I quilt coming here and posting because I sent a pattern and some fabric to people here and it seems they were lost somewhere in outerspace a 20,00 pattern and 25.00 in fabris now this doesnt seem to be a lot of money to some people but I live on SS so am tightly budgeted. So I was angry, I kept coming back ever once in awhile and seeing what everyone was doing but didnt say anything. some times at night I read your posts.

and I have been battling cancer for 2 years , lost a lot of my mobility have a useless right leg but thats no biggy I have a new pet scan and an MRI the 13th I was cancer free last time. 

I am planning a new applique quilt after 3 Bonnie Hunter quilts I need a vacation from Piecing this last one had 3000 pieces. I have one more row of 2 inch 4 patch blocks and a border around the outside. 

I learned a new thing from Sandra Liechners blog site has a tutorial on using colored pencils and embroidery .her quilts are out of this world,  I love the look of the quilt it mades my roses come alive after you shade them you set them and it is permanent. at 77 it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks but that is why I did Bonnies mystery quilts.

I have so many ufos under my hospital bed was my intention to finish all then befor I died seems I have a reprieve so will do them at my liesure.I only want to do something new and intresting, Glad to be back and see how you all are doing. will be blogging at night once in awhile now I have a difficult time sleeping and I have a new laptop so dont have to get up out of my bed, 

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Comment by Wilma Schirra-Kays on February 10, 2017 at 7:17pm

Goodness Dorothy.  So glad to hear you are on the mend and that the good Lord has decided you need to remain with us to show us the way with this new technique you have learned.  It is breathtaking, I had to look multiple times to determine it was actually a quilt piece.  You should be proud of yourself.  Like you, I am on SS and I budget my $ wisely so I can spend on my hobbies.  And, like you, I was thinking I would use up all my fabric before my number is up ... so I guess I better get busy and do some more work.  Please take care and spend time doing what you want .. Do not get too mad at your new laptop, I know technology can be a pain!  

Comment by Ginny Andersen on February 9, 2017 at 11:17am

So glad to hear your latest scan results, Dorothy! Hope it continues to be a cancer free future! Sorry to hear your difficulties with someone. There's one in every bunch that can ruin it for many!  

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 9, 2017 at 9:59am
oh dorothy, have wondered and worried ..so glad last scans show you to be cancer free! He loves you ..& He must love us too to want to share you with us for a while longer! :) ..and no ..i'm not on ss yet ..almost, but not yet, but 45$ plus postage is too much money for me to throw away also. am so sorry it happened and you & your incredible quilts have been sooo missed! i've been to sandra's web site and read about her colored pencil work ..it's beautiful and looking at the roses on the quilt pic you posted it would seem that you are an apt student. the roses are absolutely gorgeous!
Comment by Riana Noyes on February 9, 2017 at 8:08am

Oh Dorothy! We've been so spoiled...when you go away for weeks, we've come to think you're working on your current spectacular quilt , and expect a photo on your return. Prayers for your continuing reprieve...hope you get all your ufo's & new projects done. l would never send anything ordered by someone l didn't know. On-line companies have fail-safes built in to their sites...nice ladies like you get taken advantage of , sorry to say.Please keep with us, because we love your very beautiful quilts! And now l must go & check out Sandra's method that you mentioned.

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