Pennyquilts

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  1. It has been a long time since my last post to this forum. Life has been crazy to say the least. After 15 years of taking up my dinning room Ms, Molly has been moved. I have relocated the long arm business into building on main st in our town. The new Studio is large wonderful! It was the best move ever. Now on a personal note, our first grand child was born 2 weeks ago. Aurora Mae, came very quickly into this world, they almost didn't make it to the hospital. She is the prettiest baby ever I will try and post more often, I miss my APQS friends.
  2. It looks great! I have the pattern for this quilt. But, I am putting off making it. LOL
  3. I have been so busy, as I said before. Yes I am teaching at New England Quilt Festival and yes my class is "Sold Out". I am thrilled beyond words. I have taken 2 best in show awards with my quilt call, "Geisha Moon". I'm having a little hick up with my health. But, that will soon be resolved in April. My, "General Wives" BOM quilt is on the long arm and might end up being my county fair entry. I have started to paper piece and LOVE IT! Not sure why I waited so long to give it a try? Enough about me. I hope you all have been well. I promise not to let so much time pass between my posts.
  4. It has been a while since my last post. Things have been so busy for me this past year and my 2013 calender is filling fast. Hope all is well with everyone. Penny
  5. My quilt, "Geisha Moon" took 1st in it's category and "Best in Show" at our county fair. After entering quilt for 15 years, this is my 1st best in show win. I left my comfort zone and used Asian prints and put over 10,000 crystals on this quilt. I am still in shock
  6. Thank-you, it is a WIP and I have a deadline for this one lol (ya Right) Going to do my best to meet it.
  7. Life has been so busy. I have been teaching locally and I have been the hostess to two, "Jelly Roll Challenges" and have planned a third. But, I am the most excited about my current project. I have named it, "Geisha Moon". I've uploaded some photos if you would like to see it. It still has a ways to go and I have I have all those crystals to apply. Our county fair is the last week of July and I really hope to finish it by then. Crossing my fingers that I get it done. http://s594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/PennyStr/Facebook/Diary%20of%20Geisha%20Moon%20show%20quilt/
  8. I am SOOO EXCITED!!!, My quilt, "Churned Again" has been accepted at the Machine Quilters Expo! Randy and I plan on going.
  9. So happy for you Linda, this quilt is amazing.
  10. nope not a grandbaby yet Depending on if your a horse lover or not, it's just as exciting. My current mount, Bear, is turning 23 this year and I could tell he was ready to start slowing down. SO, after shedding many tears and over coming some fears. I found him a wonderful home to live out the rest of his retirement years and I started shopping for a new horse. I was lucky enough to find this lovely Tennessee Walking Horse named Shadow, but from now on will be called Koal. He is taller than Bear and this is my first gaited horse. I have a lot to learn, but I am excited and nervous with butterflies all at the same time!. Koal will be delivered to the bar around noon. And if the weather cooperates with any luck I will be riding this weekend.
  11. Thank you everyone, I am very proud of the way that quilt turned out. There are a few things I would have done different, but that happens with a lot of my quilts. I am so excited that it is going to be judged. I can't wait to see what their comments will be.
  12. My quilt, "Floral Applique" is going on a road trip to the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show. The show is March 14-17, 20012 I am more than excited! The kids laughed at me yesterday when the letter came. I did an end zone touchdown dance. <a href="http://s594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/PennyStr/?action=view&current=IMAG0335.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i594.photobucket.com/albums/tt23/PennyStr/IMAG0335.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  13. My dad passed away six years ago and my mom missed him so much. But at 1:45 today they were reunited. Mom has suffered from COPD for the past 2 years and today her suffering ended. It was peaceful and I was able to be there to hold her hand.
  14. Please continue to up date us. Taylor and your entire family are in my prayers. God bless her for having to go through and God be with you, it is soooo hard as a MOM to watch your child be this sick. Try to rest when you can, and let people help when they offer. Primary care givers are under so much stress that it wares the body down quickly. Take care
  15. Thank you so much everyone for your prayers and encouragement. I am feeling better. Hugs to you all Penny
  16. Thank you so much everyone for your prayers and encouragement. I am feeling better. Hugs to you all Penny I was discharged from the hospital yesterday. I feel a little weak but that will go a way with a good nights sleep. The TIA happened while I was at Physical Therapy. Passed out and hit the floor. Two ambulance rides later, a Ct scan, MRI, Echo of my heart and I don't remember what else we have been told I had a TIA. AKA a mini stroke. They kept me for a few days, put me a lot of new meds and I was allowed to go home yesterday. The TIA made my right side feel like it was asleep, and my speech was strange, but that is all gone now. Blessed be to God. I just have a bad headache, black and blue cheek and a large goose egg from hitting the floor. It will all go away in a few days. Just a warning to everyone. TIA's have no warning signs, but can be prevented. My cholesterol levels were though the roof. High cholesterol runs in my family. PLEASE!! don't do as I did, please learn from my mistake. Get your cholesterol levels tested. It's could save you so much in the long run. I just thank God that he gave me a wake up call. I am now on medicine for my cholesterol and I'm going to make the life changes needed to be around long enough to bug the heck out of my children. Hugs to you all Penny
  17. I am planning on going again this year. I have 2 classes I would love to take, but they are 2 days apart. So, I either have to find a class to fill some time in between or, just take one class and make it an over night trip. It's going to depend on the pocketbook.
  18. Small world, we live on Otis too in the early 80's My husband was in the Coast Guard and worked out of Wood's Hole. We love the area.
  19. So glad things went well. Good luck Jane, hehe if he leads by Heidi's example your going to have your hands full. Merry Christmas
  20. Thank you from PA. This is a great place to get help. Merry Christmas to everyone, and hugs to you Sylvia
  21. Merry Christmas to you and your family Kristina, May God continue to bless your daughter and keep her health improving over the days, weeks, months to come. Your whole family will be in my prayers. Soft quilty hugs.