Pieceful Memories Blog

Sharing many memories old and new. Friendly insights and free hugs.

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# re: Welcome to my new Blog!@ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3:46 AM

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!

by Linda

# re: Welcome to my new Blog!@ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:46 AM

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

by Barbara

# re: Welcome to my new Blog!@ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:16 AM

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,

# re: Welcome to my new Blog!@ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:29 AM

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,

# re: Welcome to my new Blog!@ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:38 AM

Barbara, is this better for you? I do not know exactly how I did it, but I think it is better. LOL and hugs,

# re: Come along with me down memory lane @ Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:18 PM

I've enjoyed the photos very much. You've done a great job with your blog Kathy.

by Linda

# re: Come along with me down memory lane @ Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:46 PM

Thanks for sharing your memories. Grandmas are so special, which is why I'm making traditions with my granddaughter for her to remember.

by Pamela

# re: Loading pictures@ Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:04 PM

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.

by Linda

# re: Yeah! I did it!!!!@ Thursday, December 1, 2011 6:53 AM

Moses is beautiful! He looks like he is wishing you would make him a nice quilt to lay on:-)

# re: Happy New Year 2012@ Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:13 PM

Kathy,

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

by Linda

# re: Handmade Memories from Grandma Mamie@ Thursday, January 5, 2012 6:41 AM

Cool dress! Love the green...one of my favorite colors.

by Linda

# re: Milking in 1934@ Thursday, January 5, 2012 1:06 PM

Great memories! We have a bench that looks like the one you have up by the milk can. They sure were rustic.

# re: A Pot full of memories@ Saturday, January 7, 2012 9:44 PM

You are talented! I wish I could paint like that. Good to have you back on QCA. Have missed you.

by Linda

# re: My Special Gift from Heaven@ Saturday, January 7, 2012 9:49 PM

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!

Hugs, Linda

by Linda

# re: Two new little quilts @ Monday, January 9, 2012 8:19 AM

Very cute, Kathy.

Hugs, Linda

by Linda

# re: My Favorite Crochet potholders@ Monday, January 9, 2012 8:25 AM

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.

Hugs, Linda

by Linda

# re: What to do, what to do..?@ Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:51 PM

I think it will make a beautiful lap quilt!

# re: What to do, what to do..?@ Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:11 AM

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.

Hugs.

by Linda

# re: What to do, what to do..?@ Wednesday, January 18, 2012 1:35 PM

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>

by Nana

# re: What to do, what to do..?@ Wednesday, January 18, 2012 2:49 PM

If these aren't sew together, you could add some flying geese between your blocks and make it bigger still.

Margaret

# re: What to do, what to do..?@ Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:10 PM

a piano key border would look good

by gini

# re: What to do, what to do..?@ Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:47 PM

Great suggestions!! Thanks so much!!

# re: Contests and giveaway encounters@ Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:32 AM

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!!!

Anonymous

by Linda

# re: Update on "What to do?"...What I did!@ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 11:30 PM

Cute doggie!!! Oh, the quilt is nice too. Hugs, Linda

by Linda

# re: My Favorite Crochet potholders@ Saturday, February 11, 2012 6:37 PM

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,

# re: There are "undesirables" among us! Be Careful!@ Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:21 PM

Have you reported your problems to Administration?

by Pamela

# re: Grandma's Rocking Chair@ Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:00 PM

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.

Hugs, Linda

by Linda

# re: There are "undesirables" among us! Be Careful!@ Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:03 PM

Oh Kathy, how terrible! No wonder I haven't heard from you for so long! My prayer is going up for you. Hugs, Linda

by Linda

# re: Grandma's Rocking Chair@ Sunday, February 12, 2012 1:34 PM

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

by Marlene

# re: Grandma's Rocking Chair@ Sunday, February 12, 2012 10:59 PM

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,

# re: Cookie jars find a match made in Heaven!@ Monday, February 13, 2012 8:13 AM

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

by Linda

# re: Cookie jars find a match made in Heaven!@ Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:21 AM

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

by Judie

# re: Thankfullness, Fear and Prayer Requests!@ Friday, February 17, 2012 6:51 PM

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.

by Pamela

# re: Batik Fabrics@ Friday, March 9, 2012 10:58 PM

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.

by gini

# re: Batik Fabrics@ Saturday, March 10, 2012 7:27 AM

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.

by Pamela

# re: Batik Fabrics@ Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:23 PM

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.

# re: Baby quilts/ Great Grandmother@ Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:36 PM

Kathy,

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.

Sheri

by safrmaz

# re: Baby quilts/ Great Grandmother@ Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:59 PM

Congratulations.

by gini

# re: Baby quilts/ Great Grandmother@ Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:39 PM

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.

by ls2116

# re: Baby quilts/ Great Grandmother@ Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:41 AM

Congratulations!!! Will send you a private message. Hugs.

by Linda

# re: Sew Little Time!@ Monday, June 4, 2012 10:51 PM

When I have the time, I sew.  I don't have a lot of control over my time, what with chasing kids and all.

by gini

# re: My Favorite Crochet potholders@ Monday, June 18, 2012 1:59 PM

RE: MY FAVORITE CROCHET POT HOLDER

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THIS PATTERN

COULD YOU POST IT

SUSAN C. STINNETT

# re: Sew Little Time!@ Friday, July 6, 2012 7:47 PM

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!

by Kathy

# re: Happy Sew New Year 2013@ Tuesday, January 1, 2013 2:58 PM

I wish you the best at completing all the projects you want to do this year.

by Pamela