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Forum: Quilting May 18th 14, 04:42 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 54
Views: 143,326
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
is anyone left here?

I'm here but just barely. Our cable co and some junk named 'live' make
reading/posting mighty difficult. They say 'someone' shot the cable hookup.
Some of our neighbors are just not normal. Polly
Forum: Quilting February 23rd 14, 06:32 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Wool and allergies

Now that we are a bit smarter (?), even the event 'allergic' gives us pause
for thought or backing off and reconsidering. My sister is / was violently
allergic to cats. Now she has a magnificent...
Forum: Quilting December 14th 13, 06:19 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Normal Light bulbs vs Flourescents

hmmm..... they bother me too but I had no idea how bad it could be for some.
Polly

"Bobbie Sews more" wrote in message
...
Thanks...
Forum: Quilting December 9th 13, 03:48 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
OT a puzzle

OHhhhh, Hanne. You bring up such a challenging memory of our youngest. She
didn't, at 5 years, see the sense in beginning something that could not be
finished. Just didn't. When her poor dear 1st...
Forum: Quilting December 8th 13, 04:37 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
OT a puzzle

A dear long-gone friend of mine had 3 three daughters. One had glorious red
hair. There was nobody on either side of the family in any direction or
memorable past that was red-haired. When she...
Forum: Quilting November 30th 13, 11:54 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Buttons, buttons, whose got the buttons?

Here you go. I LOVE these people. Maybe the code B70 will get you
99cent shipping. Polly
http://www.homesew.com/db16.html



"Ginger in CA" wrote in message...
Forum: Quilting November 11th 13, 06:05 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
At last!

Last week I 'finished' two Christmas stockings that my SIL needlepointed in
1970 for her daughter. Didn't know how, never had - but SIL died this summer
and our niece very badly wanted them...
Forum: Quilting October 22nd 13, 03:54 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Quilt Shoq

I think my favorite event at a quilt show was where they made 6 Irish chain
quilts - just small ones. Then they had 6 members of the guild quilt them
using different methods. I was charmed....
Forum: Quilting October 1st 13, 03:24 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
How do you get age spots out?

Well, Leslie. Actually, I read the post very carefully. Decided I'd just
keep my freckles. Polly


"Leslie & The Furbabies in MO." wrote in message...
Forum: Quilting September 6th 13, 05:19 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
titanium needles

Here comes the expected answer. It depends. Buy a couple sometime and see
if you enjoy them. Personally, I love the fine results of a new sharp
needle; I get them by the hundred and change...
Forum: Quilting August 21st 13, 03:24 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
news from our new home

Congratulations that you and DH made it through all of that and both didn't
arrested for domestic violence. Wow. My money is on your finding creative
ways to store fabric. To begin, you can hang...
Forum: Quilting August 17th 13, 09:09 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
OT Cat vs Octopus

Yogi presumes that we all work for him. When he spies anything unusual he
will simply come bark at one of his staff and say, "Will you come handle
this problem?". This applies to: turtles,...
Forum: Quilting August 9th 13, 04:52 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
local group challenge

Congratulations, Pat! So glad you 'got through' here. Just myself, but I
can't handle another challenge. Keeping Mr. Esther from climbing on the
roof to clean the chimney is challenge enough. ...
Forum: Quilting August 5th 13, 10:21 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Shoot the Messenger

( or don't). I don't quite understand my assignment. Our Pat on the Green
who in a previous life was our Pat on the Hill asked me to tell you that her
computer set-up has gone quite mad. It will...
Forum: Quilting July 21st 13, 01:02 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Use for Postcard Sleeves?

Do you suppose you were going to slip swatches of fabric inside to put in
you purse and have ready for hunting, matching and stashing? Not, of
course, that shopping for fabric would ever cross...
Forum: Quilting July 14th 13, 12:11 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Binding query...

Nope. That's not what I do. I cut *straight along the selvedge*.
Actually, I cut the selvedge off and save it for tying up tomato plants or
bundling fallen tree limbs. Cutting across, that is -...
Forum: Quilting July 13th 13, 08:30 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Binding query...

With malice and aforethought, I cut my binding straight along the selvedge
edge. Quite on purpose. The way it handles and wears makes me happy. You
Know you want me to be happy. Polly
Forum: Quilting July 10th 13, 04:58 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Need a rotary cutter!

Just little suggestions that may help a bit. An aged rotary MAT makes it
harder to cut and scissors that are in need of sharpening do too. It causes
my thrifty brain some pain but I just must...
Forum: Quilting June 20th 13, 02:44 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
How many PIGS do you have?

There are PIGS and hawgs just all over the place here. The hawgs would be
the big ones that are just about finished or finished but wondering where
they're to go. Last week one was shipped to the...
Forum: Quilting June 16th 13, 04:20 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Enabling !

I was seriously needing some 50 wt aurifil in pink. I searched the world
over . . . and found a really good price. An online shop going out of
business. I bought my thread for $ 6.90 each...
Forum: Quilting June 16th 13, 04:11 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
OT Contemplating becoming a hermit

Real hermits have gators to assure privacy. I don't know if any of ours
would consider cave-dwelling but I could ask. Polly
Forum: Quilting June 11th 13, 04:34 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
?? for Crazy Quilters Ribbon embroidery

"Silk" ribbon embroidery is gorgeous and big fun. However . . . lots of
that yummy ribbon bleeds and fades. I wouldn't bother even thinking about
it for a quilt that could be treasured and...
Forum: Quilting June 8th 13, 07:18 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Ping Polly-----Sewing for Baby

Fitted. No thinking involved. I made my pattern with sand paper. Stack 3
layers (diaper fabric, soaker, whatever), lay the pattern down on the stack,
stitch around and turn. Not nearly as...
Forum: Quilting June 6th 13, 11:22 PM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
Brother SE400 - Worth It?

The Brother PE770 is a better buy. It is only an embroidery machine and a
very fine one. Expecting a low cost machine to do both sewing and embroidery
( I think) is asking too much....
Forum: Quilting June 3rd 13, 02:30 AM Posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By Polly Esther[_5_]
My turn to look for fabric

Trish, I hope you've read Harry Potter. Some of the language plays are
flagrant; some just a little subtle. I knew I was going to have a very good
time when first was mentioned Diagon Alley. (...
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