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Yesterday we finally got some furniture! What a treat it is to sit down on a comfy sofa!
My quilting friends have been sending so many wonderful packages of fabric and more ... and one of my dear swap partners is bringing me a sewing machine! I am so blessed!
Last night and today I pulled out a box of cards from my wonderful friends on the Quilting Board to sit down and write thank you notes. It is going to take me a few days to get them all done. It is a task that brings tears of gratitude for knowing so many wonderful people here.
As I wrote to several ladies, Sandy left some ugly scars in our community and others along the shore. In time I know the memories of the horror and chaos will fade and the nightmares will stop. But the memories
While Hurricane Sandy is just a vague memory for almost everyone, those of us who lived by the sea are still in the middle of it five weeks later. We had a local contractor do a rip out for us -- they take out the floors and walls and dry everything out so that your home can be repaired. Unfortunately Sandy hit our little cottage with such force that it knocked it off the foundation and cracked several support beams in the ceiling. Our house is going to be torn down. It is just a matter of working
You'll have to forgive me if I sound confused. I am not thinking clearly. Just
looking at everything is more than the mind can take in. We walked up to the
boardwalk two days ago. There are two main road here, Park Avenue and Broadway.
Broadway looked like something from an armageddon movie. Mountains of sand, road
caved in and ponds of water, weird foamy crap blowing. Most of the board walk is
gone as is the sand and the ocean is ... well, the fancy pants condo owners
The good news is we are alive.
Right now my phone is charging but most of the cell towers were knocked out so
reception is very sketchy. Can't really make a call. They take forever to charge
too, so only texts. Sometimes have to stand on top of a
car and turn around to find a signal. So that's why everything is sketchy.
There is no Red Cross, no FEMA. Nothing. There is a curfew from 6am to 7pm
because we heard there was looting. At city hall they
Most of us buy fabric at Joann - right?
(Well, unless you don't)
And most of us have favorite employees who are really helpful.
Well, Ryan Rene is one of those people. She is a young lady who has taken her oath and is finishing her qualifications in broadcast journalism for a stint in the US Air Force.
I had an idea that I thought it would be a fabulous show of support by quilters from across the country. If you are so inclined, I would like to invite
Updated 07-25-2012 at 12:36 PM by Krystyna
Originally Posted by Krystyna
Who's ready for Quilty Chaos?
Sharpen those needles!
Rev your engines ...
Load those bobbins ...
Here we go!
Brenda21 Donna H-M
I got up bright and early this morning at 5:00 am and with coffee in hand started to read the digest for today. It's a little frustrating that the "new board" digest seems to have lots of repeats and not as many threads as the old one, so I started looking at the pictures section.
I came across a wonderful thread started by Grammy Dwynn which I enjoyed enormously when she first posted it in July - the Scrappy Quilt Show. Since she started it, this marvelous thread has grown.
A few days ago I stopped into one of our Walmarts to look for a particular notion and while I was there anyway ... I just HAD to take a look through the fabric!
Let me back up a bit. My FIRM rule for shopping for fabric at Walmart is to never, not ever, pay more than $3.99 a yard, and if it's cheaper, all the better. That said, I've really increased my stash exponentially at this store. Much of that is thanks to my husband who loves to dig through the bolts and more often than not
Let me just say that not knowing how to do something never stopped me.
I just uploaded a big old bunch of photos of my quilts -- if you can call them that! This was an act of bravery.
Beginning in 2006-2007 I started making religious themed quilts. Some were wall quilts. Some were lap quilts. They were so utterly wonky that I should have been embarrassed to show them to anyone. Especially the one I attempted with faux leather.
I guess people have different