RamonaC:The place we bought to retire in KY doesn't get that much snow or bad weather
We haven't had a lot of snow this winter and what we did get was here and gone around Christmas so I was a (pleasant) suprise to see a lovely snowfall this morning when I went to work. Some obviously didn't think to much of it as I followed one little car up the hill and they were doing 60km/h VERY slow. Those front wheel drive cars are excellent in the snow.
I grew up in Michigan and thought I was totally comfortable in driving in all kinds of conditions. But, when I moved here to KY there was not the snow removal equiptment we have now. When I-64 was built counties had to improve as they were expected to keep thier part of the freeway open. That said, you have not lived til you get on top of one of our hills and realize that now you have to go down and there is no other way to go. Some of our roads are pretty narrow as well. It made an adrenlene junkie out of me. When I worked at the hospital, the state police or national guard would gather the nurses and take us to work. BUT they would not bring us home, we were expected to stay until the roads were clear enough for family to get us. Talk about 24 hour shifts! This year we have have a really mild winter. It has snowed maybe twice, and melted within the next 2 days. Hasn't been cold until this past weekend. Then it went to 10 degrees with snow. the nice thing about being retired, I stayed home and watched the snow fall. LOL
PS vivian did you get your tension fixed?
UPS just arrived and picked up my Fun Quilter to send it to the factory for repair, I sure hope it come back quick.
Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love
I will be hoping with you. It is no fun to send our "babies" to the drs.
Thanks Nana. If it had to happen this was probably a good time, my daughter is here from Georgia and I would not have gotten anything done on the quilt frame anyway, too many kids :)
Oh Spuds, We will all pray for your baby!
Soooo, here is the next chapter in the continuing saga of the snake quilt. After putting it off for months I finally had the top assembled and borders put on and loaded on the longarm to quilt. Things went swimminly until I got a thread caught in the hook and had to take it to get fixed. two rows from the end. While it was at the doctors, I had the service done and the needle changed (never done it may have to learn soon) However, when the machine was reinstalled on the frame and the quilt loaded, the tension was off and it took a week of "fill in" time and one emergency call to a quilty friend to get back on the straight and narrow. I am still not happy with the tension but it works so I can get this quilt done. So, I am quilting away, ,little bells are ringing in the back of my head, and I can't find a reason. I check this, I check that and as I get closer to the bottom of the quilt, I see that I am going to run out of backing before I run out of quilt. *****Sigh**** Now I have to unload the quilt and add an extension and reload again.
I am 100% Convinced that this is Gods way of teaching me patience and perserverance. If the quilt was for anyone but my grandson, It would be in the garbage by now. I simply cannot do anything right with this one.
I am praying for divine intervention on this one.
I agree with you Eileen. I have learn so many tips from this forum. I just learned today how to get on the forum and it is wonderful. I am a bit behind on the reading but I am so glad to be here. I love longarm quilting although I need to spend more time practicing. In fact today I am going to get some material for the practice backing and load it on the machine tonight and get started back on the practice routine. I had surgery the end of Dec and then a reaction to some medicine and I was shaking so hard I couldn't get near the machine. Now things are looking up and I am anxious to get back to work. I will be following this thread much more closely instead of just reading the emails. Bettie
Vivian, I'm sorry that snake quilt has been involved with so much grief! You should receive an award when you finally complete it!
Keep at it! And post a photo when it's done so we can ooh and ahh and make you feel glad you stuck with it and not let it become a UFO. That's what many of us would have done.
We are in south central KY. Between Glasgow and Monticello in a little town called Burkesville. Where are you?
A challenage quilt for sure. I know your grandson is going to absolutely LOVE the quilt. It just makes it more special when you give it to him. You hang in there and don't think for a second that all of us haven't had a quilt that we will just love it... when it's done. LOL
Vivian :I am praying for divine intervention on this one.
I know it will all come together, sometimes you just need to step back and take a deep breath. (((HUGS)))
Oh Spuds, We will all pray for your baby!
Thanks Judy Lee, they said it would not take too long to fix it.
You have my sympathies! I pray that it is over SOON.