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 Jane..Thanks for checking out the Pic. My DS's significant other's sister.(What a mouthful, huh?) Her sister is due in 3 weeks, and she's having a boy. DSO was thrilled, and sat here this afternoon and"Right over Lefted" Until it was all tied and trimmed. She did a good job...and learned how to tie. Anne
Hi Jane - Sorry I haven't responded to your email sooner. Bummer they are out of the Boxer Mania pattern. I didn't think about it before, but I could send you a copy if you want, I don't mind. Just let me know and we can exchange private email addresses to get each other's snail mail address. Happy Quilting! Gina
Hi Jane, I bet that convention was a blast! The quilt show was fun, it really wore me out. My sister had a great time, too, and she found lots of stuff to buy. There weren't many new gadgets, but they did have some new civil war fabric. By the time I found it, I was about out of money. I got some Halloween fat quarters, I love Halloween fabrics. Also a few Civil war fabrics.
So, Jane, just make a "big" basket!! or even a purse!! It could be that the instructor will have you cover less rope with each strip!! I thought I had a photo of the big bag I made in my album but I don't - have fun with your class!
Hi Jane! That basket came from the book "It's a Wrap" by Susan Breier - it calls for 13 yards(39 feet) of clothesline rope and 5/8 yard of fabric. Here's what I do - I cut my strips 3/4 inches wide by WOF - then I cut them in half - making (2) 3/4" X 22" strips - one strip will cover approx 12 inches - so you need approx (40) 3/4" X 22" strips - you can get (30) 3/4" strips X WOF from 5/8 yd of fabric so there is more than enough - does that make sense? PS - I got your "letter" today - I'm going to the PO tomorrow!
Hi Jane! Long time since I've heard from you!! Thanks for the comment on my "Mickey Mouse" tote - my SIL loved it! She is a Mickey fan! I have about a yard of that fabric left! You want it? I'll sell it cheap plus postage!
Hi Jane..nice to meet you. Do you ever shop at Pieceful Quilting, Riverhead? I belong to the Block of the Month that meets on Saturday mornings (3rd Sat) and the Sylvia's Elm Creek club that meets on 3rd Wed. evening each month. I have taken many classes in the last year and am now settling down after Christmas to work on some of the projects that I bought fabric for and never got to!
Jane one of the quilting girls decided this year that we should do a 16" finished square exchange of whatever we wanted to do. So tonight we had our Christmas supper and exchange. It was wonderful. If you look at my photos, I did a Sunbonnet Sue with a Christmas tree and I labeled mine and put a sleeve on it and one of the girls got it and was thrilled. I got a 16" square and no name and tonight I cannot even remember who I got it from since the parcels were all put together and then one of the girls called who got the next parcel and another one of the girls randomly picked one of the parcels and gave it to the girl whose name was called out. Of course, I was first. I will post a picture of my gift square as soon as I get some batteries charged for my camera as the camera went dead tonight and I missed two of the girls.
Thanks for your comment about my Scrap Nick...he makes me smile whenever I look at him! I just read that you "love quilting but worry about the outcome"! Please don't worry...that takes all the fun out of it! The great thing about quilting is that there is no right or wrong way to do things...you just do it YOUR way! Try one new thing at a time...you might be surprised! Merry Christmas!
Jane, here is the Tex Mex recipe. It calls for can/cans of shrimp but if you can get a shrimp ring cheaper, I usually use them and just cut the shrimp in half, if they are the smaller shrimp. You can usually get the shrimp rings quite cheap this time of year. 8 oz. cream cheese softened, 1/2 c. Miracle Whip, 1/2 c. sour cream, 1 can shrimp (2 is better), 1 c. seafood sauce, 2 c. shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese (I use Mozzarella), 1 green pepper, chopped, 2 green onions, chopped, 2 tomato, diced (lettuce is optional) I don't use it as I find it goes soggy. Mix first 3 ingredients together,. Spread over pizza pan or dish. Scatter shrimp over cheese mixture. Add layers of seafood sauce, cheese, green pepper, green onions and tomato. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve with assorted crackers (I use tortilla chips.)
Hi Jane! Thank you for the birthday greetings! Are you getting this cold, winter weather in your part of the world? Looks like we could have a white Christmas here, because I'm sure what we have won't melt anytime soon. :0)
Maybe you read already that my DD is learning to crochet. It doesn't seem like I've made much progress on my quilt projects, but I'd sure like to get back to it. Made a quick stop into a quilt shop last weekend, but didn't have much time to browse (which was probably good on my checkbook). I found what I needed, though, so that was good. It is for a tote bag project that I hope to finish before Christmas.
Blessings to you and happy quilting from cold, snowy plains of Nebraska! PQ