Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas everyone

Christmas eve and all is quiet around here Randy had to go to Saskatchewan as his mom is not doing well I'm holding down the fort, the dog, cat and 10 chickens. I get to watch movies on Netflix.
I did some sewing today all caught up with Linda's BOW think ther are only 3 blocks left. Will try to get a picture tomorrow to post.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

3 finishes in November

Got another finish today revised Debonaire I added 3" sawtooth stars for the border

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls was a free pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop's blog called Jolly Jabber
 http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/p/deck-ade-halls.htmlGot the centre done now need to decide on a border

Two finishes

Yesterday I finished the Christmas bulb and then loaded and quilted the Strawberry top, today the binding attached and 2 finishes, my last finish was in Aug. The revised Debonair top is now loaded and the batting is breathing

Friday, November 15, 2013


Today I was busy making backings for the 3 tops I have done, the Christmas Bulbs are on the frame this one has been on the frame since the spring retreat just needed to make the backing now it's almost quilted doing an all over meandering loops, they are so easy to do. Should have it done tomorrow, then I think I'll load the Strawberry top. Could have 3 finished this month.
Still enjoying my chickens, they must be happy as I get 10 eggs from 10 chickens

Inside the coop Randy made a screen door

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November wow

Been missing again I guess there was not much to post, Maddison turned 1 yesterday look at the pretty dress , she was a Ladybug for Halloween

                                                    I've sewn a bit almost caught up with Linda's ROW 1 more block

Then I made 64 3.5" sawtooth stars for a border on this top called Debonaire  don't quite know how I will attach them yet.

Monday, September 30, 2013

LONG break

Been gone for awhile nothing much for sewing during the summer, got my chickens which I love getting 10 eggs a day happy girls and yes they are spoiled.
When I went to the quilt show I bought a small Janome for the quilt retreats, just in the last few days have I had a chance to play with her.
Just got caught up with http://lindasquiltmania.blogspot.ca/s BOW doing it in red/black/white for my granddaughter she has changed her colours in her bedroom to these.
The weather has been horrible lately lots of rain, so decided to get some sewing done to get primed for the fall retreat 17th of Oct. also need to get some cutting done for the projects I plan on bringing, got to think on that. 
Hope to post more often, Randy needs minor surgery on the 7th need to be there for 12:30 but surgery will take place 2hrs later going to be a long day need to get some hand work like some binding on some doll quilt to bring while I wait.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Been awhile MIA

Been awhile got lots to do outside, no sewing going on here. I did go to my very 1st quilt show in Salmon Arm and wouldn't you know forgot my camera It was awesome. Haven't really wanted to sew which is the norm in the summer.
Randy gutted a camper that was given to us for a chicken coop, well I think he could have made it from scratch and had it done faster oh well must be a man think to rip apart and redo. he got the run done last weekend and I've been looking for laying hens, finally got some on Monday 10 laying hens that just started to lay the day I got them, though 1 of them is holding out as I only got 9 eggs for 2 days, they are fun to watch.

Here are my first eggs see the one on the right it is really big.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May already wow

Been awhile had a great time at the retreat signed up and paid for the fall retreat in Oct.
Got Lori's row along done love how this one turned out every time I look at it it makes me smile
Also got the Christmas Bulbs done
Darlene BOM is coming along I decided to quilt as I go with this top there was suppost  to be applique in the border where I tried to quilt feathers, haven't attached the top and bottom rows for April yet actually haven't pieced them yet will wait for May's blocks and will play catch up when I get into the mood for sewing.
 I've got 11 doll quilts made so far they are so much fun to make and are quick projects.
So now I have a couple tops to quilt, think I need to go through my stash and see what I got for backing.
Got all the flower beds cleaned out and shrubs pruned.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Getting ready Retreat Time

Packing up think I got everything---- off I go tomorrow can be there after 10am, don't think I need any fabric and if so Jan our host and quilt store owner brings fabric and notions etc. do need to grab something for the snack table, is it tomorrow yet, will post pictures of projects when I get back.

