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the quilter who taught me to do one thread behind where the top strand comes out for the applique stitch is Martha Nordstrand...I can't find her blog or website
you mean the stitch for when you Applique pieces to each other or a background...right?
you showed me neat stitches! As a matter of fact, I’m gonna pick up my hand sewing and test a few of those right now so I get them firmly in my mind! Thanks for that reminder!
I thought that was LindaPoo, but not sure.
Mishi May be bringing back some fabric kits for charity next year- along with myself - for anyone who wants to keep this going!
I enjoy doing a mix of charity stuff and personal stuff at retreat so I would be happy to help out again next year. It’s fun to bring something personal along that I need help with, but the retreat is not the ideal place for me to work on anything too complicated. Charity quilts are a great way to get some sewing in, between the shopping trips, games and conversation.
bags were 43 and 47.5 lbs
my big suitcase ended up being 51.5 but the skycap Let me get away with it. I’m thinking he saw the massive ring on my finger and figured I’d give him a stellar tip? I gave him two dollars per bag. The ring is a fake
Patty, I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw that I was going to be your secret sister! I think I might’ve had the easiest job of all finding things that you would like. Thanks for being a good sport about the jacket. 100% we both need to bring them again next year.
Shelley, sorry we didn’t really get a chance to talk this year. You always think there’s gonna be more time and then there isn’t!
so glad to be home but can't wait until next year
Thanks, thanks Misha! That encourages us And helps know how to help each other....
quilters absolutely are the best!
Judy, thank you so much for being my secret sister this year! You did an amazing job of finding thrifty little treasures for me. I wore my kitty slippers today, they’re so comfortable! I didn’t have any slippers here in the city so they were much appreciated.
You truly spoiled me, and the mug rug is just so beautiful. I really got to looking at it today and I’m amazed at the beautiful stitching.
That said, I was truly caught off guard by how sneaky you were! In fact, if I were Shelley I’d be casting a suspicious eye in your direction… LOL
Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:
Misha I am sorry that time got away from us and we did not actually get to do some cutting and sewing on your dress
it’s OK, retreat is just like that! We always think there’s time for everything and then there’s a bajillion distractions because we have so many fun things to do! But those tips you gave me on modifying the shirt were super helpful. And I love the idea of using an existing garment as a pattern. I have an old sundress that will be perfect to follow. I got the sleeves off, as well as the collar yesterday as things were winding down.
I also am grateful for the tips on the Flying Geese border. I really thought that I was going to want them to be very uniform, but after seeing your ideas I think I will go freeform instead.