Barbara, if you'd like a LOT of good info & advice on using the embroidery machine, there is a wonderful group on FB called " embroidery machine help". It covers all brands of machines, and even help with dowloading, digitizing, etc., but mainly, experienced users share their knowledge about stabilizers, products, and methods.
Hi, Let me know how yours turn out, send photos, please. I pinned based a quilt top yesterday, the purple Dresden with buttercream background. Took me all day...my pointer finger is sore, left a little blood behind, but should come out, not really noticeable. It will go to a local fella who has done a lot for the community and gets nothing in return, tangible, he doesn't seek recognition. He loves the Lord.
Loved your story on your "girls" and how they have so many memories of their time spent sewing with you. I had thought about offering my services with 4H. We are so busy with rebuilding our home after our 2011 flood, my home is a mess and under construction. So I have put that aside for now. Maybe later when we get more done??
Hello, Again. I read your bio. I to had a sewing class at our church for all the ladies/girls that were interested. The little, little girls who came with their mothers..I gave them fabric and buttons to sew. Showed them how, gave them free reign of my stash and watched them go.. They all had fun. We met on Mondays during the summer, spent the whole day at the church learning about nap, warp and weft threads, reading patterns and following instructions. And of course the ripping! We all brought our lunches and enjoyed the day together. The girls mostly wanted to make garments. Then if they wanted to make a quilt we would work on one. Everyone was doing something different which made it interesting. The girls grew up and members come and go with the AF. Fun Times!!
I haven't quilted mine yet, it's not even basted. I am not quite sure, it hasn't told me yet. I think I want to use contrasting thread in the negative space (do a fun pattern) and on the browns and oranges maybe just stitch in the ditch. That way I don't lose the detail, do you remember how they stitched the piece on MSQC??
I am currently basting on a stretcher frame I built the purple Dresden on buttercream in the basement. I needed to take a break.
Hello Barbara! That would be fun to meet up some day. I'm about 45 mins. from Holly. Fowlerville is near Brighton/Howell. I, myself, was born in Detroit but grew up in South Lyon. Let me know if you're ever over this way.
Good morning Barbara. Thank you for your very kind words. The ladies here are so nice and encouraging. It is always fun to login and see what you all are up to. I am pretty excited, the quilt that is like high top tennis shoes is going to be in the May/June Quiltmaker in the Sew to Speak section. Yes, I am busy, but having fun.
Hi, Barbara! I have been hibernating early, I guess. I had so much to do on the Halloween swap that I stopped reading daily to give me more time. Then one thing led to another and I just never got back to daily reading here. I am one of the presidents of our guild and that has taken more time, I travelled to CA and NJ in Sept. After a retreat in Nebraska I became even more enamored of hand piecing and have three new hand projects in the works. Having fun, but kind of neglecting my new friends here.
I really like the dog puppet. How long has it been here? What have you been up to?
Wow, Barbara...thanks for spending the time...l must have about 150 photos by now! When it's not nice enough to be outside, l love spending a" few minutes " down in my sewing room, only to discover it was a few HOURS when l get back to "reality" :)
wow, you have moved around to some fairly strewn apart area's! I had a friend that said you'ins. lol haven't heard that in a while. we have a great group of friends here. and in many groups. I like all of them.
thank you for the compliments on my quilts. I appreciate all who know how much work goes into them all. :)