Meg, gee I am also sorry that your pop star was dumped. Hope that you can check in later on and fill us in on how you are doing.
Ruth, I am sorry that your diagnosis is reasonably certain regarding interstitial cystitis. Guess the good news is that it is not something serious, but it stinks that it is a chronic problem and that you are so uncomfortable. Will keep you in prayer and hope that this episode passes quickly. When DD was carrying DGS, I made a baby afghan with 2 inch granny squares.....what a bear it was to put together but it came out so pretty. I understand how awful it is to put together all those little squares. How lovely that you want to make afghans for your great grandchildren.....such a caring thing to do!! Completely and totally agree with your assessment of books, my faith does not mean that I am stupid. Got a bit more done on the pillowcase- and should be able to get more work done later on before the kids board.
Have a great afternoon Ginny
1Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety upon him because He cares for you.
Hello Crafters - Hope you are all doing well today
Meg - I hate it when my post disappears! I try to remember to copy what I've typed before I hit the reply button. Hope you have found a project to work on.
Ruth - I'm sorry to hear about your auto-immune conditions, I'm sure they have to be painful. I hope you will be feeling better soon. That's wonderful that you are making things for the grandchildren - so that they'll have them even if you're not here to give them to them personally.
Phyl - The flowering plant sounds really pretty, that was a nice gift. I have lots of cuts of fabric too that I figure I'll probably never use.
Ginny - I'm glad you are getting some more of the embroidery done.
My sister-in-law and I have talked about purchasing one of the less expensive longarm machines and keeping it at her house where she has a place for it. If it was up to me we'd have already bought it, but she is more resistant. Maybe someday! I do have some really nice quilt tops that I don't know if I'll ever want to longarm myself and I might end up getting someone to do those for me. I put a lot of time and effort into those and I'd love them to look professional.
The last block of the Solstice quilt came out today, so I printed off the pattern. I'm hoping to get these last two blocks done before the weekend so I then work on figuring out how to lay out the quilt. I'll put some links up in a couple of day once there are more pictures.
hahaha, I was going to look back and see if Meg had posted who her pop star was. I disabled auto correct on my laptop but I guess most people have it on their phones because the messages I get from my dd and dil always have weird things in them. Usually I can figure it out.
This page is only showing page one of our thread right now. I guess I could open another tab but I do hope I don't miss replying to what I want to reply too. Yes Ginny, it's hard to find books that are acceptable reading. I don't watch movies because I don't want to support actors that live a lifestyle I don't think is right so why read books like that.Many authors have a certain religious and political view and it shows in their books. They want us as Christians to look like fanatical haters.
CJ and Phyl, the only fabric I really have cut is the flannel that I was making the "faux" quilt with and I found it a couple weeks ago when I was working on my craft room. Now that another baby boy is coming into the family I may just finish that but it's also given me a great idea for a log cabin look crocheted baby blanket.
Ginny, yes, I agree, small granny squares are so very pretty. Very time consuming though. The sweater I made also had a hood so that's one reason it had so many squares. I may have a picture but I'm not sure. I know it was on my old computer. The blocks on this one I think were pink,blue and white with the colors alternating as main colors.
Meant to say too that it was so nice to come back and see a couple posts to read . I love hearing from everyone
Ok. I am going to send a post and hope it doesn't disappear at the blink of an eye. Last night I had a long post and I forgot to high light and copy it as I went along. I usually do that. I wonder why so many of us loose our posts on this web site. I don't have the problem else where.
Ginny, I had listed some authors and books for you and now can't remember them off hand. I will try and remember and let you know. Tomorrow is Devin;s last day of school. He will get out early. So it will be an interesting summer. I do have a pool so that will be something he can do every day. End of July beginning of Aug my church will have 2 weeks of Vacation Bible School so I will sign him up for that.
I haven't done any needle work for days apart from checking out UTube & ripping out the b/blanket I started last week.
Ruth, I can understand your problem very uncomfortable and it is not fun to go through, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. It unfortunately is a problem that many women in their golden years go through. My Dr. is a Women's Uriologist (?) and OBGYN. He said that when he was in medical school his grand mother had a lot of UTI's and that is why he went into the field that he is in. I like the idea of making b/blankets for future DG/children. I have one blanket put away that I have been saving but it doesn't look like there will be any more babies for awhile.. But I want to make afghans for DGD#2 & DD & Devin. They do have blankets but they are getting old and they are well used.
cj, you have so much fun with your quilting. I think if I were in your shoes I would be tempted to buy my own long arm machine. Though $6000 is a lot of money. I think you would have to make a business out of quilting in order to afford it. I checked out the Mariners Compass quilt and it is very nice.
