Saturday, December 31, 2011

I'm over it!

It's my own fault, I did it to myself...yep...I over-ed it.

I overate, overdressed, overwrapped, overdrank, overbaked, overcooked, overbooked, overbought, overdecorated, overornamented (don't laugh, it's a word). I know, I agree, I went overboard and now I'm overtired, overwhelmed, overweight, overworked, overbilled, overcome, overdosed and just plain pooped.

I'm going to take a bit of a hiatus from blogging and I hope you will understand as I try and recoop, regroup, readjust, recharge, recover and just plain relax.
 
 
Happy New Year Everyone...hope 2012 brings renewed joy and faith and happiness.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Double the pleasure, double the fun

  I've been truly blessed with 2 grandsons now.....however whatever you do for one, you have to do for the other. When Ayden was born I made him a special sock monkey stocking...and now that Owen is here, well...he needed one as well.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cup o' love

I really had fun making these for my Sew Sisters...( the staff at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co.)  They were relatively easy to put together once you got the pattern down pat. Just a little fusible batting, a bit of elastic, a button, a smidgen of quilting and lots of love. Greta little gift to give someone you really care about.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tell me how you really feel!

This is a little mini I created for Kindred Spirits Quilt Company. Now that Christmas is over, we've all eaten too much, drank to much and partied too much...we might be Baaa Humbugging a bit!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snowman Melt my Heart

This was a fun quilt to make. It's made utilizing the fusible grid interfacing. You just cut out 2 inch squares of fabric, iron them onto the grid interfacing, turn right sides together and stitch down the grid lines, clip, press and do it the other way. His little skates are made from gigantic paper clips....such fun too cute!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Were you naughty or nice this year?

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas...

This is a sculpted Santa that I made a few years back. Still one of my favorite things to display at Christmas.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus....

 Here comes Santa Claus now.....

This is a cute little table runner that I made a few years back. I love to bring it out each Christmas, it's one of my favorite.


Hoping everyone has a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.....Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

All the stockings were hung by the chimney with care....

This is my grandson's "sock monkey" stocking. It was a paper pieced snowflake pattern from a magazine.....for the life of me I can't recall what magazine it was....   I even be-jewelled the stocking to give it some extra bling, and embroidered a little sock monkey on the cuff...he loves it!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dresden Plates

The ladies from my Black Magic Dresden class are coming along quite nicely with their blocks. Here are Bernadette, Carol and Sue showing off their quilting. Carol started a class late, but look at her chain those pieces. The quilts should look wonderful when complete. I love the color  choices.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Goin' Squirrelly

This little hang-up is called Goin Squirrelly.  It's a pattern I designed and is for sale at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. I'm having fun designing these little guys, even though they do take quite a bit of time. It's fun to put it all together and see it come to life.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Farmer's Wife Class Participants

 These are some of the blocks completed by the students in my Farmer's Wife Class at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. They are having so much fun making these and now everyone is hooked like me!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Don't ruffle my feathers

This was a really lovely table runner to make. It's an Eleanor Burns pattern along with the co-ordinating ruler which lets you get perfect points on the turkey feathers. You have the option of making maple leaves or the turkey from the same pattern and ruler. I chose the turkey cause he's so darn cute.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vroooooom!









          The car quilt was a huge success for my grandson's Ayden's second birthday. My daughter says that he won't sleep without it and it's already been through the wash once.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

So Cool Nana!

I had leftover fabric from Ayden's quilt and made him a couple of bibs. I love the binding, bought at Fabricland already made to go and at 1/2 price. Not even worth making the binding yourself at that price. I love how the black and white checker goes so well with the fabric. Looks like the flag the wave at the races.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Farmer's Wife Block 26

This block is called Cut Glass Dish, It went together relatively well, considering all the small pieces. The paper piecing patterns are a blessing. The blocks are turning out very precise.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Elf on the Shelf....Been to hell and back

Visited Hell in Grand Cayman during our tour around the island

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...I'm not too mini for my Mini

