Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hello everyone.. It has been a little while since I've posted ANYTHING!  Actually it's been awhile since I've sewed as well.  I find sometimes you can get into a rut and not do anything, just sit on the couch after work and watch the tv mindlessly.  It doesn't help that in the last 3 months we may have had 3 full days of sunshine.  We in the maritimes are water logged and a little mildewy lol

How are all 20 of my friends doing?  Are you girls sewing?

Drop me a line :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Blogger Quit Festival

It's Blogger Quilt Festival time again - YAY!
Blogger's Quilt Festival is an event put on by the lovely Amy of
Amy's Creative Side. It is an opportunity for us to each share a quilt with everyone. One that is special to us. It's not a competition... rather an opportunity to celebrate our quilts. I love it! So much great inspiration! Thank you Amy for putting on this great event!

This quilt is one of my favorites. It is very warm and cuddly :) I didn't quilt it a lot because I wanted a softer feeling quilt. I took a class with the famous Ken and had fun choosing the many greens and beiges to make the various trees. The quilt measures 57x72 and is a perfect couch blankey!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm back and I've been busy...

Hello friends and followers :)  Have you missed me? lol  I have been trying to will myself to start posting again and just today I said "ok, enoughs enough" lol JUST DO IT!  It's too bad I can't say that about my exercising or lack there of lol

Soooo, I want to show you what I've been up to.  If you click HERE you will see everything that I have sewn for the past few months.  I am currently participating in only (LOL) 5 swaps online.  These are:
Fresh n Funky Bee-ginners
Modern Swappers
Quilting Gallery Friends
Pretty {little} pouch swap

I absolutely love making the different projects.  Whether it's individual blocks or complete projects they are fun and a learning experience. Are anyone of you in a swap on Flickr?  Which one?

Some of the projects I have finished are: zippered pouch (my first) a half dresden wall hanging with matching mug rug, a few other mug rugs and I am currently finishing a quilted fabric basket.

What are you guys currently working on?  Any pictures to share :) 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Be Back Soon

I have been away. Not away away, just away from blogging.  I hope I haven't lost all of you :)  Did you even miss me? lol

I will return with some cute projects I've been working on.

How about yourselves? What is new with you?


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fabric Giveaway!

Head on over to Perri's blog and enter to win this fantastic stack of 15 fat Quarters from 'Where the Wind Blows'.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mug rug surprise

Today was a great day!  I have been anxiously awaiting my secret partners mug rug for the past 2 weeks and it finally arrived!!!!  It travelled all the way from Tauranga, New Zealand.  Not only did Toni make two beautiful mug rugs, but she also sent delicious candy, calendar and a postcard from NZ.  The candies are delicious!!  Thank you so much Toni..

If anyone is interested in joining an upcoming secret swap, there is a new one starting soon at Quilting Gallery on Flickr.  We are going to be making a quilted basket... Go check it out and join in the fun!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday, February 27

Hello everyone :)  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Ours was very nice!  Busy Saturday afternoon with errands and then had a fun games nite with friends Sancia & Bryan :)  Today was a nice Sunday... you know the kind... you putter around AND get things done!  Right now we are watching the end of the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix.... hoping that Jimmie Johnson will win it!!!!  GO JIMMIE!

Ok, so last week lol... was a bit better for completing goals.  Here's how it went:

1. workout more than once: YES!!!  I exercised 3 times last week... Today was a better day with 30 mins cardio (burned 269 calories) and arm exercises on the husband's Bowflex. can't have the hangy arms in my forties lol

2. cut fabric for dresden plates: Done... i absolutely love the colors... soo cheery and bright...I even cut two of each so that I can make one for myself too!!!!

3. make other blouse: NOPE :(   Hoping for this week!  and this time I'll take pictures of my process :)

Goals for this week:
1. Make blouse with pictures
2.Exercise 3 times with arm workout
3. Sew dresden plate together

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday, February 20

Good evening everyone..Hope you had a fabulous weekend. I'm sitting here ready to tell you how my week went, listening to my husband sing and play his guitar. Life is GOOD!
We had the granddaughters over for the weekend and LOVED IT! I love love love being their Nanny... The oldest had a fever most of the weekend, so she stayed on the couch most of the time.. while the youngest entertained us.

