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April 2010 Blog Posts (317)

Fun with Joy!

My cousin Joy is here for a weekend visit. She lives in Seaside, Oregon, about 1 1/2 hrs from here. Tonight after dinner,and after my famous grapefruit cosmo's, we decided to learn how to make those cute bottle cap pincushions. Here's the… Continue

Added by Connecting Threads on April 30, 2010 at 10:54pm — 6 Comments

Sweet Moments

I just got a good exercise today - I let my dgd play with the buttons collections while we were in the sewing room; she decided she wants to bring the collection downstairs, so she let go of the box at the top of the stairs. Guess what she and I did - pick up over a hundred buttons - calories burned 100, unspoken expletives (10 lashes of wet noodles); "Lola(that's Grandma), let's do it again" - priceless.

Bribed her with a piece of chocolate if she'd take a nap so I could rest...worth…


Added by AidaCJ/NH on April 30, 2010 at 8:35pm — 9 Comments

Things are about back to normal

My life is slowly getting back to normal. At least my house looks like it. I have even been to my sewing space and worked on my long arm. I am looking forward to taking classes at the IMQA show in May. That was my birthday present from my husband. I still get tired, but that is getting better everyday. My stomach is still sore and will be for some time. But I can do just about anything I want to. I drove for the first time since January yesterday. It felt kind of strange being behind the…


Added by Vicky Girten/MO on April 30, 2010 at 5:15pm — 6 Comments

Good to Be Here

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all fine .I am about to take a liberty and use my blog for a bit of reflection.I joined this group around a year ago and at that time I had no idea what was in store.

On the 29th of May I was informed I had a cerebral aneurysm.

Anyway this has now been coiled and I am about to celebrate another birthday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

\This has been a year of years and I must shout out loud IT IS GOOD TO BE ALIVE AND LEARNING…

Added by doreen wales on April 30, 2010 at 3:48pm — 7 Comments

You Know It's Time For The Weekend...

When you start calculating how early you can sneak out of the office on Friday to still hit the discount sale and meet your husband for supper by six...

When you skip lunch to surf the quilt sites on the Internet...

When you are in a meeting and…


Added by Rhonda Mossner on April 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Shop Hopping

My sister-in-law is new to quilting and having a great time. We have a shop hop happening in our area and she and I are going to them. We went to 2 quilt shops last night and we thought our GPS was not working and stopped at a gas station to get directions. The GPS was correct, but what a long ride. It was a last minute decision, so planning which shops to go to wasn't happening. So this morning I planned out the trip to make the most of our driving. Today we will try to do the remaining… Continue

Added by Lill on April 30, 2010 at 7:34am — 7 Comments


Hmmm, which machine will I use this weekend? HQ16 or new Pfaff? Maybe both? My cousin Joy (a member here) has also been thinking about a new machine and she's spending the weekend with me. I think we might be machine shopping! :)

Have a quilty weekend everyone!

Added by Connecting Threads on April 30, 2010 at 7:16am — 6 Comments

break time

Ok I've been sewing fan pieces together for the last couple of hours and it is time for a break. I'm working on a replacement quilt for my bed. I hope this quilt last longer than the one on the bed. Wait a minute. the one on the bed has been there for 20 some years. Ok it's only the last couple of years and the three yorkies that have kind of torn it up with their scratching for a softer spot to lay on. I've cut pieces to repair the damaged quilt but I can't work on it while I'm still using…


Added by Kathy/WA on April 29, 2010 at 7:35pm — 3 Comments


Saw my surgeon today five weeks after surgery for hip replacement. They took x-rays, which looked good according to him. His verdict - Go Have Fun and see me in 4 1/2 months, work in the garden cause the plants won't grow without you. I am going to do four more sessions of PT because I think it will help build some more strength in the muscles which have been so misused the last year. I can tell a huge difference in the last two weeks so know a little more is going to be beneficial; of course,… Continue

Added by Arlene Parker on April 29, 2010 at 4:42pm — 8 Comments


I just finished up the huge project I had... it took me a month... now I can get to sewing yeahhhhhhhhh

Added by Joy Gross on April 29, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Do You EQ?

