Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The river and the woods

Pic of the woods where Sadie and I go for a walk and what the river looks like with some snow

Civil War Chronicles Kit

The 2nd in a series of 5 Anniversary of the Civil War. Put the patterns in clear paper covers and added them to the binder with Civil War Tribute the 1st in the series

Just finished snow blowing the driveway and shoveled off the stairs Sadie is a pain in the neck as when you are pushing the scoop she grabs the side and it steers off.
Had Excel class yesterday and we are covering formulas and I don't seem to get it, class again tomorrow and Friday then test on Mon.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Hair cut

Went for a hair cut this morning my stylist told me the last time I was there was in May :o
well she did cut it kind of short then. No sewing, snow blew the driveway this morning after Randy fixed it the float was stuck that's why I couldn't start it yesterday.
My CW Chronicles kit should be here this coming week thought it was going to be here last. I got the Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student off ebay last night so it should be here next week also, my laptop came with the trial and it expires in Jan.
Shawn and Deanne aren't coming for Christmas now as his ship is on standby and there has to be a % of men available and there are guys that have not been home in ages and their families are on the east coast, Shawn was home last yr. Kris and Autumn are suppose to be coming home. Randy had a suggestion that I go to Victoria for Christmas if I decide to I will take the bus to and back, still mulling it around.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Excel class started

First class for Excel think I'm still in Word mode had to go over the lesson when I got home, like the instructor, haven't got back marks for Word though I did hear we all passed the written:) Off to start super have a great evening sew a bit for me.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Backing made

Got the backing fabric made up and loaded on frame for Circle of Friends also got the bobbins wound. The idea I had for the border for the Ritz Cracker top is scrapped need to come up with something else.
When I started the car this morning could smell gas, backed out of driveway and noticed a lg. wet spot checked and it was gas took to my mechanic he wasn't there but got an app.for 1 o'clock got the bill $113. $7. for the gas line and the rest was their hourly rate + taxes of course.
Start Excel tomorrow morning Another cold day, but the wind is not blowing so hard today.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Microsoft Word test done

Had the test for Word this morning feel good about the written so so on the document changes think we get our results at the end of the week. Wed I start Excel and it goes til Nov. 6 Mon. Wed. and Fridays
Just put on a pot of Manhatten Clam Chowder soup for supper with fresh bread, the wind is really blowing today and cool suppose to last for a few more days.
Don't think I'll get to sewing today will try tomorrow.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Farmer's Wife Sampler is now completed

Think this is #9 finish for this yr.

Loaded Circle of Friends on the frame and used my new favorite thing for the batting now to make the backing
Should do some studying for tomorrow's test

Linda's New favorite thing

I had bought this through Connecting Threads as it was brought up at my quilt retreat this fall to add an extra piece of batting to make the batting bigger well I tried it today and I love it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Progress on FWS

Got the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilted today I just meandered it and it was pulling don't know if it was because I used cotton batting this time instead of the 80/20 it's a lot heavier too, anyhoo it's done just the binding left got to figure out what colour to use, will decide tomorrow.
Burr it's getting cooler tonight there is a cold front coming down from the north and come mon they are calling for -18.
Should do a bit of studying tomorrow for test on Mon.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Did some cutting for border

Cut fabric for the border of the Ritz Cracker top, might try playing with it tomorrow, if Randy can keep himself busy with something.
Asked my granddaughter Autumn what was on her Christmas list she is 10 ----she wants baking stuff like measuring cups,spoons,spatula, muffin pan, mix master etc had a blast shopping for her think I could go over board. This was my first Christmas gift oh also found the Gingerbread House kit that Autumn wants to do when she comes for the holidays. Think there will be a few people off the gift list this yr like nieces that are almost 20 yrs old and don't have a clue what they would want. Well time for coffee and watch Y&R

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ritz Cracker is now bigger

Got the 38 blocks finished and attached thinking of a piano border, should have enough strips left of the jelly roll and some muslin. Can't believe that I have a quilt top that took 1 jelly roll and 2 charm packs and enough finger's crossed for border.
Time for coffee and then finish making the cabbage rolls for supper.

What I woke up to this morning

Well it snowed last night and so far it's staying on the ground and trees.

