Sunday, October 31, 2010

My New favorite Piece of Furniture

Wow, I couldn't believe when I found these a few weeks ago. I bought them when we went to Niagara, but we'd only brought the car, so a few weeks later my Sister in Law and Brotherin Law brought them up in their truck! They are big but I bought two, aren't they just gorgeous????

Friday, October 29, 2010

Life in The Fast Lane!!!

Yesterday, I went with Vicki and Barbara to visit our friend Mary who has been laid up with a broken ankle. She lives on a lake, so what a view we had. We took lunch and our sewing stuff and had a lovely visit. You could tell she was VERY happy to see us. I think we really brought her spirits up! Mary is a pattern designer (Country Angel Designs), and she gave us each a copy of her new pattern. It's called Bootyful......just the cutest thing. It's a pattern for a quilted boot (2 sizes), that you can put a little present in!!! I can see sew many possibilities for this pattern. The small one, would hold something like a small jar of home made preserves, and the larger one could hold a plant or a jar of baby items. can't wait to make one! If you'd like to purchase a copy of this pattern, you can contact me or Mary or 1-888-511-1879.

We went to Ottawa to get a new TV today, then I came home to do a little long over due house work. Now wasn't that fun??? After a quick dinner and a visit with Hubby, I went to the Studio!!! AHHH. Made a couple more gifts to take along with me when I go to visit family in a week or so! I'm saving thos pictures till after I go, as I don't want anyone to see them that shouldn't be seeing them!! I've got a sneaky little (big)family you see!!! I will be attending a graduation for my Granddaughter Megan and a baby shower for my niece Erin. Can't wait to see everybody. My daughter has moved so I get to see her new place and take some goodies for her too!!
One of my little gifts made!!
Have a great weekend everyone and keep on quilting!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lots Of Finishes!

Don't you just love this for a round table?
I love all three colors of theses drapes, and they're lined with Blackout!!!
Wow, don't you just love it when you're getting things done?? 2 Baby Quilts that I can't show you yet. 3 sets of blackout lined drapes for my daughters new place. A 34 inch table centerpiece that I just love, and today I have a king size quilt on the frame!!! Now to get to work!! LOL

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Camera Died!!!

Hi Everyone, I've been putting off posting, cause my camera died!!! I hate posting without photos! I received my Breakfast at Tiffany's today so I can start to cut out my blocks for my Circle quilt! I've had two men in  my life for a while now, Paul was visiting from Australia, Pauline couldn't come this year as she couldn't get time off from her new job, but I handled Terry and Paul pretty well I think! We did a little visiting and a lot of eating and teasing. I sure did miss Pauline though!!! Hope you enjoy these  pictures from our site seeing. (Actually most are in our yard or in our little town!!!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's Whirlygig

Don't you just love these blocks. It's really an old fashioned block that I wanted to do as my hand piecing project for this winter. I've looked for the pattern everywhere, (the above is an applique from Piece o Cake designs)but I want hand pieced. While at retreat last week, my friend Pt had the templates!!!! She made them recently from a very old Quiltmakers magazine!!!! She gave me her templates and I came home and ordered the Breakfast at Tiffany's layer cake with extra yardage from Over the Rinbow!!! So mine will have a very delicate romantic look! Hand piecing project.......!!! Yahoo!!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Home from an amazing Retreat!

Barbara getting her first Applique lesson from Pat!

Stephanie taking a little break from sewing!!

One of Lois' sets of placemats!

Betty and Pat, in deep discussion!!

Marilyn's gorgeous Tablerunner!

Lois, making one of many sets of placemats. She
taught us how and we all made a set! 

Barbara's rustic "man" quilt!

Vicki with her rabbit in soft florals.

This was the full size quilt I completed at the retreat!
Just got home from an amazing retreat with some wonderful ladies!!! Food was great, got lots done and shared some great times. Here's just a few pictures!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Off to retreat Again

I've been away. Went with a friend to Parry Sound to have my one year checkup on my knee replacement.  We had a lovely drive up and back with warm sunny weather and good news on our knees. Sharon does need her second knee done, but will try to hold off with medication for a while. I passed with flying colours! This was a little place we stopped at along the way.
Tomorrow I leave for four days, three nights in Morrisburg Ont for our fall retreat!!! Yeah!!!
My hubby builds old cars (hot rods) and look what his newest project will be!!! A 1931 Ford Model A !!! How fun is that???
See you after retreat, gotta go and get my projects ready!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Accuquilt Go Overload

I don't know if I'm the only one, but frankly......I'm on Accuquilt Go Overload!!!
 A first it was okay but frankly, I enjoy going to Quilters blogs and reading what they're doing...but this is just TOO much!!! Every second blog is sponsoring a giveaway...of course they get the Units from Accuquilt , free so we don't have to be brain surgeons to figure it out!!!! It's all about Accuquilt getting these EVERYWHERE!!!  Everybody and his brother has a Giveaway and it just keeps going on and on.....when are they going to stop pushing them in  our faces?? I'm sure it's a lovely item, but I don't want to pay that much and I don't want to enter a million giveaways and I don't want to start buying their dies!!!Let's face it they are giving away many many units...and they're not let's get everyone wanting them and then they have to buy the "dies"...and they ain't cheap either!!! Me thinks it sounds like the razor know, sell the shaver cheap and then of course you have to buy the blades Overpriced!! I want to go to a quilters blog and share some fun stuff,  but frankly lately I think big business is taking over the blogs I so enjoyed sharing with. I guess I can say it....Accuquilt is spending their advertising money through blogs...and I think there are some of us who are just sick of it!! I want  Accuquilt to advertise the way other business' do and stop thinking we're so stupid that we don't see a brazen take over of quilting blogs by big business. I guess we just have to say how we feel sometimes and that's my say for today!!!