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August 2018 Blog Posts (13)

No Excuses

I have been gone for such a long time.  I was dealing with a brother who had terminal cancer for about 3 years before he passed.  I don't want to get in to a long story.

But need to now focus on my blog.  If anyone is still out there, drop in and say hello.

Added by Quiltybearwithme on August 29, 2018 at 8:36pm — 8 Comments

Update from BJ

Hi everyone!

I can't remember if I did an update from the Aug. 11 post or not, so bear with me if I repeat stuff.  

What we thought was rapid onset dementia (DH) is actually Glioblastoma brain tumors (the same as what Sen. McCain had). DH had surgery Aug. 16. We are home now (he was in the hospital for 12 days) and getting ready to start outpatient PT as well and chemo and radiation. The outpouring of love and support and help is so amazing. God's goodness has no…


Added by B J Elder/WA on August 28, 2018 at 11:45am — 8 Comments

All Good Things....

All good things come to an end. We said goodbye to more stuff, including our mattress.



Added by Peggy Stuart on August 27, 2018 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Summer UFOs finished...

I have had these tops in storage for years...it was time to get them finished. The one set on point will be added to the youngest grandson's wedding box. The other is for friends house warming gift when we visit on Thanksgiving.…


Added by Pam/NY on August 24, 2018 at 4:58am — 11 Comments

Update on my DH

Hi all. Life has taken quite a turn. What we thought was dementia turned out to be GBM (glioblastoma) tumors I. His brain. If you can choose what type of a tumor to have, this is NOT it. He has surgery on Thursday. They could get 70% of the front lobal tumor, the other was inoperable. He will get chemo and radiation which will give us more, and better time, for several months. 

It has been quite a rollercoaster taking it all in, but God has given us such comfort and peace. We are…


Added by B J Elder/WA on August 20, 2018 at 9:58am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Waiting for the Movers....

So here's this:…


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 20, 2018 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

The Door Closes Slowly

Vintage Stitchers had a party to say goodbye to me.



Added by Peggy Stuart on August 13, 2018 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Greetings my friends!

Hi all -- it's been way too long since I last posted here. It's so nice to see so many 'faces' I know as I scan the posts.

Honestly, I can't remember when I last posted, so some of this may be old stuff but other will be new. I have managed to do some quilting/fiber art over the last several months, but my time is mostly filled with other things of life these days.

Last November my husband and I moved from working for the Retreat (which is no more) to full time volunteer staff…


Added by B J Elder/WA on August 11, 2018 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

Tribute wallhanging

This wallhanging is based on a larger one I found in a magazine.  I made this to hang in my 7 year old granddaughter's bedroom, at our house.  It is a tribute to her mom, our daughter-in-law, who just passed away much too young after her 7 year battle with metastatic breast cancer.  She truly knew how to live life in full bloom, and made making memories a priority.  We never heard her complain as she fought bravely until she had nothing left to fight with.  (Sorry, didn't plan to add the…


Added by Barb/WI on August 8, 2018 at 6:43am — 7 Comments

Another quick project

Even though I should have been spending my time basting an older UFO, I saw this embroidery design & just couldn't resist making it.  It is the freeform tablerunner by Sweet Pea Designs.  I did the center part on my embroidery machine & then added the borders as I wanted it to be wider than the pattern is.  It only took a few hours to make.  If you click on the picture, I think it will enlarge it enough so you can see the quilting better.  That is all done using my emb machine except…


Added by Janet/MO on August 7, 2018 at 8:03pm — 7 Comments

Teachers wanted

Hello future EQS Instructor!

We are recruiting instructors of quilting/fiber arts for The Everett Quilt Show (EQS) April 26-27, 2019 & April 24-25, 2020 and hope that you will apply. The theme for the 2019 show is "It's Raining Quilts!" and we think this will be an exciting year with a challenge to make a quilt for  the theme. Please check out our website (link below) for information about the show.
One of our goals is to provide…

Added by Becky Ray on August 6, 2018 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Keeping in Stitches and Paper and Food

We've moved on from buttonholes and buttons to decorative stitching with my new Eversewn Sparrow 15. Here's a look at the latest.



Added by Peggy Stuart on August 6, 2018 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

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