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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Paper Piecing Class


My finished piece from the paper piecing class that I did at the Fabric Cupboard. I am glad I took this class. Paper piecing is so much fun once you know how to do it right. I used Batiks on this one.




This makes 2 5/8 " blocks. Very tiny. This kit will make three of these little toppers. 


This ruler and cardboard are an asset for paper piecing. There is a lip on this ruler that lines up with the cardboard that will cut to 1/8 ". Made the job so easy. This topper can work into a day project from start to finish. 


I also picked up this pattern. It will make 10 place mats and two toppers. This is my next project. 


A great class. I signed up for this class that will take place in a couple of weeks. These are beautiful. Looking forward to this one. 






Friday, 10 April 2015



 This Dresden plate quilt is finished. It has been awhile since I have worked on it. With going to visit my brother the first of March in Victoria and having the flue and cold for the last three weeks not much sewing has been accomplished.

I did a narrow floundering around the quilt and also on the binding gave it a different look. I just did meandering in the centre and a flower and leaf design around the boarder. Another project off of my bucket list. I will be keeping this one.





I received this quilt book in the mail today from Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  A give away that I had won. A beautiful book. She sure loves colour. I will enjoy the articles that is written  in this book and a couple of projects I will have to try.

 Thanks Victoria.

Well it is Friday again. The week sure disappeared again. Kids and grandkids will be down tonight. So off for a nice visit at their grandmothers. Friday night get together at my husbands mothers.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

My New Toy......


I am so excited. I bought myself a Easter present. A new Husqvarna Seger called Husky lock s21. I will do a class next week and then bring her home. I now have three Husqvarna machines. I was using my daughter n laws machine and it seemed to stopped working. I took it in to get it fixed and decided I didn't want to be the one to break it.  Thank goodness it just needed a good cleaning. These were on for 50% off so the price was right. Nice to get an income tax cheque. They came fast this year, just in time for the sale. 
I actually use a serger more than I thought I would And now will use it a lot more. 

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

100 's Club



This little lap quilt is finished with Bella Fabrics. The fabric is lovely and so nice to work with. It is one that a few friends and I did for the 100's club from our local quilt shop. We sign up in August and each month we pick up some fabric to put together. This has been the first time that I was able to sign up for. Each month we get our fabric and a coupon for a discount on something in the store. So far the discounts have been great. 

Another finish. Yea. Will look good at my trailer this summer. 

Monday, 23 March 2015





As  I m trying to recoupe from the flue since last Thursday I did find the energy to finish binding these table topper's. This is a pattern from Sew Karen-ly Sew.
Two more gifts done.

I was away for a couple of weeks visiting my brother on Victoria Island. It was nice to leave the snow behind but came back with a terrible cold. My brother and his family all had it while I was out there. Now I have all the snow and sick also. Other than that it was a nice visit. Some pictures of my trip.


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Love exploring this castle in Victoria.



I was lucky enough to find a quilt show and two quilt shops. Oh what fun. I got my brother to drop me off and I spent 4 hours checking all the tables out and sat in a couple of demastrations. Can'T leave a place like this without bringing a few things home with me. 



All the flowering trees were out and oh how pretty. Lots of daffodil 's also. I guess this is one thing all the deer don'T eat.





The scenery was so pretty also.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015





An update on my quilt? It is all together. Very happy with how it turned out. It looks like wheels spinning around. I added two more Dresden plates and it filled it in better. Now to get it stretched and quilted.  This one is for me.

Love how the sun is shinning today. Even with all the snow it is beautiful out.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

What a snow day. It has been years since we have had a storm like this. I am amazed that we still have power with the way the wind is blowing around the house. The snow is pretty near up to my living room window and it is two stories in the back. Can't see out the windows downstairs. There is going to be lots of shovelling tomorrow.

I have spent the day working on my Dresden plate quilt and this is what I got accomplished today. So happy with the way it looks.




I am trying to decide if it needs one more in between the two big ones. Tomorrow I will do the boarders. We will see. A good night to put a good movie on and pray that the power stays on.