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LDQ #46 All The Big Words

Ok, the words aren’t that big, but I used several of them in a row.
Today I talked about going to the dentist, a longarm quilting update, the quilts I’ve finished, or almost finished this week, trying feathers for the first tome on the longarm, Round Robin projects, vintage sewing machines.. Including my newest one, Elly. I talked about a lot of stuff! Give it a listen. Someone once told me I talk too much. Well, that’s a lie, someone didn’t tell me that, many someones have told me that!
Here’s Elly! Isn’t she pretty?!



This is the 128 that I converted to a hand-crank. She still needs a name. She sews beautifully! She was made in 1923.



I love how this donation quilt came out, and I hope it fetches a tidy sum for the family in need of help with medical bills for their little girl who has cancer.
I quilted meandering loops on it and I am loving that quilting design. I also used it on the Kiss My Grits quilt.



And something that I did not have time to talk about in today’s podcast because I was almost late for work.. Someone surprised me with a gorgeous quilted postcard!! They signed it as “Guess Who” and since the postmark says MI, I’m wondering if it was Nonnie.. I’m not sure who else is from Michigan.. I LOVE IT!!! The pebbling is fantastic and the flower is just beautiful! Thank you so much, whomever you are! Now, fess up! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend..

Go Quilt Something!


  1. janet wrote:


    I haven’t listened to this new podcast yet, but I will. I just listened to your last four yesterday while quilting. I have to choose between listening to books or podcasts. When I took a look at how many quilting podcasts that I had on my ipod I realized that I definitely had been on an audio book marathon session for the last three months.

    Your Singer machine reminds me so much of my mother’s machine that I used growing up. I wish she had it still. Some of my sibblings took care selling most of my mother’s things when she moved into an assisted living apartment.

    Moving on to other areas… You are a quilting saint. That quilt that you and so many others made for Frances is beautiful. Since I am so far behind on podcasts I had no idea that Frances’s mother is ill.

    You sound so excited about your work. This job was meant for you.

    Thank you for all your inspiration.

    Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  2. Jackie wrote:

    What fun with your Singer. I also love love the quilt.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:38 am | Permalink
  3. Jill wrote:

    Hello fellow grinder. I must tell you a tip a learned while on vacation. I had forgotten my bite guard so I went to the local Walmart sports department. I spent 89 cents on an athletic bite guard. It works the same!! My 300$ Professionally made one required I run it under hot water every night. Not so with the 89 cent version. So be sure to pick up a spare and try it out. Oh and, love the machine, stroke her for me. Jill

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Permalink
  4. Great episode – you kept me company while sewing spider web chunks last night. I hope your tooth pain is better.

    I love the donation quilt. It is just gorgeous and such a special cause. Is that a Jacob’s Ladder pattern? One of my favorites.

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:13 am | Permalink
  5. Deborah wrote:

    Just caught up on your episodes, funny I listen to you while drivin to work, and you record while drivin to work, sounds like a great arrangement. Love hearing your news, you sound so happy with your job and you get to play in your very own quilt shop with someone else paying the bills, another great arrangement. Please keep the episodes coming, you definitely brighten up my day. Cheers from Australia.

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm | Permalink