Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fall is in the Air

We woke this morning to our coldest day so far this summer. I knew it was going to be chilly so I have taken out a roast of beef for dinner,  thinking it might be nice to to have the oven on today. It is only 20 celsius or 68 fahrenheit.  Hubby helped me and I have everything ready to go in the oven. Prime Rib of beef,  roasted new potatoes with their skins on, roasted carrots and broccoli with lemon garlic butter drizzled over them. I will make beef and mushroom gravy and for dessert Chocolate coffee pudding with whipped cream. I invited my Mom over for dinner too. I feel quite righteous today as I went to the gym early this morning, came home stripped and remade the bed. Tidied up the house and we have had lunch and got dinner ready for the oven. I am now ready to sip my second cup of tea and I am going to sit down for a while and crochet while hubby watches a baseball game on TV.

Oh dear there was some dreadful news on about an anchorwoman and her cameraman who were killed in the US by a disgruntled TV station employee. Is it just awful all of the bad things happening in the world today. My prayers will certainly be with their families today.

I have been working on another quilt top that I have been procrastinating over. I feel better already by getting back at it. As it has been chilly lately (supposed to get hot and humid again this weekend)
I thought I would share a couple of Afghans that I have been finished recently. I have started another one using up the scraps from the first two.

This is a simple pattern from Attic24 it is actually twice the width shown here. 

This is the edging on the blanket from above.
This is a Ripple Blanket from Attic 24 made from Scraps. 

Special thanks to those who leave me comments I really appreciated them. Susan I tried to respond to your comment but your blog profile will not allow me too. But thanks I really like hearing from you all. So whats on the menu at your house?

So you don't think we eat high off the hog everyday last night was Cabbage Roll Casserole.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Away so long......

So sorry I have been away so long. I have no excuse except to say that I am not very good at photos and I know that a blog without photos is pretty boring. So I am here to try again. First off I never did finish the crazy quilting piece. I had so many layers of fabric sewn together that I could not get  my needle through it without shredding my silk ribbon so I put it aside for a while.

I do have some projects on the go. Here is a picture of a quilt top I have just finished. It is called Over the River by Crabapple Hill. I had the embroideries done and a few weeks ago a friend of mine came to visit and we both worked on the quilt blocks. I am pretty happy that I finished my top.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Crazy quilt block

I have been working on my crazy quilt block for the class that I am taking. It is fun but must admit I don't think I have the talent of some of the other in my class.



Since I showed you my first block, I redid the whole block with different colours. The first one was shades of beige and I decided to do white and shades of grey. We ave now moving on to the silk ribbon portion and then later, beads and bits and bobs.

As for the volunteering. I am still waiting to complete all of the vaccinations that are required. I need to be vaccinated for chicken pox and Rubella before I can commence working at the hospital.



Sunday, August 03, 2014

More Quilt Canada Invitational 2014


Here are more of the quilts from the Invitational show at Quilt Canada. 

























Friday, August 01, 2014

Rain Rain Go Away - Quilt Canada 2014 June St. Catharines


We have had cool days and lots of rain. I am not sure where our "Summer" has gone. Shadow seems to be feeling better. I love her so much, I hate to see her unwell.

I don't have much of my own work to share today so I thought I might show you a few of the quilts that I thought were really beautiful at Quilt Canada this year.  Two of my friends and I went to St. Catharines this year for the week. It was fabulous. I was not able to take any pictures of the National Juried Show as no cameras were allowed. However I was able to take photos of Invitational Show which I believe are Quilts made by most of the teachers.

Mary, Kelly and I at the Gala Dinner

Me at my class making Sheer Card Quilt Art

This Gorgeous Quilt is made by Kathy Wylie, Author of a book called Sewflakes the three picture below are close up of this work of art.



This was all hand quilted.
Yesterday today and tomorrow?

Close up

This Lady has several Quilt in the show this is a close up of another quilt with the biggest of her 3D Eagles. It was unbelieveable. 

The three picture above are of Yesterday today and tomorrow. The Eagle above was 3D and not to be believed.





The four pictures above are of the quilt A Cooperative effort. It was not to be believed. Renske Helmuth has yet again brought together a group of ladies who all worked on this quilt. It was put together as a Quilt as you go and will be sold at the Mennonite Relief Sale. Some of her work with these women have sold for literally tens of thousands of dollars.  
 
These are just a few of the fabulous quilts. I will show you more in the next few days.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

One Sick Puppy

My darling dog Shadow has not been feeling up to par this past few days. I will not go into detail except to say that it involves both ends of her and two visits to the vet.(so far) She is eleven now so we worry about her.


I too have been feeling really tired lately so I went to the doctor to get some blood work done.  Not sure what is up but since the gastric bypass there are so many things it might be (low something or other) I wanted to get it checked.

I have several projects on the go but no energy to complete any of them.

I have one thing to share. I completed a McKenna Ryan Christmas panel a few weeks ago and instead of quilting it I opted to have it framed. I think I would have quilted it if I knew ahead of time the cost of framing. Yikes.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Crazy Quilt Block

I have redone the block for my online Crazy Quilt class. I went shopping on Saturday and all of the lace applique pieces that I need for my class were in pastel pinks, mauve and blues. So I as much as I like the creams that I originally did (and I will use it later) I redid my block in whites and greys.
I like it much better than the original one with the pieces I have to go with it.  The colours are much prettier in person. Two of the fabric swatches (upper left and lower right ) are in fairy frost. So they are pale grey with a white sparkle on it. Two of the swatches are in freckles also pale grey.