So, last week goals went like this....

1.workout to the video "Turbo Jam"
not so much...actually I haven't worked out in a couple few weeks

2.start secret swap project
I did decide on the pattern (half dresden plate) and the fabric I'm going to use.

3.work on scrapbook
yup, my friend Sancia came over on Thursday and I did so a little bit lol


So, this week I hope to be a little more focused than normal. lol (if that's possible)

Goals for this week:
1. workout more than once
2. cut fabric for dresden plates
3. make other blouse

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday, February 13

It was a birthday week! :)
I hope your weekend was what you wanted it to be. Mine was very busy... My birthday was on Thursday and so we celebrated a birthday bowling party on Friday. It was sooo much fun :) I'm still hurting...Then we went to visit the grandchildren and celebrated again with them :) They loved my number 45 balloons!!! lol

Goals from last week:

1.Exercise 3 times this week
uhmmmm nope... not even one time.. got to get my butt back in gear

2.Complete 2 mug rugs for the Quilting Gallery swap
YES!! and they don't look too bad... i'm looking forward to receiving my own

3.Make a blouse (yes...for real) lol
I did it! I actually made a blouse without a pattern. I used a top that I still wear and tried to replicate it.. It is not "exactly" the same but for a first time attempt I'm ok with that...

Goals for next week:
1.workout to the video "Turbo Jam"
2.start secret swap project
3.work on scrapbook

That's it.. nice and easy week :)
How are you doing? Let me know :) I'd love to hear from anyone out there in "blogland"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Block Party!!!

 I'm entering here at Quilt Story:

Fresh Poppy Design

Traditional Block Category

Creative Block Category

Go see the rest or enter a block yourself :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2010

Wellll... here it is 10:00pm Sunday nite..... If you were following the dates, you might have noticed that I skipped last week.... I wasn't so productive the week before and then this week I was sick with a yucky cold.... still feel a tad weak but at least my nose has stopped running lol  Anyone else suffering from a cold/flu?

So, in the last two weeks I did complete a few sewing projects:
1. Finished the January block for PBee&J quilting bee on flickr. It was called a liberated wedding ring using foundation piecing. I love the feel of fabric and paper together...

2.Packaged off the contents for February block with Fresh & Funky Bee-ginners Quilting Bee on Flickr.  I'm asking everyone to make a chocolate strawberry four patch.. doesn't it sound delicious... I hope they like the fabrics and that it's not too hard to complete.

Goals for this week:

1.Exercise 3 times this week
2.Complete 2 mug rugs for the Quilting Gallery swap
3.Make a blouse (yes...for real) lol

Ok, that's it for now :) Hope everyone has a great week ahead ..... (reaches for the tissues) lol

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Word Up Sewing Party

Today is January 29th and that means it is "Word Up" sewing party over at Charming Chatter's blog from 1-5pm.  This is our day to work on our sewing project that reminds us of our word for the year.  My word is "Determination" and I am DETERMINED to sew/quilt this year, either finishing and/or starting my sewing and quilt projects.  I am so using this word for my fitness goals as well... but that's another post lol

I'll be checking in later with pictures of my progress!!!  WOOHOOOOOO.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday, January 23

EEKKKKKK!!!  lol  This week didn't go as well as last week! lol  and there is no excuse but me...  It is soo funny how easy it is to spend hours on the internet looking at thousands of pictures (yup thousands... one night it was over 10 000 pictures of quilts and the other night it was over 2 000)  than to do something productive!  

This week I did join a new quilting swap.  This one is hosted by the Quilting Gallery.  We are exchanging 2 mug rugs with our secret partners... I can't wait to get started...

Last week's goals:
Exercise 4 times:
I did manage to work out 2 1/2 times this week....yay me lol ... I also "attempted" to start some ball exercises but quickly realized that I needed MORE practice lol (Notice how I didn't beat myself up because I didn't get to 4 times....Positive talk only!)

2.Complete PBee & J January Quilt Block
This week lol

3.Post a picture of my Bargello quilt for the Quilting Gallery contest this week (please vote for me) lol
I posted the picture of my quilt and currently I have only 1 vote lol (my own) oh well....

4. My block for PBee & J quilting bee (February)
I believe I have the pattern in mind for the PBee & J quilting bee on FLICKR that I need to have packaged and mailed before the end of the month.

