Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Remember this pile of bins in my living room. Well they are slowly starting to disappear. (although they are back in the basket waiting be put away again). Now it is starting to look a lot more like Christmas around the house.
Oh and one little finish for my girlfriend that loves snow flakes, real or fake!!
I hope wherever you are it is looking more festive!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
It is not everyday you see beautiful flowers in the winter snow!!! Don’t they just pop on the bed of white snow? You can see more lovely flowers blooming all over the world over at Karen’s One Flower Wednesday.
A special greeting to all my Nederland friends who will be celebrating the arrival of Sinterklaas soon. He left a few snoepjes in our schoentjes this morning. Goede Sint alles!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday was spent with my daughters on a bottle drive. What's this you ask? Well in Alberta all your pop, juice, milk, wine, beer containers have a enviro deposit on them. If you collect and take them back to your local bottle depot they give you your deposit back. So on a bottle drive you go door to door in you community and collect everyones bottles etc. Some folks stock pile these and will give your garbage bag after garbage bag or boxes of their empties. We usually make about $150 girl (about 25 girls participating). Not bad since I have the two. The funds raised go into their dance account to be used as we please for dance. (which is probably more money then hockey!) Hubby had to go into the office. Sat. night was quiet in front of the tv, nice and relaxing. ( was continuing with the binding & cutting out some snow flakes)
Sunday I managed to get everyone to help me bring all the decoration boxes up from the basement. I wonder now when I will do that! I started taking things down to make room for the decorations. As well I did laundry, sewed a bit, and watched the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup. I wasn't cheering for either side, but it was a good game.
|I finished this baby quilt a few weeks ago. Its not for anyone in particular, just thought I would keep in my stash and maybe sell it later. The back is flannel|
|Lily gives her approval (yes the picture is a bit blurry)|
|close up. little square will 'rag' up with use|
Monday, November 22, 2010
- worked 3 days a week most of Oct and November
- organized a silent auction (took over all my spare time)
- celebrated my daughters Sweet 16
- continue to drive the girls to dance, soccer, job every day & night
- the usual cleaning, laundry, cooking etc.
- get quotes on potential renovations
- new furnace installed
- sewing a few table runners for a ‘customer’
- teaching a 15 yr. old to drive
- as of last week spending endless useless hours in the car since the roads are in such terrible condition from all the snow we have. one can’t get any where quickly
- resigned from my job as of Dec 15th, big decision there after 13 yrs.
- sewn a pillow top for a swap going to Ireland
a bit of our snow fall
Easter runner for ‘customer’
I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Mine is full of Dr's and dentist appointments, quilting, shopping etc
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I am still around, just super busy with life. I have been working 3 days a week this month. I am also organizing a silent auction for the parents association of our dance studio. both are taking up a lot of my time. boo hoo. In the evenings I am running the girls to their dance classes or soccer games/practices. We have some household changes happening too, again a time sucker!
After next week I hope to get back to my sewing machine and a bit of normal routine. I miss my sewing.
before all this business started I managed to get theses placemats finished for my mom! I just had to wait for them to get across Canada before I posted them. Right mom!!
well back to working on auction stuff and tidying the house.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
If you have a moment can you go over there to vote for me. http://quiltinggallery.com/tag/weekly-themed-quilt-contest/
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
It all started when I saw a wonderful pile of leaves outside my kitchen window. (which have now blown away) We are finally having a beautiful sunny fall. Most of the leaves have now fallen but the golden hue in the valley with the sporadic green of evergreens is still beautiful to look at. These colours inspired me to make a fall quilt. (like I need another project")
My "leaves" were these bits and pieces of fabrics. Inspired by Bonnie Hunter's crumb piecing method. (www.quiltville.com)
Some blocks became even bigger as I grabbed some strips and kept adding.
I am winging it as I go, I don't know how this will turn out. Not sure of the size, the lay out or anything.
Kind of like a pile of leaves blowing around, who knows how they will land! Stay tuned to see how this turns out!!!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
If you want to see more beautiful growing gardens go to Karen blog at Journey of a Quilter for One Flower Wednesday. You won’t be disappointed.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
If you want to see more wonderful flowers blooming then go to One Flower Wednesday and follow the links.
I have been working on other projects, which I will post about soon.