I admit it…………..I am an addict! I have no self control when it comes to fabric! Fondling it, cutting it, peicing it, choosing colors to blend and now, designing my patterns and teaching at our local Guild; these are some of my favorite things in life! I’m a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well. I enjoy our garden and have become a fairly competent home repair woman, firewood splitter and caretaker since my partner in life has Multiple Sclerosis. I volunteer too much, work too hard and don’t spend enough time doing things I want to do according to my hubby! I complain about the fact that I never get enough time with kids, grands and my great grands; they do live 12 hours drive away in the Province of Alberta. All in all, I must say, life is good and full of adventures, joy, happiness and good health. I do love it so.
For the first time in a month we have Internet! I’m so happy to be back in touch with the world. Time for an update: I finished all of the costumes (47 of them) and am proud to say there was an amazing array of herbs, flowers, trees, dwarves, princesses and evil kings dancing around… Continue reading Sunny Days!
A couple of weeks ago at my monthly teaching day at the Guild, I had fun showing Monique how to do a whack n stack, or One Block Wonder. She had some pieces of amazing Tula Pink fabrics that she thought would make fun pieced fronts for her knitting bags. The block turned out amazing… Continue reading One Block Wonder
This sweet angel is Nova-Lee, born December 27, 2017. I finally had the chance to meet her (they live in Red Deer, Alberta. I did have a nice visn’t with Miss Nova-Lee, her brother, Mason, her Mom, Nicole and her Nanny, Stacy. It was too short as there is never enough time to visit when… Continue reading Introducing Nova-Lee
This has been a busy winter, fondling fabric and a trip to Alberta to look after my two youngest granddaughters for a few days while Mom attending a seminar and Dad was working. We had too much fun feeding animals and building an ice and snow castle. We also began our first sewing lessons, and… Continue reading Winter Fun
Judy Lacquidara has a Linky Party for the 12 things you want do do My list is the 12 things I haven’t yet done but want to so here goes; 1, make some project pouches . 2. Starts handpieced Kaleidoscope Quilt. 3. Replicate a sweet antique quilt that a friend found in Value Village. 4.… Continue reading 12 Things
Had another great day today. Managed to finish one more Christmas present and get bindings done on two mini quilts in between drafting legal documents for the real estate deal. I will post the photos of the minis when Janeen publishes her patterns. We got a call this morning that DH was accepted in to… Continue reading Another Gift Done
I didn’t get much sewing done over the weekend, between a 75th birthday party for DH’s ex father in law ( we had the best time and even got to see the American contingent of the family!) and our annual Christmas party at the Slocan Valley Threads Guild monthly meeting. I did get to eat… Continue reading Productive Monday
After finishing the first 2 parts for Bonnie Hunter’s new QAL Good Fortune, I thought I would keep going on some projects. The blocks are finished now for my Christmas Cheer quilt. Now the sashing and borders just need to be put on. I think I will be able to get this finished by the… Continue reading More Progress
How sweet is it when you get to spend the whole day sewing? Life can’t get better than that! The day started with chatting with my son in Saudi Arabia. He was telling my that Flynn, my youngest grandson loves his quilt. I made it with some beautiful flannels that a good friend, Claire had… Continue reading Good Fortune Mystery QAL
I’ve been doing a bit of sewing and piecing to get used to my new machine. I’m more and more impressed with it. In between bits of sewing I have unpacked every box from my sewing room. Some of them had to be repackaged and put in the storage room due to my space limitations.… Continue reading 2019 UFO List
DH must love me and appreciate all of my work and stress over the past year!
Well the lawyers are still dealing with the property sale so we are still here in British Columbia. We did manage the trip to Alberta in order for Shawn and Tish to get away to their concert. We left here last Friday around 3:00. DH was having stress once it got dark so I… Continue reading Property Update
For the past 2 days I have actually had time to get some sewing done! I managed to organize my 4 feet of space enough to work on some blocks. How fun is that! A while back I found a pattern on a great site, The Eclectic Abuela for her Boxes of Strings pattern. It’s a… Continue reading Some Sewing Happened!
Finished the last of the dump runs yesterday. The move was completed October 31st, just on time. I. Wasn’t sure I’d get it done but I did. From 3500 sq t home with a 30′ X 80′ shop to 500 sq ft apartment! My studio space is about 6′ X 3′ now! Oh well it’s… Continue reading I’m Done!
I am linking up with Leanne at She Can Quilt for the Q3 Finish Along; being very optimistic that the move will be done this weekend after I teach my group at the Guild on Saturday. I’m being optimistic because I have reached the point where I NEED time with fabric and machines! My list… Continue reading 2018 Q3 Finish Along
Seams to be Sewn. Moving day is October 15th for the move to our temporary home. Happy Birthday to me! I will be getting the keys next week and have already measured and sorted what goes where. I was a bit concerned that the light might not be adequate but today something wonderful happened! I… Continue reading Happy Happy Day
Yesterday was DH’s regular weekly doctor’s appointment in Nelson, BC. Stopped to get the groceries on my list and new SIM cards for our phones. Then I had to haul butt to the Golf course. We met Pat and signed a rental agreement. So it is now decided. After living in a 3700 square foot… Continue reading Funny how things change!
All went well with lawyer today so possession date is Nov.1! DH and I then picked up a very busy 6 year old grandson for dinner and a sleepover. As I have been packing the Studio and the 2 upstairs bedrooms I have been filling the spare room with boxes and stuff. So Mikey decided… Continue reading The Move Is On!
it has been too long since I posted but it has been weird here this summer! We had a pending sale of the property which dragged on for months. You know the drill; everything 3/4 packed , purged and sorted, living out of boxes, no time to fondle fabric. Then the fires started in BC… Continue reading News’s
This quilt is the Lonestar which has so much history attached to it. It was picked apart when a grandson spilt his grape juice on it. Then my machine crashed. Then I had to modify my design several times because I just didn’t’ have enough of the fabric to redo the original which was a… Continue reading Lonestar Update
I am starting to get excited! Things are progressing here. First of all, only 2 more costumes and one rose crown to finish for the school. Not bad for only having 2 weeks to get them done. At first I was told they needed 37 costumes. With changes in design and the addition of 2… Continue reading Progress!
Some days I wonder how I get talked in to things! I just got home from our local Elementary School where I had a meeting with some teachers, advisors and a good friend who is a grandmother to one of the students. Turns out I am elected/volunteering to spearhead a group of students making costumes… Continue reading Another Sewing Adventure