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stationarymom
March 24th, 2016, 01:44 AM
I had a good day today I went out to lunch with my Dad and his brother and wife.I haven't seen my aunt and Uncle for a year they live on Loon mtn which is a 3 hour drive from here so we don't get together like when they were young.It was a nice lunch we went to Olive Garden and sat and talked for 3 hours.Other than that not much else happened today,but I am ready to go settle down in my nest for the night.

CraftyJnet
March 24th, 2016, 01:48 AM
Hi Night Owls!
Joan, it sounds like you had a great visit. That's really nice. It's almost ten o'clock here. I went to bed at seven and slept for several hours till my little Penny dog decided she was hungry. Now that I've given her a snack, it's back to bed for both of us.

Judy, USMC
March 24th, 2016, 01:58 AM
Glad to see other night owls were hootin'.

Dr. appointment tomorrow got cancelled because Dr is ill. Now I've been having problems for the past week+ with pine pollen and was holding out to see her. My new appointment is April 9th. Can't hold out that long so off to Urgent Care Clinic tomorrow. I can usually tough it out but it's just not going away this year. Slowing down on my cleaning list but it's getting done slow but sure.

kimsophia
March 24th, 2016, 03:36 AM
Hoot hoot! I felt sick this evening with a headache. I just wanted to rest in a cool, quiet place so I went to bed. The Bulls lost. I didn't watch it. I have finally gotten rid of my headache but now my stomach is upset. I had some chicken broth and crackers.

I keep working on the Easter Egg Hunt sampler. I changed part of it. I stitched a little tableau of my cousin and her dog and I in the space where there was supposed to be a cat and a bee hive. This area is done in tiny stitches with one thread of embroidery floss over one thread of the linen. Most of the sampler is done with two threads stitched over two threads. I also sewed on some white seed beads. This is fun for me. The next part of the sampler is some hardanger cut work so I need to look for a tutorial online on this particular stitch.

MayinJerset
March 24th, 2016, 04:15 AM
Joan, Glad you had a good day with your Dad and Aunt and Uncle. It's always good to catch up with family we don't see often.

My doctor's appointment was also cancelled, doc had an emergency so we went food shopping instead. Market was crowded with people buying food and goodies for Easter. Was eligible for a free turkey, ham or family size veggie lasagna and chose the lasagna. Family always liked it as it is different with a white sauce instead of red one. It will be good when family comes again.

Dropped of 2 bags or scraps, strips and squares at my guild's stash room, also included 8 UFO's that the Giving Quilt group will turn into quilts. A few were completed tops and the rest bunches of blocks and fabrics leftover from projects made close to 10 years ago. If I haven't done anything with them by now I never will so better off someone turns them into quilts for people in need. Now on to a new project. Wish me luck that I finish it before beginning another project.

Neller
March 24th, 2016, 04:38 AM
Hoot Hoot! I had a good day as I finally went out to my sewing room and worked on that stinking border again. It turns out I didn't have enough extra strips to do piano keys all the way around so I am putting a corner of light green in opposite corners and the piano keys the rest of the way around. This booger is going to cost me an arm and a leg to get quilted but I will sure enjoy it when it will be done!

I'm sorry that some of you are having allergy problems - no fun at all! I hope things improve for you soon! See you tomorrow night!

Andrea F
March 24th, 2016, 03:43 PM
Good evening night owls!

I was back to work this week after my vacation. I didn't sew all week but will hopefully get some small, quick projects done over the holidays. We're going to visit hubby's parents, starting tomorrow morning and come back on Monday. Besides a little bit of work, I will also take my small sewing machine with me. Thomas and his parents play poker in the evenings, the boys hide in a separate room and I'm going occupy their kitchen table and sew. I promised my mother in law to make her a purse for her birthday.

I hope everybody gets rid of their allergies soon or the right medication to deal with them. Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

toggpine
March 25th, 2016, 01:17 AM
Yeah, I know this is yesterday's thread. Whatever works!

Sewing class today. Ugh. Patience is not a virtue any of those kids possess. A few of them had to take their project apart and do it again because they didn't follow directions. I guess you will eventually learn to listen after several frogging sessions!
I'm working on some ducky treat bags for the teachers for tomorrow. I have two left and then have to attach the faces. They are supposed to be hot glued on, but the one that was already done popped off. Of course it was probably glued on about 1990 if the code on the package of pompoms from Ben Franklin is accurate. These are a serious UFO!

Happy hooting! What's up in your tree?

kimsophia
March 25th, 2016, 01:26 AM
Really not much going on here. Still feeling puny but the headache is mostly gone. Only bright spot was cutting my earliest daffodils to open up inside in my special daffodil vase. I know I am too woozy to follow an embroidery chart, so none of that will happen.

stationarymom
March 25th, 2016, 02:06 AM
I went out to dinner tonight with my Dad and an old friend of his her name is Gerri .We sat for a couple hours talking and laughing it was a good night.Kim I'm sorry you have a headache I hope it clears fast.Cathy you must have one also after your class,I hope everything is fine there. Isn't it terrible how impatient kids are today? I think this modern life has taught them everything happens in a nano second.

