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Member postings for Margaret S

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Thread: Show and Tell 2019
24/03/2019 09:37:03

What a fantastic, unique gift, Brenda. I do love Mola set against black. I'm sure your friend will love it.


18/03/2019 19:13:22

Maria, I am sorry that your Crohns is being a swine. I can remember the agony dh used to be in. Now, minus a lot of tubing , his drug regime keeps it mostly under control. I presume that with your other health problems that they cannot give you something so aggressive to fight it, although treatment seems to have altered a lot in the last 35+ years.

Hope it soon calms down for you and gives you some peace, and that the ecg and ct scan go smoothly too.

Margaret x

Edited By Margaret S on 18/03/2019 19:14:10

Thread: Chat
17/03/2019 20:25:15

Winnie, dh says 'thank you' for your get better wishes.

I admire your dedication to frog-stitch. I would have been tempted to make the pleated back a foundation and put another piece of fabric over it as a new backing!


17/03/2019 17:28:37

Well done Rosemary and Eileen.

I have been ill for the past fortnight with a very bad cold. Think I got it at my quilt group. Given it to dh, which is bad news with his Crohns. My energy levels are very low so only managed 1.5 hrs yesterday and the same today doing big stitch hand quilting.


Thread: Show and Tell 2019
17/03/2019 11:36:07

Virus Shawl in Caron Cakes, an aran weight yarn with a 5mm hook. Colours looked less strident on web page. Used 2 balls and had 39" left. Measures approx 77" along top edge and approx 35" deep. However, size is not important as you make it as big as you want to. Chart I used is american terminology whilst instructions are english terminology.

Plan to make it again using a cone of 4ply machine knitting yarn and a 3.5mm hook. You follow the same instructions whatever weight yarn you use.

Virus Shawl

Virus Shawl chart, hook & instructions


17/03/2019 11:27:03

My first attempt at crochet after a 40 year gap! A Simply Crochet pattern by Hannah Cross. This is 'best as' because the instructions seemed to miss bits out. Caron Tea Cakes yarn, a super chunky so it will need a Siberian winter to wear it! Like the border and cowl looking knitted when it is actually all crochet.

Crochet - Chunky Tunic


Edited By Margaret S on 17/03/2019 11:27:41

Thread: Chat
14/03/2019 09:10:14

Well, it would have to be my Pfaff QE 4.2. I don't know how I managed before without that extra space to the right of the needle.

Apart from my machine, my favourite gadget is my 100" quilters' tape measure. I never use any other type and it is amazing how many quilter friends ask to borrow mine!

I've finished my crochet Virus Shawl so I am back to big-stitch hand quilting my Ribbon Quilt and will be working on it over the week end.


Thread: Rainbow quilt
14/03/2019 09:02:22

Lovely Eileen. Before you do a total reveal here, have you thought of offering it as a possible project to a magazine?


Thread: Show and Tell 2019
14/03/2019 08:59:59

Jayne, what a lovely gift for your cousin. Been there,done that with a mother who was less than understanding regarding illness so can understand your cousin's stress. Hope she will find much comfort wrapping herself in your quilt.


Thread: Chat
04/03/2019 19:54:07

Rosemary, I hadn't thought about what to do with the money, though I have had a lucky 3 weeks. I've had 3 numbers on the lottery, a small amount of birthday money, a premium bond and now this sale money. Need to put thinking cap on.

Carol, sadly the space has already been filled with other hoarded stuff that had not been put away. I've put my name down for another table in about 6 months.

Sadly, even at 50p books were not selling.


03/03/2019 13:40:08

Sorry, the 'Letter Challenge' is not for me, although I will enjoy seeing yours. At the start of the year I did think about it when quilters were talking about 'Inspirational Word of the Year' mini quilts, but I have a set of Sizzix alphabet dies!

Yesterday, one of my local churches had a 'Craft Room Clearout Sale'. I had a table and took £71, which was £63 profit. I thought that wasn't bad for not having to do any work other than sort out some stuff I no longer used/wanted. I would have been happy to have just covered the cost of the table.


Thread: Rainbow quilt
03/03/2019 13:29:13

Love your ordered approach to quilting, Eileen. I am much more 'in my head' rather than on paper. Look forward to seeing this one as it is a very interesting idea and I have a mental picture of what it will look like.


Thread: Bargello workshops with Jan Hassard
15/02/2019 10:48:36
Stunning, Eileen. Hope that you don't have a furry companion to share it with!

Thread: hug hearts
15/02/2019 10:46:23
Glad you are home again Maria, and hope you are now feeling much better.
Did they find the problem? Was it a virus?

Enjoy making a pillow cover with the hearts.

Margaret x
Thread: Show and Tell 2019
15/02/2019 10:41:37
That's lovely Rosemary. Did Sheila design it or was it a pattern?

It's Show and Tell here so I have no problem with any quilter posting what they have been working on.

I have noticed a growing trend of quilters turning to crochet, and I have just made a tabard having not done crochet for 40 years! Will post a picture when I have sewn all the ends in.

I would like to crochet a Virus Shawl next and yesterday I met a quilter who has made a small version of one.

It really isn't difficult to learn basic crochet Eileen, and they now have ergonomic, soft handle hooks!

Thread: Chat
12/02/2019 17:26:11
Start of GB Sewing Bee tonight, BBC2 9p.m.

I'll have to record it as it clashes with the start of Shetland.

07/02/2019 13:44:50
Is it only me or are others finding that posts by others sometimes take their time to appear on the Forum list?

For example - the latest Event Listing took 24 hrs to appear on my phone, and the I am a winner one took 9 days!

Thread: Bargello workshops with Jan Hassard
07/02/2019 13:39:30
It's not easy to unpick and reposition Bargello, been there and done that. Would you have noticed if dh hadn't told you?

Still you are in good company for not noticing. Many years ago PP published a pattern and the designer had made a mistake in one block on her sample.
Sewing Quarter had a quilt with one hst the wrong way round. I think they noticed because after an ad break it had been rehung to try and hide the mistake. Recently they had a Pickle Dish quilt with 2 monumental placement errors in it. It was no longer the Pickle Dish that Jo Avery had designed.
Look forward to seeing your quilt finished.

Thread: Show and Tell 2019
07/02/2019 13:27:16
Eileen, love your Christmas runner. Very smart.

Rosemary, it's bitter sweet finishing things for a late quilter friend, isn't it? You are pleased to finish them for her, but are so sad that she is no longer here.

The cushion and quilt are lovely.

Thread: Chat
01/02/2019 19:15:13
Sorry that you are unwell Maria. You certainly seem to be having a rough time and stress is the worst thing for Crohns. Hope they get you sorted quickly.

DH went for his regular drug infusion and iron top-up this week and was told that his Crohns consultant had recently died from a heart attack! Chaos at the clinic.

Eileen, I was going to suggest using the 'contact us' box, but this is defunct too. I don't know if there still is a web editor to sort it out, but the competitions have definitely disappeared.

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