1. The Farmer's Wife

    by , 02-26-2014 at 10:55 PM
    I started mine a couple of years ago -- have been posting pictures on the Yahoo Group site. I had fallen behind in my quest to work on it in numerical order. I had about 30 blocks done when the local quilt shop decided to start up a group and we meet once a month. They decide to use good ole math and the Marti Mitchel templates. I decided it was a good time to start back up.

    I am completely caught up with them and am ready to go back to numerical order until our next meeting.
  2. Lost iPod Touch

    by , 02-19-2013 at 09:53 PM
    Today's post isn't about quilting, but about electronics safety ...

    My grandson lost my iPod Touch last night at our local Fred Meyer store. He left it in the cart (in excitement over the new Batman figure I bought him). The $4.99 Batman toy is going to cost me almost $400!!!!!

    I learned today that I could have had a password on it to lock it so if I lost it (which I did) no one would be able to access the information on it. If you have one and it doesn't have a password ...
  3. Featherweight Sewing Table

    by , 10-24-2012 at 11:13 PM
    A good friend of mine gave me a copy of an ad on craigslist for a Featherweight table. I called the lady the next morning and made an appointment to meet her that afternoon.

    It is beautiful! She has moved from a house to living in an apartment with her son and she had it all packed up. She had it wrapped in bubble wrap and a cardboard box built around it. She then stuffed any empty areas with crumpled newspaper. It was very protected.

    It was like Christmas morning ...
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  4. Hobby Room All Torn Apart ... Grandson Here

    by , 10-13-2012 at 09:01 PM
    My husband and I share a room for our hobbies and I have removed almost all my quilting stuff from the room and we started pulling his stuff out too ... new carpet and paint, then back it all goes ... maybe ... I am wondering where I am going to end up with all my stuff ... right now it is stacked all over the family room and my longarm ... they will be here on Monday to measure for carpet and then it's just a matter of time for it to be ordered and installed ... plenty of work to do before then ...
  5. AccuQuilt

    by , 10-07-2012 at 09:32 PM
    I was able to use one of my die sets to cut out block #21 of The Farmer's Wife (now sitting on my sewing machine waiting to be sewn together).

    I was able to finish a small quilt that was made from purple scraps cut into 3.5 x 6.5 inch rectangles - not a large quilt, might need some borders.

    Then, I moved onto cutting up some denim I have into 6.5 inch squares - am going to use 2.5 inch squares all the way around each of them to make a quilt.

    So many projects, ...
  6. Out and About ...

    by , 10-07-2012 at 09:24 PM
    A trip to Salem for a quilt show, via Dalles for fabric and another shop in Salem ... never did make it to the quilt show. We had a fun day anyway.

    I was able to buy more fabric for a quilt I am going to make for my daughter - Twister - and my friend was able to purchase a back for a quilt she is making for her granddaughter.

    A lot of driving and visiting.
  7. Happy Birthday to ME!!!

    by , 10-04-2012 at 10:32 PM
    My kids all went together and this is what I got for my birthday! I can hardly wait for this weekend when I can get out my scraps and set up to cut out a quilt or two ...

    I am so blessed, both in gifts and love from family and friends!

    Accuquilt Go!

    #55000 (AccuQuilt Block A) - Square - 6 1/2"
    #55001 (AccuQuilt Block C) - Triangle - 6 1/2"
    #55002 (AccuQuilt Block D) - Triangle - 4 7/8"
    #55004 (AccuQuilt Block
  8. White Rotary Sewing Machine #3

    by , 10-01-2012 at 01:07 PM
    Looked on the ismacs website and got a phone number to call for information on White's. I called and talked to "Reba" - she told me my machine was made in 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio - the number on the machine (under the motor) is the model and serial number. Model Number 1X, serial number 1q357.

    Still looking for more information and parts.
  9. Longarm Issues - Encoder

    by , 09-30-2012 at 10:19 PM
    My husband and I spent yesterday in a class learning how to do maintenance on my Gammill. It was a long day, but I feel like we learned a lot and I know that I am not as afraid of the machine as I was before.

    However ... I loaded a quilt on the machine today and could not get the darn thing to work in regulated mode. It worked great in manual (I'm not very good at keeping stitches even so I don't usually use this - will definitely need to practice). I was SICK!

    I unloaded ...
  10. Gammill Longarm Maintenance Class

    by , 09-29-2012 at 05:51 PM
    First, I want to thank my husband for spending his day off learning how to maintain my longarm machine. We took a class with Ron Paul and he taught us so many things. I am anxious to use my machine to see if the adjustments we made helped with any issues I may or may not have known I was having - lol

    But, one thing I know for sure, it is all clean, oiled and the settings are just perfect - now to load a quilt and take it for a spin.

    There are several things on my wish ...
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