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I am an awesome:
machine embroidery
My sewing interests are:
quilting, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
artista l80e
I am interested in patterns such as:
All kinds
I am currently working on a Dear Jane quilt. You can see these at I am working on the borders now. Almost all by hand but some paperpieced and some by machine.

Have lots of things going right now. Table runners for Christmas gifts and a 4-patch posie quilt, a snowman quilt, a dizzy geese quilt, courthouse steps and a few other things! I love to start new things but never get one done before another catches my eye. OH well, if I never finish them someone else can look at them and wonder why?

It is a nice day here, 50 degrees already. For Montana that is warm for this time of year.

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Posted on February 25, 2009 at 12:31am 0 Comments

HI everyone,

Haven't visited my blog for a bit. Seems like life has been keeping me busy. I am in charge of the "Boutique" for our guild quilt show and have been busy rounding up things for that. I like to get things done ahead of time and have a million (quite a few) items to price and mark for the Boutique that various gals donated for the guild to sell. Also, finding the cloths to put on the tables and getting ready to do some signs, posters, or whatever for the booth. Also need to… Continue

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At 6:43pm on December 2, 2008, Patti said…
I am from California, Maryland. (California is the name of our town!) The pattern was given to me from a friend of a friend. I will dig it up and email it to you. the funny thing is I saw it, started making the blocks (this pattern is an excellent use of scraps) before I realized it made a King sized quilt! I used the new bamboo batting. I really like it.
At 1:44pm on December 2, 2008, born2bead said…
Yep - I got sucked into the whole beading thing and have done that for several years although it has taken a back seat to my sewing these days. Love sewing garments - no patience for the quilting these days. We love Boise and have been here for about 15 years now.
At 11:57am on December 1, 2008, val said…
Hi jo,

I have been busy making clothes for myself mainly, the choice of fabric in US is amazing and the fact that I can buy the stuff when I do my weekly shopping is even better. You don't get that in England they have fabric shops and I am afraid they are few and far between. I have found purely by chance a burda copyfree sight which has some pretty decent downloadable patterns so I am going to try that before I buy any more. Thanks for writing,

Its pretty dismal at the moments, had a few flurries this morning.
At 6:45am on December 1, 2008, Mary Alice Smith said…
Well, most lately I've been making Turning 20 around the block, one for each of 3 of my sisters. A fourth sister requested an applique cat quilt; I used the Cats in the Attic from Mary Graham (Quilters Online Resource). Funny you should mention the 4 patch posy. I looked for fabric for that yesterday when I was in Joanns on my way to Atlanta. We don't have a Joanns in B'ham so I always stop there when coming over to see the grandbaby. Instead I bought some tropical print for a 5 blade stack/whack style fan. I'm doing a hands-on project quilt camp in April and this will be a perfect fabric for the kits. It was only 4$ a yard on clearance so it didn't break the bank for the 8 yards to make kits for people who may or may not mess up.

I've also been playing with a birthday cake design I did for applique in the embroidery machine. Doing one large cake in each corner of a madiera applique tablecloth. When I go back to B'ham next week, I'll add photos. . . .
At 9:28pm on November 30, 2008, Mary Alice Smith said…
Hi Jo, no that's not me, but it kinda looks like me. It's actually a picture from a Hilda pin up calendar for the 60's. My DH collects pinups (tasteful ones) and I found a Hilda calendar at a flea market years ago. Hilda is a plump, playful redhead. Since she looks so much like me, or vice versa, DH started collecting Hilda stuff. This pic is my ravatar on Ravelry because of the knitting.

Yes, let's talk quilting and embroidery. . .
At 5:29pm on November 30, 2008, litlsybil said…
Hi Jo- I'm so bad at quilting I do free-style where you make up the blocks as you go along. Right now I'm making toddler/children's fleece blankets for the Latina Center locally as those little ones just want to be warm and don't care how perfect it is. Best wishes, S
At 4:24pm on November 30, 2008, Terry said…
Hi Jo- Thanks! No, I did not quilt it myself, a friend did and she did a fantastic job. I'm pretty novice at quilting, have finished only 3 or 4 so far, and haven't mastered the actual quilting yet. Someday!!

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