Thank you for kindly inviting me as a friend .It will me many a day before I will be able to attempt some of the wonderful designs on this site but it is fantastic to see how clever people are.
Hi Letty, I haven't been on this site in quite a while. Have really been busy but wanted to let you know that the Twisted Sister pattern and template are finally available. They called our quilt shop and we ordered 12 so that I could teach it next month. I just finished another scrappy one and then a baby one in 30's fabrics. Happy quilting, Marsha
Hi Letty, Thanks for the complements on my blocks. It is just my nature to forge ahead and finish a task that I start asap. I can't help myself!!!! I have so much fabric stacked up, and I always think that I need to finish one thing before starting another. Your quilts are amazing!!
Well, it's good to hear that other people make quilts for their dogs too. This one is just a blue fabric with purple border. And I am quilting it with red. Very colorful. Dogs are colorblind, aren't they? But my grandson isn't. He's very good with colors and quilt patterns. He comes up with some good ones. Yeah, grandkids really are the best, but you don't want them too soon. Just wait. They will be the best ever.
Good morning Letty. I see your on line now also. This is the quiet time in our house usually.I worked on my current block of the month yesterday as I am a little behind. It is of course applque. It is called Quilting In The Garden by Barb Adams and Alma Allen. It is a class I'm doing at our local quilt store on the 1st.Mon. of the month. I think They've decided in Sept. we will stsrt a 9 Block Baltimore Album. I want to have this one done as I know Baltimore requires alot of time and tremendous detail. Anyway have a good day.
I might start on block 4 this weekend. I have to get some thread and finish a couple of quilts for the grandsons. One is a quilt that Skyler wants for his dogs. I think you are right, Buddy may not be such a good name, that is very sad. Maybe he will call the puppy chocolate. Issiah loves chocolate, all kinds. Mostly plain chocolate, milk or semi-sweet.
Did you ever make a quilt for dogs? This is a first for me. Those grandsons have me wrapped around their little fingers, I will do anything they ask. And they know it. Oh well, it's the perks of being the Nana, I can do those crazy silly things with them!
Your quilts are fabulous.That Christmas pillow is stunning. I also like the way you have them displayed.I loved the applique one with the white background and the close up block Applique is my first love and machine piecing is definitely my last.
Can you believe it? Yes, we both actually miss the rain sometimes. That's funny about your boyfriend named Buddy. My youngest grandson has a thing for calling his dogs Buddy. They have a labrador that had puppies, and he named one of them Chubby Buddy. Then, he got a puppy and called him Buddy. He got parvo and died. So sad. Now he is going to get a new puppy, a chocolate labrador, and he is trying to think of a way to put buddy in the name. I told him- Nana's quilting buddy! He isn't buying it. I have to start block 4 this weekend, I hope it is easier than 3. It was ugly, and I kept doing stupid mistakes.
I was just reading the latest posts on southern stars, and thought I would hop over here to see yours. They are great! I really like the dark fabrics of block 1. Looks like you have had a lot of experience with honkin' geese. We used to live in Port Orchard, WA. We were stationed at the subbase Bangor. We miss the Washington rain. But, Oklahoma is home, so when my DH retired, we moved back here.
I know you can do it. The quilt finished to 88" x 100". It takes 1 pack of 2" and one pack of 4" Thangles. Fabric requirements are: Color 1: 21 fat quarters; Color 2: (background for leaf blocks) 2.25 yds. Color 3: (these squares alternate with the 6" leaf blocks. Color 4: 3/8 yd. (brown to make the stems) Color 5: 1.25 yds. (inner narrow frame border and also for binding.) There you have it!
No Letty, the Autum Leaves quilt is actually a "Thangles" project. I had never used them before, so though I'd try them out on this one. You can find the pattern with a pack of Thangles at http://www.thangles.com/projectpacks.html
The temps here are about the same ... low's in single digits w/ high's in low to mid 30's. We're expecting a storm tonight - starting with snow then turning to freezing rain and sleet. Oooooh, it's should be fun tomorrow morning walking on all that ice. One day last week it went up into the
high 40's - I was so excited I turned the heat off, and opened a few windows. It was nice to get fresh air in the house for a change.
Well Letty, it's just about 10 pm here ... and I think I'll be heading to bed. Enjoy the rest of your evening.
Hi, how are things with you? I've had my own design practice for about 4 years, but most of my busines is still garden maintenance and planting. I have a few large installations in the works for the spring, but with the economy, who knows. I hope to get part of each project going, but at least one of the clients is retired and you know what's been happening to those accounts lately. Hopefully, by the time the contracts go out in a few weeks there will be more optimism about the economy.
I'm glad you know about MS Office - I consider myself quite proficient in 2003, but I wasn't thrilled that when I had to buy a new computer t his summer, the only PC available from Dell came with Vista, not XP - I think the new toolbars in Word and Excel are over complicated and I spend way too much time looking for commands for things I could have done in a couple of minutes in XP. I was very unhappy to know that they'd discontinued FrontPage which I have for the Ofc 2003 and a training video. Randy and the kids bought me Dreamweaver for Christmas and I'm gonna have to buckle down next week and try to learn how to use it.
OK, enough griping, I'm back to sewing for awhile tonight - I'm working on a pattern from last year's Quilter Mag in Christmas fabrics and the instructions are very confusing. Before I forget where I am, I want to finish part of it before I go to bed....Talk to you soon,