June, Thank you for the well wishes for Sarah's recovery. You know, as do I, what it is to have a daughter with health issues. I know you can truly relate to the ache I feel in my heart. But, God is good, and He will take care of both of our girls. That I know for sure. You are all in my prayers also.
I believe I sent you my 'Take Along Sewing Tote' pattern. Karen at CT had their pattern tester make it. There will be a few clarifications that I will want to add to the pattern, but the most important thing is that I forgot (phooey) to include on the supplies list the amount of vinyl, felt, and muslin. Please verify that I sent you the pattern and when I have the corrections made I'll email you the corrections. Sorry for the missing info.
I used a product my quilt shop had and it is called SOAK. I did put it in the washing machine just for convenience but did not let it agitate. I pushed it around with my hands. I also did what was probably a NO NO and let it spin the water off on a very gentle cycle. I felt the quilt was in good enough shape to take the risk. You don't have to rinse the SOAK liquid out. It really did an amazing job - not perfect but pretty good for what I had expected. I layed it outside on lawn chairs all afternoon to dry in the shade.
June - I always like to meet other people that do stained glass. Right now I'm still recovering from surgery, so I find it easier to work on my quilting. Yes, you need to get back to doing your lamp. I'm glad I have so many hobbies to keep me busy, not sure that my husband see's it that way, but oh well! Take care, Diane
Hi June: Thankyou for your lovely comment on my blog post of Easter Sunday. Ava is my only grandchild, I am expecting another granddaughter in August. There was a time when I thought I would never have grandchildren, so Ava is doubly precious to me. I am finding I am meeting kindred spirits on this site. It is wonderful to find friends that understand whatever you are experiencing.
I really like this site too, I have met alot of great people on this site. That would be great if we at some time got together with other quilters. You are the closest one to me that I have met. I do go to Hayword a couple time in the summer. I will be go on a quilt retreat after easter the 15-19 up the Northshore in Beaver Bay The Quilt Corner puts it on We have a great time and they make excellent food.
Hello June, I just typed a comment for you and sent it to someone else! But what I said was - Thank you for reminding me about Wonder Under. I believe that I used it on a sweatshirt about 20 years ago, and it did work well.
Hi June, I do have an insulin pump. I have had it for about 4 years. That is why I am so concerned as to why my sugars are not under control. I did change my site to my arm instead of my stomach or leg. I really hate being diabetic. If I had not had the pancretitis so bad, the doctors say I probably wouldn't have gotten it.
June, Thank you for the well wishes and prayers. How well you know the gut-wrenching pain of a mother who can't "make it better" when her child is hurting. My sympathy on the loss of your son. I can not even begin to imagine the devastation that would be. Mary