I don't know where this dream I had came from. I must have been in Washington where my DH picked me up at a gathering of sorts. We were on the street and began talking with a couple who invited us to see the house they just moved into. While in the bedroom I realized I was in your "new" house and there you were. We introduced ourselves and I woke up. Wish it had been for real as I would love to meet an online quilting friend. Who knows; maybe that will happen someday.
Thanks, BJ, for your kind comment on my crazy quilt. It was a stretch for me, working without a pattern, but also rather freeing. Sometimes, I felt like I ripped out as many stitches as I left in! I love to combine quilting and family history when I'm able.
I'm not on too often, however best wishes on your move! I'm glad your husband got a job. My daughter, who is single, has been in the same position and she started a new job last week. We were really happy for her. She is working for an international company headquartered in Germany, so as part of her employment she will be traveling there with the possibility to also go to Switzerland and China.
On a personal note, I found out what the pain in my hip region is. My hip is bone on bone, the doctor said when I'm ready call and they'll do a hip replacement. I find I tire out more easily these days. Still taking care of the 3-yr old grandson. He is such a little blessing.
I grew up in Cd'A, ID and left in '66. I have lots of relatives and friends there that I do see every summer. Some from 1st grade. Ken is from Kellogg. The town is now a tourist attraction and supported by logging. I sure loved riding in a logging truck with my brother when he lived in Clarkia, not far from St. Maries. It would be fun to meet you and talk about all our travels and places we've lived. Maybe some day.
BJ, we are going to Okmulgee and Collinsville. A sister-in-law lives there and 4 of her children and their kids. It'll be a fast trip, but we needed to see his oldest brother,who is 84 and on oxygen full time and living in an assisted living home. We are going to Clarkston tomorrow to his sister's. From there the 4 of us will go to Boise and then on east. I'm excited for you moving into another home. Especially the new sewing room!!!!! Enjoy the move and we'll enjoy our trip, especially spending time with Marvel and Ronnie. He has been very close to them since he was a little kid. I'll tell you about our trip after we get back and by then, maybe you'll be settle in your new home. Hugs, Sharon
Bless her heart. That must be so discouraging! I have made myself get in the habit of tossing the pins in the trash that don't easily go through the fabric as I think dull pins are just as dangerous as dull knives. The first time I heard someone mention that a dull knife is more dangerous than a sharp one I thought they were nuts. Then after it was explained that a dull knife can slip and cut you because it isn't cutting properly it made perfect sense to me.
BJ - I have seen the wooden plank method for thread basting you mentioned demonstrated at a retreat about a year ago, but for the life of me, I don't think I could replicate it! Have you seen a video of it anywhere?
Thanks, BJ, for your encouragement and insight. I'm sure something will hit me and I'll be off and running again with some fun projects. In the meantime, I enjoy reading about and seeing what others are working on. I'm hoping to attend an antique quilt lecture in our area in a couple of weeks. Maybe that will inspire me to get back to it. :)
I think you will do well, selling on Etsy. I just made my first purchase from a seller on Etsy. I found some fabric to make my GGD a quilt. I couldn't get as much as I wanted but will make due with the 4 yds I was able to get. I have always maintained that my hobbies should bring in some cash After all, most hobbies cost us big bucks. I had a home based cake decorating business for 30 years that started out as a hobbie and the past 6 years I have been taking in sewing. I'm still getting calls for cakes but other then family and close friends I don't take the orders. I sold most of my equipment to insure myself of not getting back into it.
Barb, I am so glad Freckles is back to himself. Way to go Dennis!!! I have been so busy with the puppies I haven't been on much since you commented back. Our babies just steal our hearts, don't they?? Give Freckles a hug for me and tell him I said I'm glad he is better!! smile........
Thank you Barb, I am glad too!!! A little nerve wracking with the first one but the last two she did like a pro!!! I look so forward to the weeks ahead watching them grow and learn and play. Nothing like it.