Thank you Sharon for the nice complement on my sewing room. When I retired I decided to set up my living room as my sewing space. ( I have another room that I watch t.v. in) I spend a lot of time in here doing what I love, SEWING. I enjoyed making Melody's quilt. But it took a long time to get it finished due to my sick spell last year.
Please do let me know if you learn anything about Linda. I had the pleasure of meeting her in person one summer when we visited Tennessee. I didn't see anything further on facebook. Perhaps someone will post there too. I'll keep checking. In the meantime I'll keep her in my prayers.
Thank you for the nice comment ,Sharon. The nice thing about a string quilt is I can just pick it up when ever I have a few minutes. It is fun, quick and doesn't take a lot of thinking. The hardest part has been finding the right weight paper and cutting it to size for the foundations. Hope to get at least 8 more blocks done over March break. They are very colourful. Lots of fun and a great way to use up thinner strips.
Thanks, Sharon, for the encouragement about the baby quilt. I have forged ahead, even though I've had second thoughts about it. I just need to FINISH something, and so far, I'm enjoying this, despite the angst. :) It is helping me get excited about other projects, and after such a long quilting slump, I'm grateful for anything that will get me motivated. Too much fabric stash to quit now!
Thanks for taking the time to read my first blog and comment on it! It's so nice to get positive feedback. I laughed when you mentioned "old" clothes. I implemented a policy of my own about a year ago when I discovered a bag of clothes I had put aside for donation and "lost" up in my attic sewing room. When I opened it, I started to pull out some great shirts I'd totally forgotten about. Now my rule is, once it goes in the bag I don't look in there again! lol Those shirts are hanging in my closet. Maybe I'll try to donate them again in a few years! :D
thank you for your kind comment. i am very lucky to have heat and power. many do not. if that were me i would just tell my family to postpone and have christmas a few days late. so far no fatalities which is the best news in a city of 4 million. city streets are impassable due to trees and downed power lines. the main roads have been salted and the trees removed. one day at a time!!
Sharon I wanted to say thanks for the comments on the quilt. I sent the 2 quilts to the girls and the one who opened the package called me and she was crying she was so happy. She said that this was a gift they would treasure forever. She asked that I pass on their thanks and to let all those donating blocks that they appreciated it so much.
Sharon - got that last of the split wood stacked and covered today. We still have a bunch of limbs to cut down to size, but that will happen ... someday. We are hoping to get to AZ after Thanksgiving to visit Adam, Jenna and Bailey. Hope it works out. I know you'll love going down there in January.
We heated with a woodstove when we lived in Federal Way. Yes, I love the heat. We do have a couple portable heaters and there are old baseboard heaters in the house. Yep, have to cut and stack our own wood. We can have any downed trees in the woods around us, so that will make it nice.
Have a great trip to OK! Did I tell you when I was little we lived in Muskogee and Talequah?
Sharon: Thanks for the support. My mother took the news pretty well. A little mad that I didn't tell her sooner but now she doesnt have anything to worry about. Had a nice visit. Boy is it every humid here.
Sharon, Oh, yes. They served us halibut too! I wanted a better photo of that snarky moose, whose antlers we about the size of my hands sticking up on top of his head, but I listened to our hosts and stayed far away from him. That was the best I could get with my zoom lens!
Oh, thank you so much! I think it's wonderful that you make quilts for Project Linus (I'm a member of a local charity group here in Chandler called Peace by Piece - we make quilts for kids in crisis - police, fire department, hospitals etc., give these quilts to kids). Your Project Linus quilts are absolutely precious! I certainly haven't made that many quilts at all.... yet. LOL LOL
How neat that you're coming to Phoenix again! It would be an honor to meet up with you when you come out next year! I'm always on the look out to spend time with someone who knows "quilt". It would be so much fun to meet and talk "quilt". Have a great week!
Thank you so much for commenting on my blog about the doll clothes. I really appreciate what you said. It is a pleasure meeting you and I must say that I really love the work that you do! Have a great day! Rusty (Dawn Frisch) : )
Those black and white log cabin blocks are the block exchange we are doing. Each of us have a dfferent "pop" color for the center. Yellow, red, green etc. Hopefully this will work out well. I like mine and other colors should brighten them up.
Hope you are having a nice weekend. It was 50 here today! So Spring is coming. It is been a cold and snowy winter.
Thank you Sharon for the the nice post on the Oak Leaf quilt. I wish I had waited until I had quilted it before I put the picture up. Got in a hurry. I had it cut out for about 2 years and in one of my plastic project boxes. Now to get it finished. I just sent some log cabin blocks in for an exchange and will get others back. I love your quilt and plan to set my together like that. You did a beautiful job!
Elegant?? That is a good word to describe my picture!! lol Thought I would have some fun with it. We were eating at a mexican restaurant and it was my dgs 11th b/day. They came and put the hat on him and he was so embarrassed, I put it on me to show that we can laugh at ourselves and it is ok. He ended up wanting to wear it the remainder of our lunch!!! Thanks for your comments on my quilt bargain.