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South Carolina An active quilter for 13 years, mid arm quilter for 5 years. If I am not sewing I must be sick.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Another Top Assembled

Is completed. And it doesn't look like I made a dent in the pile of four patches. So I will make another  top in this style.

 My long arm got a spa treatment this afternoon and is performing very nicely. You know what I'll be doing today and this weekend.  Finishing Quilty Hugs for Monday's visit.



Monday, July 16, 2018

Another Bag/UFO Tackled

I have had my Allietare quilt top in a bag.  It only needed four blocks to be made.  Friday evening that was my task.  Saturday I continued and finished sewing all the long rows.  I did it my way which is different than the pattern.  I'm on the fence about borders or not.  It will percolate for a little while while I decide.  The good news is that the bag is GONE and there is one less UFO.  It can be quilted as is if I so desire.



I won a scrap give away ("squirrel poop") from Katie Mae.  LOL!  Cute scraps!


Friday my long arm will get a spa treatment as I have been having a lot of thread shredding. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Joy of Giving

Yesterday while at the chemo lab, I gave three quilts to cold chemo patients.  The last one, the large batik quilt was presented to a man.  Tears streamed from his eyes after laying the quilt on him.  After a hug I was filled with joy for the whole day.




Monday, July 9, 2018

Two More Chisel Tops

I sewed two more chisel quilt tops this past weekend.  I have three chisel columns remaining.  I'm sure that they will get incorporated into another top.  The stack of tops keeps growing and I can stop making them.   🐸🐸🐸





Saturday, July 7, 2018

From scraps to a top

Remember that bag of scraps that I mentioned I was going to stitch? Well they all got stitched into long lengths of coins. There is enough for another top but I wanted to show this one.



Health news.  Hubs doctor has stopped chemo as it is no longer working.  We are going to try a immunotherapy drug Opdivo.  It has a long list of side effects.

As for me I had treatment number two today (BCG) and all is well with me.

Stitching keeps me focused on the positive and knowing I can help others.  Monday I will be giving quilts at the oncology center.  🐸🐸🐸

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Weekend Update

I had a bag of scraps that I was tired of looking at so I did something about it. I turned them into MAM blocks. All 55 blocks.  Now all that's remaining are short scraps that will become coins.


A batch of Carolina chain blocks.  A Bonnie Hunter design.  I have at least one more bag of carolina chain blocks to sew into a top.



A donated top from a member of High Country Quilters NC. This will be sent to Heart Builders for their November quilt drive.  

Monday, June 25, 2018

High Country Quilters Work Shop NC

Friday was a great day in the mountains of North Carolina. The students really surprised me with their creativity. We all had such a good time as you will see in the photos.














This lady brought projects from the stain glass string workshop that I taught last year. She did an excellent job!!!