If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Elizabeth Phillips 1 hour ago

Back to you, Carol!

I looked on your page and noticed that you are Canadian too!  That's so great!  Now Riana and I are not alone.  So glad you are here with us.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips 1 hour ago

Good Morning!

I have just had my walk outside in the sunshine and did the groceries.  I also bought a roll of kraft paper with which to wrap a box of surprises

Today I finished my UFO review and my sewing room is ready to be swept clean!  Hooray!  I made a list of what I have left - 30 UFOs.  Easy Peasy!  I also finished machine quilting my Caravans Quilt and have cut and sewn the binding.  I would start pressing it but I have to get ready for a dental appt. after lunch.

I can understand why you would find it hard to watch the series on the Vietnam War, especially if you know someone who served.    So much suffering and death is documented.

Welcome Carol!  Riana and I are the 2 Canadians in this group.  But she spends almost 1/2 year in the U.S.  I count all my friends here as my "Besties".  My neighbour above me has a sister who is one of Canada's best art quilters and he is always saying why don't I make art quilts.  I like to gift quilts so the size I chose is always lap/throw/crib size.  But they end up uniquely "me" even when I start out with a pattern.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP 4 hours ago
i'd like to add my welcome too, carol. i have 3 'Works In Very Slow Progress' ..if i find time for quilting, knitting etc in the spring/summer/fall months's a surprise & a treat. winter is for sitting & doing the things i love. winter when there's no hiking around the place changing water, fixing sprinklers, drip lines & broken pipes; no mowing, pruning, vegie garden, terraforming or picking fruit. but by august i am sooooo looking forward to snow time & a couple of months of 'me' time to quilt!
Comment by Riana Noyes 6 hours ago

Ahhh, and an early brd as well,Carol!  My UFO bin is now pretty much empty...but there was a time when l had a cedar chest full of them ,( not just quilting projects...knitting and needlepoint too.) Over time l kept working at them between other more time sensative projects ( wedding & birthday gifts). I call it my " swiss cheese" method... a bit of time spent on an older project earns me time on a newer one. But l know it's hard when you need to steal time to sew. My sewing room shares the l spend a lot of extra time " doing laundry", lol!

Comment by Carol Johnson 7 hours ago

And here I thought that I could just sneak in here un-noticed LOL  Thank you for the wonderful welcomes Riana and Linda!

Yes is certainly was hot yesterday! We had a volunteer BBQ and I was surprised that people actually came! 

As far as quilting, I am into art quilts, in that I am trying them. I am not very good at it, because the one that I have done still looks more like a traditional quilt - I would love to be able to do the abstract kind of thing, but my brain just doesn't want to go there! I have way too many UFO's - I need to stop seeing new things to do and try and experiment lol I did almost get one finished last weekend, so perhaps I will make an attempt at getting it finished first. My days are so full that I have a hard time squeezing in any 'me' time, so I think I need to change that!

I am looking forward to seeing what all you have been up to, and making new friends! Thank You!!

Comment by Linda Koller 10 hours ago

Welcome Carol Johnson! You will find us a very friendly group. We talk about everything including the kitchen sink!!!! We might even mention a UFO or two!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP 13 hours ago
elizabeth ..fil lives two days travel - either by plane (3 1/2 hr drive to seattle, wait for many hours for plane to san fran or sacramento, then sit a few hours & wait for plane to remote humboldt county w airport that isn't big enough to handle large planes) or two day drive down thru oregon mountains to klamath falls where you start 2 day drive on two lane road thru california mountains.
nope, he isn't close, and refused our request many times for he & his late wife to move up here w us. my mil did move up, thankfully, so we don't need to worry aboit her. the last few years as his health has failed have been a constant worry.
Comment by Riana Noyes 15 hours ago

Welcome, Carol Johnson. I had to look up Chesterville Ontario, and see you are SE of Ottawa, where Elizabeth lives. I'm in little Thomasburg, near Belleville. How hot it's been today , 32 °c ( + 95 f!). So, you are into art quilts... Mary Moore is , l think our " resident artist " in this group. Do you have very many UFO's?

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips 15 hours ago

Riana, that is such a wonderful quilt.  It should be the highlight of the Humane Society's sale.

Rogue, Hubby was talking again this evening about your FIL. Does he live far from you?  It is a shame that he is on his own, isn't it?

Mary, another dog!  You must have a happy home with all those pets.

Well, I finally got the Caravans Quilt quilted.  I trimmed the edges and now I'll make some binding.

Comment by Mary Moore 21 hours ago

Good girl, Riana!

Just adopted "Dizzy" from the deceased owner's brother(he already had 5 dogs).  He knew little of her background, except she was loved and spoiled from puppyhood, 16 years ago. He couldn't bear to put her in jail.  We will have to start from scratch with a vet.  She fit into the pack within hours.  Now we are back to 6 animals. Yeah?


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