Thank you for your concern Andrea. There have been a series of medical problems in the family which all take time to sort out. Every so often my lung problem comes back to haunt me which is probably what you heard about.
One sister in in an Alzheimer unit, another one just had a heart attack - and so it goes as we get older. Fortunately we also have a great grandson who is such a joy for all of us. He is a very happy baby and such fun to be around. It all evens out doesn't it?
I have not been doing many quilts but do get a bit done from time to time. I am looking forward to it slowing down a bit more as I have way too much fabric sitting there.
How about you? What are you doing these days? I do miss the QC and hope to join back in again soon.
i wished you lived closer too, andrea! i'd love to do your quilting! did something happen with the quilter you've been using? you could try posting a message on the main page asking for referrals in your area.
i gotta get my handsome boys to sit still before i can get a picture of them. sometimes easier said than done! hahahaha!!
Nice to hear from you Andrea, stay warm and safe! Carol and her husband bought a house and is fighting with the government on settling on her other home which needs to be demolished. She does not want to move back so they are in town now. Starting over when you were ready for retirement soon is hard to take but she's a trooper. I haven't chatted with her in a month or two but hope she'll be sewing soon. Take care.
I came on your site to see your new purse! It is so cute. Your sewing room is so interesting. Everywhere I look I see inspiration and creativity. Your quilts are so amazing. You have mastered all the quilting skills - beading, applique, embellishment, intricate piecing, doll making, and great colour choices. Your family must be so proud of your quilting achievements.
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I trace a continuous line design on Golden Thread paper from a book. Most of my pictures come from Laura Lee Fritz's book - continuous line designs. Then, I pin the paper to a block of my quilt. I chose non-busy prints so that the picture will show up well. I free motion quilt on the line. I add other elements like grass and sky just free hand, but I am not an artist.
I use a Titanium #70 top stitch needle. Top tension at 2 rather than 4 that I normally sew at. I use Bottom Line, a very fine #60 wieght thread in the bobbin, the same colour as the top thread. On top I use Gutermann viscose, or Mettler #60 embroidery cotton thread, or Sulky #40 rayon. After I remove the paper carefully, using my fingernail to take out pesky little pieces. The rest of the quilt I used a large meandering motif.
It is easy to catch on if you have done a little machine quilting.
Hi Andrea, not sure yet. I fell nearly 2 months ago and my foot is still terribly sore off and on. It was very painful today. May not be able to do the walking. I went 2 years ago and it was a wonderful show. Were you at that one too?
If I go I will wear my straw hat LOL so you could find me. I have long dark hair, just turned 60, and am TOO FAT LOL thanks to medication I take for a chronic condition. So if you see a psycho in a small brimmed straw hat it may be me!! I will look for your strippy jacket if I go. If we do not connect maybe we could meet for lunch some day. I work mornings only so a short drive to Barrie is easy!!! Have a great time with your cousin!! Where does she live? Are you from Toronto originally?
Andrea that would be great! I am hoping to go, just not sure when my rugrats will be home. I will know closer to the day! I have long dark hair(like 90% of all women LOL) but will try and sync a time with you if I go Saturday, ok?
I know what you mean about having too many projects ahead of you. I quilt with the girls at Green Briar and the group has got quite productive over the last three years. Adictive, yes..... one can find it very difficult to stay on track!!! LOL!!! I am trying to work my way thru my stash. I have been doing Muffin Club with Lilac Lane which I do only the smallest project each month using as much as I can from my Stash, it is working out quite well. Yeah!!!
Hi Andrea, Love the pics of your quilts. You are an awesome quilter!!!! Where did you go in Scotland and did you find any good quilt shops there? I'm married to a Scot and probably will be visiting both there and Ireland next year. I see you are in Thorton, I live just south of you. Do you go to Country Concessions????