Sharing many memories old and new. Friendly insights and free hugs.
I love it! I love your primitive background, your blog title and subtitles (Friendly insights and free hugs). Love, love, love it! You did good! Didn't take you long once you got an idea going. Great job, Kathy my friend!
Kathy, I'm very gald you have a new blog, but this old lady ..LOL can hardly see the writing .the background is very pretty but I just can't read it ..sorry Barbara
Thank you Barbara, I am sorry it is so hard to see. I am trying to figure out how to make it better! Thanks!! Hugs,
I hope the changes make it easier to read. I will be posting more later on.
Linda, The Title just came to me while I was suppose to be sleeping.I decided to just do it, got up and started. Worked til 5 a.m. Just could not stop! LOL Actually about ten titles came to mind, but this one seemed to fit the best. Thank you for your support! Hugs,
Barbara, is this better for you? I do not know exactly how I did it, but I think it is better. LOL and hugs,
I've enjoyed the photos very much. You've done a great job with your blog Kathy.
Thanks for sharing your memories. Grandmas are so special, which is why I'm making traditions with my granddaughter for her to remember.
Kathy, when you are typing your blog, there is a icon that looks like a movie on the tool bar. Click on it. It should bring up a box with the browser.
Moses is beautiful! He looks like he is wishing you would make him a nice quilt to lay on:-)
Great to see you back. I've missed you. I love your project! I wish I could remember all those sayings, etc. It seems I've forgotten so much; but on the other hand I can still picture in my mind many things too. Good luck with the project. Please remember the less stressing part and the more praying and sewing parts too. Hugs, Linda
Cool dress! Love the green...one of my favorite colors.
Great memories! We have a bench that looks like the one you have up by the milk can. They sure were rustic.
You are talented! I wish I could paint like that. Good to have you back on QCA. Have missed you.
I have tears in my eyes! What precious friendships and to receive a gift from heaven! I am very sure you are treasuring the dolls. A very special way to remember 2 special friends. You are truly blessed, my friend!
Very cute, Kathy.
Love them! My mom used to crochet these. I think I still have 1 or 2 green ones left. I don't use them as often anymore because they are the last ones I have from mom. She isn't crocheting much anymore because of the arthritis in her hands. At 82 she's having more fun playing with her cat, ChaCha.
I think it will make a beautiful lap quilt!
I think you might end up with one very large lap quilt. Try laying them out in a pattern first and get some idea how big it might be. When I had all those 18" squares with 3" borders, I found that they made a huge quilt if I put them all together. I ended up making 2 very good sized lap quilts. 16" blocks are pretty big...especially with a border.Good luck! Can't wait to see the final decision.
I think it will make a beautiful lap quilt with just the one border. I like my lap quilts to be a little bigger than the average. Maybe cause my lap is bigger...LOL>
If these aren't sew together, you could add some flying geese between your blocks and make it bigger still.
a piano key border would look good
Great suggestions!! Thanks so much!!
I've never won a thing. It's like a lottery...you don't have a chance to win if you don't enter. It's a gamble. I'm not a gambler really. Not to say I haven't entered to win fabric since I am an admitted fabriholic. I go in expecting not to win. Think of the shock if I were to win!!!
Cute doggie!!! Oh, the quilt is nice too. Hugs, Linda
Nancy, I received your request for the pattern. I modified an old pattern to be used with Speed Cro-sheen Thread that is no longer available. I bought up alot of the thread before it went out of stock. If you still want the pattern, please let me know and I will try to post it here. I do not know of any other thread that works as well as the Speed Cro-sheen. I loved it! I wish they would make it again!! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Let me know if you still want the pattern, ok??? Hugs,
Have you reported your problems to Administration?
You are so blessed to not only have the memories but to have the rocker too! And it still looks new!! Fortunately their faith carried over to their granddaughter. I am blessed to call her my dear friend. Thank you for sharing some of your precious memories.
Oh Kathy, how terrible! No wonder I haven't heard from you for so long! My prayer is going up for you. Hugs, Linda
Thank you for sharing the beautiful memories you have of Christian grandparents
I have a little sewing cabinet just like the one in your picture. My aunt gave it to me whrn I was a little girl. I will always cherish it. God Bless, Marlene Joyce
Marlene, the little cabinets were quite popular I think. I am glad you have one with an Aunt attached. LOL I love mine, too.
I do feel extremely blessed with the physical reminders I have of the past as well as the Christian foundation to build on. I would not have made it thru this life without them to hold me fast to my faith in God. I have been thru many a "storm", far more than necessary I am sure, but remembering my Grandparents and their strength during difficult times helps, too. Hugs,
I love the story!! The cookie jars are so adorable. So are the kittens and little pigs. I'm so happy to see you blogging again, Kathy. I've missed you. Hugs, Linda
I don't think you need feel unusual in your requests. This March, my mother died. One request I had was he old ironing board. Id made me remember all the times we were together around the ironing board...learning to iron, or to sew. We spent so many times together. When my mother saw it on the list she had asked for....she broke out in a laugh, thinking of the same things I had. Judie
I will pray for you. But, remember, that when we ask for something from God, we will find that those areas in our life are tested. Paul said, "for when I am weak, then I am strong." We cannot do it ourselves, but God can do it, as we let Him. Focusing on God and what He has done for you begins to accomplish this.
most of the batiks you get in good quilt shops today are pretty color fast. i treat them just like i treat all my fabric. they used to bleed quite a bit, but i haven't seen that as much of a problem in the past several years.
Batik fabrics are resist dyed, so the color is the same on the front and the back. The fabric tends to be a tighter weave, as well. Most true batik fabrics are made in the Pacific Islands by hand. I have seen some fabric advertised as batiks that are really printed designs.
I do not do anything special with my batiks compared to other fabrics. I always test for colorfastness with red value fabrics, whether batik or not. I have had problems with bleeding and do not trust that differences or changes in manufacturing won't cause this to happen again.
Thank you Gini and Pamela. I found some Batiks on sale at JoAnn's. There are two yards, one of each color. Reg. $17.98 for 8.97. They sem to have washed up ok. I am not sure what pattern I will use but since they are colorful, I might use them in a quilt for a younger person.
I just pieced a baby quilt in greens & yellows for my grandbaby due in Sept. They will find out in a couple weeks whether it's a boy or girl but I liked the fabric and it won't matter the gender. The fabric is by Clothworks called Froggin' by Sue Zipkin. I haven't quilted it yet so it's not in my gallery.
The last baby quilt i made i used white satin puff heart blocks with machine embroidered word
wishes ... manners patience wisdom health etc. in pink blue white thread , added ruffle with lace looked victorian went over great! hope this helps.
Congratulations!!! Will send you a private message. Hugs.
When I have the time, I sew. I don't have a lot of control over my time, what with chasing kids and all.
RE: MY FAVORITE CROCHET POT HOLDER
I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS PATTERN
COULD YOU POST IT
SUSAN C. STINNETT
I used to feel like I was taking time for myself when I should be cleaning, doing laundry, etc. I work full-time, so it seems like there's always something that needs to be done. Recently, I've been setting the timer; an hour of cleaning, then an hour of quilting, an hour of errands, an hour of quilting. It's not a perfect solution, but I do treasure those little blocks of time for quilting. I'm also much more focused about what I will work on during MY hour!
I wish you the best at completing all the projects you want to do this year.