Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kawartha Quiltmakers Guild 35th Anniversary

My Guild celebrate our 35th Anniversary this past week. We were each to bring a quilt the theme being 35 of anything. Many were interesting but the one I want to show you today was made by one of our Guild's Founders.
It was a wall hanging made of 35 different hankies enclosed in her retired hand quilting frame. The hankies encircled a photo of the founder of our guild. One of the hankies still had a price tag hanging from it 25 cents.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Quilt Canada 2016

This is the piece that I made taking a class at Quilt Canada.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Blooming Nine Patch

I began this quilt a couple of years ago and then was overwhelmed by it and stopped. Finally finished

it and I am very happy with how it turned out. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Getting ready

I am getting ready to head out to Quilt Canada. Hopefully will get back to blogging, soon.

Friday, September 04, 2015

New Quilt in the Making

I feel fairly safe in posting this because I am sure that my nephew and his fiance don't read my blog or even know I have one for that matter.

My Nephew is getting married next year and I and going to make them a quilt.  I gave them the option of traditional or more modern. They chose Modern and wouldn't you know they will have a King size. I have a couple of ideas the first was a Jelly Roll race quilt similar to this one I made recently.

There colours are navy, gold and cream, so I order 3 Bali Pop in Pacific blue, a yard cream that I will cut up into 2.5 inch strips and I also bought lots of gold strips. However since then I have found another pattern I like too, also made of 2,5 inch strips. It is not exactly like this one but close. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Warming up

Things are starting to warm up in our part of the province again. Supposedly we are to have a very hot "end of week" and lots of humidity. Thank heavens for A/C.

Mom and I went to the Peterborough Farmers Market yesterday morning. I love it this time of year, everything is so lush and abundant. Yesterday morning they open from 7:30am to 1pm,  we were there at 10 am and already several vendors had sold out. The cheese man had not curds left, there was baker who had no product left and a man who prepares mexican fresh egg burritos while you wait had not more eggs etc. to make any more.

There was however a man giving away free samples of hot corn on the cob and lots of ontario vegetable recipes. He said it was the local farmers way of saying thank you to the patrons for coming and purchasing from them. There are two Niagara on the lake growers who drive all the way to Peterborough to sell their fruit. They had peaches, plums, pears, nectarines and gorgeous grapes to name a few. I love how they also sell mixed baskets of a couple of each fruits.

Back at home I am working on a new Granny Ripple Blankets, the first picture is from a few nights ago when I first started it.

The Pattern is from Very Pink Knits and here is a Youtube link to the video.


Next time I will have some pictures of a new quilt I am working on.

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.    Attic 24

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.