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Tuesday, 9 June 2015



I decided to do the Summer Patchwork Sampler quilt with Sherri at A QUILTING Life. These are the first two blocks, the saw tooth star blocks.
I did a  mystery quilt a couple of years ago and it was fun to wonder what it will turn out like.
Looking forward to seeing the next block.

Friday, 15 May 2015

I had a  great day with my granddaughter Sara. We cooked did some crafts sewed this cute little bag.


She found this pattern on the Crafty site. It is a bag to put on her bicycle handle bars. She also found the little fox pattern and it fit so well on the bag flap. She did a great job on the applique in.



It turned out really well. We also added the strap so she will be able to carry it around also. Her grandmother from Prince Edward Island took her shopping at the Fabric Cupboard to buy some fabric. 



She also made these coasters with mode pog, napkins and tiles. So cute.



We also made cup cakes and chocolate chip cookies. She also beat me at cards. She is learning to play rummy and doing a very good job. 
Tonight her brother and cousin are here for the night also.
We had a busy and fun day.  

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Folded Center Piece.


I was going to take a class Tuesday to make this Folded centerpiece but there wasn't enough people that signed up for it. So I bought the pattern and made it myself. I saved myself $40.00. More to buy fabric with. I really enjoyed making this. Would do again. A good project for using up lol those small pieces left over from other projects. You only need a piece 2 by 3 inches for each fold.

I have lots on the go and hoping to get together with Marjorie and Connie to work on a barbello project this week. Need to get my stuff ready for that. Also working on a few placemats. I should have them done tomorrow.

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.