Touring around the island is fabulous with the top down

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Elf on the Shelf... pain in the you know what

Went sightseeing today. Managed to get myself stuck in a prickly situation

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...I wonder how long I can hold my breath

I'm relieved, they tell me I don't need to hold my breath, they have equipment for that. This is my scuba instructor Senor Frog

Monday, December 5, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Working on a six pack

Nothin beats a Corona with lime on a hot Caribbean day

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...visits Rum Point Cayman Islands

Drove around the island today...with the top down...visited a spell at Rum Point

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Ho Ho Ho..... and a bottle of Rum

Hiccup...had a nice visit to the Pirate Caves today

Friday, December 2, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...It's the Real Thing

Coca Cola.....mmmmm....it's the real thing

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Habs Fan

No luck getting any of the games down here...I've had to call home to get the scores.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Shark Attack

They said it would be safe to snorkel...they lied

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Footprints in the sand

Went for a long walk today...It was hard for me to keep up with Leslie and the dog.....

Monday, November 28, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Siesta Time

Siesta Time in Grand Cayman... trying to catch up on my shut eye...lots of late nights partying lately.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Quick Sand

Come on guys...this isn't funny anymore...get me out of here

Friday, November 25, 2011

Elf on the Shelf...Keep your eye on the ball

Have been playing a few games of tennis while I'm here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Elf on the Shelf....On vacation

I'm on vacation for the next few weeks and I hope that you will enjoy Elf on the Shelf's photo album of his vacation with me. We are visiting Grand Cayman together.See you when we get back!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving fun

Our family was invited to my sister in law's for Thanksgiving and although she always says not to bring anything, I don't like to go empty handed. I took this little cheese mice platter and a turkey veggie plate. The kids all thought it was great and everyone had fun with it.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Creative Sewing Festival

 This was a fun day. My mom and I signed up at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. for the bus trip on October 22nd to the Creative Sewing Festival in Toronto. We had such a good time that day. Michelle who owns the store offered the bus trip into Toronto and the price included your bus trip , your entry fee and loads of fun and draws on the
bus. There was a 80/20 draw.....you bought an arm's length of tickets for $5.00... 80% of the tally went to the winner and 20% went to the bus driver.....and my Mom won. It was $170.00 which was a wonderful treat for her. She insisted she pay for lunch....and I let her.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dresden Girls...before and after

 










These are the ladies in my Black Magic Dresden class. They are making great headway on their quilts. Thank god for strip sewing as there were many, many Dresden plates to make. All their choices in fabric look wonderful and I can't wait to see them all complete. It's a nice pattern that teaches Dresden, some applique, setting blocks on point and sashings. Lots to learn.    

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Autumn House groupies

These are the ladies in my Autumn House BOM quilting class. We meet the 4th Saturday of the month at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co. to work on Bunny Hill's BOM called Autumn House. What a great group of ladies, we have so much fun. By the time the quilt is complete they will all be sick of applique ha ha experts in applique.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Anything to save a buck

I'd thought I'd seen it all...that was until Elaine brought her crazy 8 block into the store. Crazy 8's is a BOM whereby if you come on your scheduled Saturday with your completed block, you get the next one free. If by chance you don't get it done, you pay $8.00. I laughed my ass off sides sore when Elaine brought her completed block in. It wasn't sewn, but pinned very carefully to resemble the month's block...she tried to tell Michelle that the power had been out and she wasn't able to sew it and it wasn't really her fault and could she forgo the $8.00 fee as she would have had it done....ya da, yada, yada.....I think  Michelle just let it go as it was just so damn funny.   She did do a really good job of pinning though.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An apple a day keeps the Doctor away

This was fun to make. It's the pattern from Heather Bailey called Fresh Picked. It called for interfacing so that the bias pieces don't stretch, but it allowed me to try out Sulky's Sticky Fabri-Solvy. I just stuck the stabilizer to the fabric, cut out the pattern and  sewed. Worked wonderfully. I like to do give-a-ways at my quilt classes and this little beauty was won by Kathie at my Farmer's Wife class.