Playing with Ritz Cracker blocks hopefully I'll get them all done today, wound some bobbins for Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt top so when ever I get the urge I'm ready.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Test on Monday

Last class this morning for Microsoft Word instructor gave us a pre-test and I failed badly had to look in book for answers, I figure if I end up failing I learnt alot , my next course is Excel and it starts next Wed.
Well I received my charm pack for the Ritz Cracker top to make it bigger. Also got an email that my Civil War Chronicles kit has been sent what a bonus, though I need to get 2 tops quilted before I can start a new quilt.
Night before last when I let Sadie in it was snowing real wet stuff and it was pretty well gone now it's trying again big time huge heavy flakes :(
Well need to go over the lessons from class.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wasn't able to sign in?????

Trouble with cookies got my password reset and it worked??? don't understand all this computer stuff. Got an email that my Civil War Chronicles kit has been sent I'm soo excited. Been studying Microsoft word got 1 more class then the test is this monday we got a pre test and I would have flunked so that's why I'm going over the lessons. So no sewing going on right now

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Played a bit in sewing room :))

Got the backing made-up for Farmer's Wife Sampler and loaded on frame and it's ready whenever I am. Had to clean the pellet stove in the basement and clean and refill the hot tub. Julie from Craftown phoned to say that the material for the Civil War Chronicles will be there next week so should be getting it soon I'm so excited, it's a big one like the Civil War Tribute the first in the series of 5.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Another yr. older never got to my sewing room today as of yet, did make my birthday cake and Randy's buying supper. Been answering the phone with birthday wishes. Also got a nice flower delivery from my sweetie :)).
When I got my fabric yesterday I forgot I had ordered some fusing strips for fusing batting piecies tog. you fuse with an iron, hope this works.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Finally got some fabric

I got my backing fabric for Farmer's quilt top don't know If I'll get the backing made up and loaded, still waiting for the charm pack for the Ritz Cracker quilt.
Tomorrow is my birthday and I"m going to make myself a cake, and Randy is buying supper.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Still waiting

Still no fabric gosh the mail is slow when your waiting for something, maybe tomorrow???
Went to class again (Microsoft Word) going well lots to learn, next class is wed.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Slow Mail

Still no fabric as of yesterday maybe today?? I got the plastic up around the deck yesterday laptop went to doctor to get fixed, he said I should have it back today. Shawn came back from a tour to South America (he's in the Navy) they helped out at a school in Ecuador he says we are so lucky to be living in Canada was going to post a pic of him and the kids. Overcast today but really got to try and get the pump out of the pond and this weekend Randy can assemble the roof for it, he's been working on the back shed had to remove the concrete as the shed shifted and couldn't open the door, he added on to it last yr, to store the riding mower my tractor etc. it was open now he's framing it in, will be quality time with hubby this w/e.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Missed yesterday

Good excuss for not posting laptop is going to the doctors got a virus makes me mad when I have anti-virus loaded on my computors, so I'm using my desk top which is really slow think this one will be going to get fixed later.
Well yesterday I got 38 more blocks started for the Ritz Cracker quilt that is being made larger just waiting for the charm pack, nothing yesterday at mail will check today, maybe my backing fabric will be there so I can get started quilting on Farmer's quilt top.
If it warms up outside want to take the pond pump out and put up plastic around the deck.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

2 days in a row posting

This morning I started a class Microsoft Word at the college goes til the 22nd then I start Excel I'm retraining through my long term disability. first class went alright.
Still no backing fabric for Farmer quilt top. I have been making bags 4 they are fun to make and quick finishes.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Forget to add Ritz Cracker progress

I wish I knew how to add links etc. for my blog, so I can credit the person who designed this quilt.
Anyway I attatched the blocks I had made for the cracker quilt this is what I got so far it it made from Moda's Awesome line which is a nice one for fall colours

Going to try to keep this updated

What have I been doing? I went to a quilting retreat again the same place as this spring. I know I'm addicted to quilting now I love retreats. I got Farmer's Wife Sampler into a top and it's loaded on the frame just waiting for backing fabric should be here this week. Started Circle of Friends and it's now a top. Found a cute pattern in the Modabake Shop the quilt is called Ritz Cracker and I had bought a jelly roll and 1 charm pack at the quilt retreat wanted 2 but never had anymore so yesterday I ordered another charm pack I did make the 42 blocks that was called for but want to make it bigger.