"Late on Thursday I commented to say how lovely I thought the two quilts shown in the latest photo update were. In the same post, I replied to Debi's comments about wishing she had a quilt buddy nearby to work with. My post was gone by the time…"
"I wasn't able to do this project now because I have too many others being worked on, but the actual quilting has always given me the jitters. I work on my home machine and haven't had the nerve to move being in the ditch or simple…"
"Really enjoying watching everybody's progress on this quilt top. I'm still busy with other projects and haven't even had a chance to put my fabrics together, but I do plan to complete this one of these days. Will definitely not get to…"
"@Sandi - Hope your husband makes a speedy recovery.
@Sissy and Rebecca - You're not alone. I haven't gotten my fabric yet either. Just too many other projects to complete between now and the holidays to start another. I am really enjoying…"
"@ Karen - I spent a couple of years living in central Iowa (late 80's), about 30 miles north of DesMoines. I loved it when I was there. Would probably have remained but my husband's work brought us back East."
"@ Penelope - Hello neighbor! I really miss all the fabric stores that used to be around. Used to make most of them a weekly stop, just to see what might have come in and add to my ever growing stash. Now I need to either drive heft distances or…"
"@ Linda - I'm in Wayne. In Jersey speak, that would be exit 153B off the GSP or 16W off the Turnpike; about 30 miles NW of NYC. I've never connected with a guild; do you know where I can find a list of them for our area? Might be fun to…"
"@ Linda - You had me chuckling with your commend to Penelope re being from New Jersey and asking if you'd ever met, as if you were talking about a small town somewhere. I'm also from New Jersey, and there are an awful lot of people here ..…"
"Re: template materials, don't forget the "free" stuff. I use the lids from coffee cans and take out containers, as well as those from plastic containers of butter/margarine, sour cream, ricotta cheese, etc. I keep them in a large zip…"
"Thanks everybody. Parts 1 through 3 now downloaded and saved in a new folder. Wish I could work on it along with you, but way too many pans in the fire already. Have to finish up the QCA mystery along with a bunch of holiday gifts,…"
"Sandi - Re Connecting Threads fabrics. The price is great, quality is average. My biggest beef with their fabric is that it tends to ravel a lot. Starching repeatedly helps to keep the edges together, but it can still be quite frustrating to…"
"Well, I'm either having a senior moment or I've gone blind, so I'm turning to you for help here. Can somebody please direct me to the location of the clues? While I'm unable to actually stitch along with you this time…"
"Amy, I haven't even had a chance to pick out my fabrics yet. I've got grandchildren that need their Halloween costumes finished first (15 mos. & 4 yrs.), along with at least a dozen "in progress" projects on the board. My LQS…"
My husband now gives me a gift certificate to the quilt shop for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, etc. I'm looking forward to next month; my birthday is July 28 and our anniversary is Aug. 6. I need to train him that Memorial Day and Labor Day are also holidays requiring gifts!