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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1414644 views.

LOL! Yep; seems to be looking up. 

Mel Harris (MelHarris1) said:

I'm just praying it all goes smoothly! I appreciate any prayers you can give, too!

Thanks Mel. I will pray all goes well with the new job.

I am looking forward to going back up to Colorado and hope to be able to hit the ground running on the quilt machine. I have been pretty busy with sewing clothes and no working on quilts. The tree of life top I did up in Oregon and finished piecing in Washington now is getting lots of work with the applique vine, leaves, 2 squirrels and two birds. I did a  lot of work on it today working on squirrel #2. I had kinda got a schedule with putting on 5 leaves a day but had to stop to design and place the squirrels so now one is on the quilt and the other one is ready to go on so I can get back to the schedule of 5 leaves a day. That may not sound like much but there will be about 200 leaves and if I keep to the schedule then I will have them all done in under 2 months............this is my Summer project and I want to quilt it as soon as the applique is done and bring it for show and tell next retreat.


From: LindaPutt


What a lot of work you're putting into that quilt Ami.  Your progress so far takes my breath away.  I can't wait to see it at show & tell.

You certainly have a lot of patience! Way to go!

Thanks Linda. I was struggling with the squirrels all last week but finally got them figured out. Squirrel one is much simpler and is ready to be appliqued to the quilt. Squirrel 2 is much more complex. I have been working on him for two days. He is behind the vine and sitting on a branch. He is pieced and appliqued to the quilt and the vine and branch are appliqued on top of him. I just need to applique his 4 feet on as he is gripping the vine. Figuring out how to make him was a real puzzle. Some of the Squirrel details will happen with the quilting.


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


That's great news for you and your DH!  Congratulations and I'm so glad you can go back up to CO.  We just decided to go do some retirement research and see family in CO 8/8-13 in the Ft Collins and Denver area.  Maybe I'll have to give you a buzz to see if we might meet up.  I can't recall exactly where you are but memory seems to tell me perhaps you are above that area too.  I don't know details yet as my DH just said something about going at the last minute before a SW special was over.  We can do it for <$200pp so I just grabbed flights quickly.  I'll let you know.  


From: bornblesse2


Ami, I am so glad for you and hubby!   He sure has been traveling for his jobs in order to stay employed!  I would love to get back to CO, it has been years since I have seen the mountains there.


From: bornblesse2


Has it been six years. Carolyn?  Where did that time go.....

I was happy to take that trip!  It was a 2 person job.  Special friends deserve the best!


From: bornblesse2


My oldest son has grown a beard during all this pandemic.  It is a thick curly beard.  When he finally got out to get a hair cut, he left the hair on top longer.  They groomed and shaped his beard - made it look so nice!   This son has a long face, but now with length on top and bottom his face ( along with his tall height) makes his face look very long and skinny!

Judy (DJZMOM) said:

We just decided to go do some retirement research and see family in CO 8/8-13 in the Ft Collins and Denver area.

We are in Longmont. It would be really fun to see you. Longmont is between Denver and Ft Collins just west of the interstate a few miles. Please do let me know and we will get together for sure. There is a really good quilt store in Lyons that we could go to. They have a great selection and friendly staff. That is where I got the grunge for my tree of life quilt I am working on that I am using for the vine and binding.........they do have grunge in lots of colors and it is currently my favorite fabric as it just goes with EVERYTHING!