Sunday, January 24, 2010

Visit with Kelly

Kelly came over yesterday later on in the afternoon. We had a nice visit, surfed the web checking out our favorite blogs and adding yet more projects to an ever growing list of, "I'd like to try that". We ordered a pizza amidst the mess of boxes, and proceeded to enjoy.
After supper we sat and stitched ( isn't it relaxing, the gentle movement of the needle sliding in and out of the fabric in even stitches) Well! theoretically anyway.
Once we had more room in our tummies Kelly whipped open a box of Apple Blossoms, which we baked and served with whipped cream. Yum !!
We always have fun together. I sure will miss our regular visits.
I will be to busy too blog for a few days during the move but will be back as soon as possible with more stories.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Goodbye Party

My kindred group "Friends In Stitches" had a party for me this past Saturday. We had a lovely pot luck lunch and then we sat down in Margarets lovely Living room  and I was presented with Large Gift Bag of Presents. Many of them were hand made and all of them were beautiful and just perfect. I can not thank the my friends enough.

 My BFF, Kelly gave me a handmade "Biscornu" pincushion. We are so alike. I laughed when I opened it because I had wanted to make one for her for Christmas but never got to it.

Brenda gave me this lovely handmade bag in a sewing motif.

Sandra gave me this pretty Pashmina and a Clover Bobbin keeper, one that will get lots of use.

Margaret gave this beautiful handmade sewing box adorned with her lovely wired ribbon flowers.

Elizabeth gave me this exquisite handmade Picture, wall hanging made of silk, entitled "Going Home".
It is a true art quilt and will cherish it and treat it like the original piece of  Art that it is.   

We had a fabulous day, the food was great. The chat was fun and the gifts were "Over the Top" but mainly the friendship was irreplaceable.

Here we all are in very stages in FUN.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I have only two weeks before we move. I have already spent two half days in my sewing room and it still looks like this.

And well you may ask ,"if your room looks like this why are you sitting at the computer updating your blog".

I am a procrastinator by nature. I like working to a deadline, any quilt I have ever made I usually book my long arm quilter ahead so that I have a date to work to. So nothing new here I am acting true to form. I will get there but it will be all very last minute.

Yesterday I had a glorious day with my friend Kelly. Kelly came over, brought lunch, and I supplied the dessert. We spent the afternoon perusing our most recent quilt magazines. Then we sat in what is left of my livingroom and watched 2 episodes of "The Quilt Show" with Alex Anderson, Ricky Tims and guest Jinny Beyers, and then guest Cindy Brick.

It was a great afternoon.

Then we decided that we would start a new blog so that we could keep up to date on what we are both working on. As my move will take me about 2 hours away we won't be able to see one another as often as we do now. If you would like keep up todate on our progress you can find us at

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Colletta's Kitchen Sink: 100th Post and New Year Giveaway

Colletta's Kitchen Sink: 100th Post and New Year Giveaway

I just found a great giveway if you would like to get it on it
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Another Snowy Day

It seems as though we have had a string of snowy days lately, with more to come. I was working on a quilt label today and also putting together some squares for a scrap quilt.  It seems like the kind of day to be indoors and do some hand stitching and cooking, so I found a recipe for Beef-Bourguignon . It sounded good and simple, two of my favorite cooking criteria. So s I type this I cam smell a wonderful aroma coming from my oven and I am going to stitch this label on a Quilt to be gifted.

Love is a quilt - a quilt is love . . .

Both love and a quilt should be:
Soft enough to comfort you,
Bright enough to cheer you,
Generous enough to enfold you,
Light enough to let you move freely,
Strong enough to withstand adversity,
Durable enough to last a lifetime,
And given gladly, from the heart.

I hope you all have a wonderful sunday.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday, Great Christmas,and New Year. I know that we sure did. We were with my Mom for Christmas and had a wonderful time. Here are a picture of two of the 4 pillows I made for her new digs.

We were home for New years and had a quiet evening with an old movie and Hubby watched the Canada Juniors game. Yea they won!. So back to the packing only three weeks to go until we move.

Happy New Year to all!
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