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Friday, 13 June 2014

   I haven't posted for a couple of weeks. The internet here on Prince Edward Island is terrible. If I couldn't use my phone to go on I wouldn't use it at all. To much tin around me with all these big trailer's.

  I have got a few things done between working. My husband gives me a day off once in a while LOL. Today is one of them. This quilt belongs to a friend of mine. I pieced it for her quite a few years ago. She couldn't seem to get it together. She was going to hand quilt it but it has sat in her cupboard for to long and she asked me to machine quilt it. It turned out well, I think.

I used this design that I love.  She should be happy with it. I will deliver it next weekend when I go home.


I made this little runner and mug rugs out of the pieces I cut off of the Star Stash quilt. I couldn't throw them away. It made such a cute little runner. Each pin wheel is 3" . It is ready to machine quilt.



This picture of this baby quilt didn't turn out to well. It is the Jacob's Ladder pattern that I made a while ago. My neighbor's daughter is having a baby and wanted a homemade quilt for a keep sake. It is ready to machine quilt. Hopefully this weekend.


I wish the print would show up better. It is so pretty.


I put this pretty green flannel on the back. It should be so soft. 
This quilt I finished today, I started this winter. It is left over material from another project. I made one like this already this winter and I love how it goes together. I added another three blocks to this one. A nice size lap quilt.




Finely the sun has come out. It is suppose to be a wet weekend. That's fine, I can find lots to do. Time to think about supper. See you soon.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

W.I.P. Wednesday

I think if I keep my eyes shut it is still winter out. It is so cold and wet. It is not even funny any more. I told my husband if it doesn't warm up I was quitting work and going home. My feet has been wet for a week now. I used to enjoy working but now I just want to go home even though my house is full. Enough complaining. It won't do any good. LOL
It is time for W.I.P Wednesday again. I finally got the Star Stash quilt done. Connie and Marjorie has had theirs done for a while. So I have finally caught up. Yeah.


This one went together very nicely. It is the first quilt that when you squared up the block that is was perfectly 10" square. You can get this pattern from Connecting Threads sight.  That is where I bought the material. I give this pattern a 10. I am not sure how I will machine quilt this. Maybe I will wait and see how the girls quilt theirs.

I also finished two more of these wall hangings. 


One is now hanging in my trailer and I have an extra for a gift.  I love how this piece went together. 
So stop on over and visit Monika at the Needle and Thread Network and see what everyone else is working on. 



Wednesday, 14 May 2014

W.I.P.Wednesday.

Boys another week gone. Where does the time go? I am happy to say that I do have May flowers. Remember an earlier post I didn't expect much until June but here they are.


The snow was to the top of that rock the first of May and these happy little blooms came through. Nice.

A good week getting things done. I finished this lap quilt. It turned out really pretty. A pattern from the Missouri Quilt Company.


Another gift for Christmas. 


The son  that never buys me a Mother's day gift brought me this beautiful hanging basket. I was so surprised that I had to give him a hug. Ryan told me to enjoy them as it might be the only gift for the next five years. That would be just like him.
I was down to my friend Marjorie's Monday and put together this wall hanging for my friends birthday tomorrow. I hope she will like it.


I love this piece. I have two more on the go. One for me and an extra just encase I need another gift. 
So tomorrow I head back to Prince Edward Island to start working with my husband again. My sewing machine is all packed in the car with a few little projects to work on when the erg hits me and rainy days. So head on over to The Needle and Thread Network and see what everyone else is working on.



Wednesday, 7 May 2014

W.I.P. Wednesday

I am hooking up with Monika with the Needle and Thread Network again to show what I did get accomplished this week even though I spent part of the week laid up with my back. A bad weekend but a visit to the chiropractor on Monday got me going again. I had a popped rib and the lower part of my back decided it didn't want to get out of bed. It didn't help that I had gone on a convention for Tops in Fredericton this weekend. I missed Saturday morning but did manage the afternoon and the banquet. Sunday was bad getting in the vechicle to go home and Monday was worse. Feeling better now.
Since I didn't post last week this is over the last two weeks.


I finished another weekender except for the buttons on the pockets. It is now ready for my big trip in the fall. I helped a lady who was given a quilt frame  how to work it and she gave me this beautiful red material. It should be nice for my carry on.




I made this quilt two summers ago and finally got it quilted. I was going to hand quilt it but did it on the machine. It turned out really well. I had a better picture but for some reason it failed to load. I love the little red boarder around the out.

I also got some more blocks done for the Star Stash that Connie, Marjorie and I are working on. I have forty done and forty more to go. And I also got a little lap quilt put together which I am taking with me to craft night this evening to put together to machine quilt. I hope to do that this weekend.  So all in all I got quite a lot done.


Sunday, 27 April 2014


My friend Joyce donated this painting she did for the silent auction at the benefit For may son Mark. She did an amazing job. My husband loved it so he bought it for me for our anniversary. It looks very nice on my wall. It is a beautiful painting. Some days I do miss painting but I do love to sew more.
The benefit did very well and the food was amazing. A Roast beef dinner. They made a good amount of money to put towards their new home. Living in a small community, everyone is so good. Some people I did not even know. There was a lot of nice gifts and everyone left happy. A great evening.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

W.I.P.Wednesday

I am signing up with Monika at the Needle and Thread Network. So head on over and see what everyone else is working on, Of course after you read mine first. LOL

Another week gone but nice to see that spring has finally sprung. How fast the snow left.  My four feet of snow in my flower bed is now down to a foot but it is coming. There has been a few incidents with washed out roads and a town that flooded near by but things are getting back to normal. My husband got back to work yesterday and my son's new home will be started on Monday. All is well.

I got so much accomplished this week. I am so pleased. These two spring runners. I am not sure how I got one bigger than the other but both turned out very well. This is a nice pattern from Connecting Threads. I recommend this kit. Beautiful material and went together so nicely. 



I picked this magazine up in April. The quilt on the front was designed by Lizza Alexander. I know she has a blog that I had first seen this quilt. So I picked it up. Very nice.


In this magazine was this little door hanger. I wanted to make this for my mother for mother"s day. I made four. A very fun project and so quick. I recommend this pattern also. So now I got three gifts done that I needed.
I actually found the same button that showed in the magazine at our local quilt shop. Nice.



So with four I get to keep one for myself. Love this project also. A nice piece for my entry way.



While I was away on vacation I did these three cross stitch pictures. When  I was to Micheal"s last week I found these frames on sale. I needed 8" by 8". Perfect for these pictures.


These two will be put away for Christmas gifts.



I thought I would give this one to my daughter n law for her birthday. She was the one who lost her home. I thought it was appropriate. It says "Light the way Home". 

So as you can see, A good week. Now time to get dressed and since I have the house to myself I am heading back to the sewing room for the morning, meeting with a couple of friends for sewing this afternoon and craft night tonight with the girls. A good day.




Tuesday, 15 April 2014

It Is finally finished and on my bed. I knew it was large but didn't expect it to be this big but I like it. It touches the floor on both sides.  It is 94" by 119". Fits perfectly. This has been so long quilting but well worth it. I even got my husband and son to take off the mattress and put on a new bed skirt but I guess I don't need one. 



I made this pillow last summer to go with this. I need a couple of more I think. 


Connie, Marjorie and I got together this week and made these traveling ironing board  pads. I made two, one for the trailer and one to carry with me when I sew. A fun little project.


 So another great week of accomplishments. I tried signing up this morning for W.I.P. Wednesday but mast have been to early so I am adding this to my blog and signing up with Monika from the Needle and Thread  Network. So hop on over and see what is going on.