Thanks MiraB ... as for the warm weather to us ... it was MINUS 7C when I left home today! So send all you want!
ENJOY your DH while you have him home with you .... then away again, and let you sew!! :D
We got some rain here on and off all day and more expected for tomorrow. Perfect day for sewing. :) I got 4 blocks finished (2 not posted yet are: floral bouquet and young man's fancy). I just have 7 left! Tonight I am going to sort the finished ones into my 2 quilts. I will take pictures when I have better light and post pictures in the 45 block thread tomorrow.
Sounds like everyone else is keeping busy too!
Sorry everyone is feeling so crappy (that's a techinical term used by us nurses LOL). Had to take Patches to the vet again today--his nose is draining so much. After an exam, blood test, antibiotics, and his arthritis med the bill was $222.50!!! Oh well, he's worth it.
QE, have you changed or cleaned your furnace filter? Maybe there's dust trapped in there and when you're at home you're breathing that in. (My house is so dusty from DH sanding that it feels like you're walking on the beach). Also maybe try a humidifier or a pot of water on the heat register in your bedroom.
I laughed about your QS encounters, QE. Went to one yesterday and was amazed at what was entered. There were at least 3 jelly roll strip quilts. Nothing fancy, just strips. A lot of the comments at this show were about how "over quilted" some of the quilts were. The blocks/patterns were lost in the quilting. It was still fun and inspiring.
Funny thing, Jan, I was thinking the same thing about QE's furnace filter. And you know it's been a dry summer so lots of dust in the air that filters into the house--no you got to be kidding!!!!
Quilts were quilted by machine when the first sewing machines came on the market too. Nothing fancy, lots of straight line quilting. Could be alot of antique non quilts out there too.(sic)
I will admit sometimes I think there is too much quilting. Since quilting is not as important to keep batting in place as it once was (early battings were just loose and not held together very well) I feel the quilting should complement the block/quilt, not overwhelm either. IMHO.
Now here's a funny one for you two ... I started to wonder about the furnace filter too, tonight!
I changed it ... didn't seem all that dirty, but maybe it'll make a difference.
I've been thinking of the water in the bedroom thing ... and haven't figured out where to put it for safety ... I can be such a clutz! I've actually been thinking of putting the crockpot on to steam the water up ... what do you think? Again, where is the question I have to figure out.
About the non-quilt lady ... while I kept my comments to myself, I did remind her that everyone has different things that they like and don't like ... and lucky that we can all appreciate different things in quilts.
OKSGlad ... you reminded me about antique non-quilts ... my Mom had one done in solid yellow, lavender and white. Yes, just like Easter! And it was machine quilted ... probably made pre-50s, as it was always around in my lifetime and I remember it already washed, worn and showing wear. It may have been from her wedding, but I doubt it was that old.
QE how awesome is that. Do ya still have it & if so can we see picts? I bet it's awesome!
Yes, do a show and tell; love to see pictures of quilts. Mirabell's was great, layout of Carrie's quilts great...went back and checked out Mirabell's pictures to her retreat and enjoyed them all again. Miracle of modern age, getting to enjoy things again and again. Wondered what the retreat area itself looked like, someplace I would never have the nerve to go 'cause I am afraid of heights and straight down vertical land.
Stems from going on a small plane ride with a pilot who was giving dh his first (and last) flying lesson who shut the engine off at about 5000 feet above our Lake Rathburn area and let the plane just sit there for 30 seconds to a minute or so. Too long for me. Now I freeze up in going over Trail Ridge Road in Colorado (11,000 ft high) and dh had to drive us over and down when we go there....(not lately!!)
DublB ... no, I don't have it, so no pics!
QNSue ... I've obviously not found that thread yet ... and now you have me curious about MiraB's retreat!!! YIKES!!!!!!! on that plane ride .... that guy mustn't have wanted your DH to learn!! have you ever gone in a plane since? :eek:
Nope, that was enough; this ole lady is going stick to the seat in her car!!...until some one takes a notion to go over Trail Ridge Road...then I will walk, thank you. We have been through Sheep's Canyon in Utah...you double back on yourself there...and the bottom is a very rough, rocky road that floods when it rains in the mountains, so campers are no longer allowed to camp there. Lost a group of campers that way, we were told...back in 1966. No idea what it is like today.
Tried train travel once; that was enough.
Dh cannot drive far, so we generally sit at home, sweet home. But it is nice to take virtual trips in our virtual PC RV to see all of you and what you are seeing, too.
And sometimes, virtual trips are the BEST!!!!!!!!