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  1. Hi all, I love "Terrific Thursday". I really enjoy hearing what everyone is up to and to see the beautiful quilts that are pictured. You gals and guys are great!! I have really missed you the past few days.

    I haven't been on for awhile. We had to put my Mom in a rest home. Her dimensia got to the point we could not care for her. Prayers for her please. We can use any of the help we can get. Thanks you in advance

    We have been cleaning out her home and getting ready for a BIG garage sale. I think she saved every type of container and box she ever brought into the house. We hauled 3 trailer loads to the dump. We found utility and grocery receipts from the 1970's. We have a real mess. My downstairs is completely filled with boxes and my main floor is filled with furniture. We took a lot of it to the Goodwill before we decided to have a garage sale to help pay some of her bills. We hope to have the house cleared out today and be able to clean up tomorrow so we can turn it back over to the landlord.

    Well I need to get ready to go back to work. I will try to get back to you later tonight.

  2. Linda, I feel for you.You need to learn not to let people take advantage of you. I agree with your husband, you probably need to raise your prices and be more selective about the quilts you take in. You need to put some $$$ in your pocket. I don't generally do quilts for others either, but I have had a few. I don't do it for nothing. I have a Mille to pay for. Good luck with what ever you decide to do. But figure it out and stick to your guns. You will get customers that are willing to pay for your talent.

  3. Heidi, What a beautiful quilt. I love the way you quilted it. Another of your stunning quilts. You are such an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing.

    I have a question for you, since you were the one that taught me how to post pictures from Webshots. I thank you for that. Now please share how you get so many pictures into a posting? I can only get one picture to post at a time. Thanks for in advance for any advise you can give.

  4. You did a great job quilting it. I love the embroidery piece and the border. I really like everything about this quilt. I am a big fan of Halloween, but I have 5 kids to celebrate it with. I have a lot of fun making costumes and painting them up. I really have fun with Halloween and Christmas quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Zeke, Your stories are too funny! I love them. I can't imagine that happening. It gives me the creepy crawlies. I am sure I would have to move, I wouldn't be able to sleep another wink in that house. Please keep the stories coming. You are a great story teller! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi, I am getting ready to put a monster quilt on the frame. (I will try to post a picture.) It is heavy flannel top and back. Snails Trail pattern. I need lots of help on this one. It is the biggest quilt I have ever done, 84" by 108". It is for my husband and he wants it really thick. I have a flannel top and back with 80/20 batting and he doesn't think that is thick enough. My questions are:

    (1) What batting do I use? I wanted to use wool. Can I add another batting to this to make it thicker or will the single layer of wool be heavy enough? I have Hobbs high loft bonded, 80/20 and wool. If I can, what would you recommend.

    (2) I have to splice the batting. I am using Hobbs queen size batting. Any suggestions on how to do this would be much appreciated. This is another first for me. I have never spliced batting before.

    (2) What Superior thread should I use? I have some Glide also.

    (3) What size needle should I use?

    (4) Also, how should I quilt this? I would like some manly suggestions on this one. Another terrirory that is foreign to me. My first guy quilt. I would welcome any design help I can get. I can't do pantos, I don't have enough room to work from the back of my machine.

    Lots of questions! I know, right? I would much appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks in advance.


  7. Cheri, I am so happy to hear the great news about Elmer and that he is doing so well. We all have so much to be thankful for. You make such a cute couple and your love just shines. I pray the treatments continue to work. They are making so much progress in treatments for cancer and given more time may allow for advanced treatment and you two will have many happy years together. I will continue to pray for you and Elmer.

    I am so glad you found a new friend. What a blessing. It is wonderful to have a dear friend close by to help you through troubled times. Keep those cinnomon rolls coming for Elmer.

    Thanks for sharing with us. We are all here for the both of you. Lots of love and hope coming your way.