>Have you ever…..

>There’s been a general meme ( meme= all about me) going around, called “Have You Ever?” The idea is that you print the list in your blog, highlighting in bold the things you have done. If you’re a quilter, copy the list to your blog and highlight what you have done.
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Have You Ever?
1. Taken a quilting class
2. Paper pieced
3. Hand quilted
4. Hand pieced
5. Created your own pattern
6. Published a pattern in a magazine or book (want to but havent yet. I did help edit one, a book that is, with lots of patterns to proof )
7. Gone on a quilting retreat
8. Gone to a quilting convention
9. Met someone who wrote a quilting book
10. Combined your quilting with some other craft
11. Done any three dimensional quilting – like fabric origami?
12. Made something using Thimbleberries fabric
13. Made something using batiks
14. Dyed your own fabric
15. Made a landscape hanging ( not interested at all right now)
16. Made a New York Beauty quilt (want to)
17. Made a baby quilt
18. Made a wall hanging
19. Made a journal quilt
20. Submitted your journal quilt for viewing
21. Made a fabric postcard
22. Made a artistic trading card (
23. Exchanged artistic trading cards
24. Mailed out your postcard?
25. Made a lap quilt
26. Made a twin size quilt
27. Made a full size quilt
28. Made a queen size quilt
29. Made a king size quilt
30. Donated a quilt to charity
31. Sent a quilt out to a quilter
32. Thrown away a UFO
33. Given away a UFO
34. Cut up a UFO and made something else with it
35. Ripped fabric instead of cutting it
36. Made a quilt exactly like the pattern, with no changes whatsoever (boring who would want to yuck)
37. Done any Sashiko
38. Quilted your own quilt
39. Did free motion quilting
40. Put any embroidery or beads on your quilt
41. Given away your quilt to a stranger
42. Swapped fabric
43. swapped blocks
44. participated in a round robin
45. participated in an ostrich round robin (a round robin were you can only use two colors each round)
46. kept a journal about your quilting
47. written a letter to someone who made an antique quilt ( if it is antique aren’t they probably dead)
48. kept a blog about your quilting
49. participated in a gift exchange
50. sent a quilting random act of kindness
51. joined a newsgroup about quilting
52. made a quilt using a pattern from an antique newspaper
53. joined an online block of the month
54. made a block of the month quilt
55. subscribed to a fabric of the month club (no but cool idea too)
56. bought fabric at an online store
57. bought fabric from ebay
58. own more than one sewing machine
59. have a room dedicated solely to sewing
60. hide a fabric purchase ( for any reason)
61. finished making a holiday gift before July
62. made a landscape quilt ( see above #15 not interested)
63. made a quilt using a book from the library
64. worked with someone else to make a quilt
65. joined a quilt guild
66. become president of a quilt guild
( nope but I was historian, teacher and librarian)
67. taught a quilting class
68. helped someone else get the quilting bug
79. taught a child to sew
70. made a Dear Jane block
71. Made a miniature quilt
72. watch
QNN – quilters news network ( who has that much time)
73. subscribe to a quilting magazine from your own country
74. subscribe to a quilting magazine from another country
75. buy fabric from another country
76. swapped completed quilts with someone else
77. asked for quilting help online
78. gone to a quilt shop to ask for quilting help
79. bought fabric at a local quilt shop
80. travelled more than 100 miles to go to a quilt shop
81. used nontraditional fabric for a quilt – something other than cotton or flannel
82. made a quilt using instructions given to you on a blog
83. make comments on someones quilting blog
84. meet a quilter in person after only having talked online
85. had a quilting retreat in your home
86. own quilting software
87. made a quilt you designed on your quilting software
88. done any quilt research – history, interviewing quilters, etc.
89. had any quilt related subject published anywhere
90. donated a quilt to a museum ( want to)
91. bought a quilt from a thrift store
92. made a quilt using fabric from a thrift store
93. made a quilt using photos
94. made a pastel quilt
95. made a quilt using brights
96. made a quilt using ethnic fabric from another country – African, Asian, etc.
97. made a quilt using leftover blocks from other quilts
98. had your quilt in a magazine, newspaper, newsletter, TV, etc.
99. submitted your quilt to a quilt show? ( I will)
100. won any ribbons with your quilts? ( I will, that is not meant to be vain just positive thinking )
101. had more finished quilts than UFOs ( nope and probably never will boring) ( if I count everything I have made that I gave away then yes if I am only allowed to count what I own then no so it is a yes sort of)
102. made a quilt using reproduction fabrics
103. took a break from quilting that was longer than a year
104. made money with your quilting
105. had a job in the fabric / quilting industry

Have fun — now it’s your turn!



A little while back I mentioned that my husband, his father, and uncles drove to Nevada to cut wood for my husband’s grandfather.

He is getting too old and is not in the best of health to do this for himself. He is much loved and everyone was happy to help. This is how much wood a few determined men can collect, haul and chop in less than 24 hours. WOW!!!!! Boy, were they DIRTY!!!!!

I am surprised any of them could move after that. But then he did crash Sunday on the sofa.

>Dala horse


I have wanted one of these for years! I just love the graphic nature of it.

Yet it is simple and folkish. I found this one today at a local thrift store for $3.00. Way good price. I have looked into these before. One the same size I looked at two years ago at Oktoberfest was selling for $75.00 — a lot for a 5-inch tall toy. So I passed back then. But I got this one today; I am very contented with it. It has a small clip in the paint, but I am good with that. Just shows it has been around for a while. Was actually carved in Sweden, so it’s not a knock off. It still has original maker’s paper label. If you want to learn more about these go to here.