"Hi - sorry to say but I won't be completing an item for this challenge. I actually started 2 tops earlier in the year, but other priorities have made me set this aside. It's been fun watching the progress and completions by everyone.…"
"I applaud your ambition and stick-to-it-ness. Every time I would go through 2 bins of scraps to find "just the right piece" for a small project I tell myself not to just drop pieces into the bins. In the last month I finally got through it…"
"How thoughtful of you to make a comforting quilt for her to wrap up in and feel your love. Please send a photo of the completed quilt. ALS is such a tragic disease - we've experienced loosing a few friends and relatives to it over the…"
"I'm looking forward to this challenge! I have a few tops I've thought about doing for a few years - this is good incentive to actually do at least one of them. Glad we have many months to complete them as I know there are bound to be many…"
"Well, I had good intentions but not enough time. I only completed 5 of my goals. Here is a picture of the other 2 cookie plate mats I completed. The ornaments for the grandsons are almost complete but won't be complete for a few days. The…"
"How festive! Beautiful - wouldn't mind being the recipient of one of those :)
I have completed all 3 of the cookie plate mats, the guild holiday exchange block and ornament. Just have to finish the grandson's ornaments and will…"
"I have gotten myself into the position of starting all of my goals but so far completing only a few. The candle mats that were originally listed as mug rugs have now turned into cookie plate mats about 20" diameter. Here's a picture of the…"
"I decided the mats would be far more practical and useful.
My personal list is much longer than what I posted. All of a sudden the time to complete lots of projects is slipping by. Good thing that fall has officially arrived and there's…"
"No goals completed yet, but I've chosen the patterns and fabrics for the grandsons' ornaments and the guild ornament. I am changing my goal of 3 coaster sets to 3 cookie-plate mats. I have the pattern and fabrics picked out for these. With…"
"Unless I was sleep walking or have lost my short term memory, you didn't receive one from me :) Mine is, unfortunately, still setting on my sewing table. I'll get it in the mail tomorrow. I do hope it will also coordinate with what you…"
"You never know what Santa may bring! No ideas at this time as to what the ornaments will be. I haven't even thought much about it yet; usually inspiration hits at the oddest times after going through magazines, attending craft bazaars, or…"
"I finished making my list of 10 goals today: 3 holiday themed coaster sets, holiday/winter block for guild exchange, holiday ornament for guild exchange, 4 tree ornaments (1 for each grandson), and a stuffed animal for new grandson's…"
"Mine arrived yesterday. The vintage textile soak is something new to me, but it will be put to good use. I have a number of pieces to try it on. Thank you to who ever donated it. I looked hard this time, but don't see a name on it."
"Yes! I'll get the fat quarter and postage $$ to you next week and post my goals soon. Haven't even started to think about holiday gifts, so this will be a good incentive to get that list started. Thanks Beth, for keeping us going."
hi dot. i follow several groups of which i am not a member. enjoy the posts, the photos and all the fun stuff in different groups. the FIUP group is one such group.
reading there this morning and saw your post re: recent health issues. i was so distressed to read what you have been going thru last few months. i always told my son as he was growing up, don't worry about me, there are soooooo many far worse off than i am. this spring summer i have been dealing w loss/grief..dh surgery etc...and have in recent weeks just fallen into such a deep well of self pity. i feel so blessed in my life...even w all the pitfalls the path has been strewn with. but, still, this past several months just seemed more than i could hold up under.
reading your post, i am humbled and reminded of one of the many things i tried to teach my son as he grew..and that i seem to have forgotten. there is always someone who has been given more to deal with, and more difficult challenges than we.
bless you for your strength. i hope your challenges and health issues are lessened and improved ..or are improving. prayers are w you.
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread in written in the form of letters sent back home while my ancestors traveled to Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?