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Happy New Year

Posted on December 30, 2008 at 9:36am 4 Comments

Greetings from Northeast Ohio. I'm on "permanent vacation". I dropped out of the rat race 2 years ago. I have been able to finish a number of quilts - some that were started years ago. I have a number of half finished quilts. I usually find another quilt to make while I'm in the middle of one - so neither is finished. I started sewing when I was 10 and used needle and thread to make doll clothes. I used an old treadle-type machine in high school to make my own clothes. When I was first married,… Continue

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At 8:06am on July 4, 2010, Mary johnson said…
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At 2:01pm on January 9, 2009, Patsy said…
Hi Valerie, oh I envy you retiring-- I want to but can't yet.
I too, start more projects in the middle of others.. can't help myself....LOL!
I too, sewed as a child for my dolls, used to make fur bears & soft dolls to sell.
Glad we are in the same state, I oredered the quilt kit yesterday -- so excited to see it in person.
I have to go to work, talk later
At 6:39am on January 7, 2009, Judith Bair said…
Hello! Valerie:
Thanks for sharing and yes we don't live too far from each other.
I too go to Wal-Mart for gorcerie, I miss that they no longer have the sewing/craft department it has been replace with all electronics (sad).

I like to go to JoAnn Fabrics, for most of my stuff, then I go to Pat Can Tan for other craft and things that I am working on (scrapbooking).
As for what type of quilt I am beginning on is for my 84 year old dad, he asked me last year where is his quilt after he saw the 7 childrens novelity quilt/blankest that I had had made for my 3 grand childern & his 3 great grandchildren(my neice & nephews).

It took me 3 months to complete all 7 of those childrens quilts/blankets, so now I am hooked on learning & to complete my dads quilt by no later than fathers Day, ( I hope to have it completed really by Easter?!).

the most longest part for me is cutting out the the pieces I need to put/sew together( I think I will call it "A Time of Yore-due to the fact he was born in the twenties= ie: depression era and he was the baby of 13 children in 1925...
I used to watch his older sisters & his mom sit out on the porch with other church women of the neighbor hood in West Virgina(when I got to go on the vacation trips each spring with Dad & mom to stay for the summer, so I got facinated by all those women hand stitching a huge quilt on a large wooden loom.
I don't have a loom as of yet, so I do nearly all of the stiching by hand and the rest will be done on my old singer sewing machine(old faithful & reliable for me too with my ever day sewing projects which I still work on from time to time when I am not baby sitting little ones.
Talk to some time soon,
hope fully I will have a picture to put in place of the quilt patch I have.
Then maybe some day if by chance you at Wal-Mart & just maybe then(when I put my pic on my page) you will be able to reconize me so we can say hello to one another?
I used to work at Gerbers Poulty from 2003 to 2004 before I was let go in Feb. of 2004, I really liked that job, but things happen, so I am back to baby sitting pre-school children,
P.S. I went to Fairless district, then got married had my 3 sons, moved here to Massillon, and then divorced and raised my sons here, now they are all grown up. my 2 youngest sons have homes of there own, my eldest son is diabled and lives with me ^ _^.

Later, I got to go before the little one gets here for me to baby sit today.
I'll keep you up dated on my quilt for my dad if you'd like for me to let you/if thats ok with you, I am still learning so much about this quilting, and I am so utterly fancinated with the quilts that I see on this site other women have made that are really excellantly down, hopefully one day I will be as creative as all those & you whom are much more experienced at true Quilters...
At 4:40pm on January 6, 2009, Ann Straight said…
Congrads on finishing your Lone Star quilt!!!
At 6:58am on January 3, 2009, Jane said…
Agree with so much you said. One thing I've never tried is paper piecing. A craft group I belong to was teaching a class on it, but the project ws for the advanced piecer. the pattern was tiny, tiny, so I passed on it. If you can recommend a pattern with larger pieces please let me know!
At 4:33pm on December 31, 2008, Pauline said…
Congrats back to you! I had hoped hubby would be able to help but he fractured his shoulder my first day of vacation! Glad to see 2008 go for sure! Catch ya later, Pauline

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