Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Now I Lay me down to Sleep

And guess how you spend your days when Saskatchewan Spring hits you with just above freezing temperatures and howling winds all day long? Yup, you guessed it! Quilt the day away....and of course I have to share... The colours are quite a bit nicer than the camera shows, but it gives you an idea. Now I just have to wait for her to get old enough to want a "blankie" to snuggle with. I picked up the panel while in Edmonton when she was born, but did not want to make your basic panel quilt. So with a bit of measuring , making some pinwheel blocks and adding a logcabin designs around the blocks I was able to create this little blanket for our darling Olivia! I can't wait to be able to give it to her, and I only have to wait 241 days.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

First things first

Well I had planned on quilting the day away and doing some catch up in my sewing room. But you know how plans go??? Never as planned! But that is totally OK, because my change of plans involved having my grandson Kayd for a sleep-over. We have been having a great day as you can see. A little T.V. and popcorn, stories, baking cookies for Papa, trip to the mail and store and then before you know it the day is over. So I guess maybe tomorrow I will have a quilt top to post
So for now...I think I will just enjoy my little grandson, some cookies and a cup of Tea!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Love Spring and all that it brings....

except the snow that is! I was a little sad to see the ground covering with that fluffy white stuff when I arose way too early this morning. And if you want to know why I was up so early it was because I just could not sleep with all the quilting ideas that danced in my head while falling asleep last nite! Every time I woke up these different quilt ideas seemed to enter my head. But it feels so good to be thinking quilting again. It's been far too long. Yesterday our town hosted our spring potluck guild meeting. What a great time of chattin, sewing and eating ....and oh ya a little stitch rippin' too! Our guild is working on our quilt for the fall raffle and we encountered a little error that set us back. But smiles and laughter stayed with us as we made corrections throughout the day. I'm anxious to be able to post a picture of our ribbons and bows quilt , but you will have to wait a bit.

But I did get my Tin Can Challenge back and I just have to share ....I love all my blocks and can not wait to decide what to do with them...I have posted a grouping of them all together as well as some small indivduals. If you have any ideas as to what i should do with them please feel free to share....Once again, thanks Ladies.

i LOVE them!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

One more to check off my list

I was beginning to think that I would never get some of my quilt projects completed. I now know that I just have to be at home for at least a week or two at a time. I'm happy to finally have my "Country Star" dresser runner completed after being cut out for over a half a year. And then guess what I go and do? Hang it over my door (which I love to do with runners) and I love it their. So I guess I still have no runner for my dresser in my spare room. So off I go to see if I have enough material left to design a dresser runner with my scraps.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I miss her.....

My Sister Wendy and I had such a great time together here and of course the time just flew by. I remember watching the calendar days and getting excited for her arrival and just like that...she is now gone! It really isn't fair, but I guess life is just like that and I should be more grateful for the shared opportunities that we have.

Sisters make you laugh till your cheeks hurt, Sister can pull you out of a dumperyday. Sisters are always there for you, Sisters are heart to heart talks and remember when stories of our childhood. Sisters are good times shared. Sister are the best, especially when it is you....Love you Wen, sure enjoyed our time together and of course looking forward to the next time already!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's No Fool's Day today!

It's my Mom's and very good friends Birthday's today. Happy Birthday to A Mom that could not be found any better if you searched this whole world over and a very special friend that the last 33 years have added many blessings to my days. I wish you both much happiness!

And speaking of Mom's Birthday I once had started out this quilt thinking I would maybe make it for her seeings how the Moda collection was "three Sisters" fitting for Mom having had us three girls. And then do you know what she went and did? Changed her whole colour scheme...but that's ok. For not being my colours I have found the perfect spot for it!

And I just had to share it quickly on my "so called quilting blog" because it is the first quilt related thing I have to show for myself!