I hand embroidered a set of pillow cases and it took me about 100 hours. I use them and enjoy them and my daughter will probably get them . I feel the same about my prize winning quilts. I like to use and enjoy. Why make beautiful things if you do not use them.
I use stoppers on my dpns and do not have trouble with stitches slipping off.
I made a vest doing crazy patchwork and then hand embroidery over each piece. Did that about 25 years ago and every time I wear it people are amazed. I used silk materials that I had collected at garage sales over the years. It is labor intensive but will last forever. Good luck and have fun.
I learned to tat when I was ten and could crochet a little after that. Taught myself continental whe I was eighteen. After tatting with no 30 thread the rest was easy. Am now 90 and taught myself Tenerife lace making in my sixties. My crocheting was mostly rag rugs and the ones I made thirty years ago are still looking great.
I had a couple of blouses back in the fifties and the buttons were on the right side. Funny I thought about those blouses just yesterday.
QSixty years ago I wanted to make a hat from the top down. I was a new knitter but was going to make that hat come hell or high water. I started over about ten times and made that hat and never had trouble with dons again. I put protectors on mine and do not have any trouble with them. Hang in there.
I have been waiting to see this. A blue order would look great. That was the first quilt that I made 45 years ago. You will enjoy this forever. Great job.The buyer is really going to have to buy an early foot controller to hang from the bracket in that case tray. It is just wrong to have that early Type 1 case and not have the correct foot controller to go with it! ;)
Meat tenderizer works great. We used baking soda paste when I was a child. Several years ago I was stung on my lip by a wasp while picking apples. I went to the house and put meat tenderizer on it and completely relieves the pain and no after effects.
My grand son lives in Sweeden and he says the stores there have the same set up as in the states. Shop there all the time and sometimes people exchange carts in the parking lot and you might come out a quarter ahead. Neat idea for your quarters.
One of my grand daughters told me when she was seven years old that she did not sleep well without having one of my quilts to cover her. I gave her a quilt and she used it for years. She is 29 now.
Three years after my husband died I started going out with a wonderful man. We went out to eat and bowling and we helped each other with house problems. We checked on each other every morning and evening. I lost him 18 months ago and am now 90 and do not think I want to go out again. Go for it and have a great time.
I have picked them up at garage sales for five dollars. I take them home and wash and give to a mission here in town and they give them to people that need them. I know the work that goes into them and the time and it is sad that people will not pay what they are worth.
I quit eating anything with sugar or white flour and have lost. 25 pounds and kept it off. No cokes or diet cokes at all.I have a minor heart valve problem and it has remained stable. I eat a piece of cake once or twice a month and ice cream about the same. 20 years ago I was the same height and weight as you. I now weigh 146 and feel well. Am 90 years old and do my own housework and drive and take care of my affairs. By taking the weight off slow it will stay off.Do not give up ,you have lost 4 pounds and by the end of this year it will be another six gone. Hang in there,your weight gain did not happen overnight.
FHave been watching since Jimmy Conners played. The men seem to get better after they are 25 and the women also. Am waiting for the US games begin and then the open. Also like golf and college basketball.
I still sew for myself at 90 and have tons of good material that I have found at garage sales. I keep my patterns and as I like tailored clothing they never go out of style. Just last month I made a seersucker blouse out of high quality material that I got for one dollar. It was a new pattern and it did not fit me but was perfect for my daughter. Yes patterns have gone sky high and good quality material is hard to find. Check the garage sales and church sales and you can find patterns and material and zips and thread. Takes a little doing but I can not tolerate the cheap stuff coming out of Asia.