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Some tips using natural products

Started by Deborah Craig. Last reply by Pat Mathison Apr 12, 2012. 2 Replies

I thought I'd get this one started with some things that may be benifical for the quilting world. I prefer to use all natural products as much as possible. So here goes...Lemon Juice, this acts as a natural "bleaching" agent and is wonderful on colored fabrics. Dab on some juice, place in the sun for a short time, rinse with water, launder as usual to remove the residue.We all have found ourselves with ink on something. I found when working in the commercial sewing industry that Hairspray is a…Continue

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Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 4, 2013 at 7:14pm
hi jeanie...wandering around..forgot what we did in this group. haven't heard from several people in long are one of them lol....your quilts are soooo amazing...and now this dragon! oh my!! it is fabulous!!
Comment by Jeanie Lemmo on January 19, 2013 at 7:07pm


I created a large dragon out of paper mache last year! I put it in the County Fair and won first prize, then donated it to the local elementary school for their library!  Sometimes...I do other stuff than quilting!

Comment by viki hagan on August 20, 2012 at 8:18pm

Goodness, Pat, well wishes and GOOD LUCK! lol, sounds like you need it.

Comment by Pat Mathison on August 20, 2012 at 6:53pm

Ok, so I haven't been able to do any quilting for several weeks.  My husband and I are down sizing to our basement appartment so our daughter and granddaughters can move into the upper two stories. Down sizing is difficult if you are moving and really difficult if you are doing it in your house where you already filled the space you are down sizing to. We are also completely redoing the kitchen and have completely gutted the old one and removed a brick wall.  There is so much going on I can't believe it!  We are doing all the work ourselves and have to be done before the end of September. WHEW!

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on July 27, 2012 at 12:14pm
free time? the more i think about it, it does seem to be more of an oxymoron than a real world reality lollol!! esp after 6weeks of caring for dh & his hip replacement & now catching up w things set aside during his home stay. he is back to work anyway...whoohoo!! but now the "free time" i invisioned w sitting ..native music or celtic drums....quilting & sewing when too hot to continue outside work is the "moron" part of the "oxy" thing :(( .. :)) ya gotta just laugh sometimes.

envy you sylvia..too far to travel easily to enjoy my little gr d ballet lessons recitals etc. soooo miss! hauling around son and friends and thier computers to gaming sessions or bball games or..whatever/wherever thier busy active interests directed them. enjoy the moment w your little "diva", as i am sure you are aware as being done before begun ....or so it seemed to me!
Comment by Sylvia Thomas on July 27, 2012 at 11:40am

Most of my "free" time is not free any longer. I get to enjoy violin recitals along with basketball and softball games with my little diva.  She's happy, I'm happy.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on May 16, 2012 at 7:15pm
Sigh! I have looked at the future that might be....with a retired engineer ... He sounds like your dh's twin. This is not going to be fun? But I think I can step up to the challenge! Lollol....I think.
Comment by viki hagan on May 14, 2012 at 11:59am

lol, Pat.. I think it's official, he's definitely male. Here's hoping you survive his old age.

Comment by Pat Mathison on May 14, 2012 at 10:30am

So here's what I've been up to the last few days.  My husband fell down our stairs last Sunday.  Like most men, he wouldn't go to Dr or our Chiropractor, just complained a lot.  Wednesday he decided it might be a good idea to go the Chiropractor but they were closed by the time he told me so couldn't see him until Thursday late in the day. He said just forget it. Go figure! Friday we came down to the beach and went to the movies. (it's quite a bit cheeper and not crowded) He apparently got something caught under a tooth with a crown and couldn't bite down on anything and complained about a tooth ache which then put both sides of his mouth out of commission because he broke a tooth on the other side a few days earlier and we are waiting for a second opinion (first dentist wanted $4,000).  Can you say soft food.  Well, yesterday he announced his back is much better and he must have dislodged whatever because he can chew again.  Good grief! His old age is putting a damper on a lot of things.

Comment by viki hagan on May 13, 2012 at 9:11pm

It's become apparent to me, that french toast with tons of butter and fresh preserves, is still awesomely delicious. Just an fyi.


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