Kathleen, thank you for your very kind and encouraging words on my art quilt pieces. It is a new thing for me, having started less than 2 years ago on this style, but I am really enjoying it and am learning so much.
I hope you enjoy your retirement and are finding things to do to fill the void of a job that it sounds like you greatly loved.
Hi stole Kathleen, Thanks for your comment on my blog. I actually stole that idea from my friend. I saw it on her page and thought "What a great idea" . It really does help to see it written down. Sometimes you feel like you aren't gettin anywhere. I hope you have a great night.
I found the flowered tablerunner in the Art to Heart Garden Song Book. The book shows it with pink fabrics and I think I like that better but I had that cute border fabric in my stash so I went with the colors in that. It doesn't exactly match my room but that's OK - it still makes me smile and that's what's important. Thanks for your nice comment!
Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your nice comments on my sewing. Yes we got a big snow storm on Wed. We only got about six inches but up in Northern Maine they got 10-15 inches. But it turned to rain here and then froze so our door yard is very icy. I think I'm a mis-placed Southener. lol I hate the cold. I played out in it all the while I was a kid but I guess I've gotten to be a whimp in my old age. lol I am still getting ready for Christmas. Wrapped some gifts today to take to my bingo group Christmas party tomorrow night. The ladies bible study that I go to is having a Christmas luncheon on tues. and Sat. the guild I belong to is having our Christmas party. So far I been to one party with three more to go to. I'm having my oldest son and family in for Christmas night dinner. I will ask my sister and her son to come also. She has cancer and is scheduled to have surgery early January. It's in her bowels and on her bladder. I'm praying for a miracle. Have a blessed Christmas.
Hi Kathleen, Nice to meet you. How are you ajusting to retirement? I retired in Jan. 2007 from a Headstart child care program. Kids are not what they use to be. I ducked a few flying chairs while working there. I have never missed working as I am much busier now doing the things I love to do. I opened up a sewing studio and do alterations and new creations. Working for State run agency's is hard work and low pay so I'm making more money at home. I had to work until 65 for the insurance or I would have been long gone before that. lol
You do beautiful work. You have a great eye for colors that go well together. The hardest part for me doing quilting is picking out the colors. I went to a store to get fabric one time and just couldn't get enough to coordinate so I asked the clerk to help me. She was grabbing fabric from every where and all the colors just went together like peanut butter and jelly. It seemed so simple when she did it. lol I just got into quilting about 6 years ago. I do allot of garments and home dec. (curtains, pillows etc.) I have a picture of my granddaughter on my page wearing a gown I made her last Spring for her prom. I had a bolt of black satin given to and I want to make her another gown. She goes in pageants and this year will be needing another gown for her graduation ball. Black is not a color I would pick but I think I can dress it up with some silver embroidery. I did embroidery on her other gown. ~ Irene
Kathleen, hope you have a very happy birthday and have a wonderful day and year ahead! Don't know if you are completely retired yet or not but hope if not that transition is an easy one for you. Quilting can fill your retirement days, let me tell you!!
Kathleen, Thank you for the nice comment on the tulip quilt. My MIL was very surprised when we gave her the quilt. She uses the quilt on her bed and that's the best complimnet.
You've made some lovely quilts, I especially like the nine patch, Monopause and Calender quilts. I hope you are enjoying your retirement.
Kathleen: I hope I did the friend thing right. I'm a little goofy today. I clicked on accept and then poof, you went away, and, I can't find you on my friend list. If, after all this you still want to be friends, would you check to see if i did it right ?
Thank you for your comments about my quilts, I have really enjoyed quilting and doing things a little differently. I looked at your quilts and you've done a beautiful job on them. My DH and I are retired and love it. We can do what we want, when we want and go anytime. If I didn't have things to do, I would stagnate and not be happy. Here's to your new adventures and getting reaquainted with just having more time to do the things you like doing.