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 !!!
Thanks so much for the compliment on my Southern Star blocks. I'm so sorry to hear you are not feeling up to par. I've just said a little prayer for you. I'm hoping the good Lord, some sunshine and birds singing will have you feeling better in no time.
Have a Blessed Day!
A friend of mine lives in the tornado area. I was over there yesterday and it was a mess. The place where the mom/baby was killed is gone. A memorial stands there now. You wouldn't believe the flowers there...
Hi Betty, quite a while ago you asked me what the pattern was for one of my quilts. I didn't forget your question or ignore it, but for the life of me I couldn't find it...until this morning when I was playing in the Quilt Dash. The name of the pattern is "Arkansas Snowflake" and if you want to get templates for it go to www.quilttemplates.com and click on books and templates and then on favorite blocks. I agree with you, I love this pattern and it is easily adapted to any fabric or color combination. Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
have a wonderful day, Susan
Betty It's nice to meet someone from so close. I just love your quilt especially the green and pick one with the fussy cut centers. Can you tell me what pattern this was. I go to Arlington on occasions. Usually when my husband takes me. I haven't been since the new owner took over. I must get over there, they say it's nice. I went to a shop in Bartlett yesterday. Pretty nice shop.I have taken lessons there and have really enjoyed them. Our guild is really busy getting ready for the retreat. Having a lot of fun and can't wait until it gets here.
Betty, So sorry to hear about your eye condition but I wanted to tell you I think you do fabulous work. If I could do that with my good eye sight I would be a really happy camper. I think the " Sweet Pea Sonata" is gorgeous. I too love the 1930"s prints. I did not know that that was what they were until I started looking up cloth on internet. Unless I am wrong,I thought they were all just like the fabric Mom made me dresses from when I was a kid.LOL Anyway, I just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work..........
Hi Betty, thanks for commenting on my quilts. I didn't do any applique on the Baltimore Album quilt. It was all a panel that I cut out the squares and the border and sewed them back together again! I still need to bind the darn thing!
I don't like applique anyway, so there would be no way I'd take on something like that.
Thank you. My brother will have a very positive attitude I am sure which will help recovery. However, he also had polio as a child and as a result of that has severe back/spinal problems. Never complains an ounce, especially to his five bossy sisters.
Thanks for your kind words. And yes I will "baby" my baby. I think I hate watching her age more than aging myself. I remember her running around the house and jumping up to "kiss" my nose. now she walks very carefully and usually hugs the walls. She fell down the stairs a couple of time and that really slowed her down. However, I don't mind being her seeing eye person. Happy stitching
Hi Betty, it's nice to meet you. Thanks for checking out my Mariner's Compass. The QuiltSmart is a pre-printed foundation of interfacing. Don't know of any connection with Eleanor Burns... I was able to piece 1/4 of the compass in the class I took then finished it in a couple of sessions at home. Simple way to get a fabulous result. I'd like to do one of their other designs some day...after I'm done with my Romance Quilt which is totally out of scraps.
Hey Betty! Thank you for adding me as your friend. I understand what you mean about thinking you had sent a message but it wasn't there.... I have typed several messages to different folks and when I was almost ready to add the comment they disappear. They so to cyberland I guess. Have a good day and enjoy everybody's company.
Betty I believe my mother always said "Early to bed and early to rise". Basically that is my nature too but although I get up early I rarely get to bed early. I will be praying for you and your husband health. I hope you have a good day tomorrow.
Betty, thank you so much for all your kind words about my house. I need to update the website, the kitchen and enclosed back porch are not there. While I was restoring the house, I got rid of all my fabric and craft stuff so that I wouldn't be tempted. It took about 12 years to "finish" (nothing about an old house is ever really finished). I have thoroughly enjoyed getting back to sewing, knitting and other fun activities.
Your quilts are gorgeous! Congratulations! Your house sounds great and so does your daughter's house. My parents gave me an acre and I put mine just down the hill from theirs. Unfortunately, they're both gone now.
Well Betty, I just looked through all of your pictures. And for dealing with the vision challenges, you do amazing work! I liked all of your quilts, but several were just beautiful!!! I applaud your determination to keep at it as long as you can. I have rheumatoid arthritis, and some days my hands and wrists hurt so bad. But I won't give in either!!! Keep up the good work!
Wow! I've just gotten back from your home town today! A group of us went to Nashville a Girls Get Away weekend. We had lunch at Casey Jones and it was packed for such a snowy day. We had no trouble getting to Jackson but it took us 2 1/2 hours to get from Jackson to Arlington. Whew!!! We ended up taking HWY 70 and so glad we did. We are all SO BLESSED to be back home safe and sound. I'm about 5-10 minutes from Arlington, closer to Arlington than Bartlett. We got 14 inches here.
I loved 'Cherry Lane' and hate that it has closed. I purchased lots of material there as well as my Janome. Have you been to the Quilting Barn? I like it and QuiltSmith's in Cordova.
I have to do some type of update on my computer before I can see your pictures and need my husband to do this for me.
Glad to meet you and Happy Sewing!
Hello again, Betty. My Uncle, 97 yrs. young, has macular degeneration also and so does a friend of mine. Not an easy thing to deal with, but you sound like you have kind of mastered the disease. Congratulations to you.
You asked me what kind of applique I can do, and I do the basic blanket stitch, french knots and as my mom used to call them....chicken tracks. I am now taking medicine for arthritis and I noticed my hands un- crimpling, so I tried them out on applique and it worked!! So, that is why I went crazy with those appliqued humongous blocks and did a couple of quilts too. I just wanted something in my own handwork. It isn't perfect, but it is mine, all mine! Glad you are getting a quilt store in your vacinity. A lot of stores are closing in these parts here. The ones that stay in business are truly hanging by a thread. I loved the photo you put on your page.Pretty work. It's a pleasure to meet you....Stay in touch,
Well thank you so much for your compliment. I actually used ribbon to tie it. I have changed the colors on my page if you'd like to visit it again. I am thinking about tying my husband's quilt. I haven't figured out what I'm going to tie it with yet, but I think possibly yarn. Happy Quilting and again thanks for the comment!!