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That fella that sings
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Dave Smith    Posted 01-23-2004 at 04:40:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The song, All I want to do is watch the wind go by, would sure be busy here. Lots and lots of wind and it is easy to see, it's full of snow. Some times you can't see 50 feet. 5 degrees and the wind chill must be in the -20s. I have mega snow drifts to get out of the drive. Another fun day at the Schmitt house. Head Honcho has a week end retreat scheduled. 9 wimens coming to quilt. (Stitch and Britch)
Dave <*)))><

Gaty, Mt Hermon, La.    Posted 01-23-2004 at 06:06:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dave, with those kind of temperatures I suppose you're very thankful ur Head Honcho can do quilting.

Good quality quilting is an art not many have the talent or patience to do.

My Mother was an expert quilter and made many quilts in her lifetime, many that are still used reguarly by her children and extended family.

Dave Smith    Posted 01-23-2004 at 09:07:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
She has her own shop. Over 7000 bolts of fabrics, (strings and rags). I don't want to know how many quilts. 100 or better. You DON'T mess with those Quilt Ladys.
Dave <*)))><

Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 01-23-2004 at 11:02:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
She got any pictures? I'd like to see some. Do they sell them, raffle them off for fund raisers or what? Mom's group would always enter theirs in the local arts and crafts show at the yearly fairs and statewide festivals, then raffle them or auction to the highest bidder.

It's hard to sell quilts, most people dont have a clue just how much time and effort goes into making just one, especially patchwork quilts.

Dave Smith    Posted 01-23-2004 at 13:53:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The step-son got married November 22 in Atlanta. There was a reception for them down there. His aunts made a quilt for them but I don't have a photo of that one here.
There was a reception up here Dec 27 and they recieved this quilt from the girls that work in the shop. The one in the tall rack. The flag quilt is one Head Honcho made for a demo in the shop.
They do custom orders, teach classes and donate some for raffles etc for worthy causes, churches, breast cancer research, aids research. She has donated many to homeless shelters. Senior citizen centers, etc. This is not meant to be spam. I know some of you have to be quilt nuts. But it keeps you out of the pool halls
Dave <*)))><

~Lenore    Posted 01-23-2004 at 11:52:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is true, Gary, of most hand made crafts.
The same for afghans that are crocheted,
folks see them and love them,
but when you name a price they faint.
Time is a priceless commodity,
once spent it can not be recovered.
That is usually 90% of the price of a quilt or other lovingly made hand made piece.
Sewing is the same.

Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 01-23-2004 at 12:08:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yea your right, my mother sewed all her life, made most all of our clothes when we lived at home including coats sweaters suits,and even one of my sisters wedding dress. She was extremely talented on a sewing machine, We all miss her so.

~Lenore    Posted 01-23-2004 at 12:16:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know my Mom, Aunt and grandma all sewed. I grew up with very special one of a kind clothes, being an only child. I was blessed that way.
Today the cost of patterns, fabric and all other necessities makes sewing very expensive.

Wisereader    Posted 01-23-2004 at 05:21:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hear ya! Pretty nasty in Holland, too. Accident in South Wales started my commute off on the wrong foot also.

Like you, Dave, I have some amazing drifts growing, and now we have a series of trenches we have to maintain around the outside. One of these days I will get a digital camera, but I wonder if even a picture can do it justice.

Be careful out there all, especially if you have to travel through "ski country" of WNY.

sdg    Posted 01-23-2004 at 05:04:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't better down here. Temp is -3 w/out wc. was 2 when I got up at 6. Winds still blowing. Can't wait for Spring!

bob ny    Posted 01-23-2004 at 05:23:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
i rember spring thats when you trade two feet of snow for two feet of mud then summer with two feet of rock and along comes fall with two feet of leaves

bob ( who loves all seaaons in the mountains )ny

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