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Oma last won the day on October 10 2017

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  1. Hi. It's been awhile since I've been on here. It's been a hard year. First four months dealing with asthma and bronchitis. Then I injured my knee and shoulder on my way to Portland in June for one granddaughter's graduation from high school and another's birth of my second great granddaughter. I missed them both. I took my seat belt off, turned around, rested my knee on the seat and reached into the back seat of the pickup to get something. Felt immediate pain in my left knee like I had knelt on a jagged rock and in my right shoulder. We drove straight through (over 700 miles) to get to Portland and this happened a little over midway. Within 24 hours I couldn't walk at all nor use my arm. I was seen in ER and the decision was made to make a beeline for home. OMG was that ever the hardest thing. Thank goodness for good pharmaceuticals. I called both my private Dr and my ortho dr for appts on the drive home. Had to play the game...x-rays, MRI's, injections and finally surgery at the end of August. I shredded the meniscus on one side and tore the one on the other side in my left knee plus a couple of other things. No rotator cuff tear, but being on crutches all this time has taken it's toll on allowing it to heal. I'm still on crutches and it sucks big time. I'm planning to try another trip this week. DH has an Aikido seminar in Seattle so I'm tagging along and getting off in Portland for a couple of days. Now, what I intended to do here was show you a picture of a statue I love. My daughter had to go to SD last week so I asked her to take a picture of it for me. It's called "Dignity". It's a 50 foot tall statue of an Indian Maiden holding a Star Quilt (they called it a blanket, but we all know better) built in Chamberlain, SD on a hillside overlooking the Missouri river. It's the most beautiful thing.
  2. I have learned to do that too. Your's is beautiful. Love the quilting.
  3. News about Rita

    This makes me sad. Prayers to her family.
  4. and another - Jo Morton design

    You two make a great team. Beautiful.
  5. Applique quilts

    Wow! Quite impressive!
  6. leader grips

    I used duct tape and one time double-sided carpet tape. Either works fine.
  7. I was medically retired so no time to think about it. I adjusted so well it was scary. The hardest part was protecting my new found freedom. People will take advantage of the fact you are home and do not have a job. Learn early to say NO and mean it and make NO excuses. Then enjoy your coffee and pajamas. Once I was working on some stained glass in my garage dressed in my pajamas with the door open and the UPS guy delivered a package. He commented that it must be nice to stay in my pajamas all day. I let him know that I had been up since 4 am, showered, put on clean pajamas (because they are VERY comfortable) and had accomplished a great deal that day. That's the last time I made an excuse to anyone for whatever I was doing. I still wear my pajamas all day and I love quilting in them. Enjoy your retirement.
  8. I've had my Liberty 9 years and I've replaced them three times. The first time I changed them was because they were stretched, Then I ordered some canvases that had been printed with a one inch grid and other markings. I thought I would love them. I did not. That was also my phase of "zippers". Didn't like those either. Then I decided I wanted some pretty canvas. Nope that was kind of stupid. So now I'm back to my natural colored canvases and I seem to be content with them. It's not hard to change them and the canvas is cheap enough. The hardest thing is the first time and fear of messing them up. I think how often you would need to change them would depend on how many quilts you do. I quilt in spurts and only for myself and I let my friends quilt on my machine and I figure about every 3 - 5 years at least.
  9. Replace them every so
  10. My Elephant Herd

    I love them all!!!!
  11. I won an award

    It's wonderful. Congratulations!
  12. This is so sad Mary Beth. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.
  13. Awww...that will quilt Don't look at the back. Give it a quick pressing...load it on the machine and do some all over quilting. It will look fine. Show after pics.