Thank you for you kind comments on my recent quilt postings. I have only been quilting for about 10 years now and do mostly miniature work, though I have made two large quilts for the Wounded Warriors. I have a great bunch of quilting friends that give me their scraps because what they think is to small to work with is really just right.
Thank you for the kind words on my quilt. I put the quilt pattern into my cross stitch program, then took the floss colors that I had used to the fabric store and picked fabrics based on how well they matched the floss.
Actually I'm fighting the worse fibro flareup I've ever had. I can barely move and I'm sleeping a great deal of the time. Afraid I won't get Christmas presents done in time for Christmas this year. I spend my time up for about an house then back to bed. Indy has been such a good boy through all of this. I hope it doesn't last much longer. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
The doctor has confined me to the house for most of the winter. There will be no going to AZ this winter again. I can go out for dr. appts, groceries, and that's pretty much it. I'll be climbing walls by spring.
I made the top, batting and backing and donated it to a hand quilting group that I belong to. I quilted about half of it. When it was finished I took it home and added the sleeve, label and hand stitched the binding. Our group is giving it to the Church where we quilt free for their silent auction at the Bean Supper. I hope that it does well.
Hi Carol. I was just trying to catch you on the chat line. Check out my photos for the quilt show. I wasn't allowed to take photos during the concert. But Dave and Roger came to my house for the afternoon and we had a very nice visit. Roger played his guitar and I did some hand sewing. Dave took a nap. They had been touring Ohio all week doing concerts. We were one of the last before going back to AZ. Just finished shoulder therapy and have to go for evaluation soon. Tomorrow is my last eye therapy and I have my 1st evaluation next week. I will probably have more eye therapy. Having 2 pairs of glasses is driving me crazy. Plus I can't watch TV with long distance glasses on and do hand sewing when I need the close up glasses on. First question for the doctor...how do I do that? Hope everything is well with you. God's blessings.
Let me get rested after the quilt show next weekend and caught up on some things I want to do. I haven't been feeling well. I'm going to therapy for my shoulders and my left eye. Perhaps I'll rethink it after the holidays.
Hi Carol, thank you for writing me. I had to stay away for almost 4 years. I missed everyone so much. My settlement is finally over with and it took 7 long years. I try not to think of it. Yet I can say this....its over!!!!! I am free again! I will be writing everyone on Monday, and I have some wonderful news to tell you all. Great to hear from you Carol!!! Hugs Morgan oxoxoxoxo
PS BJ stayed in touched with me the entire time through e-mail. She is a wonderful friend. She helped me a lot, as I got very down a lot. NOT ANYMORE... I am Happy AGAIN!!!!
Thanks, Carol, for your suggestions regarding the quilt slump question. I appreciate all the great ideas and insights as to how others handle those times when they just can't seem to get motivated. I'm sure something will hit me and I'll be off and running again soon.
I was looking at your finished pieces and I must say you have been busy! Your work is beautiful. I especially like the black/yellow/white quilt and the apple place mats. Where can I get the apple pattern?
I am gathering photos of my dollhouse items to post. I was initially on a photo hosting site called Webshots but they started charging a monthly fee. I guess I could post them in an album on this site (maybe calling the album "Other Crafts" or something like that). I mostly make dollhouse accessories, and even made some miniature clothing that was featured in "Miniature Collector" about a year ago.
Hi Carol and thanks for the thoughts and prayers. I came home Sunday evening and do feel better but I have 4weeks of doing nothing to go. I really am resting better but get tired so easy. Keep up the prayers and I will chat later on a bit more.
Thank you so much for checking out my Classic Folk Art BOM. It is a Vicki MacGowen pattern from Quakertown Quilts in Texas. I loved working on it. I have a few smaller projects to get finished. Then, I'll work on "Imperial Splendour", a JoAnne BOM from a few years back. I like samplers too - because of the variety of techniques.