Phyl. that was a nice parting gift from your friend Sadie. I am glad you had fun at Sit & Sew, I think you have fun a lot of the time and I wish I could come and play with you.
Meg, I'm glad you got here and your message went thru ok. Kids are always so happy to be out of school but they quickly get bored. I hope his mother and your ds can also find things for him to do. Well youtube really helps so it's sometime worthwhile for sure. Do you have an idea of what you'll work on next? I could send you a link for the stitch I'm doing. It's easy if you know how to do cross or crossed stitches and I think it's easy enough to see the places to put your stitches that you would be able to see it well enough with your eye problem.How often do you go to PT? I haven't been yet because I just think I need to wait. Isn't getting older fun
Well don't hope for more babies too fast, Meg.Doesn't sound like Devin's mom wants anymore right now and your dgd in Fl must be waiting. When my ds' oldest daughter was 4 and I went to their home for the birth of their 4th child, my 4 year old dgd asked me if I would come to her house when she was grown and had a baby.I told her that I probably would be too old by then but her mom and dad would undoubtedly be there but I did tell her I would make her some baby things for when that time came. I doubt she remembered but she might. She was always a very perceptive and astute child and has a great memory. Earlier that year her other grandmother died. Her parents were busy at the grandmothers house getting it ready to be sold and the kids were with me. dgd was on my lap and she said "Grandma, I would hate for anything to happen to my parents but I do know that if anything did I will always have a home with you" Well I was speechless that a 4 year old woulld think like that and speak like that.She is 15 now and is still good at assessing people and situations
Ruth. thank you for the offer of the cross stitch pattern. I have never tried that and I don't think I want to learn at this point in my life. That's my problem at the moment I am not all that motivated to do anything. But once I start something I will keep going. Both my DS and DGD will also be helping to keep Devin busy but his Mom works every day. May'be his Dad will come and get him some day though that doesn't happen very often. I hope his Mom doesn't have any more babies. DGD #1 would like to have a baby but I have a feeling she wont. She had surgery for a divided uterus a couple of years ago so if it happens good if not that will be sad because she would be a good Mom. Your DGD sounds like a very bright girl.
Meg, way back when I lived in western NY I worked with a young woman who had a divided uterus and also with her husband. She wanted children badly so had surgery and then had three children one right after the other and was not happy about having that many.Don't know what happened after that because I moved right before the third was born and never heard from them again
John 14:27Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Hello Crafters - Hope you are all doing well today
Meg - I'm sure Devin is excited for Summer to be here. That's nice that you have a pool for him. I always enjoyed going to Vacation Bible School, hopefully he does too. Hope you have found a new project to work on when you are feeling motivated.
I think it's ProBoards that cause us problems with out posts. I have problems with it freezing up, etc. I try to remember to copy before I hit return!
Ruth - Hope your projects are coming along and you're feeling better.
Ginny and Phyl - Hope you are getting in some crafting.
I finished last week's Solstice block today and now I need to lay out all the blocks on my Design Wall before I decide what fabrics to use for the last block. I want to make sure I have a good mix of light and dark fabrics in the blocks when I lay them out. Then I'll finish the last block and be ready to put the top together. My quilt top is going to look like the layout that is shown on the right side (further down this page). I'll have the 5 blocks across and 5 blocks down layout.
Just a quick check in. Devin is now officially home for the summer Let the fun begin. I spent the morning on UTube starting a b/blanket. I am going to do rows for granny stitch using different colors. That is easy to do I went on UTube to get my edges right. For some reason I have trouble with my edges.
It was much cooler this morning, low 60s and a light rain.
cj, glad you are keeping busy. I imagine you have lots of room to spread out all your material and all that goes with it. I just wouldn't have enough room to quilt here. I can get in trouble with my yarn though no body says anything. Too bad if they didn't like it don't mess with grandma. I will go look at the web site when I finish here. I do enjoy looking at the Quilts.
Meg, you bet let the fun begin!!! I hope that Devin has a great summer and that others are able to keep him busy so that you are not constantly burdened with that. Indeed, as much as you love him and with as much joy as he has brought to your life, sometimes its just easier to limit the number of children you have. For us, I know DD wants more kids, I think she will probably have more, but I hope she waits a bit to give her time to adjust to things and let DGD and DGS grow up a little bit. You are going to do another granny square row afghan! I will have to check out the directions for those, they do look pretty. Do you know what color scheme you will use?
Ruth- again, I prayed for your healing today. WHat a lovely story about your DGD- what a sweet young woman she is. I wonder if the PT will help you- yes i know its a pain to go, but perhaps they can help you be more comfortable.
