Thursday, October 18, 2012


Yup, still inspired I home from New Brunswick and I'm just a stitchin queen. First off I will share the rest of the projects that I completed at my sisters.  This is my cute little fat quarter apron . wendy took me to this little quilt shop that had some of the cutest fabrics that I just could not pass up..I know , hard to believe, eh! ha ha

and next..... i made this cute little bag , pattern from Wendy out of an old Better Homes & Gardens Quilt book I believe

But these cute little granny squares you see here are  what my 2 1/2 inch strips will be turned into in this next year! I love them! This is a few that Wendy & I did up. Cute, huh? for my completed projects since coming home. and the best of it is that some of them have been on my to do list for quite some time
This was a connecting threads kit that a friend from our guild gave me a few years back. With it being fall colours I thought i would do it up.the table topper is called Jacob bean, but I think I will call it the gift that keeps on giving because I am going to donate it to our churchs christmas banquet to give as a door prize. I quite like it but I think it would make a nce door prize too.
These are two  little projects that i made for our grandchildren out of a kit that I recieved two years ago at a fall retreat...I actually stretched it into three projects...The little jack-o-lantern wall hanger was made twice...I can hardly give one to one family and not the other, right? So the Rob's girls got the table runer and Jen's and Tamm's boys got the wall hanging. I actually think that there might be a fourth one in the works cause I wouldn't mind one for my door too! hmmm wonder how long it wil be before I get one??
I found little bag and the make-up bag i made for my sister Pam...Hope to make a few more of these as well...cute liitle gifts, don't you think?
Well fowl supper tomorrow nite...big and busy day for me. Hope to check back in next week.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My East Coast Retreat!

I tell you, I have done more in two weeks with my sister than I have done all year. Are you ready to see everything; cause there is lots! Well lots for me!

First off you will notice me and I say my Janome, cause it was mine the entire 2 weeks....I was a little worried about sewing on a different machine but it was like it was mine in no time!

  From Miss Rosie's book a schnibbles for me too
Can you see the X's , well the O's were not far behind...Once on a roll there was no stopping Wendy! They have turned into wonderful throw can go to my sisters blog and check them out if u like.  
Dinner dates with friends are always fun and if you are really lucky you even get to see some Show & Tell. Wendy's "Schnibble" friend Sue showed us her cute little sewing accessories tote. Of course that just needed to find its way home in my suitcase too..Not hers but my finished one. Thank-you Sue for the loan of your pattern and tote. I absolutely love mine!  The little fold over organizer pattern came from my sister Wendy and that too I just love and find oh so useful. thanks for that pattern, Sis!
Now this cute little case I found in one of Wendy's books one morning while sippin coffee and enjoying the view. All made from scrap wool but not just any wool ...the gold is taken from a very favorite jacket of Mom's. Sister Pam made a pair of slippers using bits of this wool as well and Wendy & I hope to make a fall table topper one day with the remnents. Now back to the view....I tell you, it's a wonder that I even got any sewing done cause I could of just sat and enjoyed the water, birds and the view all day long...


Monday, October 15, 2012

yup...six months since I have posted a darn thing on my blog. Call it busy, call it lazy, call it excuses, I really don't know! But I have had a very busy 1/2 year.

Early spring what we thought was going to be a golf get-away with friends came to a very sad ending as we were called home to Rocky's Mom's health failing. With-in 3 days of our return we quietly said our goodbyes to her. She nows rests in peace with my Mom...a very hard time for Rocky and I and our children. Saying good-bye to our Mom's and Grandma's in such a short while was not something we had anticipated this past year. But we will cherish those memories we have forever.

A missed trip out to New Brunswick at that time too was rescheduled this fall. I'm nicely home from there with memories I will cherish for ever. Here are a few snaps of some of the things my sisters and brother and I did while being at the Lake house with Wendy & Georges. The next post I will share with you some of the things Wendy & I did during our week alone there




A great day on the beach collecting sea shells for sister Pam..."Blustery day, you say?" but really it wasn't so bad and it actually added a new little twist to walkin the beaches.

And all to quickly it was time to say good-bye to Pam and Gary...  oh ,but the memories.