I decided to go ahead and reinstate the EQ group that disappeared from this site a couple of days ago. I thought it would be very appropriate since EQ officially announced on their web page today that they will be releasing EQ7 in June (see http://www.electricquilt.com)

Here is the link to the new group here at Quilt With Us:…


Added by Cat Lady--MO on April 29, 2010 at 1:26pm — 10 Comments

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

I just wanted to thank everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes. They really made my day!! :)

I've been steadily piecing away, a happy little beaver working on a new project that I think will actually get done! Yep, you heard right. Done, as in finished, complete. By the end of this year, no less!! Well, the top anyway. I'm working on a Last Saturday Sampler that requires the monthly blocks be completed by the end of the next month, or I have to pay. I'd rather do this one for free,… Continue

Added by Sheryl / MI on April 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Sauder's Quilt Show 2010

Today, Mom and I went on our yearly trip to the Sauder's Village Quilt Show in Archbold, Oh. We had a blast, like always. This year, I entered a quilt for the show. Didn't win any ribbons, but I wasn't seriosly expecting too, since it my first time entering a quilt. The quilt I entered is at the bottom.

They have a challange catagory. They provide fabric and a theme and you have to have it a certain size, but other than that, you're free to do what you want. This year's…


Added by Annie on April 29, 2010 at 12:01pm — 5 Comments

Finished :)

A month or so ago I got inspired, through a blog entry I saw on here, to make a quilt for charity. It's called "Quilts for Kids",

you can request a kit (its free), they UPS it to you, you have it in a

couple days. You sew it together, buy a batting, quilt it (by machine)

and send it back. Then some darling sick little one in the hospital

gets to use it to brighten their day. Big Smile

This is my finished… Continue

Added by Amy on April 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Funky Knitted Hats

I can't believe my baby is going to be 1 year old tomorrow! I remember the birth like it was YESTERDAY! I guess you need more than one year for that to fade or maybe I just have a memory like an elephant when it comes to that! :) I just wanted to post a few more of his Knit Picks pictures - he was modelling the…


Added by Teri on April 29, 2010 at 10:13am — 8 Comments

Star Swap Update

The signups for our Slackers Signature Star Swap are going well! We'd love to see additional participants so come see us and sign up!

For more details on the swap, visit the Slackers Signature Star Swap group.

One of our local quilt shops (Threads of Tradition in Sauder Village, Archbold, OH) is holding their quilt show this week. I attended on Tuesday and the quilts were stunning…

Added by Lynda/Ohio on April 29, 2010 at 10:02am — 2 Comments

A weekend of piecing

After work today I am heading up to my in-law's farm in SW Wisconsin for the weekend (near Wauzeka). I plan on working on a UFO from a class I took from Nora McMeeking called Roman Rings. Her quilts are based on marble tiles in many of the Italian cathedrals. Here's her website.... www.bellabellaquilts.com

I am doing a simplified version of this quilt....…


Added by Jennifer Evans on April 29, 2010 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

Quilter's Guide To Exercise --Part 3- The Summer Program

Hey quilters, I was reading through Best of the Blogs and came across the Quilter Guides to Exercise Part 1 &2 last night.

You know it is my obligation as a fellow quilting buddy to check-in and see how you are coming along...(if you are new to my unique exercise program, please read the above listed blogs before continuing...)…


Added by Rhonda Mossner on April 29, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Straight & narrow path?

"The straight and narrow path of truth would be wider if more people used it."

Added by Riley Lane on April 29, 2010 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Mental Health Afternoon

I'm taking the afternoon off work to attend a seminar called "The Art of Embroidery" I think it's worth 4 hours of leave don't you?

Added by Lori/MD on April 29, 2010 at 6:18am — 5 Comments

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