Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yummmm Yummmm....Ribs!

As you can see on Kohens plate we cut the ribs off the bone for the boys....When Kayd was done his supper he asked if he could have another rib, but under one condition! He got to eat it like Daddy & Grandpa! Boy did he enjoy them!

Our wee ones are growing up so fast!

And we are feeling so blessed to be able to a part of their days.....our two daughters were home with their families over the christmas holidays and we traveled to Medicine Hat to break in the New Year with our son and his family


that's what the boys and I did while grandpa had to clear the snow! and oh so cold...-38 that morning

Sunday, January 22, 2012

How many is too many???

I keep asking myself that but I keep making more....bags and totes that is! Here is my latest
This latest bag is call a "Jelly Bag" .....so easy to make! If you don't have a Jelly roll simply cut your own...17 strips and what a great way to use up some of your stash! Only this bag was not made of leftover stash!
While on one of our many trips to Ontario to visit Mom my sister and I would sometimes slip away for a few short hours and of course it was always to the Quilt Shops. We found these prints and the local quilt shop in town and the pattern came from a quilt shop across the border. Bunny Hill Designs..."Jelly Bags"....#1004

Friday, January 13, 2012

and the last for now of the stash!

and some more stash

and more stash

More stash photo's

more stash photo's

A New Year......and a New List

Yup... we have been challenged again in our guild to complete as many UFO 's as possible in the 2012 year. Each completed project off this list that is shown at one of our meetings gets your name entered in for a $250.00 gift card at one of our local quilt stores! Guess I better get at it, eh. I have actually gone through my patterns and material stash to find that I have well over 75 projects to be completed. Now how silly is that? ...and yes it is; but what is it with us quilters cause I'm almost betting that you can be sure my list won't be as long as some others! I guess we would almost have to call it an addiction. I just cannot bring myself to walk out of any quilt store without buying more than what I went in for. Enough said about that....there I have confessed!
Now to share with you a few glances of some of my fabrics....pay close attention because I'm going to be playing a give-a-way about half way through the year and it will help if you can remember some of my fabrics, and you never know some of those photo's might accidently disappear off my blog.

Friday, January 6, 2012


Not sure if you will have noticed or not but I have completed 6 of my PHD's for 2011. I think I have a few to add to my 2012 list as well as a few new projects. So I guess you could say I better get my quilting butt in gear! I do have my stella does spring quilt for "Show & Tell though and a few more Christmas pictures to share
One of the things that I recieved after Mom passed away this summer was this end table that I helped her to purchase....it will be my table of blessings. It will always be a treasure as well as the photo's that I display on it! Have been thinking of Mom and missing her so much over the holidays and just wanted to share this as well. Love you Mom!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Get Posting...It's not to late!

Guess I got told, eh. Those are the words I heard from my sister this evening while chatting on the phone...amd she is right. I knew this really wasn't for me, not sure why I really started this; actually right now as I type I am asking myself that same question again; "Honestly Barb, why are you doing this? You hate journalling or writing letters so why would you be thinking you can be a blogger?" But one thing I do know and that is that I am no Quitter! LOL
So here I sit, tired as can be but I do not want to dissappoint my sister while she is enjoying her morning coffee.
So a few christmas photo's before it really is too late to post them!
Christmas Eve
Carly snuggled under her new quilt that Nanny had to make her
Our little "Cowgirl"