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Sunday, 6 September 2015

A Beautiful Long Weekend here in New Brunswick.

We came home to spend a beautiful long weekend with family and such good friends. My best friend from school was home from Ontario for the weekend. It's nice to keep a friendship going for so long.  She comes home every year on this weekend to spend time with her family at their family home in Cape Enrage. My husband and I spent so much time there while we were dating.  Such memories. My son married her niece so they had their trailer there. A huge crowd there this year. It is always nice to see you Norma.

 Also we had two of our grandchildren over  for a night. Such fun. Sara wanted to spend some time in the sewing room to work on a project. We also got to see one of their performance at the Molly Kool kitchen party. Norma was able to make it also. They have so much fun playing guitar,  fiddle and tap dancing at this little show. 

Also we came home to go to a bridal shower for a very special girl. I started baby sitting her when she was six months old until she was old enough to keep herself. I made her this Christmas quilt. 

This is a kit from Connecting Threads. Another beautiful  kit. I put a nice soft blue flannel on the back.

This is Katelyn and Justin. They had a beautiful shower.  Her big day is October 31st.  She loves Halloween. 

Her grandmother made her a black and white quilt called Grandmother's Garden. 

Her mother found this cute Halloween  skeleton bride and groom that sang I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher. To cute.

Also did something that I have always wanted to do this weekend, kayaking. I wanted my husband to do this when we went to Hawaii. Next time. Such fun. 

My daughter n law  taking my  picture.

The bride and groom ended up in the water trying to get out of their kayak. Thanks for inviting me Katelin and Justin. Had a great time. 

So hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weekend. We have three more weeks of camping before we close the trailer up. Where did the summer go to. 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Summer Sampler Mini Quilt

Here is my Summer Sampler Mini Quilt that I joined in with Sherri at A Quilters life. The blocks are 6 1/2" . So cute. They went together nicely. I am not sure I would want to make a queen size quilt but does make a nice wall hanging.

It is really windy here today.  The most amazing thunder storm last night. It was almost like a light show. Very pretty.

I ended up making three extra blocks as they were not quite perfect and after I got them all made I couldn't leave them behind. So I added them which made the sampler a little longer. 

There is a Summer Sampler Mini Quilt Parade over at A QUILTERS LIFE. so head over there and take a peek. Mine didn't make it into the parade as I didn't get it posted in time. The Internet here at the camp ground is terrible and only works when it feels like it. Today is the first for a few days. As you can see I haven't posted much this summer. Not much patience with slow or no internet. We have one more month of camping. Really enjoying it this summer. 

Today my goal is to machine quilt this and make a batch of marmalade jam. 

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

We are finally starting to have a beautiful summer. Enjoying my days and finding some time for the sewing room. 
Here is my second Folded Centerpiece. I really like the shape of this one. This was the  one that caught my eye. A little more challenging than the first one that I did. A very good way to use some scrap material. 

I have the next two sets of blocks done for the Summer Patchwork Sampler quilt with Sheri from A Quilting Life. The first two are the Star Puzzle Block and the next two are Ohio Star Block. They are 6 1/2" blocks. Even though they are small they work up quickly. 

I have been having lots of time following everyone's blogs this summer and amazed at what beautiful projects everyone is doing. I am at our trailer most of the summer and the Internet is terrible. So therefore find it hard to post much until I go home. I am taking my three younger grandchildren Saturday for five days to the trailer so should be a busy time. They are looking forward to going to PEI for a few days of swimming and the beach. So until next time. 

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.