Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Peek a boo…

Finally I have been able to get back to some sewing this week.  Here is a sneak peek at what I am working on. I hope to have the top completed tonight.
What are you working on?
Happy stitching

Monday, May 30, 2011

Shout out for more of this fabric: FOUND SOME THANKS!!!

I am looking for more of this fabric.  It is from Red Rooster’s fabric line called Golden Harvest. (Style #3258 Pattern #17751-PUR1)
If anyone has any they are willing to sell or trade, please let me know.  Or if you know of a place on line that still has some please direct me there.
Happy sewing, or gardening, or relaxing or playing or whatever your day brings you!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Comments problem!!

Any one else having trouble leaving comments on blogs?   Every time I do it ask me for my account profile, so I select Google profile. Then it opens up a new blogger log in page, so I sign in, go back to comments and have to start the whole process again!
Very frustrating.  
If this is happening to you too and you can't obviously leave a comment, send me an email.  I would like to know I am not going crazy and there is a glich somewhere!!!!


Friday, May 27, 2011

Where did the time go….????

I certainly haven’t been behind my sewing machine lately!  (it was actually getting dusty!)

Where have I been and what have I been up to you ask ?  

A recap of the last 6 weeks:

  • family visiting from Ontario
  • high school dance production (3 nights)
  • competition dress rehearsal (2 nights)
  • out door soccer try outs
  • dance competition (4 days out of town)
  • Grade 6 science fair
  • mom visiting from Ontario
  • Easter holidays
  • moved #1 son home from university
  • dance competition #2 (all week in the city)
  • renovation quotes happening
  • dog groomed
  • started fitness training
  • dance competition #3 (4 days out of town)
  • regular dance classes
  • soccer games and practices (3 nights a week)
  • sister visiting from Ontario
  • dance competition #4 (2 mornings in town)
  • competition showcase of dances
  • son gets a job
  • husband on a business trip
  • daughter has slight fender bender (she is ok)
  • had an allergic reaction from full body spa treatment, (ugh itch itch)
  • winter tires off vehicles
  • numerous trips to the airport
  • head cold (feeling better)
  • clean, cook,  shop, laundry, repeat
  • gardening (when it is not raining)
  • son’s 19thbirthday
  • class field trip
  • our 21st anniversary

 Now you know why I haven’t been sewing!

However, yesterday I declared it a sewing day (since it is cold and rainy) and I was on a roll.   I hope to have a top finished this weekend. I have another long list of things to do.  i.e. bottle drive fundraiser, soccer game, dinner out with hubby, dance pictures, birthday parties etc. etc.

Sunday I hope to go to the Festival of Quilts held each year at Heritage Park here in Calgary. 

What have you been up to?

Have a great weekend

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Quilters are so kind

About a month and a half ago I blogged about a lady here in Calgary that was gathering quilts to send to the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

I donated the first quilt.  I hope it goes to a young girl and brighten her days and keep her warm at night.

 To date, if you can believe,  Quilts for Japan has gathered over 500 quilts and more are on their way!!!  They are coming in from all over North America.    Deadline for donations is May 30th.

You can hear more about this endeavour be following this link:  http://www.quiltsforjapan.ca/News/quiltsforjapaninthelocalnews

Quilters are truly amazing and generous people and I am proud to be one.   Hats off to Bev Rogan for her time, energy, resourcefulness and love. The recepients of these quilts will be truly blessed!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger’s Quilt Festival entry:

I couldn’t decide which quilt to enter into Amy’s Blogger Quilt Festival. (which by the way is amazing to view).  Really choosing just one quilt to feature!!! nearly impossible.
After much humming and hawing,  I decided to show you one of the quilts I made this winter to help break up the January blues and that it  was going to a very special lady.
Here is it’s story:
Have you ever had someone in your life, that is not a family member, but has influenced you and guided you and helped you in so many ways? Well I have! This lady lived two doors down from us, in a different neighbourhood from where we are now. I first met her in 1993-4 when they moved in. We bonded with both of them right away. They were in their 60’s then and recently retired. They have 7 kids, 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren now. Through the years she taught me so much about gardening, sewing, canning etc. It was like having Martha Stewart close by. She adored my babies and spoiled them with tea parties and cookies. He too was great at helping with household advice and lending of tools etc. In essence they were our family, our surrogate parents/grandparents since ours all lived 3000km away. We still see them on occasion, but not nearly enough. In January it was her 79th birthday. She also had to have surgery then. I thought a quilt might help her speed up her recovery and because she is so deserving of it. She is always giving. (Still spoils our kids with birthday gifts and Christmas bags). I surprised  her when I gave her this quilt. She was very touchedand said it was too good to use, but proudly lays it on the back of the chair in the living room. I am sure  it brightened her days of recovery.

I hope you have enjoyed stopping by my blog.  Consider following me so we can get sewing together!
Enjoy browsing through all the blogger quilt festival entries!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

looking forward to...

...the bloggers quilt festival hosted by Amys Creative Side.  

 This is the kind of quilt show I love, you don't have to travel anywhere or even get out of your pj's!! Just sit at your computer and soak up all the wonderful quilts. 
Take the time to browse through 100's of bloggers quilt for some inspiration!   
Are you joing in?

 Starts May 13th!

Amy's Creative Side | Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Moving feet

ballet pointe shoes

lyrical footwear

tap shoes
jazz shoes

Once again this weekend (well starting on Thursday) I will be watching my girls dance in our last big competition of the season!!  
I will try to get some photos of them in their costumes and makeup. 

 Hope you all have a great weekend and if you are spending it with your mom,
Happy Mother's Day!!!

p.s. I can't wait to show you what I got for an early Mother's Day gift!!!