Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I am still around

Hi all
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.

have a great week all!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quilting Gallery contest

Once again I have entered the Quilting Gallery's virtual quilting contest.  I have entered my niece's string quilt. 

If you have a moment can you go over there to vote for me.

thank you and have a great weekend

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dance and practice....


This is what I have been doing while my girls are either at dance class or soccer practice.   I have received a lot of inquires as to just what exactly I am stitching.  So now I make sure I have a finished flower in my kit to show.  This week we had many practices and I finished these two flowers.
If you want to see what others are making then stop by One Flower Wednesday to see more blossoms.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing all my fellow Canadian bloggers a very happy and thankful Thanksgiving.  We are blessed with gorgeous weather here today. Great day to get out for a walk while the turkey is in the oven!!

Best Wishes,


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")

DSCN7740My "leaves" were these bits and pieces of fabrics.  Inspired by Bonnie Hunter's crumb piecing method.  (

 DSCN7741I got to work using up almost this whole basket  of crumbs. It was full to start.

DSCN7742 They turned into these 4" blocks! Once you get stared it is hard to stop.



Some blocks became even bigger as I grabbed some strips and kept adding.


These are now 12"blocks.DSCN7745

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

One little flower

DSCN7749 One little flower lying all alone, wondering if she will ever have a home.  Don’t worry little flower, one day you will be part of a beautiful flower garden.

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.