Hi everyone, glad you could visit me.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

I had a really good day sewing and finished the Kansas block for the RTQA. It was one of the easier blocks and it turned out well.

I also got my Christmas Quilt top done for the Vintage Quilt Along. I was quiet happy with this also. I just got finished and cleaned up the trailer when my husband drove in. So good timing. Here is my Christmas Quilt.

The green boarder didn't turn out as well on the picture. It is very pretty.


Good morning everyone. I am hear to post the winner of my give away. Sorry it is taking so long. I had the trailer to myself and got a chance to sleep in. It was great.

So back to the winner of these fat quarters:

So the winner of my first give away is .........

Love your stack of bowls!!! Your applique is great and your hanger is perfect!!! I like your style and I'm now a follower!! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some lovely material. (Made a typo so I deleted to correct!)

So if you could email your address I will get that in the mail the first of the week when I get home. marlaruthnelson@gmail.com

CONGRATULATIONS. Hope to give another give away soon. It was fun.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Tomorrow I will announce the winner of my first give away. Good luck everyone.

 I haven't been on  the computer much as my husband has my phone which I need to hook up to the Internet and my camera . He is using them for work and he is away working. I am at the trailer with my granddaughter this week so have been entertaining her. She is at her other grandmothers tonight and I borrowed my daughter in laws phone. A really quiet night at the trailer and a wet evening. Just catching up on everyones bloggs.

Finished my vintage Christmas quilt today. Will take pictures later. Just got the pattern for the RTQA and plan on making that tomorrow. Other than that I am caught up on my sewing until I go home. Then I plan on getting my quilting frames out and putting the Christmas quilt in.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

I made a mistake and posted the wrong list. I am learning alot about blogging and it seems I have lots more to do. Here I thought I was doing a good job.

Now your list: August 25th

Sorry for the mistake.

Day 13 of Bowls & Borders and guess what a GIVE AWAY!

This is my first Blog Hop and paper piecing. That was an experience. Thanks to Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt and Carol for organizing this. It was alot of fun. I am so amazed with all the different designs. Everyone did a beautiful job. Thanks to Regina for the beautiful pattern.
I live in a beautiful part of the country where the world's largest flower pots are "The Hopewell Cape Rocks".  I have a great husband, two sons with great daughter" n" laws and four beautiful grand children.
I started blogging early this summer and just love it. Even though I have a really busy summer with work and keeping my grand children I have got alot sewing done this summer.
Now back to this blog hop. I kind of signed up without really knowing what I was getting into. I have never done paper piecing before. I have learned so much since I started blogging.
 So here is my bowls.

I was quite happy with this. A nice piece for my kitchen.

                                                 Here is today's list of blogs in the hop:
                                                                August 24th

Now for the give away. Since I am a new blogger I thought it would be a good chance to meet some new bloggers. So just leave a comment and hope to see you back. I will randomly draw on the 29thof August. Good luck.



Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday morning again. Another week gone. We started out to work this morning and it started raining so headed back to the trailer. Some free time this morning . Nice.

Finished my first applique runner last night. Very happy with it. I think I will like that stitch on my new sewing machine. Never had the proper stitch on my old machine that looked right. I thought I would start with a Halloween runner first as that holiday will be around the corner.

The book I used is a beautiful book filled with table runner for every season. You would just love to make everyone. It is called My Runners by Disa Designs. I bought the book at the Fabric Cupboard in Moncton NB. Love the book.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Just finished the quilt block for the RTQA. I must say this was the easiest one yet. Quite happy with it. The Coloredo Pass.

Really enjoying the Bowls for Boarders. Have been going on every morning to see everyone's work. My big showing will be on the 25th.

I am now working on some appliqueing right now. Never had that on my old sewing machine. I think I have figured it out after breaking three needles. Should have my first piece to show tomorrow.

Well have a good day.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Just checking in to say hi. Really enjoying the Bowels and Boarders contest. It takes time looking through every ones pictures but hate to miss anything. Everyone is doing a great job. I finished mine on Tuesday and can't wait to show it on the 25th.
Just wanted to keep in touch so I thought I would show a quilt that I put togeather earlier. I really like this one.


Just those little red caridnals really make the quilt.

Hope that the Road trip Quilt Along will be ready tomorrow as it looks like a rainy day tomorrow and would be nice to have something to work on. I am also working on a Halloween runner and hope to have it done this weekend also.

I had a ruff day today. I jammed my finger helping my husband today. It is black and blue and still is spollen about double in size. And then we left that job and a German Shepherd ran out in front of us. He didn't make it so lots of tears there. This was all before ten this morning..So I am looking forward to a day just sewing. We will see if that happens.

Well have a good evening everyone.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Well hello everyone. Another beautiful day here at the campground. I had the day off today and finished the blocks to my Christmas blocks for the Vintage quilt along. When I get back home I will get the material to put it togeather.

I need to learn how to take better pictures. Everyone does such a nice job on their pictures. This winter I will learn to do better.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Wednesday Progress

Today is Wednesday again. Where does the week go. Another busy day at work and oh was it hot. We quit at 1:30 and headed back to the trailer. It wasn't any cooler here. My husband is an engraver on Monuments and we also repair and straighten monuments. It was to hot but it has to be done by Sunday.

Lots of different things on the go. Started the Vintage Quilt along. Got two blocks done. Will have pictures tomorrow. I also need to get My Bowls for Boarders done. Not sure how I will make out with the machine quilting. Hope to work on it tomorrow. Also started a Halloween table runner. Have it all cut out ready to sew.

I am also working on a cross stitch picture for my granddaughter for Christmas. She is five and plays the violin so this has one on it.

So lots to do but take it one day at a time. I have got so much more done this summer than I normally do by blogging. It keeps me excited to get something accomplished.

So hope to have more pictures tomorrow.  Time to call it a night.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Oh what a day. Back to work and it was hot. Just sent my two grand kids home last night from keeping them the last two weeks. Owen my grandson was not happy to go. Its hot and beautiful here on PEI and keep busy taking them to the pool. An easy way to intertain them. Didn't get much sewing done.
Finally got my block done for the Road Trip Quilt Along. It took me two evenings to get it done. Just to tired. I really like this block. It went togeather well and it did help that I had the flying geese done. Made to many one other block.

Also started cutting out my strips for the Vintage Christmas quilt along.  Hope to have those blocks done tomorrow night. I think I have Thursday off and hope to get alot accomplished.