A dear friend of mine her mother had crippling and painful rheumatoid arthritis. It ailed me to see her in such dilemma. But despite all she was able to laugh about it.. Guess some days good some days bad. She loved to knit crochet sew clothes for her children and had to give it up at a very young age. Forced to move to the city in a senior complex where her daughter suffered as well with the aches and pains, of being a home care worker.. Throughout the years I've seen the changes in medical research seing the changes from one generation to another.. But it is hard to accept leaving our love for sew, knit, crafts. As my mom found with her ALS disease. Being able to talk about it to others who can share is wonderful..
Any pictures of Ireland to share, from 2013 trip.. My mother had dreams of making a mother/daughter to Ireland holiday. She was going to retire from teaching, and I on holiday from police force.. As life has it's twist/turns never saw that day for she passed away to ALS.. I left my workplace.. In 2013 our guild passed around a pamphlet for Ireland quilting cruise. Without the income couldn't make the trip. Cry a little, pray that if meant will happen. Hope to see some photos.
Myrna, I don't know why your machine was set different from factory sets. Mine is at factory sets. You can reset to this my going into Set UP. The Advanced has a factory reset button. Here is what mine reads: X Power: 30, Time Out: 100, Margin: 0 (zero), Acceleration 45, Lead line: 60, Y Power: 30, E Stop: 100, Jump Stitch: 0, Curvature 35, Increment 0.1
Myrna, it's so nice to hear a success story like your daughter. It must have been so hard for her to face having the twins with their father unwilling to help her though it. But thank goodness she had you to come to for help and support. My sister had the same thing happen to her when she got pregnant many years ago. Mum and Dad was there for her also.
Gorgeous quilts Myrna and beautiful grand daughters- Congratulations to them both on their graduation.
I loved looking at all the diverse techniques you have tried- it is a wonderful body of work. I was thrilled to see the Moon glow quilt. I recently forked over the dough for this kit. I so love the pattern and it is high on my to do list after I finish some wedding quilts. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous quilts..
Sorry I haven't responded sooner to your question of fabric pens I used for my "Wayward Fabric" piece. Anyway, I have a set of various colors by "Millinium" and also used the "Pigma Pens" on parts of it. The 'Millinium' ones have a broader tip more along the lines of felt tip markers, but of course made for fabric. Don't remember where I picked them up. I would like to find some more of them as well. As you can see, they work very well. Have seen some new ones come on the market as more people are into art quilting as well as making and coloring their own labels. Good luck. Love your quilt display. I could sit and watch all the "shows" for hours. What an inspiration to see so many talented ladies work in one place.
I hear a lot of you ladies out there have problems with service close by. I am lucky that way, I have the best guy around. He is the owner of Red Deer Sewing Centre and he has the most awesome service. He will even do house calls if you need. He used to sell that unit with the Qbot but found the Qbot had too many problems with it so he went to the Quilt Artist. Hopefully it isn't too much to fix your problem Myrna.
I noticed on the Longarm Quilters Group that you just purchase the exact same unit as I have. I will get mine on April 25th. How is yours working for you? I noticed that no one had any advise on the group site for you. I would like to keep in touch with you so that we could maybe give each other help or tips when needed. I am from Red Deer, Alberta.
Good to hear from you. Aleda has preschool in the morning, so I'm free for coffee without her until 11:00, and the rest of the day is open. Would love to see you and catch up. Do you want to come to the house for coffee? Could show you my quilt room and projects in the works. Would have to be after lunch if you want to come over as I'll be in town in the AM for Aleda.
Myrna! your hubby needs to take his shirts to a laundry!! mosdry cleaners will wash and iron and either fold or hang the shirts. I finally got my husband to do that when I got tired of the volume of ironing!
Good morning...although it is probably afternoon where you are! I had to laugh at your post in the scrap bags group concerning sorting scraps. I am the same way. I have so many other projects going, I don't ever seem to get to the scrappy ones. My newest scraps are sorted by color, but my old old pieces are still in copy paper boxes, and just thrown in. I'm always digging in there, but never seem to find what I want! It would take me forever to sort them.
Hope your shoulder is completely healed by now. I'm not having much pain any more, only when I lift something too heavy. Then it lets me know I've done something it doesn't like, but doesn't last long. A couple of advil and a night's rest seems to do the trick. Hoping it will stay well when winter gets here again.
Has it been hot where you are? We are really tired of the 100 degree weather. We have had a little rain a few times, but the electric and water bill will be high this month. We were gone to Missouri to see the kids for 12 days the first part of July, so thought our bill this month would be lower. Boy, did I get a surprise when it came......it was higher than it had been!
Take care.....hope you are getting a lot of sewing done! I'm not, but I need to be!
I hope you haven't left yet for your big trip. I looked and looked for the quilt shop hop I had picked up and I can't find it. Its a Western Oregon shop hop and if you stop at any quilt store in upper Washington, they will have info on it. It was a HUGE number of stores participating. I guess I threw it away when I realised I wouldn't be going back there again.
I went to a few shops when we were in Idaho and drove right past the turn off for Buggy Barn. I can't believe I didn't know how close I would be to their famous shop.
Please let us know how your trip goes. I need to travel to these places through others! I hope your arm is doing better. Take care,
Fantastic job, sewing all those little squares together. I just recently made a baby quilt with 2 1/2" squares sewn together individually. It really went together faster than I thought it would. I did it at retreat in April. I haven't posted a picture as it isn't quilted yet. Who will be doing the quilting on your sister's quilt?
Isn't it amazing how when we fall in love with a quilt, we don't think about how it will be put together? We just jump right in. LOL