Archive for March 2017

What to do if you see a black shadow in your vision

I am so happy to be able to be writing this post. I am here to share my experiences with you and give some advice. About what? About eyes or what to do if you see a black shadow in your vision. This all started about a week ago when I started seeing a bunch... Read more »

Emergency surgery

This Kathy’s husband filling in for Kathy. She had emergency detached retina surgery earlier today and is required to stay laying on her left side for 55 minutes of every hour in order for it to heal. Needless to say this precludes her from writing her blog. She will resume her blog after St Patrick’s... Read more »

What did you do on International Women's day?

I decided to make a sign mentioning my former teaching experience and not quilting. I also wore a red t-shirt and coat.
Wednesday, March 8, was International Women’s day, a wonderful concept and certainly celebration worthy. What did you do on International Women’s day?  A couple of weeks ago I figured I would wear red, done. But my energized and motivated daughter decided to plan and hold a Women’s day march right here about 6 days ago. We are... Read more »

Better way to snag a thread under a quilted top

I am quilting the second of three Cubs quilts and the repetition must have made me lax at clipping, removing threads. Or maybe the fabrics I am using are unusually thready but recently I looked down and there were threads everywhere! Yikes, what to do? Luckily I had written a blog post about this before.... Read more »

Is Music better at reducing stress than quilting?

What are your stress reducing strategies? This article caught my eye about the very subject. In the article they claimed that  you could reduce your anxiety by 65% by listening to this music. Take a listen. How did you feel after listening to that piece? I personally found it to be super aggravating. I tried... Read more »

The wrong winner would never be announced at a Quilt Show

I stayed up late Sunday night and watched the Oscars until the end, the very confusing end I might add. I am sure you have heard about the wrong film being announced as the Oscar winner. It seems to me that this was quite a mistake to make but I maintain that the wrong winner... Read more »

What is your policy for feet on furniture and quilts?

I'm fine with feet on my quilts or sofa if they are encased in socks.
I recently read an article from the BBC which included several casual pics from the Oval Office. You can read it here but the part that interested me was various people putting their feet on furniture. This surprised me as I didn’t even let students put their feet on the desks or chairs in the... Read more »
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