Lots of depression in MB, plenty of marriage break ups.. Financially a struggle for the young university. An aging population.. Many hidden problems in MB.. I quilt/sew/semi-retired bit sheltered from the growing problem..
Find it amazing you have the ability to quilt despite all your struggles. Don't give it up..
Hi...I have looked at all your quilts and they are lovely.Your newest grandson is a real cutie and they grow so fast. Glad to hear that you are overcoming your depression and feeling better. Also, expecially glad that your home didn't get flooded. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Hi Kingskidaz, Don't be embarrassed I have a close friend who is a very strong Christian and she struggles with depression off and on also, but is learning how to deal and overcome it. I will be praying for you.
I love your quilts, you do some beautiful work. We used to live in Mesa, Scottsdale and then Heber/Overgaard before we moved to Wisconsin. My husband would move back to Arizona in a heartbeat if he could, but for now we are here.
Let's keep in touch, so I can be an encouragement to you and be your partner in prayer. Sister's in Christ, Julia
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 !!!
Coventry and Coventryville are about two miles apart. You ride through one to get to the other - but they each have their own unique personality (as most of these small areas do). We try to live as chemical free and as sustainable as possible. We grow most of our food and up until a few years ago, we lived totally off the grid. That had to change when our lovely spring went dry for the 5th summer in a row - we then had to drill a well, which required electricity to run the well pump. Still, we try to maintain that "close to the earth" philosophy. When we did not have electricity, I sewed on a treadle sewing machine - and loved it.
To answer your other question, I often travel 235 on my way to Binghamton, so I am sure I know where West Hill Road is, but next time I am passing through I will make sure I look for it. Hope you are enjoying today's lovely weather. I hope to get as much laundry out on the line as possible. Joyce
Hi Kingsskidaz! I thank you for the info on where you live. I am sorry to hear that you have had some problems with your daughter. I understand your depression, as I seem to be going through something of the same. Not about my daughter, but I lost my younger brother to lung cancer a few years back and can't seem to get past it. He has a soon to be 15 year old daughter. He and I were very close, much more so than my older brother. We can only carry on with our own day to day and pray that all is well for us all!
Hang in there!
The store I think you refer too is in Coventry - now called the Village Market, has had many owners over the years, now owned by a local family f or several years and doing very well. It seems to be the hub of the town. My husband is there every morning to pick up the Binghamton Press and meet neighbors. We've lived in Coventryville for almost 20 years - a beautiful piece of country, but we are getting very nervous with all this talk about gas wells. Some of us are petitioning our government officials because we are beginning to see what's happened in PA., and don't want that happening here. On a happier note, a small group of folks meet at the congregational church twice a week and quilt. Thats always a great time to get together. Joyce
From one Christian to another, I will add you to my prayer list. You are almost a neighbor. I live in Chenango County - a little drive by area called Coventryville - about half an hour from Binghamton. My husband is a United Methodist Pastor and I am a certified lay speaker - now serving as pastor of a very small congregational church. See you just never know who you will meet here - I monitor the Around the Quilt Frame forum and have met so many wonderful folks here. I'm sure you have heard this before, but one day at a time - sometimes one hour at a time is all we can give - and if thats it for you, I don't think God expects any more from us than that either. You have some real talent - keep that old sun shining in. Joyce
I like your name. Where in NYS are you from? I love the colors of your quilts. My church has a large dining room (social hall) and that has been very handy to lay out quilts to pin baste. I just push a few tables together, use masking tape to hold down the sides. I am very thankful to have that space - otherwise I could not do it. We live in a small log cabin - space is always an issue and because we burn firewood for our major heat source, my floors are not always the cleanest. Great to meet you. I am a hand quilter. Joyce
Hi kingskidaz, I have just happened upon your page and read about your quandry of where to lay out your quilts to put them together. I went to my church, I used an empty sunday school room that has 2 tables in it and shoved them together. If necessary, you could bring in another table for the larger size quilts. My sil and/or a friend goes with me to help stretch and pin my quilt.I use binder clamps to fasten the back to the table top and then I layer and use the large quilters safety pins to pin together the layers. I can then roll it up and I put a couple of large rubber bands around the ends and I can bring it back home to put it in the frame. For my lap size quilts I have to "Hobby Tables" that the ends fold down on and I can push them together to layer the quilts. When they are not being used for layering, I fold the one up and put it next to the wall and drop the back leaf on the other and push it in front and use it as a cutting table. I fasten my large cutting mat at the crorners with 2 or more of the binding clamps. I have bad knees and there is no way i could get down on the floor and do what I do on my craft tables. I hope that this is a help to you and is not tooo late............
HI kingskidaz, I am new to this group. I read about your bad eyes. I also have bad eyes, I had a macular hole in my right eye a few years ago. And a cararact removed 1 year later. One eye is near sighted and the other one is far sighted so they fight each other all the time. So i have a lot of headaches if I try hand work. I hand quilted all my quilts before that, now I use a Nolting hobby quilter, which is hand guided. Shelby from MN
Thank you so much for your kind reply. I just know how easy it is to "vent" sometimes by email and to someone that is miles away and open! So thank you!
Didn't sew last night, just to tired I guess. Watched part of a movie with the family. Right now it's the middle of the night, woke up very dry and needed to get something for it.