Signs of spring are popping up... the trees are budding, the tulips have found their way through the snow banks and my morning walk is so cheerful with the birds singing reminding me to make every effort I can to have a good day.
In my sewing room... My "Bertie's" Year Quilt is now into its 5th month ...
with the May block.......... all done.
I am only working on one block a month .... it sure gives me a good view of how fast the months fly by. I no sooner have one finished it is time to get the other one ready for stitching. This is a wool appliqué project .
Speaking of wool appliqué we had our workshop with
And it was a fun day.
Darlene had a trunk show of her
shop "Needle Pulling Thread" for our shopping pleasure.
Here is my finished project ... hung up in my sewing room.
everyone enjoyed the wool appliqué workshop.
I have other projects on the go but no UFO's, only works in progress!
A big one I am working on now is machine quilting a queen size quilt. I have never attempted to do such a big project but it is happening now, with my Mystery Quilt
( which I cannot show you until 2016 ).
I am almost done and I must admit it was not too bad a challenge after all. I have to tell you when I first sandwiched the quilt I was VERY nervous to start the machine quilting.
I can just imagine what a surgeon feels like when he is making his very first incision.
Isn't it funny how one project can lead you to a new adventure? Machine quilting this mystery quilt has inspired me to try "Ruler Quilting" and low and behold Mother's day came early for me .
Gerald ordered me a set of Linda Hrcka's rulers and
here they are ....
I have been practicing and learning the technique.
I really think I am going to
.... this and use in all my machine quilting projects.
Our next event is coming up next Friday when we venture off to Avonport Discount Fabric Center is the Valley...
Everything and everyone is ready and we are excited to have some of our fellow quilters from Patchworks Pals in St Anne du Ruisseau join us on this road trip.
I will blog about all our purchases..... !!!!
Then the excitement comes into full swing with a visit
from Karen Neary..
It will be a full agenda... Friday evening we will have a Greet and Meet with refreshments and a trunk show. Invitations have been sent out to the public so I am expecting a good crowd.
( Karen will have her books and patterns for sale)
Saturday we will have our workshop with Karen..
"Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend"
Registration has been closed for a while now as the seats are all taken.
Counting the sleeps.......
And on that same week-end there is more fun and excitement
is coming also to set up her shop......
More shopping and eye candy to drool over..
If you are in the area drop in for some shopping fun...
Yardage, pre-cuts and I am certain lots and lots of patterns...
Oh it is soooo exciting to plan an event and not have to worry about travel after the anxiety the winter brought us...
Speaking of travel, two of my Guild friends Clara, and Charmène and I have been invited to a luncheon at the AVQG . These beautiful gals have invited me so many years but I was never able to go because of work ... well, retirement permits me to go this year and I was only too glad to RSVP "yes", when Betty invited me...
Fun ! Fun! Fun!
and now off to the next project
Picture taken at our Open House. 2015
working on "Words To Live By" quilt.