Beautiful work, I'm grand fan of totes.. Make baby quilts for donation how I practice from donated fabrics, which is lots of fun. Always learning new things. Prefer sewing clothes with knits, polar fleece, error proof. Always think others quilting more experienced than myself.
Welcome, as far as retirement don't know why it is called so,
Such beautiful things you've done!! I love the red and black, don't you!? Clemons is near Marshalltown. I live out in the country on a small acreage. I retired last year after 33 years with the same company, so we have that in common, too!
Thanks for the welcome Jackie. I'm new to quilt groups. Only others quilters I know is a Facebook mystery quilt. They are mostly from Canada. I found the mystery for 2014 on here and thought what the heck. That lead me to find the Iowa group.
I'm either losing my mind or have lost a lot of time. I just read a note from you dated June! Surely I had read it and forgot (?) Anyway I am a Jackie O. also. My maiden name is Osborne, lol. I am a Jacqueline with no middle name. I'm not ready for Christmas at all, which is so unlike me. I have to go do some shopping this coming week or I might as well hide in a closet till it's over! Just lost my oldest sister this week and that has put me in a low mood but need to cheer up for the rest of my family. Out of 5 girls now, 2 of us have passed. So, on a happier note, Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Hi Jackie---Thanks for the nice comments. I plan to make a window quilt with the Dresden plate blocks. These colors match my room. I have made 12 fifteen inch blocks. Then I quit and made other projects, but I will get back to it. I got me a new Pfaff Saturday. The little Passport. I am sure that I will love it. Good to hear from you. I have lived in Omaha, NE for over 10 years, so I know the winter is a good time to quilt..............as is any time.
This is beautiful. You have been busy. There is so many quilts to make and so little time and money for fabric. What kind of sewing machine do you use? I love the red quilt. Of course my favorite color is all tints of red!!
Hi, with a name like Jackie you must be an allright kind of person, lol. You certainly have a lot of beautiful photos on here. Did you make all of those quilts?Lucky you, got to meet Eleanor Burns. I love her shows on tv. Just wanted to say hi. Jackie
I just found your friend request. I am a little slow and still trying to figure this blog stuff out. I do love being retired but find I don't spend as much time in the sewing room as I thought it would. It's like I have all the time in the world and don't get things done as fast as I did when I was working, because I don't have the time pressure and deadlines like I used to. Eventually I suppose the "honeymoon" will wear off a little and I'll get more organized. I do so love reading the blogs and seeing what everyone is doing. As soon as I figure out how, will post some pictures of my past projects. I am sew happy to be your friend!
Jackie, thanks for adding me to your friends list. Yes, I quilt all my own. Right now I have a stretched Juki on a Grace Pro frame using MQR (robotics). Just went to my 1st quilt show in Des Moines and tried my hand at FM. Never thought I could do it as I have hand tremors so badly I can't even read my own writing these days. But I wrote my name using a Innova 22" and it looked great. Rethinking the FM now.
Thank you for the warm welcome!! I haven't done too much quilting but I am so excited to get busy with it again. Right now I am working on a new sewing room and just keep adding to my stash. Hopefully sometime soon I will have a new creation to share also. Hope to chat soon!! Have a great evening!!
Thank you , we try to come up with unique names for our family pets, I will also share our ourside dogs, an dog that we bottle fed with 6 litter mates and gave all but her away , she is blind, as she was born in the snow and her mom got hit by a car at a friends house and he did not find them till the next day her eyes were frozen, , her name is muddy, nad then we have my big baby an english mastif name of Bullwinkle, then we have the cats, several of them have been bottle babies, we have patches a calico, smoke, tar baby, beans, friendly, rags, leader, bandit, and they are all so rotton, beans is the 2 yr old cat, and he goes in the pool with her nad does not mind it, and swings, slides, rides in the cars, and trucks, and sits on her table and she talks to him, nad caries him all around, your pets sound cool, like toodles , lol, the 2 blessings in the photo is aleigha the 2 yr, the grandaughter we are raising, and the baby is our other brandnew granddaughter Isabel, her momie goes back to college nad work herenext week well school first and i get to babysit her , she is in this pic 2 weeks old, such a joy and so cute, will keep up the pics of course, and the 2 yr old helps me sew so u never know what she might come up with , glad to meet you and others, nad looking foward to a great group of friends and lots of meets and greets,