The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Thank you so much - I'm having a great time with my baby. He's starting to giggle and getting quite a personality. I'm also starting to quilt again. I will probably do another quilt a long shortly - there are several going on right now if you go to the main page and on the upper left it says groups. If you view all there are several groups to choose from and more being added. I'm so glad you are having fun and enjoyed the Let's Do Lunch group. I had fun as well!
Hi Kathy good to hear from you. I think the quilter machine is getting easier and I keep telling myself to think marbles, marbles.....for the curvy round like loops you do with the machine. It takes me quite a while to get a quilt onto the frame, goes much faster if I have my husband help me, but once its on and you get going its fun.....loop, loop loop....hehe Sounds like you found the quilt shop I was thinking of. Wasn't it in a kinda house right off the main road running around the island. I remember walking in and the hawaiian fabrics were oh so yummy. Theres something about being in Hawaii that makes one love the prints. It must be Hawaii mode. :) We were in Waikiki on year and I ran into a hawaiian lady that was sitting in a rocking chair in the marketplace sewing, her work was beautiful. We struck up a conversation and I found out she teaches hawaiian quilting and takes orders to sell her work too. I ordered a small wall hanging and paid 1/2 down and 1/2 when she finished and mailed it. It's in cream and midnight blues. It's my special hawaiian treasure and hanging in my sewing room. Everytime I look at it I remember the wonderful vacation. Well, anyway glad you had a good time. Did you visit all the regular places Kaui has to offer? Did you take a boat trip around to the Napali Coastline. It's wonderful and the dolphins love following the boats.
Hows your weather right now? Still icy? Today here in Oregon, it is overcast and grey out, kinda rainy off and on. This weekend Fri-Sun. we are forecast for spring weather with lots of sunshine and warmer. Man I can hardly wait, I am so ready for summer and I bet you guys are too. Well.....gotta run as I have hair coloring in my hair and its time to rinse it out....hate the grey!!!!! :) Hope you day is a great one.
Go Packers.....My fav team. Seahawks second. I just saw your photos and the football quilts. My niece used to be assit dean of students at St.Norbis(spelling) and sent me a cheese head from Greenbay. It comes out every fall and goes on top of the TV. Makes Bruce mad but oh well. Love your photos
Kathy: You sound busy too. Curling? Three days a week? Wow! I am impressed. I love sports, football the most but have watched curling on TV when available. I know that I would be that sliding object as I would end up on my bum if I had to walk on ice. I could sweep as I do it here everyday but not on ice. I've tried to ice skate with my son and we just ended up laughing so hard we couldn't skate and almost peed out pants. In a nutshell, "keep me off the ice".
This spring the International Quilt Market is in Pittsburgh PA. In the fall it's always in Houston. PA is for wholesalers only and Houston is wholesalers for 3 days and reatail sales the last 3 days. Hopefully I will be able to do Houston too. It's the Big Show.
How is Maya? and Anne too? Has older sister adapted? I remember how worried we were with our first accepting the new baby. We read books and did some pretty crazy things but all worked out well.
The wedding was wonderful. I guess I could put one of me on my site. Not too fond of being on that side of the camera and try to avoid it whenever I can.
Have you finished Barbara's book? I liked it and look forward to her second one. The sequel is coming in November. Well, have a great week..... It was sure nice hearing from you. I best go finish dinner so the hubby stays happy.
Kathy: I see you ordered Barbara book. It's a good read. I haven't had much reading time and am only about 3/4 done but have thoroughly enjoyed it. Did I read somewhere that you are in Hawaii? Hope you have/had nice weather. The kids are honeymooning there and rain is expected each day.....but as I told them last night, it's better than the rain and snow. How's your daughter doing with Maya? Is Anna still liking being a big sister? The flower girl was a Maya, from Boise ID. Have a great week.
Congratulations on your new Grandaughter! She looks like her big sister. I have 10 grandchildren and #8 was a girl!. Exciting times. You have completed some very beautiful quilts. I especially like the sport team ones. Was that a pattern?
