Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sun of a ...... !

Sitting outside, enjoying the warm Autumn day, catching up on some magazine reading.  Ah ... bliss ...

A gust of wind .... bang ...... ran down the drive way ...... Sigh!

Hum..... looks familiar .... deja vue?

Here we go again ... same tree as last week!


A couple of minutes later ... and again ......  bang ...


Well, that's it for that tree!


Time for some 19 century relaxation! Enjoy the day!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Living in the quilting moment .....!

"What day is it?"
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day," said Pooh.
- A.A. Milne

Sometimes I need a reminder to stay in the moment.  It is often difficult for me when I feel overwhelmed with ideas and think that they needed to be executed yesterday!

Last weekend, I sat myself down and concentrated on UFOs.  Yes, those projects that are patiently waiting to be finished.  It was quite a productive few days.

For one thing, I finished the Hampton Ridge BOM quilt.  Yea for me!


I decided to change the direction of the outer border.  I wasn't thrilled with the way the quilt looked.  The border fabric is absolutely stunning ... well all the fabrics are!

Last Tuesday, the quilt was dropped off to the longarm machine quilter!  That's right ..... I've decided to have it machine quilted.  What a load off my shoulders!  Don't get me wrong, I love to machine quilt, but a break is nice once in a while!  ;o)

Once Hampton Ridge was done, it was time I tackle Ruby's Garden, a project I started back in 2009.  Remember these blocks?

video

The hold-back on completing this quilt was the finishing instructions.  I finally took the time to re-work them on EQ7.  Lots of learning took place and .... Voila?


So glad it is finally completed.  I've always liked this quilt, just didn't take the time to re-work the pattern. Onward to my next UFO!

Thanks for stopping by!  Cheers

Friday, September 13, 2013

Some might say I'm insane .....!

How is your week coming along?  Fall is certainly in the air in our neck of the woods.  I've been busy working on an English paper piecing quilt.


One more row to go and it will be done.  I'm using half inch hexagons.

The pattern was from the Spring 2013 issue of Primitive Quilts and Project.  I'm hooked on English Paper Piecing, like I needed yet another hand project.

Here is my latest attempt of working with hexagons.


Size 3/8" hexagons!   "No, I'm not insane, my mother had me tested" Love the Big Bang Theory!  When I e-mailed a picture to a friend, DH said "you should put a dine next to it so people have a reference".  Hum, my friend did not need a reference point! lol

In case you might, and to please DH, here is a reference point!



Hum.... maybe I should have also included a Euro! ;o)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Cheers!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We interrupt our regular schedule broadcast ....

There as been some excitement in our neighbourhood.  A recent severe thunder storm brought down a large branch from a tree two houses down from us.  This is what greeted me on my way home.


We've had no power, no phone since 5:30 pm. It certainly gives you a whole new appreciation for what our 19th century ancestor experienced. 

I was so looking forward to getting some quilting done, but instead, I am forced to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. As enjoyable as it may sound, I did NEED to finish a project for the shoppe. 

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I cannot accomplish my goal. You know what they say, "if you can't beat them, join them."  

Cheers!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Just in time for fall.....!

I've been a busy bee!  Not so much on the quilting front, but certainly on the moving front.  I did manage to finish this cute wool table mat.


The pattern is called Apple Cobbler by Primitive Gatherings.

My sewing room/studio is finally ready.  I've been slowly moving in.  Here is a sneak peak.  Please do not mind the mess, it is quite a challenge to organize everything.


As you can see, Penelope is up but not running.  She still needs to be leveled/balanced.


Here is my small stash closet - the leaning tower of fabrics!


It's obvious that the built in cabinet is much too small.  Either that or I must get busy making more quilts!  lol  Naw, designer error! ;o)  I need a bigger stash closet! lol

Thank you for your visit!  Cheers!
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