Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Natasha is raising money for Aids research at a Walk-a-thon

I received this email from my daughter, Natasha. She is trying to raise money for AIDS research & awareness.

Change The Course Of The Epidemic

Hey Mom,

I am writing to let you know that I have registered for AIDS Walk San Francisco and am very excited about the event. This is a very important issue to me so I have set an ambitious fundraising goal. I want to do as much as I can to make a difference in the lives of men, women, and children affected by HIV and AIDS. Even though there has been a lot of publicity about drug treatments which are prolonging some people's lives, they don't work for everyone and there is still no cure in sight. Moreover, young people are still getting infected at alarmingly high rates.

I want your help. Will you please sponsor me for the AIDS Walk? Just click on the website address below to enter my personalized web page and charge your donation. Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important cause and for showing that you join me in wanting to end this epidemic.

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support AIDS Walk San Francisco

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Natasha Scholtz

Friday, May 26, 2006

I am having quilting withdrawals!

I haven't had much time to do any sewing/quilting since we started the move from the old house into the new. I have a few commitments but they are manageable. I will be getting Deb's round robin center sent off to Diane by Monday. I wanted to get it out today (Friday) but I didn't get a chance to get it together. I have Sharon's (from CO) row to work on. I received it late so it made it even harder for me to work on it. I will be late in sending it on to Kathy. I will be posting a picture of Sharon's row before and after I work on it. She hasn't seen a picture of it yet. Sorry to make you wait a little longer Sharon!!

The fabric I have stacked in boxes has been a haven for the kitties. They love the "tunnels" the boxes have created from using mismatched boxes. They also like to lay on the quilt that is on the frame. Especially Jake. He thinks that is his personal hammock. I have news for you Jake: It s NOT your hammock!!! LOL

Do you think he will hear me, or for that matter listen to me? NO.

I want this to be over soon so I can get back to creating wonderful things so people can cuddle in them. (ie: quilts)


Thursday, May 18, 2006

My round robin from last month

This is the only picture I have of my round robin. I have not yet seen what has been added to it since. I should receive it back in July. Just in time for my birthday!! YAY

I love what is done so far.

"A quilter will always keep you in stitches"

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Deb's center for the round robin

This is a picture of the round robin I am participating in through the Yahoo! Groups, Stashbuilders. This is Deb's center. I just finished adding my row to it on Sunday. It is looking real nice. I can't wait to get my center done. I am also doing a row robin in this group, but have not yet received this month's row. I will be posting a picture of that once received and finished!!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Almost there....

The first thing I moved into the new house was my Grace quilting frame and the mid-arm sewing machine. I needed to make room in the garage at the old house so I can put boxed up stuff in there. It was very exciting for me to get the first spot for the quilting ensemable into the new house.

Yesterday morning I finished working on Deb's round robin. I still need to square it up and take pics for posting. Maybe tonight I can do that. It turned out very nice. I hope her sister has lots of snuggly moments with it.

I can't wait to get my round & row robins back. We have another month or so for that to happen. I wonder what mine look like....I haven't seen pictures in about a month or so of either one.

Do I really have to wait for them to get back to me to see pictures?

Friday, May 12, 2006

No quilting for Brenda

I have had no energy to do anything around the house let alone quilt. I am having withdrawls!! I started to work on Deb's round robin last night, but had to stop because I had to go to softball practice. (I coach 7-10 year olds). By the time I got back home, ate and showered, I was beat. I just went to bed since hubby was at boys night out! But it will all be over as soon as we finish painting the new house and move in!! The best part is that I get most of the garage for my sewing/quilting equipment and stash!! YIPPEEEE!
Until next time....
"A quilter will always keep you in stitches"

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Kitties for Kari

One of my dear friends' 19 year old daughter has a nickname of Kat. She had a cat named Myst. Myst recently passed away. I started making this quilt for Kari ("Kat") last year. The blocks are from a Yahoo! groups (Prettykittyblockswap). The swap is handled this way. I made 6 identical kitty blocks that were 6.5 inches unfinished; I kept 1 and sent in 5. I, then in return, received 5 different blocks from women (& men) all over the world. There are kitty blocks in this quilt from Australia, New Zealand, England and of course the US!!
Once I laid them out without the borders, it wasn't big enough, so I added borders. All the borders are of fabric with kitties on them. Even the outermost border has cats on it. This picture was taken before I quilted it. I have since tied the quilt (the ties look like whiskers, in fact). Now all that is left is the binding and label. I have named this quilt "Kitties for Kari: in memory of Myst".