Maya Rae is a cutie so is big sister. Look at that beautiful red hair.......in my dreams. I've always wanted red hair. I bet you miss them dreadfully. I know I would. Sounds like you've had some sewing time....how great for you. Is Wisconsin getting the warmer streak like many of us. Being in the 20's for 2 months was really getting old, and now we have 45...it's feels like a summer breeze. We even had sun yesterday. Sounds like a lot of the ladies are getting tired of this awful stuff. At least it will be the year that goes down in history where so many quilts were made. I'm off to Seattle-Woodinville. Will post some pictures on Monday. Thanks for posting Maya's.
I forgot to answer you about the painting! I have been taking an oil and watercolor class at my church for about 10 years--it's not really a class anymore-we just get together and paint and the teacher is still with us! A few years ago I took pictures of her paintings and printed them out on fabric sheets and used those as the center of an Ohio star quilt for her 75th birthday--she loved it! Other than that, I've just done a few landscape quilts for gifts for people.
Hi Kathy! Congratulations on your new granddaughter! My teapot runner was done (the top) until I discovered that I sewed 4 of the blocks in backwards so I had to take them out. I'm going to re-sew them this afternoon hopefully then I can get my daughter to help me post the picture! Glad you're back!
Maya Rae, what a pretty name. I knew she would decide she had to meet her grandma. She probably heard you talking about you having to get home. I'm so happy that you had at least a day with her. Thanks for your kind words on the wedding and yes I may have 2 drinks for you and 2 for me. That's well over my limit of a few a year but oh well. Not everyday you get to have a drink at your sons wedding. We leave Thursday for Seattle. Taking my dad to the Boeing Plant where he worked after retiring from the air force. He's 88 and knows that he will never see the plant again so is really excited about the trip.
If you have a photo of Maya, I'd love to see it. Nothing more wonderful than a little baby. I sure miss my guys being little. WE had so much fun together. They thought I was cool back then! I'll share some wedding photos next week. Glad to hear you made it home safely.
Thanks for the kind words. I love everything about quilting. The fabric, the colors, the patterns, bright colors, soft colors, the friends you make, etc., etc. Brenda Papadakis wrote a book a while back, "Dear Jane'. She drafted the 225 blocks from a quilt made in 1863 by Jane Stickle. There is a website that tells all www.dearjane.com We've started a little group here, where we're all working on a "Dear Jane". We're having lots of fun doing it. Congrats on the new granddaughter. I have two sons, they have given me 6 grandchildren, 4 boys and 2 girls, it's the best!
I'm glad you got to meet the new girl in Seattle! It would have so disappointing if you missed her first day. I am currently so swamped, I'm not sure what I'm working on. I have until Thursday to turn in my final edits--I bought fabric at the Super Bowl party at my favorite quilt shop to test the mystery quilt one last time. Other than that, I'm still trying to design the wedding quilt and hand quilting a wall hanging-let's say I'm talking more than I'm actually working. I hope you have fun with the book.
Gee, Kathy, it sounds like your new granddaughter is waiting for you to leave town before making her grand arrival.
My best friend's mother-in-law came when she was due with her second, so of course she was late. After a week of being watched, she went out and mowed the lawn hoping to induce labor--coincidence or not, she did. I don't think it's lawn mowing season, even in Seattle. LOL I do hope you get to meet and greet the wee one today.
I read your comment and laughed at "looking better than the brides mom". She's 5" nothing and I'm 5"11. Talk about mutt and jeff. We should look like quite the pair. Sorry to hear your new grand-daughter isn't here yet. Maybe in the next two days. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you...well not really, I couldn't quilt then. I'm looking forward to grandkids. It will be awhile but I'll wait. I'm a little old fashion in that I like the idea of them getting married, get all their running around out of their system then settele down with a baby. It worked for me so maybe it will work in their lives too. Have a safe trip home. Drop me a quick line when baby comes.