Monday, January 25, 2021

Then and Now....

 My Accuquilt practice session...dies of 2.5 inches and 4.5 inches    The verdict so corners to clip and perfect piecing...Seems slower than the old way, but I am just getting started..Can you believe I have had this machine 9 years and rarely used it.

Using the padding, for bowls that came today, to hold the cut pieces.
The wool pressing mat I have owned over a year and never used...Nice..
As long as I am doing the memory thing.  Here we have my dear man, Head of Children's programs  for Catholic Services, and his guest.  They are discussing programs for children with disabilities..
Must be around 1979 or 1981..... Bet you cannot guess which one is my husband!!!

Last night while I was sleeping, I heard Mr O'Quilts say, " Good Night Sweetheart."
I rolled over to give him a hug and awoke to an arm full of pillow.
Dreams are strange.  This upcoming Easter it will have been 6 years since he flew on...
I will never be the same.

Living in Miami for over 20 years....Some years, we have great memories of swimming all summer in the awesome Biltmore pool. It used to be a private estate, then an army hospital, then a wonderful hotel. It just happened to be a few blocks from our house..

Aoife being cute.

Two things to look forward to tomorrow:
A scrap sorting visitor and Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild meeting by Zoom
I just watched Mary Mashuta and Roberta Horton showing their studios on, "The Quilt Show".
They are indeed my favorite.  Those twin sisters are 80 now...unbelievable.

Cousin Ann bought for me,  a year subscription to the Quilt Show...
I love it already.  They have a number of videos and lessons on antique quilts.
Almost midnight again...xo


Mary said...

I dug my die cutter out of the closet this weekend and used it too.

Cherie said...

I've been looking at those wool pressing mats. What do you think of it? Is it worth the investment or just something else to clutter my craft room.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Love your blog! Love photos of the ever so beautiful AAlice! Your perfect piecin--my goodness! And your gorgeous fabric! How can you even bear to cut it up into tiny pieces to be sewn up all over again. Thats my excuse for my not doing and I'm stick to it๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜˜

Mystic Quilter said...

It's important to allow our memories to make an appearance even though the be sad ones. I so enjoy the two episodes with visit to the Horton sisters and agree I am very envious of their studios.