BJ I have been real sick. I think I am starting to get better. Had some major problems with breathing. I will e-mail you and give you my address and I need yours too so I can pay you. I am so sorry I have not been really on the computer except to look up medicine and new ways of breathing. Oh the honeymoon was wonderful. I got sick on the way home from our trip. I will tell you later. Hugs Morgan
You did a great job with the Dutch duo--try more drawings--free yourself to experiment!!--paper and pencil aren't that expensive!! and you can express your self very well if you just try!!--that's my soap box that I stand on regularly!! I "preach" creativity--my Japanese students were the most inhibited as a group--but once let loose, they enjoyed themselves very much!!
Yes, we have been there since 2000, and we still go to the lake side once we get home before we do anything else and view the calm that comes from the lake. We have so many tasks once we get home, that it gives us a bit of a refresher to then tackle those projects. With just finishing my office/quilting/card making room, I am now spending about an hour a night moving all the "stuff" back into it, while purging the "stuff" that I haven't used and don't intend to use, so I can donate it to Deseret Industries. I will try and get photos up soon, once the clutter is gone!
BJ Love your quilt. That border sure adds to the overall. Now you need to give us all a lesson on how you did it. I can't wait for the show in Moses Lake. I think meeting Linda is out of the questions. The flight took all the umph out of my parents. We had to go from Spokane-Portland-Houston-Knoxville. It is sooooo hot and muggy here. They wont' leave their hotel room so I'm off to the pool with a good book. See you and Dot next week. I think Stephanie Benson-Greer is comming too. (from FederalWay). have a great weekend -me
Thanks for the offer, BJ--but you have an excellent, clear photo--and I've been known to "copy" from sight. My undergraduate degree is Home Ec. and learned to do flat pattern -- I did it to the couture back when I was actually sewing!! Your pattern does give me some excellent ideas!! Great work!!--don't worry-- I don't market my designs.
That is really special! I love the idea. And I like that you used interfacing for turning under the border. I do that occasionally on some applique I do, and I have also used used fabric softener sheets (although that obviously wouldn't have worked for the longer borders on your quilt)
Thank you! I honestly believe one of the reasons I was taking my time completing it was because of the scallops. But I knew I'd love it when it was done, and so glad I persevered. Actually, I think ultimately it was a good experience for me. What I mean is, our family had such rough times in the last several years, and the only quilting that didn't 'suffer' was the stuff I did for my customers. In recent months, I have been going through a healing process, and finally my ambition is coming back to do my own things again! I'm also really glad I joined QWU, because it's been fun and inspiring sharing with all of you and learning about other quilters around the country!
Thanks for your compliment on my antique sewing machine embroidery quilt. I'm glad you had an enjoyable getaway to the Oregon coast. We visited that area a few years ago and found the scenery wonderful. Would love to return sometime. I have enjoyed your posted pictures and blogs as well.
Yes I do like all the tea pots of yours too. I made the runner for my sister, but I seem to have a draw to things with tea pots. I also like bags, I notice you have lots of different ones. I bought a pattern for a tote and the material, I just haven't had time to start it. I'm a native Oregonian, born near Klamath Falls and moved to the Portland area in 1979. My husband grew up in Southern CA, and has lived here since 79 as well. We have 3 Grown married children and 4 Grands. Have a great weekend, I'm actually headed towards K-Falls this weekend so no quilting or Blogging.
Have been to Portland and the west coast of Oregon. Loved our trip. There are pictures of lighthouses on our living room wall. My hubby takes hundreds of pictures on a trip. I'm used to standing and waiting while he gets just the right area. I hesitate to say how many he will come home with when we go to Denver next month!!
It's difficult when our parents begin to deteriorate. Mom will be 89 this year and other than severe osteoporosis (which I am being treated for also) she seems to be doing pretty well. And I am thankful.
I made some napkins which are with 2 fabrics sewn back to back and turned and wondered how they would wash. Well washed them this morning, folded them and put them in the drawer. Thought I would have to iron them so I guess this project turned out well! Carolyn
BJ: Well you're off for your weekend of R&R. Well deserved I might add. Hope you can get right into the weekend and not have guilty feelings for days before you can relax like I did. HAPPY WEEKEND!
The camp in Coeur D Alene is Camp Lutherhaven off of hwy 95. It's amazing and this year they are upgrading (remodeling) the sewing area. If you want any contact info please let me know and I'll get it for you.
You have some very interesting photos. I love your doll house and everything that goes with it. Also, your quilts are really fantastic, along with your tote bags and wall hangings. You are very creative. Your beach scene is really something special. Happt Quilting.
I confess--I used to do embroidery, have taught redwork--but, I have an embroidery machine and prefer the result to the process of doing it. Lazy, aren't I!! We visited the Oceanside beach area when I was a child and have lots of great memories of looking out past Hay Stack Rock and running on the beach!! My Grandparents lived in Oregon--so the family would get together every 5 or so years at the beach!!
Starbucks Chai Tea Latte, non fat, no water, is my favorite - really my "only". There isn't one close to me here in Texas so I have to go without this summer but when I have to carpool my son to school once a week that is my breakfast. Yummy.