Saturday, November 22, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
I will add this award to my portfolio of wins (yes, I have several now) and be happy to celebrate ! Considering it took me 10 years to finish this quilt I'm proud of this one :) !
I took the Kalidescope baby quilt, finished and bound for show-n-tell. Today I will use up some of the leftover wedges to make a label. Since the baby hasn't made her appearance yet it will have to just say "For Baby", but that's ok.Yesterday a friend and I drove way across town to the Columbia store to pickup a new winter coat for the mater. She looked at the coats online and decided which one, which size, which colour etc. I had an "invite" to the store so was able to get the coat on "sale". Unfortunately, as I suspected, the coat is just a wee bit too tight, so it will be another drive back there next Saturday to make an exchange :(. On the way back from the store we decided to drop by the new Mary Maxim store - NOT open until Nov. 22!! Grrrrrr.
Once I got home I spent the afternoon making 2 Christmas themed placemats. Every year our guild donates placemats to Meals On Wheels, the idea being the placemats will go out with their holiday meal(s). I'm rather pleased with my contributions this year - I managed to use up some scraps from previous projects and come up with something which looks rather nice (pic is of front and the back:)).
Sunday, November 09, 2014
Having a good weekend, how about you? Did the mother thing on Friday after work including dinner, so that left me free on Saturday. Fortuitous as it turns out as there was a Hell on Wheels marathon Saturday :) oh yeah ....
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Remember when ?
Remember when Halloween was the most, ok maybe the second most exciting thing in your life (Christmas being the first)!! Remember when everybody, I mean everybody got dressed up and went out trick or treating ? Fun wasn't it. This year was the third year I've had absolutely zero kids at the door, not one :(. Luckily I accidentally witnessed the local campus daycare kiddies doing the tour of the university's community centre. What fun!! 20 2year olds all dressed up in costume - too cute!
Remember all the kids you used to hang out with? Remember the kids in this photo ? Heck, I can barely identify myself (hint: top left corner as Red Riding Hood, I think that's my sister in the black mask beside me as a Skeleton). Of course, that was the idea, being anonymous, right? If you can identify yourself here please take a moment and send along a comment.... would love to hear from you.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I was feeling rather punk towards the end of the week and convinced myself I was getting the cold which has made the rounds in my office, so stayed home from work on Friday. After sleeping a good part of the morning away I got ambitious and went into the sewing room.
Did I tell you of my excursion into Internet shopping? Well, I normally choose to support my bricks & mortar quilt shops and refrain from shopping online. None-the-less, I have not been able to find an acrylic 1" honeycomb template for my Lucy Boston POTC. Grrrr, so last week I finally succumbed and ordered it online from Paper Pieces. Well, it was easy! fast and rather painless! Apart from Mastercard denying my purchase (at first, why I don't know) I now proudly possess the necessary template!!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Not to tease you any longer here are a few pics from my guild's quilt show this past weekend.
Now before anyone gets upset, I did not take a picture of every quilt, just ones that piqued my fancy . This is my blog and my personal opinion only, NOT a comment on your workmanship or creativity, OK?
Second, (and this is a CYA statement) I am hoping no one takes offense at my posting pics of their quilts. I've read on some other blogs where some bloggers have been vilified by their quilt colleagues for posting pics from their quilt show. Really? How silly, you put it on display in a public quilt show so what's the problem?
Anyway, I'm going to risk it as I see many of my colleagues posting pics on FB - so there!
Third, because I was somewhat rushed (I had mother with me and she was waiting in the tearoom) I did not take a picture of the labels, so sorry, no attributions:(.
I am hoping everyone enjoys this mini review of our Road to Friendship 2014 LFQG quilt show!
So much talent and so much variety ! I was very pleased to see so many large
quilts and so much colour! And even better, there were some with hand quilting ! GASP, yes, I said hand quilted!! The double wedding ring on the left was hand quilted by local Mennonite ladies. Two of my quilts were hand quilted (btw) and I do believe we hand quilters should get special recognition now (blatantly biased opinion there). Not to put down all the marvelous machine quilters out there, but hand quilting is also a skill and one that is fast becoming a lost art :(.
Love this pattern, especially in the Fall, one that is on my never ending "got to make" list. Geeze, that list just keeps getting longer and longer, lol! Also love this Ying/Yang (think that's what it's called) pattern on the right. I think this was a workshop last year. Unfortunately I don't get out to as many workshops as I would like, full time work does get in the way. Dragging my machine and all the other "stuff" you need for a workshop is such a hassle :(.
Speaking of fall , love the falling leaves here! I think I have this pattern tucked away somewhere, hmmmmmm.
Had enough yet? Want more ??
Always like stars, and I thought this
setting was very creative. They definitely twinkle :)
Thought I'd show you a couple of our "modern quilts" - we're not all
old fogies, some of us keep up with the trends ! Isn't this elephant just the cutest ?
And, another leaf pattern, also very cute. I must have an affinity for leaves - or maybe it's just the season.
Owls are always cute, thought this was another very creative setting. Lucky baby and lucky new mother who receive this one.
Speaking of creativity I love it when you see someone create a beautiful quilt from no pattern/their own design! My "quilt buddy" is exceptionally good at this, and is also an colourist par excellent!
It was really hard to get a good pic of some of the really large quilts,
but I couldn't resist with this one, who could? A pink Hexie quilt!! Gorgeous!
This star wall hanging was/is stunning. Black as a background
always works for me and obviously for this talented quilter!
And yet another bright star quilt! Nice colours, nice setting - great quilt !
Love this one, not a tough pattern, but great colours!!
Well done and a big KUDOS to all my quilting colleagues in LFQG. Hope you enjoyed this mini review of our Road to Friendship 2014 quilt show.
Monday, October 13, 2014
My sister and hubby normally cook the family Turkey, but they're in Barcelona right now. So, Grandma and I picked up "the boys" and we went out for Turkey! Boy, was that place packed!! Instead I'm baking up some Pumpkin bread for next week's tea breaks @ work. Yummmmm, house smells wonderful! Next is chicken soup of my lunches :).
Spent several hours playing with possibilities. I had this lovely blue fabric with pretty little girl dresses on it. Over the last few 50% off sales I have manged to pick up various fabrics which will go well with this, including a nice pink with small teddy bears, a check with different coloured stars, a white with ABCs in various colours and the perfect green (not a solid, but looks like it). Trouble is the green is dominating the "look" when I really wanted the blue to be the focus fabric. Hmmmmm, must play some more .....
Next weekend is our Quilt show ...
Oakridge Presbyterian Church, 970 Oxford St W, London, ON.