Hello lana, lovely to c u online again. Life does get busy, i totally understand. Going to all the grandchildrens performances to support them, takes time. I am off now to watch grand daughter martha perform at crash bang wallop this afternoon. She has a lovely singing voice so am looking forward to it. Speak again soon. Marianne uk.
From Manitoba, I have a 6yr old yellow tabby, real joy to have around. Weather as we both know changes daily.. What you think of my Asian cotton print found in thrift shop. A challenge to make something out of this print.
Good morning from UK, we have been having a heat wave here, very unusual for us and I have been doing some hand quilting in the Garden quite wonderful. I am not a wonderful quilter and not a fast worker, but I do so enjoy it. I have some material that has the paper pieced lines on it, I suppose it is instead of the paper and will give the block a little firmness, have you ever used that, if so any comments or tsp would be helpful. Many thanks in advance of chatting again.
I see that Tampico is in Northern Illinois. Bloomington is more in my neck of the woods. My SIL took me to a quilt shop in Bloomington. It was crazy. I've never seen so much fabric in one place. It looked really disorganized, but it was really organized. I just can't remember the name of the store.
Also, I apologize that I did not respond to your post on my page last year. I have email notifications turned off and I don't check my page very often. The quilt store that I went to is in Rochester Illinois. It was wonderful.
And -I grew up in Milmine, Illinois. Small farming community outside of Monticello Illinois.
Beautiful grandchildren Lana. Mine are ot that little anymore. Grandson is a junior at Ohio State and granddaughter is a high school senio. She is going to Ohio University in August. Doesnt seem possible. They have lived 2 mi from me all of the life. They are beautifuo, healthy and smart so what more could I want.
Whew! Lana, I had to go back to February 6th to find out if it was you who sewed on the Featherweight or not <LOL> Anyway, I have a question for you. How often do you oil and how often do you lubricate? I'd forgotten completely how many spots there are to oil on these old machines. Talk about throwing me back 50 yrs or so <BG>. I got my machine back from my repairman and he was thrilled that I'd received such a good one. I have to look for an old 301 to replace the hook eventually, but at the moment it sews like a dream. And, fyi, it's from 1948 made in the USA. I've been puttin the blocks together for one of Bonnie Hunter's quilts, and it occurred to me that I had been working for 3 straight days on this quilt and then wondered how often I should clean and oil it. On my Pfaff, I oil every bobbin change, but then it's a one-drop oiling too. Let me know, if you wouldn't mind, how often you do your Featherweights please.
Oh ham. YOu just wanted to know about ham????? Well, thanks a lot! I crack me up.
This is what we used to do and it made a really tender ham. Put a shallow pan of water in the coals area, with coals all around, then put the ham directly over the water. Shut the lid, and cook for 2-3 hours. THen we made a glaze, butter and brown sugar or something? Cloves? This time, I used the gas grill, it doesn't have a lid. I put the ham in a baking pan, I used one of those that you can toss, because the pan can get nasty baked on stuff. THen, I put a little water in the pan, not much. And I put reynold's wrap on the pan, really tight. I cooked it at medium heat, for about 3 hours. And I think I turned the heat right under the pan on low, and the burners to the sides of it to medium. Yum. I love ham, let me know when you are making it, and I will bring baked beans and yams. YUM.
thank you for the input, Lana, on my beginner BAQ. I decided to add a darker color to the mix of fabrics, a brown I had in my stash. I'm going to use it for sashing and binding to provide a frame for the blocks. This whole project has been an experiment with the quilt sort of inventing itself as it goes.
Sognstitcher, Laurie actually has a post on the main page right now, you can contact her directly now through her posting. I am sure she would appreciate your comments. She is coming along so well. I am not sure right now if she is still in the hospital or rehab. I have to find that out myself. Good to hear from you!
Thanks for the comment on my snowman and santa. I still had the magazines they are in laying out, so was easy to find where the patterns were. The Mr. Snowman wall hanging is from the McCall's Quick Quilts Happy Holidays issure from January 2007. The Santa pillow is from Nov/Dec 2009 Fon's & Porter's Love of Quilting.
Lana, I have sent you a "friend" request. I need you home address so I can send you something. Thought I had your address already, but I don't. You can send me a message after we become "friends". Thanks. JAN
Lana...I totally agree about price hiking. Makes you so angry when you know they are doing this! At least Joann's has that 40% coupon...our DIL is a teacher and gets another 10% off, so when I want something big, I have her get it.
Thank you for your info about my sewing table (Singerfeather weight). I called a lady who knows alot about them and she told me it's very hard to find parts for it because they don't make them anymore. I would have to go on Ebay or something. But I had an idea. One of the ladies suggested that I use small brackets that I can get from Home Depot. I can get the machine to stay up only that way. But it sounds like a good idea. Someone from my knitting community is sending me some pins that might help. Or maybe I can just get a friend to put a peice od wood in that aea and set my machine on it. What do you think?