CJ- indeed I checked out the link for the solstice quilts. Think I liked #3- she used the large block in the center, and had a fairly coordinated color scheme. They are busy quilts- think I prefer a more repetitious patterned quilt. But completing it is quite an accomplishment- something to be proud of. Have you put your quilt top together yet?
Phyl- hope you are staying out of trouble!
Busy day....but the last day of kindergarten orientation. Things slow down a little bit....no embroidery today- but I will get some in tomorrow. THe end of the school year is intense.
Ok enough from me. Have a wonderful evening Ginny
1Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety upon him because He cares for you.
Meg, I know Devin is thrilled to be off for the summer. I do hope he's busy so that, as Ginny says, you will have time to rest also.
CJ, you do keep busy. I do like the square for this week and I, too, like the #3 top. Like Ginny I like more repetitious quilts a little better but people really do such nice work. I really love the one you have as your avatar, Ginny. and thank you so much for the prayer. I did call to make a dr appt today but couldn't get in to see my regular doctor until sometime in July so I made an appt with the one I saw two weeks ago.The whole process is trial and error and trying different meds so it will just take time
I'm nearly done with the main part of my baby blanket but somehow it ended up being only 26 inches across so I'm just making it into a square and then putting a wide edging on it to bring it to at least 30 inches and more if I feel like doing more. Otherwise it will be a good one for when baby is in a car seat.
Meg, I do love the granny square row blankets. I hope you have the colors you want to use. I just ordered some of the gray we see so much now in baby items. Dh was on Amazon ordering backpacks. I have no idea why. We don't go on trips nor do we hike plus we already have all kinds of bags and backpacks but I can't complain. If it keeps him happy then I'm happy. Since he had items that were the "add on" items I put on the yarn to bring the total to what it needed to be to be "allowed" to order the add ons. I also ordered some beads that will work for dgd's purse I'm going to make her for her bday. I'm sure the one I made her two years ago must be getting raggedy looking by now. She's also getting the shawl she requested and of course some fun stuff. The purse I'm making is a "cupcake" purse but I'll make it a little bigger than the pattern probably calls for.
Ginny, I bet you can't wait for school to end too. When do you go on your trip? I hope you're going to a fun and relaxing place.
I also want to get busy and make some of those tea candle holders for my friend's bday. It'll be here soon
I did sleep better last night. could still have been better. could not stay up past 9.30. then woke up around 2. got up at 3.30 .,read for awhile . back to bed at 4.30. woke up a little after and had to hurry to get to ww.
I spent sometime in my playpen yesterday. will also today.
tonight nita and dick will meet us for supper.phyl
personal challenge is: get to the y more often. like 4-5 days a week.
Hello Crafters - Hope you are all doing well today. I just lost my long post so I'm not sure I can remember what I said
Meg - I hope you enjoy the Summer with Devin and get to do some fun things. I'm glad to hear you've picked out your next project. I'll have to check out the row granny square blankets, I don't think I've seen one of them.
Ginny - I'm sure you'll be glad when school is out and hopefully you'll have more time for your embroidery.
Ruth - I hope you get your appointment soon. Sounds like you have some great projects lined up. Let us know how you like working with the gray yarn.
Phyl - I'm glad you slept better last night, hope tonight is even better.
I laid out the first 24 blocks of the Solstice quilt on my design wall and as soon as I finish the last one I'll rearrange them so they look blended. I have two lighter fabrics that match well and I hope to use them for sashing and borders. I want to get this done before the end of the month, so I don't let it sit around and become unfinished.
I'm going to a quilt show tomorrow and looking forward to it. This guild does a lot more traditional style quilts which I enjoy seeing. I also hope to buy some fabric at the vendors and hope to find some good ideas at the table where the guild donates things they don't want anymore. I found some nice pieces last year.
I'm also having the two quilt tops I bought earlier this year looked at by the Appraiser at the show. I want to get an idea of the age of the fabrics and also how finishing them might affect future value.
CJ, Have a great time at the quilt show tomorrow and I do hope you'll find some things you like. Also hope the appraisal goes well and they can give you good advice.
PHyl, I do hope you can get a good rest tonight. It sounds like your sleep was very interrupted. When I wake I don't usually get up and do anything because that keeps me awake longer so I just lie there until sleep comes again.
Meg, first day of Devin's summer vacation. I hope it goes well.
Ginny, well it's Friday again and I hope you will have a relaxing weekend and get to do things you enjoy.
I think I'll go and see if I can stand long enough to get my rhubarb and strawberries cooked and the crumble made to put on top so I can get it in the oven.Standing is definitely a problem. Luckily I'm happy to sit at home and do nothing.Dr appt is Mon so am hopeful. DH helps a lot but I hate having to have him do everything.