Goals for this week:

1.Exercise 4 times
2.Complete January quilt block (from above)
3.Make a blouse (yes...for real) lol
4.Gather fabrics for February quilting bee

Ok, that's it for now :)  Hope everyone has a great week ahead .....

Thought I would leave you with a picture of our beautiful granddaughters we had stay with us this weekend....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Spa by Rosemary Lavin at Fat Quarterly

Today I came home and found a beautiful squishy envelope in my mailbox. I was sooo excited.... 

You know what I'm talking about.  A puffy squishy envelope means "FABRIC"!!!! and I have been waiting very patiently for this special package.  A month or so ago I found out that I won a draw on Fat Quarterly, winning a package of Spa fat quarters by Rosemary Lavin.  They are more beautiful in person :)
Does anyone else have this line of fabric? and if so... what have you done with it?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday, January 16

I was "DETERMINED" to finish my goals this week.  I like my word of the year and it seems to be helping me change my focus.  Whatever works right! lol

Last week's goals:
Finished quilting bee blocks

Exercised 4 times this week!!!!
This was surprising to me... I was actually very determined to get the 4 times exercising in...hopefully this will continue :)

Brought back donations for the Salvation Army (more to go in the future)
I was very happy that 1. I took the time to gather the stuff for donations and 2. that I want to do more.  I would like to live in less clutter and less things these days...

Christmas decorations put away
sad that everything looks normal again lol

Tidy sewing room
This is still ongoing... I know that I am holding onto craft/sewing supplies that I really don't need... and that are taking up precious space

Goals for this week:

1.Post a picture of my Bargello quilt for the Quilting Gallery contest this week (please vote for me) lol

2.Complete PBee&J January Quilt Block

3.February is my month at Fresh & Funky Bee-ginners quilting bee, so I need to put together the mail packages this week

4.Exercise 4 times

So that's it for this week.  Anyone else out there setting certain goals?  How is it going?  Love to hear from you :)

I see I have 18 followers (thank you) what are you doing this month?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday, January 9

Happy Weekend Everyone!  What a weekend we had!  We were Nanny & Poppa this weekend to the most delicious little girls in the world. We played, ate, went sledding, made a snowman and had lots and lots of laughs.  Today we had to drive them home early because of a little snowstorm.  I think we received 20 cms of snow...

So this is the first week for my goal setting plans. Hopefully by next week, I will have started/finished/maintained and with my "health" goals - LOST! lol

Goals for the week:

1. workout 4 times this week
2. finish December/January bee blocks
3. put away Christmas decorations
4. tidy sewing room
5. take items to Salvation Army (yes, I am actually giving something away) lol

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Kelly over at Charming Chatter has a great idea for the upcoming year.  It's called Word Up!

She wants us to choose a word that we'd like to see reflected in our life in the coming year - a word to visit periodically, and to focus on throughout the year! It could be happiness, peace, joy, health, success etc.

Mine is DETERMINATION!  I wanted to feel the determination in my gut to complete anything I need to do this year!  Whether that is exercise, quilting, patience etc.

No more being wishy washy!!!  lol 

So how about you guys?  Do you have a specific focus on something or a "word" or quote?  Let me know :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year - New Focus

Happy New Year everyone.  Hope you all had the holidays you wanted.  I enjoyed a very lovely holiday with my daughter and her boyfriend, granddaughters and my husband.  Very lovely.  We really enjoyed our woodstove as well, sleeping in front of it on Christmas Eve... mmmmm.....

So; about blogging...I have been thinking for the last month how I want to use my blog this year.  I know that I seem to do more sewing/quilting/crafting when I'm posting, but I seem to need structure to stay on track.  Because I am a procrastinator, I will get something done, but it will be last minute.  Sooo... this year I will be posting my goals for the week at the start of the week on Sunday, outlining what I want to start/accomplish/finish for the week as well as posting what I acheived from the week before. 

I have also started back on the healthy bandwagon lol...ie. regular exercise/healthy eating.. I have to lose the weight that I gained after I lost it last year lol.  Know what I mean? lol   So I will also be posting those goals as well.

So, seeing that this is Tuesday already lol I guess I will start next Sunday lol


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