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LDQ #76 Bodice Chillers

Moonlight Shawl




My Handy Man



  1. Melissa wrote:

    I read the title of this episode and thought perhaps you had invented a new genre, historical horror fiction.
    It seemed appropriate for the season.

    Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm | Permalink
  2. Jaye wrote:

    LOL!!! I think you should create a new genre.

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11:21 pm | Permalink
  3. Maryann wrote:

    Thanks for keeping me company while I raked leaves. You made the time go by quickly. Your scarf looks beautiful!
    We got perhaps 2 dozen trick-or-treaters this year, with half of them being the extended family of our neighbors across the street. We used to get well over a hundred when our development was one of the newest. But, as the neighborhood has aged and newer, larger, more expensive developments have been built, I think the kids have been going other places. We live close to a small city and used to get a lot of car loads shipped in from there. Now they go to the more expensive houses. However, we have friends who live in the most exclusive neighborhood within 25 miles or so and they get nearly 500 kids that night. it sounds like your trunk-or-treating event.

    Monday, November 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm | Permalink
  4. Suz in Southern Oregon wrote:

    Hi Daisy!
    I’ve listened to all your episodes but this is my first time to comment. I empathize with your poor hands hurting while crocheting and you’re right about the cotton yarn making it worse as it really has no stretch at all. You may wish to consider getting a “comfort grip handle” for your hooks which is supposed to ease the strain on your hands. Boyer makes one, and as I did a web search on it, I found there are several tutorials on making your own!

    Anyway, keep up the good work – I enjoy hearing about what you’re up to.


    Friday, November 18, 2016 at 9:48 am | Permalink
  5. Jaye wrote:

    I am so glad that you are feeling some mojo about quiltmaking. I hope you are able to get back to your piecing. I loved hearing about the costumes, but I also love your piecing and can’t wait to see more.

    Why are you downsizing your bed? Will you both fit in a smaller bed? Sleep comfortably. (These are questions for you to ask yourself; I don’t need an answer ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) I find that I can fold quilts when they are too big for a bed.

    I am so amazed that your husband can fix a modern car! I know my mechanic has a lot of computer diagnostic equipment and I didn’t think it was possible to fix your own car anymore.

    More later!

    We got 18 trick or treaters. We had a treat map through NextDoor (are you on that? Here is a link, if you don’t have a neighborhood: – you can arrange neighborhood trick or treating and that made no/little difference to the number of trick or treaters. I think we had about the same number last year. I agree that a lot of churches have trunk or treat. The events make it safer, I guess, but you don’t get to know your neighbors. It is sad that people won’t walk around the neighborhood.

    Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 12:24 am | Permalink
  6. Jaye wrote:

    How did you finish the ends(??)/inside of the slit so that it wouldn’t unravel? I don’t know how to crochet very well, so this may be a stupid question.

    I know how you feel about hand pain. I share it. Perhaps you need to design a glove that can hold ice while you crochet, kind of like the bodice chiller, but in glove form?

    Re: Birds in the Air – I agree, generally, about the machines from Walmart. Getting a less expensive machine to start is a good idea. I bought a used one at a thrift store and that was a great machine. I think you must have gotten lucky, because I have heard horror stories about super cheap machines from a big box store. It might be worthwhile to check and see if there is a list of good, but inexpensive machines that can be purchased at a big box store. Brother clearly did a good job with their lower end model, probably thinking that if they could hook new sewists with a lower end model, that person would buy a more expensive machine later and, possibly, be loyal to the brand.

    I like what you said about not comparing our beginning to someone else’s middle. I think that applies in a lot of areas. If a person is an experienced quiltmaker, but has never done paper piecing s/he could get turned off by seeing someone else’s Judy Niemeyer (sp??) project.

    I don’t even love to hate Christine. I don’t know much about her background but she clearly has issues. I have known people like her in my life and she has hit a nerve with me.

    Have a great week.

    Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm | Permalink