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 !!!
Nell, thank you for concern about my sister-in-law. They did admit her to the hosp, eventually. Her Oxygen level had dropped, so we hope they will send her home on Sat with O2 supply. They should have done that the last time she was in there.
Nell, I just read your bio more closely and see that you are from Virginia. My husband has been in Wallops Island for work all week. He forgot to take his coat and he reported that its snowing there this morning!
Nell, your trip around the world quilt for your dad sounds neat. I hope to start the stars for the memory quilt this weekend (if house work doesn't get in the way - we are remodeling a bathroom and it still needs lots of work!). I will post some pictures as it begins to take shape. My sister is also planning to start the embroidery block soon.
Hi Nell, I have a dog Patches she is a mix of poodle and we think shitso. I have about a hundred birds on my deck in the mornings and enjoy that very much.I also have a friend Kathy who has several dogs, cats.We are in a farming community so there are alot of cows and horses around which was an adjustment as i had lived in the city for forty years..Nice to talk to you ,please keep in touch
Nell, thanks for the nice comments on my quilts. I love your blocks! My parents 50th wedding anniversary is this year and my sister and I will be starting a memory quilt for them soon. Since my dad was in the navy for 20 years, stars will be a part of the quilt. I will be making those blocks and the friendship star is one star block I'm thinking of using. Machine piecing is not really my thing, so its going to be a challenge! Debbie
Trianglepoint is a real jewel for design ideas, although I do usually have to tweak the shapes a little to avoid doing a lot of those darn triangle compensators! Thanks for the tip on the graph paper website--I've been there before and definitely use it!
Hi, Nell -- I use regular copy paper, 20 lb weight. I only use them once then toss them out, because I like them to feel crisp when I work with them. Using your website, it's possible to get a square or other shape EXACTLY the size I want to use! I don't think I would like using the mylar or the plastic pieces, because I prefer to baste right through the paper. I tend to be a perfectionist, and want everything to be tight and straight -- this is NOT fun, being a perfectionist, and something I'm working on....... :>)
Hi, Nell: I'm new to the EPP group, and was wandering through older postings when I came across yours regarding the site that has PDF graph paper, squares, hex's, etc. THANKS so much for sharing this site! I was able to make my paper squares to exact size I wanted, and they are very easy to print off as I need them! Kathie, Illinois
Hi Nell, Rex does look like a nice dog. Thanks for telling me what a black mouth cur is. The way he is sitting next to the cannon he does look like a guard dog.
My sister likes all kinds of animals, too. Right now she has 3 rescue dogs & 4 feral cats that were born in their garage. I guess it helps to live in the country. For her birthday I machine embroidered her a picture with a cat on it and the saying 'everything tastes better with cat hair in it'. She didn't take offense because she knows its true!
I am trying to get her to start quilting because she would love this website and she would love your bunny in the picture.
Hi Nell, thank you so much, for your nice comment on my quilt. Love your little bunny. My sister years ago, had a rabbit and it was adorable until she ate the bedspread. Friendliest little fur ball and so pretty..
Hi Nell, Glad to have you as a friend I looked at your blocks and they are great, I got my kit today and am struggling with the colors understand the pre-cutting process but wonder how you know if you will have enough fabric of the right colors for the last few blocks Maybe it won't matter . I was dissapointed in the kit thought they would tell you excatly what colors to use and for what blocks . At least all the colors go together that is more than I could do without a lot of help. I lost my vision in my left eye a couple yrs. ago and now have ocular melanoma in the right eye and have had radistion on it and go tto the university of Iowa hosp. about every 6-8 weeks for a shot in the eye( right in the eyeball with a foot long needle scary at times. Until I was diagnosed I had no idea people could get cancer inside the eye
I use a magnfier to sew hard to cut but have been able to get it done so far. I can no longer read or do much else except quilt good thing I love to do it. Thanks for asking me to be on your friends list Hoping you can help me through this project Have a good eve Need to get off this pc and work on my block All the time I've spent on the pc the past few dats I coould almost have a quilt done. GOOD NITE JES
The bunny looks very contented, but I'm wondering what a black mouth cur is?
Thanks for the hint about using sashing around the blocks. I am going to write that down in my quilting notebook so I can try it on a quilt sometime. It sounds like a good idea.
I like your quilt block color combination and that fussy cut center.
Oh, the indigos will be gorgeous. It is my favorite line by Connecting
Threads. I would have chosen that one, if I hadn't already had these.
I may make two. I would like to do one all in Civil War fabrics.