Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween........

I cannot believe it is the end of October!!!! Since we have snowy weather today, I spent the day quilting..... and I was quilting holly leaves on a customer quilt- since Christmas isn't so far away.

Last week I finished quilting one of my own quilts - this quilt is vintage fabrics that I completed from a set of Dresden Plate blocks that I received from a retirement centre in Penticton, B.C. I just absolutely love the way it turned out. I have another smaller version of this quilt to quilt, also. There were a couple of Dresden Plates left over... that I sent to a special blogging friend.

Thought for the Day
Knowing others is wisdom,knowing yourself is enlightenment.
Lao Tzu

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A little detour....

from sewing and quilting.... I am making a few necklaces for some of my younger nieces for Christmas.....

I also was very fortunate to win a copy of the stenciled table runner from Esther Aliu's blog. She is an Australian design and does really fantastic work. I am looking forward to trying this technique.
Thought for the Day
There is enough.

Friday, October 23, 2009

End of the week......

I am spending this lovely end of the week... quilting.... and quilting my favorite thing... feathers.... getting caught up on customer quilts... and then off to the City for shopping..... time to start the Christmas boxes for kids, friends, and relatives.....
I am also continuing with my aprons.... I don't think I will ever get done... the list just keeps growing and growing.... I should have bought bolts of Christmas fabric - LOL.... Happy Friday!
Thought for the Day
Better to be one sided than two faced

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lovely Sunday.....

I have had a lovely Sunday.... quilting and relaxing. On my recent trip to Pincher Creek, I picked up some additions to my stash - some great reproduction prints and some colorful prints.....

I also spent some time this weekend making Christmas T-Towels..... this will be added to my stash of Christmas giftees--- hopefully I won't have to buy too much...

Thought for the Day
Be joyful in all you do.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


boy, oh boy, I didn't even get to post about Fall... I got home from my trip to Las Vegas to this..... YES..... snow.... and it has been snowing for two days now.... today we are sort of "snowed in", although the temperature itself isn't too bad - about -4 Celsius.

I taught two machine quilting classes to the Lebel House Quilters in Pincher Creek, Alberta before my trip. This is a picture of the Lebel House - it is an old mansion that has been used as a rooming house, hospital, school, etc... and is currently used as an Arts Centre. I just LOVE old buildings like this and I really enjoyed the classes I taught - met some great quilters.

Last week at this time I was in Vegas... and the temperature was 20 Celsius..... LOL.... at least I have gotten lots done today.... snow days are productive quilting days...

Thought for the Day
Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
The Buddha