Thursday, December 27, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I will post a picture of the completed job next week.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)Suzie Focus
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)French Vanilla Chocolate Chunk
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Red Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Ann Peterborough
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)Gra-Da
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) The Black Coffee
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)Cliff Herbert
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )Grace Stewart
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)Astell Allegheny
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Christmas Rose
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + "ie" or "y")Apple Jeansie
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)PB Toast Maple
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)The Applique Lighting Tour.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
I have also become a fan of The no-end-insight Ripple- Along Blog. I have taken out a huge box of yarn that I have had more than 15 years and started crocheting. I have completed one baby blanket and started on a second. I like making baby things because they work up quickly and I can always donate them to church or some other cause for fund raising.
I hope to have some picture of my Quilt progress shortly.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
My kindred group, "Friends in Stitches" likes to have a project on the go. It is usually something that will be donated to a charity. This is our latest completed quilt. We named it "Bali-Ho" but the real pattern name is The Puzzler, which was in a fall issue of Quilters Newsletter magazine, I think sometime in 2005. One our group found the pattern and we pooled all of our Batik fabrics. One evening we had a cutting party and then devided up the blocks and went home to sew. We did make a few changes to the original pattern. Our is a quilt-as-you-go. We are going to enter it in the local quilt show this fall and then it will be donated to "The Quilt" a Canadian group who's Auctions quilts for Breast cancer support. http://www.thequilt.com/ Our guild also contributes a quilt annually. I can tell you we are very proud of this, It is so beautiful in Bali's.
Sunday, June 03, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
The weather has been beautiful this week. The sun shining, warm days and cool nights. Just the way I like it. I was home last weekend to visit my Mom. She and I get a long like sisters so she is a joy to spend time with. We had 3 great days together.
I belong to a small quilting group, "Friends in Stitches", we get together to sew, chat, eat you know how it is. Late last year one of our group moved to England. They do not know how long they will be there, so they are renting a small flat, much smaller than the big home they had here in Barrie. We wanted to give Mary something to remember us.
One of our group had an idea from something she saw in a magazine. The project was to make a small quilt that would sit on your desk and could be changed be seasonally like a calendar. The quilt is made with a small pocket on the top of the back. The pocket then goes over the top of an 8X10 clear acrylic picture frame. It is used as a stand for the quilt. We like the idea. It was small enough to pack and display in a small space and large enough that we could express ourselves.
Each of us made a small square using a technique we are known for and something that would mean something special to Mary. I love Redwork and Mary collects Teddy Bears so that was perfect. My friend Kelly does beautiful applique , Margret silk ribbon, you get the idea! Anyway Kelly the put the whole thing together, using Maple Leaf (Canada) fabric for the border and there is a special label on the back. I think it turned out beautifully and it who doesn't have time to make a 3 inch square. Mary loved it.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Thanks so much to Debra who got the Quilt Studio Webring on to my page.
My mom, hubby and I went to Ottawa over Easter to see a Senators game and visit a cousin. We had a fabulous time. My cousin, who works for the Senators took us on a tour of the ScotiaBank Centre and into some of the boxes. He took out for a fabulous dinner and we had seats in the fitfh row, for the Senators vs. Pittsburgh game. The next day we went downtown to see some of the fabulous museums and the parliment buildings. Here is Mom, Hubby and I.
On the last morning of our long weekend get away we met my cousin and his family for breakfast. We brought all of them some small gifts. As it was Easter I made my cousins wife a funky chicken pincushion. As it turned out she love chickens and has her kitchen decorated in that theme. I was pleased because I really do not know her well and was struggling for something to take her .
I used a couple of log cabin squares leftover from another project, some felt for the comb and beads for the eyes.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Here is the new quilt that I have just completed. It was a free pattern from Quilters Village, I found it on the McCalls site and loved it. It was very easy to put together. It was machine quilted by Colleen Dodd, of Elite Quilting in Bradford. Her work is beautiful and very reasonable too. I love it. I used one fabric as the main colour and then went through my stash to find other fabrics to help pull it all together. I used the main fabric to make table toppers for either side of our bed. I have enough left over to make a lap quilt. As I have my tv in the bedroom I always like to have a nice lap quilt to cuddle in while I watch tv.