Hi Norma, it's got embroidery stitches, but doesn't do the big designs. Here's a link to an article. The big feature that sold me was the needle down, pressure foot slightly raised feature which is invaluable for machine applique - now I can do circles and small detailed work with very little effort.
Norma, I have not had time to work with the pieces they are still in the back of my van.
They are so old and yellowed even on the muslin, will have to deal with them by hand I am sure. Quilt group is tomorrow don't have things together for that even...Guess it will be like this on and off all the way till first of the year. Hope your doing ok and got that large quilt basted already, not the turkey but the quilt basted!!
Norma, sorry it's been so long since I have been in touch. what a year, surgery, moved twice, yikes! and then back to work. Getting back to work was like starting from scratch, couldn't remember a thing, blank sheet, LOL! Oh well it all worked out and the last move I made was great, nice lovely old house in a quiet neighborhood. So I am now allowed to work from home, Whoo Hoo! Struggling to get some quilting done, always seems to be so much to be done, sigh. Hope life has been treating you good and that you and your family are well. I was seeing the note you had sent me way back about us getting together after the first of the year, well we sure didn't get that done. Maybe we can shoot for after the holidays and when the snow & ice cease to get together, I sure would like to do that. Well have yapped enough here, talk at ya sooner this time, I promise!
Back home from my quilt group at the library. We had the food day took the recipe Rebuen Casserole from the latest Family Circle, page 200, it was delicious and everyone love it, I have just enough for one meal for myself. Someone made those apple dumplings type desert from Crescent Rolls, hot with cool whip wow easy and delicious.
My friend brought in her tie quilts and I took several photos and she answered all the questions I had, naturally I forgot to bring in my square I started with one piece on it, still sitting on the kitchen counter, so I cut the ties I had taken apart and ironed into pieces I can use on a quilt, Cut the tail off and can use the two ends that are point as praire points sometime if I get that far. I keep thinking of more and more to do, I need to complete one more thing to feel better LOL I called Comcast to have them check my computer and see the problem, she ran several tests but could not see anything with it. Right now back into the net so will see how long that lasts before I have to have them come out. Have you seen new show Mike & Molley I understand its pretty cute and on tonight. I am out of here for now, funeral tomorrow so need to get some things done around here before I start running again tomorrow. Later PS did you see the Jags beat the Colts in the last 11 seconds. WOWIE
I hope I am not taking up too much of your time as I noted you are on several groups.
My friend's husband was 83 and fighting lung cancer for some time, so his death was expected but sad. My husband died in 90 of pancreatic cancer at the age of 52, tough to deal with, seems so long ago. It was also my 2nd marriage. My DIL is trying to talk me into visiting them in TN for a month over the holidays but traveling with 3 elderly dogs or should say 2 elderly and a puppy plus parrot LOL in a 12 hr drive one way.WOW
They would have to come and get us and then bring us back weeks later.I told them thanks but don't think so I would not want them visiting me with that mess, they have 3 cats and a St Bernard, can't you see this house??? Better get off here and make the casserole for quilt group tomorrow..A-M have to bring lunch...
Norma here I am again, had to fight this darn computer again to get back on here, not sure if its me, the hard drive or comcast?? Yes I have 3 small dogs, Shih Tzu's, started out with a 12 yr old maie dog that was about to be put down, they had just taken one of his eye's out. Then they call from animal rescue could I take a companion for the male, she was 15 and hrs away from being put down, she is limited on hearing and seeing...So now a year and half later they are thriving here LOL Meanwhile I thought why don't I get a pup with all working parts so when they go I will have one trained. Oh yeah trained!! I take her out and stand there and she comes back in the house and goes. She can go in and out the doggie door all the time and some times uses it to go in the yard to potty. You notice I say sometimes!! I should have called her Wonder as I wonder what I was thinking when I got a puppy!! I bought some of that fleece interfacing to try it on the paperdolls that are cloth. The girls will probably destroy them in one day after I put a lot of work into them. Golly I have so many projects going on at the same time right now, don't know which way to go at times. You say your grandson has orders to Jacksonvill. He will love it here so much to do, beach, museums, big name entertainmetn, close to Disney. I could go on and on, is he stationed aboard a ship or on shore duty? My husband was a Navy Chief when he retired back in 79. Don't know why I am still awake tonight but my best friends husband died this afternoon, we stood up for them when they got married too. Guess that is on my mind. I am out of here for now later Gator
At 12:32pm on September 30, 2010, Marge Gray said…
Hi Norma, just got back from Jo Ann's and boy their fat quarters used to be 1.00 now 1.99 and etc in prices...I looked for some material for my Hope Love Faith patterns and was not about to pay 8.99 a yd so will sub with something I have at home (I hope). Worked on the ties again, pulled several apart this morning and my pup loved to play with the insides of them, the white liner..I did a 2 1/2" piece on the 10 1/2 square and it was too wide so cut it down to 2" before I sewed it in place, think that is better.
