Yolanda's Family. I just now found out about Yolanda's passing and Ihave tolet you know what a very special LADY and FRIEND she was to everyone here on this site. I have not been on lately and what a very sad day this day is. I will miss her more than you can imagine. GOD BLESS and be with you all at this sad time. LOVE AND REST IN GODS GREAT PLACE HE HAS MADE FOR YOU , MY FRIEND. LOVE YOU PAT
Yolanda - I considered you my Dear Friend and I will miss you so much.
I am so sad, you were an important part of my day, that I really looked forward to. I can only hope you did not suffer in your passing, I did not have the privilege to meet you in this life and look forward to meeting you in God's house.
Good Bye for now Sweet, Kind, Generous and Loving Yolanda
My condolences to your family and friends - I wish there was some way to send this to you personally and to let you know how much Yolanda meant to us here on QWU, she was a part of our daily life
I have not been on the computer very much lately, but do check in quick to see what everyone is doing. Glad to see you found a new place to live - too bad you have to wait so long though. Your boss is so lucky to have you, I am sure her son will take comfort in knowing that you are there for her. Hope her health holds and she doesn't suffer through her treatments.
I will keep my fingers crossed that you get the news you want from your DD, I would love to have Grandchildren, but my kids are not settled in live and ready for kids yet.
The Quilts For Kids doesn't look like it will happen as I can't find a hospital or organization that is interested or has a need - they say that they get quilts from local guilds and individuals which is good - I am still checking around though.
We had a good meeting with the designers and they now understand that we know what we are doing...not the first house we have designed and we do know the building codes - my husbands father was a carpenter and my husband could go write for his carpenters ticket if he wanted. We know what we want and just need them to draw up the blue prints so they are ready when we decide to move. Don't know when that will be, could be a couple of years yet.
Must go and get to bed, I hope to finish the quilt top tomorrow and take it to the LAQ on Tuesday for them to quilt it on Wednesday.
Yolanda, I would not recommend this quilt block for a beginner. I just made it and it was hard and I was not satisfied with the out come. I am going to have embellish it to cover up the mismatched circles. I would recommend the Fast & Furious Quilt I took a class locally here and from start to finish it tool 4 hr. It is a quilt as your go and it is so much fun.
Hi Yolanda, I don't know if CT will continue the lessons or not - time will tell. About the class for 5th graders at the library, I recommend a small project, like a pillow or very small wallhanging - something that can be completed in 2-3 hours. Maybe a simple 9 patch or one very large star?
Hi Yolanda - You can use any colors/fabric for the star swap. The only restriction is to use a light color for the background. I'm looking forward to seeing how many people we have signed up by the 15th! Lynda
Hi Yolanda, Hope you are having a good holiday weekend. I thought about you often today while I was sorting, packing and cleaning. This house is in the country and on a dirt road. It is windy in Oklahoma 99% of the time and this house is in bad need of sealing. My son hasn't been there for almost a month and everything had enough dust on it that a broom was required instead of dust cloth. Add all the cobwebs and that equals one big mess! I am exhausted! I have made pretty good progress but still have quite a ways to go.
Hi Yolanda, The move is going very slow....I was working on it by myself today. Am going back over there tommorrow after church and tackle it again.
I use a size 10 Colonial brand between for quilting and all my hand sewing. The smaller the needle the easier it is to make small stitches....along with alot of practice. I tried size 12 but they bend too easy and break and size 8 is harder to push through the fabric. Of course if you run the needles through your hair a few times it makes it slide through the fabric easier too.
Hi Yolanda! I'll bet you will be glad when 10/22 gets here! I would be too!!! I think ironing bedsheets would make me crazy. It's good you have knitting to do on your way to Cautauqua, NY....I'm sure it helps you pass the time and you have a sweet blanket to show for it too! I never did any knitting, but I did do a couple of crocheted blankets in my younger days. Those were fun with the variegated yarns. I'll bet sewing booties is hard.....so small and cumbersome to manipulate I think! I am sure they are adorable though. Thanks for keeping in touch! Take care and have a great weekend!
Hi Yolanda! Yes, I am doing well...thanks for thinking of me! It's been a long and busy summer here in KS and don't feel much like sewing when it's so hot. Even if I haven't posted much, I do read about what all is going on in the group. You are such a wonderful person....and you work so hard! God Bless you! My husband is from Pakistan and he is workng in Agriculture. Our family is fine and safe from any of the flooding. Right now we are in the middle of Ramadan so we are fasting which also tends to lower a person's energy level somewhat. I don't know if you knew I was a muslim....but the fasting is going well. We do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset...so we get up very early around 4:00 to eat and drink all we can....especially a lot of fruit to sustain our hydration levels. We then prepare our supper so that we can eat right at sunset which is around 8:10 now. Thankfully we have had a nice rain and some cooler temperatures so that really helps. If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to me about it. I don't mind explaining something you might not understand. Take good care and keep up the good work! xoxox Maryam
Hi Yolanda, I'm sorry, but it most likely is sold out. Our Twilight Frost collection had lavenders in it and much of it very recently sold out and we won't be getting it back in. I don't know of any fabric sale that is good through October, but I do know we've put lots of our older collection into Clearance to make room for our new stuff. It tends to sell out pretty quickly when we mark it down.
I like to tend my little flower garden in the summer, take care of my dh and daughter, sew my own clothes, cook, and bake when it's not so hot and I like to can and preserve food for us. I don't grow it all because even though we live in town the bunnies and deer eat everything, even with a fence, so I buy produce through the summer when it goes on sale and can it. I'm very active in my church, love to do Bible studies and I love to read. I especially have found that books on tape or CD are great, as I can read and sew at the same time. I work at a Presbyterian church as the office manager 28-30 hours a week. I have Friday's off in the summer which I love.