Sunday, August 31, 2008
Oh.... the vintage fabric has been spoken for and is on its way to Florida!
Thought for the Day
When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides away.
Sarah Helen Whitman
Friday, August 29, 2008
This is another little quilt that looks like the disappearing nine-patch... it looks quite interesting too...
This link shows how to make a quilted wallet - it's quite cute!! Lots to keep everyone busy this weekend......!!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thought for The Day
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I had a great week receiving swaps!!!! The wonderful green fabric was received in a fat quarter swap... there is enough fabric to make a nice little bag....
The great scrapbooking stuff was received in a "scrappers" swap. I am fairly new to scrapbooking and these items will be a wonderful addition to my scrapbooking.
This was received in a summer bag swap. The bag is made from a plastic backed table cloth... very creative..... and... last but not least I received another nine patch in my never ending quest for a civil war reproduction quilt....at this rate the quilt might have enough blocks by the end of the year!
It's funny that they should all arrive at once... technically they should have arrived over a period of a couple of weeks... but it's like Christmas in August!!!
I also did some sewing this week and made myself a pair of pants... cool, roomy - made from a washable rayon batik... just for wearing around the house when it gets hot..... sooooo all in all, I had quite a nice week. It is soooo hot here right now - 30 degrees (celsius) and I am hoping that we get a good ol' thunderstorm tonight.... but it doesn't look like it will.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Also, because we live on the lake there are lots of "varmints" so that means that my fabric has to be stored in bins etc.... I now have a large sewing area with a cutting space, plus I have a stand up cutting space to the rear. This area also has a sink so that I can do some fabric dying.
The picture to the left is as you come into the basement. My quilting machine is on the other side of the room and there is lots of space for it. The picture below is looking out toward the lake and the door. I am quite happy with the way everything has turned out... although I still need to do some changing around with regards to storage.
I would also like to paint but I think that will happen next Spring or summer. The really nice thing about my new space is that it is about 10 degrees cooler than upstairs... so we have had 30 degree (Celsius) weather and I am nice and cool in my little retreat!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Doesn't this look wonderful??? In a previous post I noted that I had won a Christmas in July give away on Bluebird Quilts Blog.... it came today... one of the hottest days of our summer!!! The card is adorable... and it was wrapped so nicely... and when I opened it I was overwhelmed.... the fat quarters are just my style!! and they were accompanied by coordinating floss......plus some buttons, a fabric eraser and some cute lip gloss. Thank you so much, Lyn!! This certainly brightened up my day!!
Thought for the Day
Kindness is the language, which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
These pics were taken in Calgary on Sunday.... the weather was just starting to get ugly... as we were preparing to leave... shows a great skyline tho..... which I do miss sometimes.... next time I hope to get the mountains in the pics..... I seem to miss those the most.....