Friday, April 23, 2010

Rainy Friday.......

we FINALLY have rain!! Everything is turning green.... and hopefully the forest fires in the area will be put out!
I spent the afternoon making a fabric bowl from the book It's A Wrap II by Susan Breier...... lots of fun.  These will be great for Christmas presents!

The small pot to the right is another of my pottery projects - a dragonfly container. 

Happy Weekend!!!!!!!

Thought for the Day
That which you push against, you create
Abraham Hicks

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Friday......

I have been really enjoying pottery.  This is my first piece of pottery done on the wheel.... I had lots of help from an instructor... and my subsequent pieces aren't so great... but I do love working on the wheel.  This pot has not been glazed (other than the black stripe); the color is the natural Athabasca clay found where I live.  I love the look of this clay - I have done 5 other wheel pieces that are in the stages of drying/firing.  Pottery is over for the summer... will be back at it in September.  I hope to be able to combine this with my love of quilting.

I finished a quilt that I am donating for a door prize for my annual quilt retreat in June.  I love the teal colors in this one.... and I quilted it with the Raindrops panto. 

I have been enjoying some doing some custom quilting lately.  Check out my quilting site for what I have been doing - lots of feathers in a wonderful hand appliqued quilt.  This is how I LOVE to quilt!

Thought for the Day
A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament
Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I know, as quilters, we all have UFO's (I haven't even begun to list them on my blog - LOL); I have been busy trying to complete those before starting new projects.  Of course, that doesn't always work - I seem to accumulate projects on a daily basis and I am sure this comes from working at the Quilt Shop and teaching classes.... This is a quilt that I made from swap blocks and I am quite happy with it.  I just love pink and brown....

I also completed a charity quilt for my retreat in June - I just love nine-patch quilts!  This one is backed by yellow fleece.

I am continuing my Vintage Valentine blocks.... still on block #3

Thought for the Day
Give yourself permission to succeed by surrounding yourself with loving mirrors
Noah St. John

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hockey Season is just about

ended... but I have a customer who wanted  a Hockey Christmas Tree Skirt made for Christmas.  I finished the top at my retreat and quilted it up today.  I had fabric left over so I made her a couple of pillow cases.  I quilted a hockey player into each corner... I am quite happy with it.

Back from my holiday......

and we are well into April.  I had a great time in Vanouver... the sun was shining and the flowers were out.  I just love the ocean and spent a few afternoons on Granville Island having tea, an afternoon or two in Gastown sipping a glass of Reisling..... and some time in Yaletown shopping.

My retreat at North Bow Lodge was great, as usual.  Since we meet once a year we have decided to call our group, Same Time, Next Year.  I finished a tree skirt, an appliqued jacket for Boston Rescue, and two oven mitts. The picture at left is of my room.

Thought for the Day
Set your goals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.