Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
So here is my last October project:
Putting it together... The assembling of the diamondsThe stippling..
And voilà....under my Hollyberry bush...
I can't tell you how much this piece has given me confidence to attempt other challenges in my quilting; because I never dreamed I would sew a perfect "Y" seam...
Thank you Karen !
Sunday, October 25, 2009
After our weekend in Amherst Simone and I decided to have another week-end of sewing. "Jay" was gone for the week-end so it was girls only with time to sew. I planned the meals ahead and thank God for slow cookers everything was prepared in the early am and slow cooked on its own until dinner, allowing us to sew sew sew. People who came to visit were given a lint roller to remove the threads from their socks, pants and sometimes hair...it was flying everywhere....
But you see, I almost had a panic attack.....
When I opened my e-mail Friday and saw the Half Pint instructions, I realized I was way behind... (I missed a whole week in my mind...) When I read Kelly asking if we needed more time.... I thought; oh my! yes...
But the sewing retreat got under way and here is how it all unfolded....
This is Friday's sewingThis Saturday's sewing
And this is Sunday sewing....
But I am all caught up....whew....:)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
....my partner had specified she loved "Kansas Troubles" (and so do I) ... therefore I made it with Vine Creek from my favorite fabric shop the Cotton Charm. She also stated she liked hand appliqué (which I love to do) and this "Posy Pots" pattern has appliqué which I hand sewed. Of course it was hand quilted by my friend Agnes.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Hope you had a great weekend.
I think I would consider me like the "hippie shoe".
I go for comfort and I'm most comfortable in a pair of
old jeans and a soft t-shirt. I would rather be barefoot
but these shoes are next best think. I love to listen to
music and just CHILL.
I am having fun reading about your shoes styles....
Sunday, October 18, 2009
You can view the following beautiful recipes submitted by our friends by connecting to their blogs:
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Karen is an absolutely "awesome" t e a c h e r.... her calm demeanor makes for a wonderful learning experience. She has faith in all her students from the get go and therefore it removes any fears or feelings of being un-teachable! Her encouraging phrase "you will be doing this (Y seam) procedure by the end of the day" and by "gosh" she was right... we did it... Watch it ladies I am digging out all the patterns I had stored away because there was a "Y" seam...
Needless to say the day just flew by and the whole conversation on the way home was how we wished Karen would move next door....(Problem with that is my sister lives at one end of the province and I live at the other end.) ????
This was the room where we had our class.. Beautifully set up for about 24 of us... Sis, Simone gets ready to cut those diamonds....Karen
always ready for a one on one...
Here we are the three of us and behind us is that gorgeous project we learnt to do....
All in all it was well worth the 6 hour drive....both my sister and I have no sense of directions so we need to add another hour each day for all the wrong roads we took. hee hee...( can't admit that to men, though)
Thursday, October 15, 2009
****I love shoes**** and
Friends are like shoes....varity counts!♥♥♥
In case you cannot open this one and have difficulty seeing these: from left to right :
So which shoe fits you and why do you think so? Maybe you fit in more than one shoe so submit as many as you wish. Remember your name will be put in Kelly's $25.00 gift (2) certificates as many times as the number of entries you send....
Good luck Girls!
Send me notice via this blog you have posted your answer on your blog and if you have no blog send me an e-mail with your answers.
As for my shoe...I think the "easy going one" is the one that fits me the best. I like to keep things simple and not make too much of a situation accepting things as they come up... calm and unworried; relaxed and rather casual is how I see the shoe fits me.
Well today is the day I leave for Amherst for my workshop. It is The Fibre Arts Festival and Karen has pictures. I probably will not have time to respond to your e-mails/commments until Sunday; but don't let that stop you from connecting on my blog with your finished October projects. I will check those messages for sure:)
And, I will announce the winner of the "Thanksgiving" giveaway... when I return...
***So have fun with your shoes..
“If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.”
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sounds yummy.. I am definately going to try this ..
Thanks Liz. Your name goes in for the draw
I wasn't sure if I should email you or Kelly my recipe.
I have enjoyed reading your blog too.
The one thing my family has to have every Thanksgiving (and Christmas too for that matter), is
Green Pineapple Salad
Dissolve: 1 pkg. (3 oz.) lime Jell-O
1 cup hot pineapple juice
and let sit for a few minutes.
Add: 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Pour into dish and let set for 8 hours.
At Christmas I put in some maraschino cherries.
Thanks for the time you are spending on all of this.
There is not enough hours in the day to do all the sewing I want to.
Also, a good book to read is the Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Thanks for everything!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Hope everyone had a good week-end and happy Canadian Thanksgiving. It was busy in my kitchen all week-end with Sunday the family Thanksgiving dinner and today dinner for friends. I did manage to get my quilt binded . This was my relaxing moments after everyone was gone and the house was quiet again with just "Jay" and I. The list of "gratitude" was very long this year because I had all my Charming Girl friends on it. Thank you girls for all your support and inspirations. "Merci beaucoup".
Happy sewing everyone♥♥♥
Sunday, October 11, 2009
The first fabric I cut was for the workshop "Diamonds Are a Girls's Best Friend". It will be a Christmas tabletopper and I used the fabric by Holly Taylor called Birchwood Lane....
The fabric is packed and ready for travel ......to Amherst on Thursday...
The second cutting was for my "Half Pint" . I did not cut the sawtooth border because I am debating whether I am going to use the multi colors or just one color. I will know better when I have the centre of the quilt made.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
An an angel at that♥♥♥ It makes a cute wall hanging..(picture does not do it justice)
For my 2nd project... Molly's Meadow is back from the quilter, (Agnes) so I have the binding left to sew on and I will post it as a finished project.
So don't forget to post your finished October projects and your recipe and let me know on my blog or via e-mail
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I think it would be a wonderful way for us to make up a:
2/3 cup Cooked Pumpkin
¾ cup All-purpose flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Nutmeg
½ tsp. Salt
Beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar and beat until thick and light coloured.
Slowly beat in pumpkin.
8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Icing Sugar
¼ cup Butter or margarine
½ tsp. Vanilla
Beat all together. Spread over cake re-roll.
This cake freezes well and handy to have on hand for all those pot lucks, sports events, hostess gift when visiting a friend or having friends visit you. Enjoy! ♥♥♥
From Joan’s kitchen.
And to make it more exciting I will have Karen sign the lucky winners' book when I go to the workshop given by Karen next week.
Along with the book I will send the lucky winner this kit for the Quilter's Angel. This is one of the selection I submitted for my October projects. (I wanted to make certain it was doable before giving it away.It turned out beautifully and I will post it soon.) It was designed by Terry Morberg for Applepatch Designs in Calgary Alberta Canada. So get those recipes out and post them on your blog letting me know you have done so via this blog (or if you don't have a blog send me an e-mail).
As I serve my Thanksgiving dinner and give thanks for all the blessings, you quilters will be on my list.
Happy Thanksgiving Canadians! and an early wish goes out to our American friends.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I have the following projects ready to go:
1. Stack-n-Whack quilt top - that I cut out parts of years ago and never finished
2. Ladybug quilt top for a new granddaughter on the way.
3. BOM blocks for an applique quilt called Family Reunion.
4. BOM blocks for another applique quilt called Paper Dolls. (I am behind on both of these.)
If I have more time I will work on the 2 I didn't finish last month, but since I am traveling some this month, I thought I had better go heavy on the handwork items. My computer has problems sending more than 2 photos at a time, so I have included just the 2 quilt tops here. I could send photos of the block patterns I am doing in a different email if you want me to.
Again, thanks for doing this!
My starts for October will all be Christmas presents except for the Half Pint which is the blue, yellow, and white.
The first picture is fabric for the pillow cases I'm going to make out of leftover fabric. I got one made already.
the third picture is fabric for 3 more. Not sure who is getting which one yet.
Have to get it into the quilter pretty quick though.
Well, this is my plan for the month.
Thanks for all your time.
Here a few pictures of the three projects I'd like to finish this month.
Number 1 are some blocks I found that I was going to make placemats
out of about 5 years ago and I've decided to add shashing and borders to
make a quilt after I added several more blocks.
Number 2 will be my Scnibbles for this month.
Number 3 will be 4 blocks for the Thimbleberries BOM at my local quilt shop.
Thank you for sharing Pam ,Liz and Lucy. Looking forward to seeing the finished projects!