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Teen 02-08-2020 07:13 PM

Awwwww, Connie.....your excitement and adoring attachment to Jack is so sweet to read about... Loving reading about your journey...

oksewglad 02-08-2020 07:39 PM

And it's never too early to read to them...but then teachers know that!

cherrybsixty 02-09-2020 05:40 AM


Originally Posted by retiredteacher09 (Post 8359144)
Zozee: I didnít take your encouragement that way. I also hope everyone is safe.

Well, my UFO is still languishing but I did watch a 5th grade great niece play basketball this morning and picked up my machine from the LQS for its annual cleaning. Then I came home and my son asked if I wanted to visit grandson Jack. Of course, I said yes! I could only hold him for a few minutes because he is slightly jaundiced so he needed to be on the light mat (bilirubin light thing). I read him 2 books while my son was burping him. Precious. He will be a week old tomorrow.

Good morning everyone, Retiredtecher09, enjoy your little one it is precious

Happy sewing day everyone

cherryb

grann of 6 02-09-2020 06:46 AM

Well, my pineapple quilt is going on the longarm now, and while that is quilting I will be working on the next UFO.... just a note that you shouldn't look too deep in your piles or bins, because you may find something you really don't want to find. Me, i found about 300 HSTs from well over 5 years ago. They were made back when i didn't know the importance of squaring up....till I laid them out, so they went back in the bin. i am now squaring them up to a nice 3" square, but I only have 80 done. This will be an all day project, if my hands hold out.

Bugaroo 02-09-2020 01:02 PM

Gran of 6, love your pineapple quilt. I have in my pile to do a table runner with spider web prints. Hopefully it will be a quickly and get done soon.

Bugaroo 02-09-2020 01:04 PM

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I just finished my Farm Girl 2 quilt over-sized queen. I did it all on the sewing machine! Don't think I will ever do that again. This is my first full sized quilt. I learned a lot along the way!!!!

rryder 02-09-2020 01:12 PM

Zozee- thanks for the encouragement!

Connie- loved hearing about your visit with Jack!

We had ferocious wind and a ton of rain here in central Va but other than some limbs down and our pond heater getting sunk (which broke it) we had no damage. New pond heater arriving today. Still dithering over what to do with the next UFO that Iíd planned on finishing this month so I may end up putting that one back in the pile and grabbing something else to work on.

Rob

rryder 02-09-2020 01:15 PM

Nice finish Bugaroo!

Rob

WMUTeach 02-09-2020 01:35 PM

First UFO for 2020 - 20 years in the making
 
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OK folks on the UFO journey, here is my big reveal! My sister-in-law, who passed away 20 years ago, left 100 hand pieced blocks named Pontiac Star. I found them in a box with the magazine pattern/directions, her plan for layout and the plastic templates she made and used. I challenged myself to learn to hand piece and finished the additional 32 blocks needed to complete the quilt as she had planned early this fall.

She was a master quilter and hand quilted most of her work with the tiniest stitches imaginable. So to honor her intention, I next my next challenge was to learn to hand quilt and complete the quilt as she would have. My stitches are not as tiny as hers would have been but they are within the acceptable range and yes, I got much better as I progressed. I finished adding the label on Friday night and gifted it to her youngest son and his bride yesterday. He was about 15 when she passed away and did not have "grown up" quilt from her. Now he and his new wife have a quilt from both his mother and from me, his Auntie Linda.

rryder 02-09-2020 02:13 PM

That is awesome WMUTeach!

Rob


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