Thanks! I have a new respect for the Quilters who used buttonhole stitch appliqué. I went through an entire skein of embroidery floss on just the ten butterflies. Can't imagine how many skeins were needed for the 30 Dresden plates! How are your pretty Dresden blocks coming along? Did you decide on a setting?
Just wanted to tell you I'm taking your suggestion about adding more butterflies to my repair job on the Dresden Plate quilt. I found a vintage 30s butterfly pattern, resized it to fit my needs, and cut out 10 butterflies. Six are already embroidered and ready to appliqué. I'll also stabilize the tear with some additional stitching that will be hidden by a butterfly. Thanks for your help!
Hi jan.. I seem to have lost your emails, machine had a melt down. Hope u r well and now settled down after the Christmas busy time. I am back to normal, but seem to have been busy since decks came down. I am trying to finish all the bits and pieces I have started, before I start any big project. I bought an embroidery CD Rom with patterns of Christmas on it all in rework, I have transferred the CD onto a memory stick, but don't seem to see pics on my machine. I have just emailed the USA company bird brain designs they r a USA company, have you heard of them? Must go now bedtime.
Hello, how was Christmas with 6our family. We had a busy family Christmas, eating, games, walks etc, at the end of the day at 9pm when they all left David and I just flopped and dealt with the debris the following morning, we had a truly wonderful Christmas, of course beginning with midnight mass. We have been staying at the lake district for New year with four of our friends, it's about 2hrs drive away, the mountains looked wonderful with the peaks displaying their coats of snow and frost quite beautiful. Now for the new years resolutions, we are full of good intentions, but........look forward to hearing from you. Bye Marianne
Good morning prairie, it seems funny addressing you with that name, what is your Christian name?
Well I'm almost ready for the big day, just food shopping to do now and set the table for 10. It's my turn for Christmas, the boys go with their families in-laws one year and us the following year we all think that's fare. I love having them all, to see the cousins developing a strong bond is wonderful and I see my own boys now men being good parents, it gives a jump to ones tummy.. what do you do at Christmas and what is the weather like at the moment. I'll give u my email address, it's sometimes better communicating that way and not taking the space for quilt talk, if u understand my meaning. email@example.com
Look forward to hearing your Christmas plans, my sewing room is now in sleep mode...ha ha ha.
Good morning prairie quilter, I was just reading your profile and smiled. Although we don't live the same sort of life, I felt I had a lot in common with you. We live in the country in UK but not the out back and I love quilting, but like you get distracted easily. I have been trying to get into my hobby room for a while, especially as we have had snow and ice, but no, it's bee Xmas decks, supporting friends via tel. And getting Xmas cakes iced etc.and today am going with hubby to Durham for a meeting and shopping, I like Durham it's a university town, very busy and beautiful at Christmas, we will of course go into the cathedral, you can look up durham on Google. Well that's it from me today, hope to hear from you sometime.
Have not been quilting for a while - am totally a novice. And do love hand quilting. Did the Double Wedding Ring throw for my daughter all by hand. Such a joy using scraps from materials I had left from things I had sewn for her.
Now, have got to get busy with the quilt am making for my son.
Hello! What a nice surprise to hear from you. I'm so glad baby Ian is doing so well. He made up for lost time. I can't believe he's 17 lbs. I'll bet Merrick has fun with him. My little Kenadie just turned 3 last week and she has finally hit 29 lbs. She doesn't stay still long enough to gain any weight. Both the little girls turned 3 and William 9 in March. March is a busy month.
I don't get much done except watch Kenadie 11 1/2 hrs. a day. DSIL hasn't had to work on Fridays so he keeps her. Everyone works 10 hrs. a day and DD is usually there longer.
I've been trying to quilt but am having a lot of trouble with a bad hip. It looks like a hip replacement is in the near future which I'm not looking forward to but you do what you have to do. My niece and I are in a couple of quilt block challenges. It's a lot of fun but I'm falling behind.
You're going to keep busy with grand babies. How much fun! Maybe you'll get a girl this time. It doesn't really matter as long as they're healthy. Well, I need to go to bed. We get up at 3:45 a.m. Ridiculous! DH wants to work at least until the end of this year before he retires. I'm ready. Keep safe and give all those babies lots of hugs. Blessings to all of your family......................
My niece felt it in Omaha. I thought my husband had literally lost his mind when he asked me what I was moving that was so heavy that it was shaking the bathroom. I was fixing breakfast and didn't feel it. The last time, my recliner was moving side to side which was the weirdest feeling and he didn't feel anything that time. He said that he could see the bathroom sink moving and things rattling in the medicine chest. How's the new baby? I sure hope he gets to come home soon.
Hi Jan, I've been thinking about you and wondering about how your dad is getting along. I'm bad about checking on this site anymore. Kenadie is almost 2 and really keeps me busy. I have her 11 hours a day 4 to 5 days a week, depending on their work schedules. Weekends seem to fly by and all I end up getting done is the laundry. How's Merrick? I bet you have fun with him. Both of our babies are turning 2 next month. William will be 8 next month and Theresa is 12. She's taller than her mom and I and wears a size 9 shoe. She's in a city wide youth band, softball and religion classes so they're trying to keep her mind on the right things. She's going to keep them on their toes. I did finish a UFO that's been sitting on my machine for a few years. I ordered a stitch-in-the-ditch foot for my machine that gets here today. Anxious to see how it works. I have a small quilt that I'm stitching in the ditch and am not happy with how my walking foot is doing on it. Maybe it's just me and not the walking foot. Lol. Hope you're doing well and my prayers are with you and your family......................
Good morning Prairie, just a courtesy note to say hello, hope life is treating you well. How is the quilting coming along. I am practising tumbling blocks, i love the the 3D effect, it looks very clever, i need more practice though. Our snow has gone, now wind and cold, strange weather patterns we are experiencing. Bye for now.