RockinLou
March 25th, 2016, 02:54 AM
I'm in Kazakhstan, so yesterday and today are hard to decipher with the time changes!!

You are all making me feel normal with my allergy headaches this time of year. Spring is here one day and gone the next still, so today it is cold and rainy, and I'm hanging out at home working on a tablle runner and some school work.

Toggpine - what are you teaching in your sewing classes? How old are the kids? frogging will absolutely help them learn to listen first, but I have to say that this isn't unique only to kids!! How many of us adult quilters frog something because we jumped ahead of directions?? I'm guilty of that for sure.

I'm working on patience and listening with my 7 year old, it is an ongoing struggle, but it's a more welcome one than working on potty training and temper tantrums!! My son is about to turn 5, I spent the day out with him yesterday, he is an absolute hoot!! I was cracking up listening to him.

toggpine
March 25th, 2016, 03:33 AM
We have a maximum of 8 kids in the class, and a session runs for 12 (?) weeks. Three kids are returns from earlier sessions, so they were able to begin on projects that require the use of the sewing machine. Although ... I decided the willy-nilly nature of the projects had to stop, as they were just hacking bits out of the fabric and making some wonky pillow shape. No instruction on seams, seam allowances, stitch length, I could go on. Today they had to chose an apron or a pillow case. (Suck it up, Butter cup. If you don't want it, give it as a gift.)

The newbies were left with me to make needle keeps from felt to keep track of their hand sewing materials. One 4x9" strip of felt folded to hold two 6x3" strips of felt folded in half, with an inch or so to fold over and button shut. Layer the three pieces together run a line of back stitching down the middle, learn to sew on a button, and make a slit for the button to pass through.
Ugh! Thankfully I had pre-cut all of those bits. We still had to deal with grabby hands, and address that as a safety concern. Who knew the magenta sparkle felt would have been the most popular?
We managed to get all of the guts stitched down with only two froggers. The buttons had a few more struggles, as we were much more interested in gawking at the sewing machines, than listening to instructions. One poor girl needed me to approve almost every stitch as she made it. She did nice work though.

I agree that the biggest problem is the need for instant gratification. I have purposefully chosen some of these projects to be multi-day endeavors. Fabric choice, pinning the pattern, cutting, and pinning the project may take one session, and sewing it another one or two. Hopefully they will have something to be proud of in the end.
We'll see how it goes before I agree to do next year!

redcaboose1717
March 25th, 2016, 05:58 AM
I am here....just a little late that's all. For the last week or so I have felt pretty lousy,so I haven't done much. I have had a couple of Dr. appts. etc. and even call from one of the Drs. wanting to know WHY I changed the time on one of the appointments ! ( I am used to this guy, although I must admit I have only had one other doctor like this that would occasionally call me at home. Both of these Drs. are specialists. Whether or not that means they care more, I don't have a clue, but this kidney specialist called me about 9:30 on Thursday to find out why I changed the appt. time to see another specialist ! ( I felt like a naughty little girl for changing the appt.)

RockinLou
March 25th, 2016, 06:56 AM
We have a maximum of 8 kids in the class, and a session runs for 12 (?) weeks. Three kids are returns from earlier sessions, so they were able to begin on projects that require the use of the sewing machine. Although ... I decided the willy-nilly nature of the projects had to stop, as they were just hacking bits out of the fabric and making some wonky pillow shape. No instruction on seams, seam allowances, stitch length, I could go on. Today they had to chose an apron or a pillow case. (Suck it up, Butter cup. If you don't want it, give it as a gift.)

The newbies were left with me to make needle keeps from felt to keep track of their hand sewing materials. One 4x9" strip of felt folded to hold two 6x3" strips of felt folded in half, with an inch or so to fold over and button shut. Layer the three pieces together run a line of back stitching down the middle, learn to sew on a button, and make a slit for the button to pass through.
Ugh! Thankfully I had pre-cut all of those bits. We still had to deal with grabby hands, and address that as a safety concern. Who knew the magenta sparkle felt would have been the most popular?
We managed to get all of the guts stitched down with only two froggers. The buttons had a few more struggles, as we were much more interested in gawking at the sewing machines, than listening to instructions. One poor girl needed me to approve almost every stitch as she made it. She did nice work though.

I agree that the biggest problem is the need for instant gratification. I have purposefully chosen some of these projects to be multi-day endeavors. Fabric choice, pinning the pattern, cutting, and pinning the project may take one session, and sewing it another one or two. Hopefully they will have something to be proud of in the end.
We'll see how it goes before I agree to do next year!

I have some students who like to rush (in my regular classroom) and I find if I make a list or chart that explains what is reasonable to accomplish day-to-day then they can slow themselves down more... so make it clear from the beginning that it will be a multi-day project and that you'll focus on X skill each day? I would be frustrated having some active on a machine and some just learning to hand stitch.... that's a wide range to juggle in something that requires so much focus!!

good call on cutting out pieces in advance... I probably would have wanted the sparkly magenta felt too!! :icon_razz: