Tuesday, May 30, 2017

My adventures with baby Coons!

It was quite the weekend. I do hope those of you in the US enjoyed a fun day with family and friends. Myself, I became the care taker of cute little baby raccoons.

Early Sunday morning, I noticed one baby coon on the side walk in front of my house. It kept calling for its mother. I left it there for a while hoping the mother would show up ....

By 10:00 a.m. there was still no sign of the mother .... I looked across the street and there's another little coon.

They both looked so tired  .... So I placed them in a bin with some cotton batting. I  mean what else is there to do with batting scraps?

Aren't they cute?


I left them outside for the night in the hopes that their mother would show up. Sadly, by Monday morning, they were still in the bin. Their mother hadn't shown up to claim them.

I found this great website that helped me take proper care of these critter. Please, before you do anything, always do some research. There are lots of valuable information on the web.

I ended up taking them to the Adirondack Wildlife Refugee where Ethan, the coon expert, greeted me.  He will be working to rehabilitate them and they will be released in their natural habitat when old enough.

If you have never visited the Adirondack Wildlife Refugee, I would highly recommend it.  AND if you can, please add them to your annual charity budget list. Their work on rehabilitating wild animals is strictly funded by private donations.

Bye, Bye little raccoons!


Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyberspace! Cheers!

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Buzz Cut ...!

Have you heard of the great new book, 12 - Pack Quilts by Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister?


It's one of those books where I want to make lots of quilts from it. Definitely worth the price!

The funny thing about this book is that when I first previewed it from The Patchwork Place auto-ship, I declined shipment. The project just didn't speak to me. The colours were blah!

It wasn't until I attended fall market and saw the actual quilts that I fell in love with the book and its projects. The pictures really do not do justice to the quilts.

Each projects require 12 fat quarters and additional yardage as per pattern requirements. I have since completed the Buzz Cut!


I just love how it turned out! The colours are bright and cheerful .... hum much brighter than the picture.

Oh, and the block was super easy to do! The finished quilt measures 68.5 x 68.5. Word of advice, follow the cutting directions other wise ..... ask me how I know? lol

Thanks for stopping by. Catch you later! Cheers!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Happy Anniversary Fibre Junction!

Wow! Hard to believe that Fibre Junction is eight (8) years old. Time sure flies when you're having fun!


The lovely flower bouquet was sent by my dear friend Gina!


Thank you to everyone who stopped by and helped us celebrate Fibre's eight (8) anniversary! Cheers!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Flying geese quilt .... in flight!

As you know from the prior post, I'm presently working on the 1,700 pieced flying geese quilt and thought I would blog a bit more about how I organized this project.

As you can imagine, having 5,100 pieces to sew together can be quite daunting! By organizing the pieces accordingly (see prior post) it makes this quilt quite manageable.

For this quilt, I decided that it was best to use a bin to organize my bags, this way I am less likely to lose anything.


When the quilting mood hits me (ok, I'm in a perpetual quilting mood) I grab a bag of each and the piecing starts.


For this quilt, I'm using the tool - Sew Straight ... It's perfect for this method of piecing flying geese!


I love that tool!

If you own the Angler 2, it is pretty much the same thing except that you do not have a valuable installation piece that you can lose! The Sew Straight lines up directly on your machine and it comes with great instructions.

Voila! One hundred (100) flying geese pieced!


Time to trim .....


And before you know it, you've just pieced and trimmed 100 flying geese! I now have a mere 1,600 more to go! lol

Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyber space! Happy quilting!
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