I need to iron some more ties and then see which ones I want to cut to put on this square. Looked at Jo Ann's but so no books on ties, did get one on doing postcards?? Duh I need one more thing to work on right!! Ask people about tie book and they look at me like I am in to S&M or something like that??
I did find the fleece interfaceing, so will try that on the doll clothes when I get to that, so many project so little time guess I might have to give up my 2:00 naps. Now I ask you, " can great grandmothers quilt while they are sleep walking???"
Ties: I cut out a 10 1/2" muslin square today and cut strip on tie about 2 1/2" wide. I have it pinned on but think it will be too wide a piece, think 2" would be better and then takes up some with sewing. I am taking my time playing aroiund with it. Meant to get back with it this afternoon but opened the windows and the zoo and I all took a afternoon nap.
Did I ask you about working with paper doll material? I have cut out the larger dolls and will sew and stuff them. But the other panel has smaller dolls and clothes with tabs, now how to work with these so the great granddaughters can play with them. they suggested fuseable fleece. Anyone seen this, used it or etc. Help
Welcome back Norma great to hear from you, I sure enjoy yacking with several gals on here. I did win the book "Daddy's Ties" on ebay for $4.38 I think it was, good buy. I love your tie quilt. I was disappointed the gal in our group did not show up today, she was going to bring her quilts back in for me. I may just go ahead and do what I remember she told me about them, not sure how big to make my squares, she said it was not necessary to put wonder under or such on them, time will tell if they all start to slip and slide I may slip out the door with them LOL I got about 100 ties, the first bunch I soaked and then washed by hand, then they told me just to put them all in washer silk ones and all and if any did not make it so be it, the y would not have been good for the quilt anyhow. So w hile watching our JAGs lose again I take tags off and get them open and the lining inside out. Then when I have a stack ready iron them. If and when I get a square or such done will put it up so you can see what I am doing.
At 11:39am on September 19, 2010, Marge Gray said…
I looked and looked and then looked some more. What an outstanding group of quilts you have online...Its so hard to think of ways to show them off when you take photos, some times I have hung from the clothes line or over my bushes, neighbors fences and etc. LOL I saw the tie quilts so interesting. I wonder if you take the time for anything else, this is worse than potato chips right. ha ha Marge
Actually, I like that runner, too, a lot. I am going to have to look at again and try to do something similar. You have good ideas. I can imagine the rivalry between those two with Illinois and Purdue. As far as the Cornhuskers, welcome to the Big Ten. I hope they do really well except when they play us. The cool weather is a welcome relief. I have sewed all weekend, quilt and purse. and it is so nice to have fresh air in the house instead of air conditioning. Have a nice holiday tomorrow!
Hi Norma, I am stuck on block 12 for the SBS and also hope to continue one of these days. Maybe after the Christmas things are done. I like your tablerunners, especially the one with the shamrocks. Where did you get the pattern or did you make it up yourself? The longarm class sounds like fun. That is something I would really benefit from since most of the time I don't know what I am doing. What is it with all this Illinois stuff you have been making? All I can say is GO BUCKS! Can you tell I am a huge Ohio State fan?