Ally,, thanks for your comments on my quilt and Red Eye. Yes, I have sewed with it, but I need some tension adjustment, and really hesitate to play around with bobbin tension. I do need to get the sewing cabinet refinished, someone watching my aunt, put flower pots on top of it, overflowed the water, and there is damage to the veneer. It came with the original book, all attachments. BTW,,, I also am in Michigan, but on the east side
Hi Ally, I would be honored to be your quilting friend! you do amazing work. luv it! pleasure to meet you, Vanda/MI......i noticed you live in G. Rapids. my son lived in Hersey for a few years!! small world. We would shop at Walmarts!! etc.
Ally, that is the best compliment, that you are touched by my art. I create from the heart and I have hoped that I portray that to people to see. I know now, that I have reached my goal. I thank you.That is the reason that I create. Thanks, again. Smiles, Diana
Hi Ally! Thank so much for the compliment and your interests. Yes, I will be adding a couple of these to Etsy, as originals. I will have the limited edition prints added of the rest. Most of these were traded with other Artists and they have the originals. I plan to make many more and place them on Etsy and Ebay.
Are there any particular ones that you liked? Diana
Lovely, lovely quilts Ally- the Mariner's compass is spectacular- You have a pair of handsome dogs- I love the scarf too worn by your very cute model.
The on point quilt is a great pattern - the color choices are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing ..
Thanks for the comment. I love the Mariners Compass. never thought about doing it with Quiltsmart. Isn't that the stuff that you use with Egg Money by Elanor Burns? It's a foundation sort of thing. Beautiful, flawless points. I'm also a dog person. Beau is my daschund. He loves every one. Betty in TN
Hi Ally, nice to meet you! I love the mariner's compass quilt. And your dogs have the same coloring as my beloved dog, Ben. I still miss him, though he died over two years ago. Though if he were still alive, we would not be experiencing the turkeys in the yard! Lib
Hi Ally - the "kids" are adorable. Last night we were at a friend's house and they have an adorable yellow Lab. I'd much prefer a larger dog to the grandpooch we're babysitting for, but not right now.
BTW, I love your mariner's compass. I'm pretty new to foundation piecing, but now that I'm getting the hang of it, I'm looking forward to trying more. There are some beautiful mariners compass/New York Beauty desgns that are out there - I have them on my online shop wishlists. I'm afraid, though that my "spring recess" will be over before I get a chance to start it - I'll have to get the pattern anyway and put it on my "top of the to-do list" pile.
Hi Ally, thanks for the friend invitation....love your quilt and the pooches - which one is Max and who's Sam. We're poochsitting for my son's Jack Russell Terrier who has invaded Harry's house - our tuxedo cat.
Today has been "wasted" on errands, but I did meet my friend at the quilt shop and got some feet for my Janome plus a mini iron so I could keep it by the machine so when I return to my sewing from the ironing board Harry and I don't have to "fight" for the seat! Look forward to getting to know you. Barb
Wow I'm loving your 1st photo it reminds me a whole lot of the next top I'm going to complete...which is a Mondrian crib quilt but for my pups! You have a nice feel for color and pattern and I enjoyed seeing your photos- thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the friendship invite. What does SO's stand for? I see that Max and Sam are dogs but what kind? I picture them as golden retrievers just because Max and Sam sounds like strong names. I can't seem to guess at what GR stands for. I will probably feel silly once I know. Long day at work, so let me use that for an excuse!
I will probably continue with the blog about Katrina just because I started it since I was asked the storm once again. I personally did not loose anything major to it. In fact, I can count blessings that I would not have otherwised experienced. I was able to live with my then new mother-in-law for three weeks and get to know her better. I actually found a full time job immediately after returning home for a good company doing what I like to do. We were able to get into a house and adopt a puppy as well. '
The chefs are supposibly back but the service in the restaurants I frequent sometimes is not up to acceptable standard. Many people say this so I guess its true in general. Also, prices are sky high now for eating out but the food is still wonderful, unlike anywhere else I have lived.
We are in Carnival Season Now... This goes on until Fat Tuesday. The parades will increase to a frenzie. During Mardi Grai, the family events are there but often the world believes it to be a gross drunk only. My 25 yr old son, his buddys are showing up for it. So I will be designated driver to and from the french quarter mid february. These guys have every intent on proving to the world that it is indeed a big, drunk party.
I think my favorite part of this site is the photos on the main page. The blogs are also interesting. I feel less isolated as a quilter somehow and maybe more motivated to drive my machine. Other peoples enthusiasm for arts/crafts are so contagious.