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 !!!
Hi Annette, If you see my Aunt Dorothy, tell her I said Hi!!! She will know me by Cathy, Sonny's daughter. The next time I get to come to PA for a visit I will let you know, maybe we can meet...have a great day!!
Annette...have you ever made a rag quilt? I have been wanting to make one. Each square is put together with batting and backing and then quilted before putting the squares together. Your seams are on the outsidea and then frayed. I have seen several and it looks so easy. Maybe one day I will be able to make a quilt for myself and can try one.
Anyway, my cousins name is Barb Anderson...her mom and Dad are Bill and Dorothy Linton. Barb and her brothers Billy, Jeff, Danny, Greg & Bryan Linton grew up in Bentleyville. All the boys have moved off to other towns/states. I think Aunt Dorothy may work in the bakery at Giant Eagle, but not sure. I will ask my cousin to find out for sure. If you ever go there maybe you can tell her hi for me.
Hi Annette....what a small world we live in...my cousing lives in Bentleyville and works at the hospital in Washingston. Her mom and dad live in Bentleyville too. My uncle is retired and my aunt works in the bakery at a grocery store....hmmm, you may even know them.
Hi Annette, I hope you are feeling much better. I have relatives around the Washington PA area. I was browsing member names and came across yours and saw where you were from. My Dad grew up in Sceneryhill PA, so we visited that are often as kids. Just want to say hi. Hope to chat with you one day
Boy it sure is good to hear from you and I figured the chemo was setting you back a bit. You are such a trooper, I'm soooo proud of you. Hang in there as it will get better thank goodness. I know what you mean about the sewing when you aren't feeling up to parr.............it's like you want to and love the patterns and fabrics but wow, it becomes a major deal. Besides....I figure it will be there for me when I can and want to do it. I'm kinda like you, in that I haven't sewn much for a long time as it hurts to sit at the machine. So my projects if I've felt up to it have been hand sewing pieces. Hey...a while back I told you I ordered the English paper piecing kit from CT. It came, I love the fabrics and being intimitated about how its done, I sat it aside for another time. Then Karen at CT mentioned on someones page that CT has an english paper piecing tutorial in the learn section above. So I checked it out and the tutorial was great and I think it looks easy and may give it a try this weekend.
Have you ever done any of it? I was in a quilt shop somewhere up in Washington and a lady behind the counter was working on some and its really a cool process.
Enough on here........I'm going to add an email on your regular email.......so check it out.......see you there! :-)
Hello everyone, sure has been a long time since I have been here.
Miss all of you and want you to know I haven't forgotton about you all. Just this Chemo has me whipped, I haven't touched a piece for fabric since April. I go look at it then just walk away. BUT I got the new CT catalog yesterday. :) I love the Xmas fabrics and the snow man fabric ect. Hopefully after Sept. (that is when the chemo is to be done) I will get insprired agine. Hope to get back and vist with all of you soon.
I am trying to get the Southern Stars BOM done as I am a fewwww blocks behind! I am also working on 2 baby quilts that need to get done! Oh well things will get done as I can get to them and can sit at the sewing machine for longer periods of time! So where is the picture of you table runner from H-LL?Hopefully our recent vacation/anniversary to Jamaica will have helped with the recovery, it sure helped me in relaxing department!!!
Hope you have a great day!
Good morning....or at least it's kinda morning here in Oregon, it's almost 11:00am and I'm at work messing around on here on my break. Sure are some neat pictures of everyones quilts in the photo area.
Glad to hear you're feeling ok after your 1st chemo.......good! Have a great day sewing and hope the storms aren't too bad. :-)
Thank you for the comment on my quilts! My dad was raised in Latrobe Pa and I grew up watching both the Steelers and Pirates and the Eagles and Phillies so I am a fan of both! My husband is a die hard Philly fan and I usually keep quite when we play each other-never quite know who to root for!! My nephew is in the same boat!! He dragged the quilt around with him during the play offs last football season and had with with him during the Super Bowl!! It is reversible and the center square is Eagles on one side and the Steelers on the other side!
Glad to hear you are able to get in your sewing room, I have also recently been able to get back into my sewing room recently as I was hit by a SUV while jogging this past Feb. I wasn't able to sit for the longest while for any length of time. Just take care of yourself and listen to your body and things will all fall into place!
Glad to hear you are feeling better. I hope you have some part of your summer to enjoy a little sewing. BUT looking at and touching your fabric can be very theraputic as well :) We don't have a foster dog at the moment. They are a bit challenging in the beginning, need lots of time and care. Most are not housebroken, know how to play with toys (they never had a toy) or how to walk on a leash. Interacting with them is a bit challenging. And, sadly most are afraid of men because the handlers in puppy mills are men and very rough. That is why we have not kept every one of them so far!! They do not like being around my husband, even though he is very gentle and tries to socialize with them. They also are very used to being with other dogs, and need to be placed in homes with other dogs for companionship and also to continue to learn "to be a dog". It is both very sad and very rewarding at the same time. When you find the right home for a dog, it is a relief they will have a second chance at a good life! When I retire from work and can be home full time, we will definitely be keeping a dog or two :) I miss my little Pom who passed away two years ago. She was my buddy and went everywhere with me, including work.