"OK, This is the center of the top I am making for the Fire Auxillary to raffle in the Spring. They pay someone to machine quilt it. My snow dying was done on rather heavy fabric not conducive to my handquilting. So this is a good place…"
"Riana, How nice of you to give us some inspiration...I was given a large box of tomatoes by our son whose garden is always over planted by his father in law. Not sure we will get them all used.
Need to quilt June and July, and got August and…"
"I used to win blocks of the month at my old quilt guild. I would forget to prewash other folks blocks before making a quilt with them. Got burned with navy blue bleeding all over the white areas in one. This was in November, my son…"
"Sixth pair done!! Now to go back and finish the second sock of pair three or was it four? Then to go and start on the two BOMs from July, Aug. and Sept.
Truly scrappy socks that quilters should like best."
Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
Retired Librarian, grandmother of 4, living the good life on 5 acres in the mountains, with original husband-Paul and multiple pets(all rescued at advanced ages). Currently making several quilts yearly for local causes, and working on an endless Community tapestry project celebrating the unique place we live.
I made my Shepard a sweater coat from a mans wool sweater. I cut sleeves off made a band for across the vest with two tabs the attach to the under belly with Velcro It’s not the prettiest but it keeps her warm and it’s very soft morino wool.
Hi Mary, I'm new to the site. Was reading one of comments and you mentioned a friend was going to do your 365....what is a 365? I just moved to central PA and only 1 tiny quilt shop. I'm spoiled from living in Houston TX most of my adult life, then near Charlotte NC for about 10yrs. Both had great quilt shops. Houston's International Shows were mind blowing and made me feel so inferior that I didn't make a thing for years. Finally accepted we all can do great things, just in different ways. Now, I also enjoy designing. Don't have any quilting friends here yet, but once I join guild that should change. Hope to get an expert Amish lady to teach me hand quilting. Since you have so many friends in here, do you know if anyone ever does a 10 inch sq exchange or even a fat qtr or half yard? Thanks
A wise computer person told me to just remove the Q on my keyboard, blow on it and on the board to clean it and look, I now have a working Q. I had long since forgotten my password and had to reset it. I can now find you again on this site. I will have to play around again with it, I am sure, to find the newer things. This will help till the other issue is resolved. Doubt your quilting friends will want to see my coloring projects.
Hi Mary, haven't been here for quite some time. Thought I would make 2015 a more active year here. Hope all is well with you. Have you had some of that snow stuff? Bitter cold here but not rain or snow are in our future.
Mary, I wasn't sure if I was going to get a snowman on there. I looked for my narrowest pattern and prayed. I thought I'd have to leave the little one off but managed to squeeze him on too. That was last year's snowman. I have 2 new ones for this year. I just love the folk art look of your quilt. I have a friend here this weekend for a sewing marathon and I just had to show her your quilt. She loved it!!
Wish we could have tea too. I'd make my cranberry scones. I get a lot of requests for them. I forget where you live. Indy and I had so much fun meeting Barbara and her husband when we went to my brother's in Wisconsin. Can't wait till next summer IF we go back up there.