Mom can be left alone, she just wants to be waited on, the quilt meeting is every other Tuesday 11-3. I don"t get a lot for social security, so I can do some part time work- it also gets me out of the house!! Hope your cold gets better soon.
Retirement is okay but I am looking for work in the summer. My Mom wants to waited on but since she can do for herself, thats not happening- she is not happy that I go to a local quilt meeting every other week at the library but I do need a life of my own. Once the weather warms up we should get together in the city. How are you doing?
Dear Trudy, Haven't been on Quilt with us for years. How is everything going with you. Well I pray. Will post some pictures of recent quilts this weekend (maybe). Share with me. Are you still in Ohio? Share some of your work with me, ok?
I was only charging five dollars for sewing for girls in school so you were making big money charging eight dollars! LOL I agree 100% with you about making your own slacks in colors - they are very hard to find and when I do, chances are I can't get them to fit right. I hope I can find some time to squeeze in making a few garments for myself, even it it's just a couple of skirts.
I think the first garment I made was a jumper, which were very popular in the late sixties. It was in home ec class and we all had to make the same thing. My mother would let me use her sewing machine only after I took sewing classes at school. I was making my own clothes at fourteen. I always want to get back to making clothes when I watch "Project Runway" but it's finding the time!
Regarding using a pattern - I go online a lot and see quilts and block designs and look at the layout. There are several free quilting sites so I don't buy patterns. One of my favorite free online site is Quilters' Cache. I tend to lean toward fairly simple but interesting designs because I am trying to make as many as I can because I donate them.
Hi! The hat took me about 5-6 hours to make, I think I will be able to make the next ones quicker now that I understand the process. I think the next quilt I will finish will probably be a Christmas house top. It is made up of blocks that were sent to me in a swap. I have the layers all ready to be basted. I have a new sewing machine that I am learning on, so I really have no idea how long it will take me to quilt it, hopefully it will be fast! I work on hand quilting a little every night. I started in January and am about halfway done, so hopefully I will be able to use it this fall.
Have fun making hats! I can't wait to see what you make! Good luck on your quilts, too.
I do have a bunch of photos of my dollhouse items and it hope to get them posted very soon.
I started sewing around five years old and started with making doll clothes. By fourteen, I was making my own clothes (I lived in a small town) and making extra money by making clothes for other girls in school. In later years, I started making various crafts to sell at craft shows and bazaars. Now, I mostly make quilts although I always think about making clothes again when I watch "Project Runway." Also, when I see the outrageous prices for plain skirts, I think about sewing clothes again. I got into the quilting because I wanted to do some volunteer work in supporting our troops. I have also made pillows to donate to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer patients.
Your quilts are amazing. I especially like the one with the woman that looks like stained glass. Fabulous work!
Thanks for the compliments on my quilts. I've been sewing for fifty years (making clothes and crafts) but just started making quilts in 2010. It's a lot easier than putting in a sleeve or a zipper! I am in the process of getting some photos of my dollhouse items online. When I get them situated, I will send you the link.
Good luck on your hat making, Trudy! I was able to get to the shops to find heavy weight interfacing, so last evening I made up my version of the hat on the cover of the book. I couldn't get my fabric to roll properly for the rose so I made a yo-yo, and added a button to the center. I really like it and the pattern was very easy to follow. Good job on finishing up that many of your quilts! I looked at your photos and you have made some gorgeous projects, you are a very talented quilt artist! I also understand about you and your daughter being the last ones to have a quilt. I am still sleeping under a store bought comforter. I am working on hand quilting a red and white star quilt that will be for me when it is done. I will try to take a picture of my new hat and put it on the art quilt group within the next few days. Talk to you later!