Hi BJ! I couldn't help but notice that you mentioned Jane Austen in your name-0-gram over on Totally Totes. I'm a huge Austen fan myself. I can't believe I never read any of her books until I was all grown up! Anyhow, just wanted to pass this on to you that Barbara Brackman has a line of fabric dedicated to Jane Austen. Check out this link:
BJ...I've been to Yakima many times. In fact that is where I bought my first Bernina. I was a Pfaff owner before I met Sue and Brad. I loved going to Yakima and visiting their store. Now I'm too busy and have no time for traveling, just for fabric. WE share a bond of care giving besides quilting. It's a hard job but I wouldn't change it for the world. My parents raised 6 kids and gave so much of themselves...How can I not return some of that? Hope you don't over do with your parents care. Take care of yourself too. Have a great week.
BJ, when i filled out the form to start the group page there were no clear directions as to what the things I checked meant. But you are now approved, and listed as a member. Didn't know I would have that much power!! Also 2 others had signed up so we now have 4 members. Hope to meet you there. Valma
Hi BJ, The quilt you commented on was made for our 5th grandchild, Abigail. It is the Ladybugs and Dragonflies designed by Ruth Jensen of Thimble art. The wings of the dragonflies are set into a seam and are able to "fly/flap". Abigail is now 16 months and loves to play with the wings. Thanks again for the comments. Have a nice day.
B.J. - thanks for commenting on my nativity quilt. Especially since I have now seen some of your work. You have some wonderful, wonderful, quilts, and I love the wolf one you are working on. I would love that pattern as well. ( noticed someone else had asked about it ). Do I recognize the x-block pattern in there? My quilt is actually called Merry Christmas Log Cabin, designed by Connie Keller. It can be gotten from Quilt County in Texas, phone number is 972-436-7022. I'll be checking your site to see how things go with the wolf quilt! Tammy
Thanks, BJ for the compliment on 'Playing with free motion. Here's a neat 'trick' to try...on a project for the background, draw a 1" grid, and use disappering ink (Walmart-one end is purple, the other end is blue) after the grid is drawn connect the corners with the wedding ring pattern. The 1" grid is nice for small wall hangings. Have fun!
Thanks BJ. Yep, I like my home too. I'm thinking about naming it 'delayed gratification' since it took me so long to get it. Hope to pay for it before I die! ha Yes, it's fun to so for my grandbaby even if I don't get to see her often. She lives 10 hours away. We are going for her birthday soon. I may not get anymore grandbabies so think I'll spoil this one. It's my right, correct?
The crazy quilt was so much fun. We donated it to meals on wheels and raised $500.00 for the organization. It is a much prettier quilt in person than it is in the picture. I don't know if you have that organization where you live or not. It might be something you could think about with your parents.
I have read several of Angela Hunts and she is wonderful. Have you read the latest Miss Julia book where the jewlery is stolen and she goes to Florida to catch the crooks? It is a laugh out loud one. I was going through a difficult time and it was just what I needed. The Miss Dorothy books are good too and funny. I have a cousin that reminds me of Miss Dorothy and when I read them I hear her voice. It is the weirdest thing. Have you read the Mitford Books by Jan Karon, they are good. I can get as excited about reading as I do quilting. Thanks for sharing about your cross quilt. It is so beautiful and such a sweet thing for your to do. God Bless, Linda