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Everything posted by Neher-in-law5

  1. Mary Beth, I am so sorry for your whole family. I do know what you are and have gone through. About 4 years ago my daughter and SIL had a surprise pregnancy and took a bit to be happy with it. Then at 14 weeks went for an ultrasound so a friend's daughter could get more practice in the schooling. That was a Tuesday that became filled with multiple appointments and repeated ultrasounds. Hope was born on the following Sabbath day. They were in MD and we were in MN so no time to be there for them. Since I couldn't do anything for them then, I made a quilted box with a zippered top so they could keep Hope's things in it, her hospital bracelet, etc. I embroidered a verse for the top and one for the inside of the box cover. May they have peace as they learn to smile again.
  2. Good for you. Just a bit more and Lucey will be too.
  3. I am able to go back to topics that I have already read. I think one of the differences to the activity level is that the photos are a separate section instead of with the any and all chatting posts. I think the quilt pictures always helped to generate comments and more traffic. When we only have a few minutes we can (should) spend scrolling through sites having them separated lends to stopping at only one section.
  4. I made sure I kept my turbo winder from George when I got Lucey. I wouldn't try to make my own because that isn't my mind process and my hubby will only have time to make on after he dies, so where would that leave me? LOL. Yes, the cost is something to consider, but also consider the cost of the quilting machine you have. They both will and can last a long time so the cost isn't as bad as consistantly replacing something.
  5. What an idea! I'm not sure I want to try to have good resulting piecing while in a car, just trying to keep everything handy and not falling in the cracks of the seats and console or under my feet would be a problem for me. I would do the sewing in the hotel rooms when you stop, but even then the rooms don't always have a table area nice for that. We do a fair amount of driving (just went to PA from MN and back last week) I take my iPad full of books and read. You can also get some of the doodling/drawing apps and plan quilting designs on the quilts you already have or plan to make. Put your own pictures in the iPad and pull them into the apps and have fun.
  6. If this is something that you know you really want and will use, take it now and replace it with a good useable stove. Then put in the fill cabinet to hold cookie sheets with a purposely non matching counter that can be a cutting board or a space to set hot pans without damage. Have the fill cabinet in the same color tone as the present cabinets even if the door design isn't identical. Possibly just fix the stove for the present instead of the cost of restore, it depends on what the restore would entail and if it really changes the look you remember.
  7. Yup, use the acetone, polish remover. I sure hate having those wheels fall off too. I am now ready to start pricing long arm storage cabinets from Tracey's Tables!
  8. I think you will love it. I really liked their rings with my George.
  9. What is the current machine that you are selling? That might make a difference in what others can advise.
  10. Years ago I got out a full pen amount of ink from khaki pants with repeated uses of alcohol. I ended up with a pair of pants that didn't show any evidence of ink at all. If all you have is a drawing line of ink, alcohol or one of the other listed options should work. Good luck.
  11. Mary Beth(s), if you each would be able to PM me with your phone numbers I will see if anything works out. We will have opportunities different times to be running on I-35. One of our trips I did get to stop at Crossroads Quilts in Cameron and this time I need to do a Hamilton stop. I'm looking for a white and green (real leave shades) stripe for a DWR I have been asked to make. Time for me to go load Lucey with the 3 year old grandaugther's quilt. Hope I get it done tonight! At least the business work is done for this order timeline.
  12. Mary Beth(s), Thanks for your offers. I will need to check with hubby to see what will work. The goofy man started asking a grandkid or two to ride with us! That means more space taken up with people instead of fabric or machines.
  13. I like what you have done there. Each area is identified and the small crosshatch is separated from the piano keys well. The quilt looks great.
  14. It makes sense to me. Are you able to post a picture of what you have done? That might give others a better idea of what is generally pleasing to most.
  15. Mary Beth, what kind of treadles are you sending out the door? Are they fully trashed or is there good to them yet? I have a daughter in KC that we will be seeing next week.
  16. If my memory is correct, the Circle Lord boards do work with Quiltazoid. Maybe Heidi M will be able to answer better. I know she has one and has loved it.
  17. I can't tell you how to adjust for two layers of WnN, but even one layer is too heavy for me so I expect that two will be really heavy. Is the customer wanting the very flat, crinkled look, or is definition of quilting the desire. Would a layer of wool fit for the job? I really like wool and others have mentioned a layer of cotton with a layer of wool on top for wallhangings and definition of quilting.
  18. Mary Beth, you have been watching too many Tool Time shows with Tim Allen with all that super glue concern!
  19. Mary Beth, in trying to get grease spots out of clothes (even after being in the dryer multiple times) I have used the original GoJo waterless hand cleaner. I was able to smear it on and wash with warm water (even after letting the garment sit in the hamper all week). I hope you can find the right fix for both issues.
  20. Dinewell, That worked for my hubby when he "helped" by moving my sewing stuff from one side of the room to the other. When I asked him if he wanted me to go to the garage and arrange his tools, he understood my reaction.
  21. Quiltedsunflower, are you able to put heated floors in your basement? That would be a great space. I would use our walkout basement too, if it wasn't full of the income business stuff! When you check out options to finish off that basement floor check into the product Polytec. It is an epoxy style finish we used in the church basement. It should keep the musty odor down and stop the dampness associated with cement floor. Area rugs could be put in area where you choose. Have fun with your space.
  22. I'm glad I'm not allergic to chocolate---how else would I get my magnessium and celenium? My NP says they are good for me!
  23. That one is pretty, what is the name of it? Let us see the quilt when it is done.
  24. I have had a George (now have a Lucey) and I pinned my quilts. I used a table or wood floor, taped the backing to the surface so there were no wrinkles. BE SURE to NOT pull the backing too tight because when you release it from the tape/holding is when it can cause puckers. Just a soft tug to remove the fluff/folds/wrinkles and tape down. One side at a time, alternating sides. Then lay batting and top and pin. When I quilted I usually quilted design instead of edge to edge, but would take out the pins only in the area that the design fit. About 12 inch square space. Then reposition and repeat. One of the nice things about the pins and removal is that I could tell at a glance what still needed to be quilted or what was done because if the pins were gone that block was done. When pinning I used an cheap spoon from the kitchen set to push the pin point against and latch it closed. It sure saved my fingers from all kinds of pokes and hurts. I kept the spoon in the box with my open pins so everything was ready to use again the next time. When you are starting to get some practice in chalk a stencil on your sandwich and follow the lines, or quilt the flowers and leaves in a floral fat quarter to get a feel of speed and movement. I finally learned that I might want to "drive" at 60 miles an hour but I got better results at 30 or 40. George is a great machine. Have fun. If possible have George's table backside next to something to stop the quilt from falling off the far edge and creating drag on the area you are working on. I used the fluff and stuff style. I put my ironing board at the backside of his table just an inch above the George table and it stopped my big quilts from escaping over the edge.