instead. My DD bought me the big Tutto bag so I could take it easily and safely.