I did buy the timtex at JoAnn's. There is fusible timtex that you iron your project on to make the cards. You can also get the timtex without fuse, it's which ever one you prefer.
Have fun making them!
I belong to the Red Hat 'Scarlett O'Hatters' and we meet once a month for a very informal 'Game Day', we go to plays such as 'Menopause', we gather once a month to enjoy lunch (each month one of us hosts the lunch by making the arrangements), tea parties, and come summertime we'll go miniature golfing, to baseball games, have flower planting parties and such. All of our ladies are absolutely wonderful and we have a great time. If we do any charity work, it's usually on a personal basis, although I admire your chapter for all of your hard work.
MM, boy is he a cutie--for people of all ages! I purchased a quilt kit at Jo Ann's and I'll post a picture on my site when I finish it. Also at Jo Ann's, I bought a big applique of Mickey and one of Minnie (both are about 8-1/2 x 11), and for my friend's birthday I thought that I'd put each one on a fabric background and frame them for wall hangings.
I also belong to the Allen Park Senior Program (but everyone is young and spry!) and on Wednesday's they have a quilting bee. I've not gone to it yet, but when the weather gets nicer I plan to go. (I don't remember where you live, but I live in MI and we have had at least a foot of snow since Christmas.)
Here I've gone on and on and haven't commented on your 8 grandchildren----you are so very blessed to have them. My one granddaughter (15 years old) has kept me busy over the years.
Take care Jane, and happy quilting.
The printer is a HP 8500 Series. Just a printer not a copier or scanner. The only place I could find it is at Office Max or Office Depot. Best Buy and Circuit City did not have them. Hope this helps. Debbie
I was reading a blog (I have no idea which one, I was just browsing), and saw your great Red Hat picture. As a red hatter from Wisconsin, I just wanted to tell you hello and wish you happy quilting. :0)
Hello Jane! I'm sure you are very cold where you are. Wow, 8 grandchildren. I'm am busy with just the one. I'm still getting use to being a grandmother & also a boy. I only had 2 girls, so it is different. I love being able to take care of him. I did work when my girls were at home but decided last year to only do my B&B. When my daughter told me she was pregnant she asked if I would take care of him. I actually thought of that as an honor. I do need to post some pictures of the quilts I have done. I wish I had more time to quilt, but I know that it will come. Going to a fabric store is a big "high" for me. My DH just keeps shaking his head at all my "stash". Have fun with all your babies.
Good morning Jane! I think that would be so much fun bowling with those special people, what a great and rewarding idea.
I too was the principal's secretary, we had no vp so guess who did the extra, but it was fun. I do a little supply work for the gals when they are ill or off to sect'y meetings or training. I love it, just go in do the job and leave at the end of the day. Besides it gives me funds for quilting.
Talk to you later..........Doreen
Hi Jane - I started to add a comment but was distracted by your response from Gico about snowmen which I love so I don't know if it went through. We're getting a snow storm tonight - about 6 to 10 inches of the wonderful white stuff. Can't wait - it's a great excuse not to go anywhere and stay home and play. I'm finishing up my Christmas quilt, almost done and have several other projects to finish but they'll get done...eventually. I watch my grandchildren 1-1/2 days a week (Monday's and Thursday's). It's just enough...I'm really tired when they go home. They have benefited from my projects. They both have pillow cases for every holiday (my daughter has said enough already). Now I'm making them PJ's. They both like to sit on my lap when I sew - don't get much work done when they do but I always think how much longer are they going to want to do it. Take care, keep warm. Linda
Hi Jane ! The snowman pattern is :
Under the Stars designed by Lydia Quigley.
She is a Canadian designer from Kingston, Ontario.
Her web site: www.therabbitfactory.com
The pattern is for a lap size quilt - 49x62 with 4 snowmen.
I had made one for my son and daughter in law (I'll post a picture on my page) and last year adapted the pattern for my new granddaughter, reducing the size of the patches and putting only 3 snowmen at the top.
They are great fun to make and you can use all kinds of leftover fabric from previous projects. It's a very easy pattern. Just squares and half square triangles with appliques at the top.
I just love making projects with snowmen.
Happy quilting ! Ginette
Jane, something tells me I won't be very successful by not buying fabric. Three of us are going to Berlin, Ohio at the end of April for a 4 day shopping trip, fabric of course, and if I can hold out until then............................. we'll see how disciplined I am until then. I'll keep you posted
The cardboard bolt is what the fabric is wrapped on in the store. If it is an open floppy one, I will put scrap batting inbetween, so it does not flatten, then painter's tape it closed before I cover it with a thin layer of batting. After that I make the pillowcase with the ironing fleece quilted to it. Clear as mud right?
Hi Jane: I've sent the pattern via email. I have 3 grandchildren; brother, 21 and sister 12, both born on July 28th. Their brother, 18 was born Aug 28th. I also have a great grand daughter who will be 2 on Jan 28th - my Mom is still living so we are a five generation family - we are ALL called Nana. We keep them all straight by having the children call us Nana so&so - I am Nana Duffy - except at Christmas, then I am Nana Claus!! They have called me that since they were able to talk! LOL
Hi Jane, I actually live in Southern PA. Right above the MD line. I was brought up in Baltimore and moved to PA with my husband and two boys. You know the saying; new house, new baby. Well thats what happened to me! We have three boys. I was actually checking into a group that met a couple times a month called Friends of York. It is a womens group that did all kinds of crafts, dinners, wine tastings, card games, etc but I won't do it by myself. I agree on the quilting group and being intimidated....I have met a couple really nice
girls close to my home and we are trying to meet up in "real Life" that should be fun. well gotta go finish a project. take care. talk to you soon.
Hi Jane - I will email you the fabric requirements and cutting instructions. I have to ask - your email address July Nana - do you have grandchildren bron in July? My daughter's b-day is in July and 2 of her kids were born in July, same day - 9 years apart!! They call me Nana too!
I have a nice pattern for a take to quilt class tote and it is called "Square Peg Tote" For the bottom, you use a half fabric bolt, pillowcase it with that ironing fleece and it becomes a little ironing pad. I have made three so far and everyone likes them. I will send you a few pictures tonight when I get home if you want me to. Send me your email. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane B in Tampa, FL
Yes I have been busy, but I don't have as many projects going on as you! I just finished a wall hanging from a magazine that I have had my eye on. And now I am working on a couple spring wall hanging and an easter table runner. I wish I had groups to do things with. I don't know of any around here and none of my friends quilt so I go it alone. Anyway, it sounds like the children are all better? Did you ever do that snowman yoyo doll? I will post some more wall hanging soon. Take care. Cheri
Hi Jane, The way I do my photo quilts is to by printable fabric sheets. I have stuff to make my own but so far have not had a chance to do it. Once the kids move out I will have some more space to move around.
The ones I buy are EQ premium cotton satin injet fabric sheets. There are instructions in the package that will help you out. I like making photo quilts as they make nice heirloom gifts. The one I am making for my granddaughter is from a childrens quilt book by Alex Anderson. It is called Funky Monkey but the fabric I am using is by Benartex-Parisian Cat. It will done in chocolate browns, green, cream and pink. I hope to send a pic once I am done.
I just bought some fabric (after I said I was not going to buy anymore) to make a more abstract quilt in black, white and green. This is going to be for my daughter & son-in-law for next Christmas. Well, I need to run, my 3gra3ndda3ughter 3 is getting into stuff---see what I mean--she added the numbers. Talk to you soon. Grace