I am on vacation again this week. I was suppose to have last week off but when someone was sick or hurt I was called in. I told the boss if you want me to work then I work the whole week and then take time off later. One would think that being on vacation I would be sleeping in and enjoying my time off. Not so. I've gotten up at at least 5am every morning. The house is quiet for now. The other half is off to work and forgot to take his coveralls with him, so, me being up and he knew…Continue
Yes, our Miss Bailey is now 3 years old. Hard to believe isn't it?…Continue
Yes I’m home from the hospital and on reduced pain meds enough to trust what may come out of my brain and know that it’s okay to post now. I had my surgery on Feb 14th and came home on the 15th. I have two new friends with me, one is Wendy the Walker and the other is Patty the port-a-potty. We are getting well acquainted with each other and getting quite up close and personal.
The surgery was a little longer than expected and I did end up…Continue
Check out this great little quilt from Colleen on my other blog.
We picked up my new loom on Wednesday and set it up in the living room until spring.Continue
What is the usual thinking on using colored thread for hand quilting a project. I have started a quilt that was pieced in the 40's-50's...traditionally, I always use an antique white or white thread. Do any of you use colored? How do they judge using different colors at shows or is that a no-no? None of mine are show quilts, I just try to keep with the time the quilt was pieced. Just wondering! Have a great day!
Check out my latest progress here:
Although this is crocheting instead of quilting, I thought some of you might enjoy seeing a pic of my dgs Billy wearing his new hat. He saw a pic of this on the internet and asked me to make him one. The pattern was very poorly written so there were times I wanted to just throw up my hands in frustration, but now after seeing him with it on I'm happy I stuck with it. (Shannon, this is the grandson who is going to Canada in June as a Student Ambassador). …Continue
I placed an order with CT at the beginning of the week and the next day I got a call saying my Visa had been used for 2 things. Both not by me. Then my friend told me about the recent postings from Linda and Irene. What is happening?
I just got home from local quilt shop--purchased the same fabric--for the same project--the third time. On purpose. Really? What's wrong with me? The most amazing part of the story is not that I needed more, and more, but that I bought it here and they still have some left. I asked my name be put on the bolt--you know--just in case I still don't have enough. Sheesh!
just heard from Debbie, she is home from her surgery. recovering at home. i will not say more as that is hers to share.
thought you might like to know.
the quilt finishes at 51" x 68"
that is a total of 34689 square inches on the finished front of quilt
The fabric requirements have us buying 8280 square inches of fabric - more than twice what will show.
Is this correct?
Lilac Lane Patterns had me as a guest blogger today about my quilts. (Here’s the story below, but go to their website to see all the photos of the quilts I talk about.)…
Every era has their special dolls...the 60's had Barbie and still do...Betsy Wetsy and Chatty Cathy and Cabbage Patch dolls. There is nothing in my book like the Raggedy Anns and all her adventure stories. I had a dear friend who made them when she was in her 80s. Hand stitched every thread of hair, etc. I bought many as baby gifts and a set for my self 30 yrs. ago. Last year I purchased Raggedy Ann blocks that were made in the 30's. Still have enough left for a quilt. Had three blocks that…Continue
Today about the time I was viewing Linda Koller's blog about her Identity theft, my card was being used by Mahlstead Photographer. I got a call asking if I had used my card at noon time today. I said no, and then they said it had been used by the above name. They put 99 cents on it and the man from the card Co. said they do this to see if the card is active and then they go shopping. They automaticly canceled my card ( thank goodness) and told me to call the bank and order a new…Continue