If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Ginny Andersen on June 3, 2018 at 3:24pm

I am so sorry to hear of your trials and tragedy, Gail. Prayers for your family. It is never bad or weak to ask for some help. That can make all of the difference. We women are such caretakers that we all too often forget to take care of ourselves. Sounds like you are doing what it takes to makes things better for yourself and that is good..

Comment by Barbara Hughes on June 3, 2018 at 2:33pm

Gail and Elizabeth, so sorry for the sad things  you both have been going through.  Sounds like there is now some light  at the end of the tunnels. Please take care we are all for you. May the Lord give peace and comfort.

Comment by Gail Brown on June 3, 2018 at 1:51pm

The done exactly what you thanks for the caring advice Elizabeth.  I have done what you suggested.  All my life I have been a take charge person and worrying about other people and keeping my own feelings bottled up and trying to comfort them.  I was always the strong one, addressing the problems, and I guess at age 79 the load just got a little heavier than I could manage.

I'm back on track now I hope.  With a little exercise, some light medication and being able to admit that I'm not Super Woman I'm sure I'll be back to my new normal soon. 

I love Civil War Quilts.  I also like Thirties quilts, I'm a real traditionalist that way.  Some of my favorites are Grandmothers Flower Garden and Dresden Plates, also I'm a big Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam fan.

I'm glad to hear that your Hubby is fine now, it makes me feel better.  I know what you mean about living from illness to illness, guess it's part of getting old.

Again, Thanks so much for caring.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on June 3, 2018 at 1:28pm

So sorry, Gail, that you have had to deal with such a tragedy.  It is just awful to hear about your daughter-in-law's death and what a sad impact on your son.  I hope that you can get some help  to get you through. I needed some phychological  assistance this past year to reactivate my life because I was drowning in sorrow from sad family circumstances too.

My Hubby has had melanoma on the side of his face and has had surgery.  He is O.K. now.  We seem to live from illness to illness at present.

I'm working on sewing the top of a Rest & Refreshing Civil War Quilt .  The blocks are on point and I find that harder than a straight set.  I've been thinking about giving it to my great grandson who just turned 1 on June1.  It will be ready and waiting (I hope) when he is ready for a single bed.  It matches his parents' quilt.

Hexagons are nice - flowers waiting to happen!  Don't think of them as a UFO - they can be your garden of dreams whenever you want to work on them.

Comment by Gail Brown on June 3, 2018 at 1:05pm

I've been AWOL for a while, but, I'm back now.  A lot of stuff has happened and I've been slightly medicated for a while trying to deal with things that are out of my control.  My oldest son's wife was killed in an auto accident and he was driving.  My Hubby was diagnosed with melanoma.  He had surgery to remove the initial area where it was found and now has to go thru tests to see if it has spread.  My nerves are pretty well shot.  Of course we had Alberto and rain for a week and a half and that just added to my state of mind.  Okay, I'm done whinning now.

I did finish my Great Grand daughters quilt and as soon as it was done binding all but the label I dropped my open rotary cutter on it and cut about a 1 inch gash in the top.  I now have to applique some butterflys on the top so it looks like that was the plan to begin with.

I have gotten a couple of more sandwiched ready to quilt.  I guess I'm going to learn to machine quilt or I'll never get done.  I'm trying not to start anything else til I make some headway on some of these tops and blocks.  When I was badly down in the dumps I just sat and made hexagons all afternoon and evening.  I guess that's another UFO cause I've got a box of them.

Comment by Mary Moore on June 3, 2018 at 12:14am

A Library friend just donated a huge tub of big beautiful hand puppets.  Storytime is going to be such fun.  I have always wanted to make these...

Comment by Riana Noyes on June 1, 2018 at 8:57pm

Posted a couple of finishes on my page, Dee.

Comment by Deanna Davis on June 1, 2018 at 3:08pm

Oh Riana ... great news !  Looking forward to seeing some of your creations.  I have been whipped the past few nights and not been able to sew.  I did make a decision .. does that count ?  hahaha  I have decided that I will not add a border to Elise's quilt, cut the binding and measured for the back .. 

(now back to work)

Comment by Riana Noyes on June 1, 2018 at 11:04am

Yay! Got my sewingroom back ! So nice to have everything back where it belongs. I've been busy sewing, and outdoors, l've been replanting. The grass will take a while, but my veggie garden's in ( although with an abrieviated summer menu,lol.

Comment by Riana Noyes on May 24, 2018 at 9:17pm

Yes, Mary, the water was noticed during winter, but nothing could be done while ground frozen. Good luck on that test.


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