Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I'm off to retreat......

for a week of sewing - yes, 7 whole days..... ya think I can get some UFO's done ????..... pics when I return!
Click here to go to my website to see pictures of the Cotton Candy quilt that I told you about  in this post

Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby Quilt....

Finished a small baby quilt today using 4 patch stack (or 4 patch posie) technique.  Each of the block has a different centre.... makes for such a cute quilt.


We finally had some sunshine in Northern Alberta!!!! I got the last of my flowers planted.  Hopefully we will have some more sunny days soon; although, we had a fantastic thunderstorm last night with load of rain, and it is on the cooler side today. 

We recently installed a fence in our front yard so that our two Boston Terriers can enjoy sitting in the sun.  This is the view facing west with the new fence, flowers, and the bench I moved from the front porch.  We get lovely sun in the morning here so it will be a nice spot to soak up whatever sun we do get.

This picture is of the front of the deck..... my pottery sunflower looks great there!  Let's hope the Begonias grow!

I am getting packed for a week long quilt retreat - this is my yearly retreat that I have written about before.  Looking forward to seeing my old friends AND taking a landscape class from my very good friend, Shirley Patterson.  I am going to be making a winter scene.....

Thought for the Day
The most sincere people will make enough mistakes to keep them humble.  Thank God for mistakes and take courage.  Don't give up on account of them
Paul L. Powers

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Exciting News.....

I have some very exciting news.  I have been published!!! A quilt that I quilted for my friend, Laurel Francis, has been published in the Canadian Magazine, A Needle Pulling Thread. 

I quilted 3 of these last Spring for Laurel, in anticipation of her article in A Needle Pulling Thread.  The article also includes the pattern for this quilt, a queen size quilt and a hooked rug by Laurel's sister in law and business partner, Cindy Everett.  I have many pictures of these quilts being quilted and will have them on my website soon.  I wasn't allowed to post pictures until the article and pattern was published.... it was very hard to keep it all under wraps - only a couple of very close friends knew of the spread.  I have been quilting for Laurel for about 10 years - I started quilting for her on my domestic machine.... she is a great friend and designer.  She does not have a website at the moment, but if you are interested in her designs she can be contacted here.

Time Flies...........

and May is gone.... LOL... not that I wasn't busy creating in May - I just haven't blogged for awhile..... I made this jacket for Boston Terrier Rescue..... they will use it as a fundraiser.  I finished quilting my two 4 Patch Stack quilts and now I am packing for two quilt retreats in June - they run back to back this year - so I have a whole week of quilting!

Thought for the Day
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment
Oprah Winfrey