Friday, April 5, 2013

April and Retreat time

Here we are into April haven't checked in in awhile, did have that nasty flu for almost 2 weeks, haven't been sewing but will be in less than a week retreat time next Thursday, I packed up my supplies and projects and brought them upstairs think I'm ready, going to make a list and make sure.
Over the Easter w/e played in the park and got it raked up, the weather was so nice, going out of town tomorrow just because.
Love this Skype, get to see Maddi almost every weekend she is getting so big 5 months now.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rows are together

Lori at  http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/ has assembled her rows I got mine done not assembled the same as hers mine is more seasonal. The colours are much brighter than the pic, can't wait for the border.
Woke up to snow and it's lunch and still snowing, I guess it's not spring yet.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Last Row for Row Along

 Lori at http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/ just released the last for her Row along they are so cute tulips just in time for spring, think I will have to rip out a few rows will see how she assembles hers there is going to be a pieced border yet to come, I just love this top.

We were given an old camper so Randy has been gutting it out to use for a chicken house as I want to try raising them, inside it was a propane stove as they all have and I told Randy to make a frame and I could use it on the deck in the summer when it's too hot out to cook in the house and heat it up. It turned out so cute can't wait to use it.

Friday, March 1, 2013

March already Yahoo

Got back from Vancouver on Monday all I can say is they can have there rat race. While I was there I got some sewing in while Autumn was in school. I now have 6 doll quilts completed

This morning I got the Temecula Quilt Co.quilt finished measures 40x40

Lori's Row Along baskets are complete and attached, love how this one is turning out so cute and I'm a sucker for cute.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Been a while

Gosh haven't posted in awhile I have been sewing though caught up with Temecula Quilt Co last 5 blocks,

http://quiltsbydarlene.blogspot.com/ this months block section has been released I've got them cut just need to assemble.

I have also been making doll quilts, I have 2 completed and 2 need to be sandwiched and quilted so much fun making them, Kathleen Tracy
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/smallquilttalk/ challenge to do 1 doll quilt a month for a year using her book (below)

Lori's Row along are spools and got those done http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.ca/

This coming weekend I need to go to Vancouver to watch my granddaughter for a week her mom is in the hospital and friends and relatives are taking turns a week at a time. I plan on bringing my sewing machine, will be like a quilt retreat Autumn is 12yrs old so she will be in school all day. Seeing I am so close to the Island going to go meet my new granddaughter Maddison she is 3 months old, hope the weather stays like it has because I don't care for winter driving.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Darlene Mystery BOM

Worked all morning until now to get the first month's block done so I'm ready for Feb.using cw stash

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Started a new BOW

Came across this little BOW first week has been released, every Friday http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.ca/
using my scraps from the Civil War Anniversary quilts. 5 blocks in each row these measure 5.5" unfinished, I think I read 5 rows so not a large top.

 There is another BOM that I want to do the first has been released haven't started this one yet will continue to use CWscraps http://quiltsbydarlene.blogspot.ca/2013/01/mystery-quilt-step-1.html

Thursday, January 24, 2013

5 Little Houses

This morning I made the 5 little houses this row along makes me smile everytime there is a new row to make it's turning out so cute, I know Lori says not to assemble the rows but I have been as they look seasonal so I figure the stars and houses will be at the top and will continue adding the next 5 rows below the houses. Cute Cute Cute

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Small Duffel Bag

Was waiting for the 10th row for the row along and it wasn't posted yesterday. When I was sorting through my patterns I came across a McCalls pattern for duffel bags. Can't remember the last time I used a paper pattern--- thinking when I made a Halloween costume for my grandson when he was 4. What a pain if I do one again I will just measure the pieces and rotary cut instead of using scissors.

Then it came to the zipper and all I had was a 15" and it called for a 16" ended up cutting the sides 1/2" both sides, it turned out cute.
The 10th row is now posted and they are 5 little houses beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com
hope to pull fabric and start tomorrow.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

2nd finish

Finished my 2nd quilt for 2013 Wildflower Rhapsody just did a meandering loops.
Tried to organize some of my loose patterns putting them in clear plastic inserts thought I had a binder but couldn't find any will get one this week. Now what to work on????

Friday, January 18, 2013

16 little stars

Garbage and laundry day today, down stairs I go no intention of sewing, but there was the pattern for the stars on my table, well I could pull out 16 fabrics, well I could do the cutting and well they are done, and soo cute they were fun to make, now I'm ready for row 10

Made 2 banana loafs only because there were these black bananas just laying there.