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10 weeks TKR (Total Knee Replacement)

Monday marks the completion of 10 weeks since my surgery.  I continue to struggle getting to a “0” extension but some improvement has been made.  I’ve now progressed from a walker to a cane to unassisted.  I am driving in my neighborhood…

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Six Week TKR

Never ever did I imagine I would be still be at this level in rehab at 6 weeks.   Everyone is different I’ve joined an online support group so I at least have some folks to not feel alone with because so many do so well so quickly.  Prot…

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Surgery Update

Some of you may not be aware that I recently opted to go for a total knee replacement surgery.   I injured my right knee 40+ years ago, had surgery in ’91 and  ’12 cleaning it up and trying to make do but a replacement was the next optio…

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Tis The Season Custom Longarm Quilting

This is my friend Bernie’s beautiful quilt she created in the hoop with embroidery designs by Claudias Creations.   The pattern is called ‘Tis the Season.   I love this quilt! It had stabilizer and was embroidered over 2 layers…

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Kathryns Vintage Rose Custom Longarm Quilting

Here is version # 5 of a  Vintage Rose  pattern that I have now quilted.  All so different!   I love that this quilt is so versatile.  Kathryn did an amazing job as usual with her version.  I went a little dense in so…

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Pats Vintage Rose – Custom Longarm Quilting

Pat was referred to me by Sandra Kollath in Minnesota.  We met several years ago at one of Denise Green’s Judy Niemeyer retreats.   Sandra became a certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer as well and Pat was one of her students.  Pat…

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Joy – Custom Longarm Quilting by Valerie Wagner

What a Joy to work on this one!   These DeJonge patterns and fabric colors really speak loud and clear.  I also enjoyed working on the smaller size of around 60″.   Most of the Judy Niemeyer patterns I  quilt are about 100…

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Belindas Fire Island Hosta

Belinda’s gorgeous Fire Island Hosta that she requested to be longarm custom quilted very lightly. The quilt will be used as a bed quilt. They did not want dense quilting or thread build up.  Light and airy but not an edge to edge.  &nbs…

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Kathys Vintage Rose quilt

Cathy’s beautiful purple and beige Vintage Rose with the full pieced borders.  There are several variations of this quilt for the borders. Lots of purple in this one!  I do love purple too.   Cathy wanted matching …

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Fire and Ice Feathered Star

This beauty was pieced by my good friend Lou Ann and I custom quilted this for the current year fund raiser for Golden Needles Quilt Guild.   I choose to try  digital quilting designs by Peak to Prairie Quilting.  It turned out pret…

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