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Thread: THE YUCKY PART

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    Funny... One Sunday morning I was quilting before we left for church - every minute counts, you know. and when I got to church the guys going into pray were standing around - our pastor said he'd noticed my hair was turning grey (ok, I have a few strands!!) but he had not noticed the white yet... there was a white thread in my hair!! :)

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    Nana, you really put life into perspective. Thanks for giving me "thankful thoughts" to start the day.

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    Nana, your thoughts on the subject are so true. We are so blessed with the freedoms we enjoy. And I agree about the lack of time for all the projects. I work full time, but try to sew a little in the evenings.

    Jan, don't you know that quilters come with strings attached = )

    Reva, it looks like you did a great job of matching fabric in the quilt on your profile. I tried to enlarge it so I could see it better, but I don't know how.

    blessings to you all,

    Sally


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    Sally,

    My daughter chose those fabrics!! :roll:

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    My thanks to all to you quilters, and a special thanks to Nana for putting the proper prospective on all this quilting. We should all be thankful that we have sufficient funds to obtain fabric, eyes with which to see how to quilt, and the energy to do our favorite past time. We should also be thankful for our sewing machines and the electricity to power them, although I'd still rather have the old treadle machine on which I learned to sew.
    Betty

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    I've just decided that the YUCKIEST part is pinning.
    My back hurts and I'm not even 1/4 way thru pinning!
    OUCHY!

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    When I was visiting with my daughter while she was living in Alaska, I learned that there are areas in Alaska where people are still using the old machines because they don't have electricty. When watching Simply Quilts there was a lady who had a collection of these machines, and I remember that there was one which sewed only a chain stitch. I believe this is the same lady who had found evidence of free motion quilting in antique quilts. I too started sewing on these.

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    Sometimes when we think we are going forward, we are actually going backwards. I never had to get up and walk around because my butt was aching while using that treadle machine. Of course, I was a lot younger then.
    Betty

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    And I would think that free motion quilting on a treadle machine would exercise the WHOLE body and we could probably lose weight. Remember the Dean Martin show when all the women walked down the stairs to greet him and there was always one who said, "All over my body"???? That's how I think about trying free motion quilting on those old machines. When it would be time to stand up, I would be hurting "All over my body."

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    Don't know if I'm coordinated enough to do free motion quilting on a treadle machine. I doubt that I could do it. I'd probably put the needle through a finger like I did when first learning to sew.
    Betty

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