2020 PHD Challenge

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Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 23, 2020 at 1:19pm

Thanks, Ginny, Beth, Linda, Liz, Gail and Mary. He doesn't do to bad for a single guy. 

My runners at home all fit within the table measurement. He wanted them to over lap. He found these pieces of furniture and fixed them up and painted them. Not bad!! I think I would have painted them a pine green or a deep blue. lol!! I have a table in my livingroom that he made when he was in high school, woodworking class and he also took a sewing class in school and made a hooded jacket. (We all know why he really took the class.) He's mostly interested in remodeling and home repair work. I wish he'd find a wife. He's 42 now. He was engaged once but an old boyfriend came along and she was gone. She was a nice girl. Since then he hasn't been looking. It was really hard on him to lose her.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 23, 2020 at 12:56pm

Thanks Mary,

Monsters, grrrrrr!!

Comment by Mary Moore on April 23, 2020 at 11:57am

Barbara, Those runners are perfect for the room.

Comment by Gail Brown on April 23, 2020 at 11:47am

Barbara, he obviously loves them and they look wonderful on his furniture and that's the reason we do what we do.  I know for me the best part is when I give to people who are appreciative and love what I've done for them.  I'm lucky to have a very large family and extended family that love to receive all my projects.  

Comment by Ginny Andersen on April 23, 2020 at 11:11am

What a gorgeous set for the living room, Barbara! It adds so much to the decor! Great job!

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 23, 2020 at 8:55am

Ok, Barbara, what's next on your PHD list? Monsters, Christmas quilt, or one of the 2 log cabin quilts?

Comment by Beth A. North on April 23, 2020 at 7:01am

Great job Barbara.  Still, the one looks nice to me.  I like a little different look in my runners.

Comment by Linda Koller on April 23, 2020 at 12:21am

Beautiful table runners, Barbara

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 22, 2020 at 9:05pm

Isn't it great, Barbara, to know your handiwork is so appreciated. I'm sure he's your favorite ( today, anyway), lol.

Comment by Elizabeth Phillips on April 22, 2020 at 5:40pm

Barbara, your 3 runners look so beautiful on display in the pictures. The colours are lovely on the dark wood of the furniture.  No wonder he is happy with his gifts.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 22, 2020 at 4:04pm

Riana, your quilt top is lovely.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 22, 2020 at 4:03pm

If I had taken the measurements myself, I would not have cut off the corners to the coffee table runner. And would have made them an inch or  two smaller. But he was happy with them so that's what matters.He just took them out of the box, so they could use some pressing.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 22, 2020 at 3:55pm

Comment by Barbara Hughes on April 22, 2020 at 3:53pm

Comment by Gail Brown on April 22, 2020 at 11:07am

The firstneedle I ever had in my hand was an embroidery needle and I learned to cross stitch, I was about four years old.  My Mother never was a sewer except to mend hems and seams or put a button back on.  She did beautiful embroidery and crocheting.  She crocheted beautiful edgings on handkercheifs and made doilies and table cloths.  I like to crochet, but mostly with yarn, afghans and mittens and scarfs and such.  I did once make a table cloth for a friend, only because she bet me I couldn't and I'm ornery, so I  did it.

Riana, my Red White and Blue is a block of the month, this is the second one like this I have made.  I usually get my BOM from Grandma's Attic and she has a deal with certain ones that you can get a second for five more dollars.  Last year I got each one in the same colors, so by June I had enough blocks to make one for another GGS for Christmas.  When this one is finished four of my GGS will have them.  I explained to them about Quilts of Valor, which I have made several of and donated.  I told them that they are my heros and that's why I made these quilts for them.

Riana, I make those half square triangles the same way.  I just don't like making them, I don't know why.  I think it's probably when I first started quilting many years ago I was cutting out triangles and some of the time they ended up wonky.  All the tricks we use now and the tools we have didn't exist back then.  It makes me admire all those beautiful old quilts that were made without all the gadgets we have.

Comment by Linda Koller on April 22, 2020 at 10:45am

Hey, I was 5 when I first had a needle put in my hand!

Comment by Riana Noyes on April 22, 2020 at 9:54am

 Mary, since Erika's not yet 4, it'll be a while before she's allowed a real needle. But rest assured, as soon as she's 5 or 6, l'll make it a " point" to supervise her first efforts when on a visit :-)) .

Comment by Beth A. North on April 22, 2020 at 8:20am

Wow, busy ladies.  Not much happening with my UFOs yet, but hoping to find some time to work on them.

Comment by Mary Moore on April 21, 2020 at 10:41pm

Am planning a sewing camp for my GD (going on 13) who just texted me that she made a mask using a needle and thread...did I know you could sew that way too?  She went straight to machine sewing to imitate her older sister and brothers. Her scout troop is going into mask production.  Maybe your GD and you could come to camp?

Comment by Zoetc49 on April 21, 2020 at 10:05pm

My nephew got laid off today from his oil job. I wanted to give him something to smile about and  told him I figured out the issue with the quilt and I was back to working on it. You know what he said, " There is nothing better than sleeping under a home made quilt ."      ..........  Now I got to stay busy.   

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