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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 934880 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


tuckyquilter said:

I don't have written stories for them

ah, I would like to strongly urge you to put some journaling along with the pictures.  Context is everything.  At the VERY least, identify the people in the photos (that you can), date it, specify the location, and if at all possible, the reason of the picture.  Why were y'all there?  What was the occasion? Was there a story behind the picture?

I am now asking family members (via email) to write down memories that they have when they were growing up.  You could ask your kids what things they remember.  Many times, I don't have pictures to go with those stories, so I just write/type out a journaling card and stick in on a "These are my memories" page.

Photos are wonderful, of course, but it's the stories that bring the people in those pictures alive for the viewer.  :-)

<end of my soapbox rant>


From: latterberry


Very good advice about labeling photos.  I wish I would have done better when the kids were little but at the time you think you will surely remember.  A few years ago I divided up all photos for our three kids and would have to count the candles on the birthday cakes to figure out the year.  I wonder what will happen to all the gazillion digital photos we have on our phones and computers?

That is lovely, Dee! Be careful with your hands--they're the only ones you have! :D 


From: judyinohio


Oh, my, what a lot of piecing and quilting you have done to make that doozy of a quilt! Congratulations on finishing a Bonnie Hunter Mystery.

I will assume it has an excellent label on the back documenting date, name of creator and place.

Wow congratulations on getting that done. It is beautiful. The closest I have ever come to making one of her quilts is trying to pull stash and scraps and realizing I would have to buy more fabric. 


From: Midkid5


Lovely quilt, I'm sure you are glad to have it finished so you can enjoy it.


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

We drove to Colorado yesterday and I was appliquing my cubes to the background and made great progress. I went about a third of the way around the shape.

So, you’re reunited with your long arm?


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


I know!  fortunately I have an expert in the family - DD has been advising me, also going to her physical therapy co-workers for suggestions.  One suggested wearing a wrist brace at night when it flared up a couple of months ago.  2 nights later my index finger was much improved after weeks of pain.  who would have thought a wrist brace would make a difference to my finger.  That's why I was so concerned that it got worse again out of the blue.  Several nights of machine sewing and it is back to normal-ish.  still some pain across the back of my hand when typing - could be these 12 hour days at the computer - relaxed


From: Dee in TX (DBRADFOR3)


impressive!  congrats on finishing a Bonnie hunter mystery - definitely an accomplishment.


From: tuckyquilter


POV.  Well, I just stood there with my cell phone and kept backing up until I had a fairly decent shot.   I'm down to 5'9" but that's still tall so I had good angle.. LOL  I've lost a bit of height with age.  

I've also been known to stand on a stepladder for a better view.   but I'm older now so I don't do that as often