My Hubby had some heart surgery as well recently. He had a pacemaker installed and had a valve replaced with a bovine valve. He just sailed through the 2 procedures and we were very thankful. I hope that your Hubby did well too. I quilt some every day - but not as much as I used to.
I love the Roman Stripe pattern, too. If I were going to hand quilt it, I wouldn't like it to be foundation pieced, as this one was. I think I'd just sew strips and deal with the bias edges. They'd be paired with the straight of grain triangle piece next to it, so I don't think it would be a problem. I would like to make a grown-up version with truer rainbow colors for our bed. Another bucket-list quilt. (sigh). :)
It's awful cold here this week, but we've had a pretty mild fall over all. Sure do need the moisture pretty badly. I hope to get back to some quilt projects soon. Need to work on a graduation quilt for a niece (high school), and a couple of baby quilts for family (nieces & nephews). Sure haven't been too motivated in that regard lately for some reason. I've been doing some smaller crochet projects just to keep my hand work craving satisfied. Hope all is well with you.
I am an absolute newbie. I use Mastersorks II for digitizing machine embroidery, Photoshop for pictures, and other computer programs proficiently. I just haven't given EQ the time it deserves to learn it.
Thank you so very much, Cat Lady. The surgery went well and he said he thought that he got everything out that was or could give me problems. I do have Stage 1Colon Cancer but mAy not have to have any extenuating treatments but not sure until I see oncologist on the 30th. I go back to see surgeon on the 20th for staple removal. I think the most UN comfortable part of my time in hospital was the IV in my neck. My veins are very small and tend to roll or turn hard so that they cannot get the meds in. They put the IV in while I was in surgery. I am allergic to a lot of different meds and now know that my hospital does not have any kind of tape that doesn't eat away my skin. lol. I am truly doing very well and hope to gain some more strength soon. Thanks!
Thank you so much. I do appreciate any and all that remember me in their prayers as I believe in the power of prayer. When 2 or more are gathered in His name..... I will have my iPad with me and hope that I will be able to check in while I am in hospital.
I really miss the quilting bee I belonged to in Austin TX for that same reason. We were all members of the main guild, but then 10 of us met twice a month in our homes. We would each volunteer to host the meetings for a specific month and that is where I really feel I learned how to quilt although we really didn't do a lot of quilting. But it was easier to ask questions and get help if needed. It has been 19 yrs since I moved away and I miss them more than words can say.
The Calico Cut-Ups sounds like it is basically like the group is that meets here in Boonville. I no longer attend their meetings for a couple of different reasons though. Some times it is nice to just have a get together with friends and quilt.
Hello Cat Lady...Thank you for your kind comment on my work. The pattern came from the Jan/Feb 2001 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine. It was designed by the staff of Quiltmaker and the pattern name is "Cat on a White Picket Fence"
I will join in soon. I have EQ 6 and just purchased the upgrade while at the AQS show in Des Moines. Right now I am trying to catch up on quilting and have to put the yard the bed for the season. So when I get the program installed I will have lots of question.
I meant didn't have a job to go to. Now I don't want to job hunt and my husband doesn't want me to so I'm being lazy and being a stay at homer instead. I hope all is going well with you! I haven't read the slackers sight for awhile, I need to go and do that. I keep meaning to work on those blocks again as I only did 19 of them, a real slacker am I!
I just found your note from Dec 2010, sorry! Yes, my lay-off was permanent and a real hardship but God blessed us. My husband's insurance waived their rules and but me on his plan as primary and covered my treatments. They are over and my hair has grown back and just as I started feeling like looking for another job my Mom got really bad. We lost her on July 15, 2012 and I was aso thankful I did have to Go to a job
Thank you! We are so excited....words can't even express it enough lol I suppose it will cut into my quilting time for a while but it's ok...I don't mind it. He will probably go to preschool next fall once he gets settled and learns some English!