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Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Lil' Twister

This is the project I was working on this afternoon. The larger one is a wall hanging but I think I will use it as a table topper for a center piece. Someone gave me a beautiful bowl and red candle last year for christmas that will look really nice with it.
 The smaller one is the left over material of the larger one which will be a nice mug rug. After you cut out the squares on the big one there is smaller squares that just needs a little trimming. I sewed it on a smaller scale than the 1/4" seam. My needle is at 2.5 for the 1/4" and I put the needle at 3 to give me a better fit for the smaller one.
This is the ruler that I used called the Lil' Twister tool. It is 3 1/2" and the smaller tool is 1 1/2.

As you can see the line on it is at an angle and that is what gives it the twist.

A fun project to do on a rainy afternoon. I recommend  this project. Now I have a pattern to make a Christmas tree. Can't wait. Just need to visit the material shop tomorrow on my way to PEI.
I love this pattern for a cross stitch wedding sampler. I did three of these this summer.  The first wedding was for August which was a beautiful wedding and these two are for October. One for a really good friends son and one for a very special person this weekend. We are off to Prince Edward Island this weekend for a Halloween wedding. We even bought costumes.  I was telling a friend that I haven't worn a Halloween costume since I was in grade eight or nine. That is a long time ago. Looking forward to this wedding. 

I also finished another Hockey Quilt and gave it to my son's Hockey fund  raiser. So some lucky person will be receiving this.

I love making this quilt. It goes together so well. 
We have gone a week with no internet so just got it back yesterday.  So there is lots of posts to catch up on. It is a wet rainy day so a good day to catch up. We were suppose to go to the Island today but now can't get away until tomorrow. When there is a change of plans I find it hard to get started on things. It would be a good day to head to the sewing room. It will pass the time this afternoon. 
Hope everyone has a great weekend. We sure will visiting a lot of good friends. 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Our Thanksgiving weekend.....

Where does the time fly. I can't believe it has been the first of September since I have posted anything. Whoever thought a person could get bored when retiring. The days just slip by. We closed our trailer the end of September and now have been busy cleaning all the garages that we haven't had time to do over the last few years.  We almost have them done. Now to do some outside work before it gets to cold. 
We also were lucky enough to go on a four day trip to Cape Breton to the Celtic Colours with our  oldest son Ryan his wife Jodi and our two grand children Sara and James.  What a nice weekend. So much great music and was able to enjoy some of the museums, the Glaze Bay miners museum, the Alex Graham Bell museum, the Fiddlers museum and so much more. There are so many musical shows on for over a week. We were lucky enough to go to three. They were so good. Even Sara and James found a place to play. They also did some work shops which they enjoyed.m

These are our two fiddlers.

Getting ready to go down in the mine. My husband wasn't crazy about going down but was glad that he did. The kids loved it. We spent three hours here. 

The kids also enjoyed the Alex Graham Bell museum  also. 

It is also known about these red chairs that are all over  Canada in the parks for people to visit. Always sitting at a beautiful spot overlooking a beautiful view. 
So now this week is almost over again. So just might make it to the sewing room tomorrow.  We shall see.
So everyone in Canada I hope you all had a great thanksgiving. I didn't get the turkey dinner but I did have a great weekend and I am very thankful for that.