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.
Hello from northern UK. I have read with interest your post and viewed your quilts, they are lovely and a real legacy to leave for family and friends. I feel i am and have been a mum with similar values, how lucky we are. Is it cold in your part of the world?
I clicked on your link to the Bull Bash, and it made me smile. Red Bluff just had it's annual Bull, Gelding and Cow Dog Sale over the past weekend. There is a large, nationally famous Angus ranch just south of town, which always has the biggest, blackest bulls! The downtown buildings in the background of the Bull Bash page greatly resemble two blocks of the old section of our downtown! Noted the width of the main street -- just like Red Bluff, Circa 1860! Wide enough to turn a horse team and carriage around, so I have been told.
The top cow dog sold for more than $13,000, which is always an astounding figure to a non-ranch person like me. It made me wonder about your son's lost dog. Did he ever find out what happened to her?
You know, I was in my LQS just yesterday and , while I was waiting for a friend to finish her teaching negotiations with the owner, I sat down to watch another quilter using the same stitch to sew on her binding. I had never noticed before -- She was using a longer needle and taking two stitches at a time, as you described. She said she had always done it that way. It looked very neat, but not much faster than what Peggy and I do.
On another note, how are things going for your Dad?
Some times it is like a huge sigh of relief to put the last stitch in to a quilt that has been around for way too long. Every year I keep telling myself to not start anything new until I have finished quilting & binding my remaining tops, but then the next thing I know, I have let myself get sidetracked again.
I hope you got some answers today for your dad. Having a game plan at least gives you some thing to focus on. Hopefully, he'll be able to enjoy his daily activities for a long time.
We still don't have the paperwork as to why DD's chemo was denied. Her doctor in Michigan will resubmit once he knows why she was denied in Illinois. We've heard that sometimes it's easier to get preauthorization out of state. In the meantime, she's stable on heavy steroids, but that's not a long term solution. I appreciate your asking.
Thank you for your kind comment on my crazy quilt! Working on it really helped me as I was coming to terms with the loss of my mother as I knew her. I'm so glad you like it. How are things going with your dad?