Tuesday, May 3, 2011


This is new blog to me and one I enjoy very much as a lot of good ideas and sharing on this blog.  I like her honesty and her "Quilting Without Obligation" community.  It is something to think about. Why do we quilt and are we allowing ourselves to be persuaded by trends so that we feel obligated to do things as trend demands or as our creativity and our own ideas call out to us.
I quilt because I love it.  I love the look and feel of fabric and once quilted it takes on a new feel and it is a pleasure to me to have started and completed something as useful, beautiful and with as much work and time as a quilt takes.  It is such a wonderful process and accomplishment. 
I love the learning process and have tried different methods and have found my niche.  I love piecing and applique and tend toward traditional but love seeing other peoples work and ideas and colors. 
Check out her blog.  It will give you something to think about.  If nothing else it will make you think about how we as quilters relate to new quilters and new ideas.  I believe it should be with enthusiasm and encouragement.  I never want to see a hurt in a new quilters eyes because of some critical remark I have made.  Later with love Lois

Hello from soggy Ohio

Hi!  It has been a long time.  I was on infusion antibiotics and now oral antibiotics and my poor stomach is a mess.  I think I will not have to have two step revision surgery and I am so grateful for that.  I am healing slowing but my daughter who is a nurse said that is normal with staph infection as it set me back quite a bit.  That was a dilly to deal with.  I have been able to go upstairs and I had 8 crib quilt tops done before surgeryand I will never do that many ahead again.  I have been machine tacking them and putting on binding.  It has been an overload of very boring sewing.  I have 5 done and 3 more to go.  I don't want to start anything else until they are done as they go to our church group to be put in baskets with other baby things for any mom having baby.  Baskets are beautiful.  I am so glad I can contribute to this.
I will take some photos later.  Love and Hugs