Sorry to hear that you are having an op, but think positive and it will be for the best in the long run, you will be able to see with much more comfort to do all the things you want to do, especially sewing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this tense time.
Hi Pat, Thanks for letting me know the book has arrived and of course have a peek and a copy too (smile) I agree the ceremonies went on a long time, and at times (shame to admit) a little boring, but on the whole fantastic - we will be off on Tuesday and will have the machine with us, so may see you online - take care and I am sure you are starting to revv up for your hols too. ttfn Marianne
Thank you for the nice comment about my quilt. I can't remember the name but it's a Thimbleberries pattern. I found it in one of my quilting magazines and it's been so many years that I'll have to look through them to find it for you. I now have that poor quilt sandwiched together and am marking it. It will be a milestone in my life when I get it done. Have a good day and happy quilting.................
Hello Pat, how lovely to see someone on this site who is from the UK - I am in North Yorkshire - there are some wonderfully accomplished women on this site and all are very helpful too - hav e you been to Harrogate quilt show?
Thanks for the compliment! I sort of designed the quilt. The fabrics - 4 of them anyway - were in a challenge kit for our local quilt festival several years back. The Mariner's Compass block is from Judy Mathieson's book, "Mariner's Compass Quilts: Setting a New Course." One of the challenge fabrics was the large packed floral. I used it as is for the filling on the Celtic applique and put fusible on the back of it & fussy cut flowers out. The "rain drops" are centers of daffodils. There is a black bugle bead at the end of every point of the compass, but you can't see them in the photo - only 1 reflection! So, yes I designed it, sort of!
Thanks for you comments on my Heritage Hearts quilt. I found the pattern in the Better Homes and Garden American Patchwork and Quilting magazine about three years ago. I could probably find the pattern and send it to you if you would like.
Thanks Pat , things are always very busy this time of year . Thanks for your nice comments about my quilts . The butterfly bag I made for a friend to give her Mom for her birthday . , I should make more because it was popular .
I have 9 tops waiting to be quilted & I,m going to try to get at least 2 done over the winter
Hello Pat beautiful quilts , I have been quilting for my years than I can remember , I live in New Brunswick Canada & really enjoy meeting & chatting online with fellow quilters
Hope to chat with you soon
Hello Pat, thank you for accepting to be a friend, I am honoured. I was born and used to live in Newcastle Upon Tyne and now in Canada. I consider myself to be in the learning stage of learning to quilt even after 6 years,call me slow. At this time my sewing machine is in for major repairs so i am twiddling my thumbs waiting. Are there many fabric shops where you are? as when I was over a year past May there wasn't even 1, but I did find a sewing machine shop which I found very strange, anyone needing material must send away for it, I think that is sad. But quilters will manage to get there stash from some where. Your quilts are beautiful a lot of work and worth it. On that note i will say bye for now Happy Quiting -Norma-
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
It would be great if your family here would make the purchases and then ship it on to you. You would probably have to pay the shipping in advance but you could maybe still come out ahead in the long run. I have no idea since I have never had a friend to ship to across the ocean. What would the average shipping cost be on a package there?
You are welcome Pat. I just thought when I was there last night about having heard someone say something about not being able to get shipments over the waters and thought about sending the link to someone there. You were the first to come to my mind. No problem.......
Just do cottonpatchquiltshop.com and see if you can get in. I over heard some of the ladies from across the big pond complaining that they couldn't get shipping to them and this place does ship overseas. I have ordered from them before and I try to always order their special of the month(jelly rolls) to make it easier on me.