"I've got 2 of these
3 of these
and 4 of these
and I could use 1 more of each, but have no room.
I shoved everything anywhere to get the boxes out of here.
Tomorrow, I'm gonna pull it all out, sort it and put…"
"Yea!!! I bought anther one of these drawer units the other day to put one I already had. I spent 2 hours going through boxes of fabric etc and putting things away, cleaning, purging and organizing the other day. I cannot work when things…"
Hi Sondra, I just happened to see your last comment on my in box. I've just sort of gotten back to this site. The sewing room is working out well and I enjoy my time in it. At present I'm doing a quick couch throw for DH. I had a panel with some deer on it so I'm just piecing borders to make it big enough for a nap. Sort of a pacifier as I'm going on a quilt retreat with 40 other quilters at the end of the month. We stay at a nice resort and just sew and eat around the clock for 4 wonderful days with no interuptions. I've been going for 5yrs but it still seems to come as a surprise to him every year.
I've begun to realize I have to do more piecing to use up more fabric. I've found a bit of a compromise. I made some 20" pastel and gold star blocks with a floral applique in the centre of the star. Satisfies both urges LOL. I do look back at some of my older work when the eyes were better and hands not stiff . I find that my quilting stitches were much finer then, but I've learn't so many new applique tecniques over the years that my applique is better. I mostly enjoy doing floral applique and birds ect. Love Nancy Pearson designs. I've also done an alover applique quilt from a book by a gal from Texas. I think her name is Pat Cambell. She does lovely Jacobean designs. Trouble is they take so long and need to be hand quilted. I'm starting to do a bit of machine quilting on smaller pieces. I actualy sent a pieced batik quilt out to be longarm quilted and was quite pleased with the results. Till next time happy quilting
I finally got a cross necklace finished for my nephew and he loves it, I have 2 more to make and found some green stones almost my birthstone color (Peridot) I want to make a necklace and ear rings for me, but right now quilting has took no. # 1 spot....
Sondra I am sorry I did not respond earlier. To skin a quilt, you pull the top and batting back exposing the back and gently cut the stitches, I used to use the smallest rotary cutter but recently found those cute little mustache trimmers and they work real well too and are a little easier to hold. It is a tedious process because you have to be sure you don't cut the back, but it is quicker than frogging all the stitches.
Hi Sondra, yes I have 2 sheets of styrofoam covered with pellon, I'm lucky enough to be able to keep it in place. I made a 2x5 ironing board with an old bifoald closet door covered with a wool blanket, a piece of white cotton, and 2yds of silver ironing board fabric. I was lucky enough to find in a fabric store some years ago. I happened to comment on a friends board and she said I've got another door in the garage if you want it. Heloooo. At present it sits on the reg ironing board but in the new room I'm going to find a different base. I do occasionaly iron a shirt for DH and need the reg ironing board. I use the plastic drawer chests too. I love them I keep one to the left of my sewing table with cutlery trays full of threads.I also keep a small folding table padded on the other side for pressing blocks as I go. I do occasionaly get up to go iron a long row of blocks after I've put them together. LOL as you say you do need to stretch once in a while. It's so nice to pass along tips and get them from other quilters.
Hi Sondra, I've already dug out 4 peonies that I'm hoping will do better at the new garden.The peonies have survived 4 moves over 40yrs. so I'm not about to give them up. My daughter is babysitting them in her large garden along with some of my favorite irises. I'm also moving some of my favorite and hard to find Hostas as there will also be some shady areas. The new house is surrounded by Large Maple trees. Thanks much for replying to my friend request. This site is keeping me going till we can get into the new house and my wonderful new studio. I've been in a cold damp basement so I don't feel the least bit guilty about turning 2 bdrms into one big sewing rm.
I do the grateful list too...while taking a bath I'll say "Thank you,God,for warm water to bathe in", "Thank you, God, for soap to wash with",etc. So many things we take advantage of and forget to thank God for!
The photo you posted is amazing! No wonder people say to wear comfortable shoes! I had no idea it was that large! All of those vendor booths! That must be sooooo fun! I really do hope to go someday! Seeing how large it is I don't think I'd take classes either...I'd want to make sure I saw everything first! I have yet to take a class...I'm in a really small town and there aren't any. Do you go to any other shows?