Saturday, November 7, 2009

continuation of what's going on...

I was able to see the launching of a first quilt show by a group called the Twisted Sisters. there are only 40 members in the group and their show was plenty. I know a couple of photo's where posted on other blogs but I was lucky enough to talk to some of the members and makers on some of the quilts so I chose to upload these.. they had some special meaning and i thought you would like to know.

this one was made by many quilters... each made a block and then the blocks were put together in memory of a member that had passed in their sewing group. I thought it was well done with great fabric on the boarder which was from the member's own stash that had passed.

the one below is one of many wonderful quilts made from a challenge fabric that was picked. Their imagination was astounding!!
This was one of my fav's in that catagory

This one below a women's mother collected cat book markers and was pinning them to the wall. the daughter decided she was going to redecorate which meant painting the walls.. but what to do with all those book mark's ...look at the wonderful idea she come up with for her mom.. I thought this was a fantastic idea!!

Now this one I picked because I was lucky enough to buy the pattern a couple of years ago at our guild yard sale and then to see one made up and hanging at the quilt show just gave me so much incentive.. no I am not starting another project!! but it is waiting in the wings. I thought the maker did a wonderful job on the applique.. not easy patterns that is for sure!! and look at her boarder treatment!! You can click on these pics to get a closer look I am sure you will want to just like I did at the show..

Below is Jennifer with her poor broken arm visiting from Austrailia and her DIL which she was staying with in Toronto..then myself.. Rosemarie was the one holding the camera.. she also took us everywhere and made sure that Jennifer had a great quilty time here in Toronto. Then there is me at the end.. no sleep after a night shift and coasting the day away with friends and a quilt show...LOL a little rough looking I would say.

As for me I took advantage of a little sale that was going on at Stitchin Heaven they had buy 7fq get 6 for free..and look what else they sent a rubber ducky but PINK with the ribbon isn't he adorable!! when you purchase from them you also collect "points towards a purchase" so I collected enough to get this LED ear light for applique when the light is not spectacular. Also they always send these wonderful thank you cards great people one day I hope to visit their store
I had sent them a link to the Civil War Bride and said when you pic the fabric please keep this quilt in mind.. I think they did pretty great!! you can see that nice new icon on the right there.. that quilt is going to be my 2010 to start quilt and finish!! I love it so much!!
I could not resist this picture..when I am sewing I have the joy of looking at this beautiful face chatting at me to stop and sit in the big chair to pet him. This is Joey when my machine starts to roar he will get on his haunches and start to wave his paws up and down as if he were catching butterflies in the air.. sometimes I pretend that I don't notice at first then I burst out laughing cause it is so funny to watch.
Did you notice the pink belly?? from day one when he came here he has taken all the hair off his belly sometimes the others will do it too.. but they will have it grow back not him it is always pink... i have tried all kinds of food but now i think I have found one that works the only trouble is the other 3 don' t like it... so I am now mixing 2 foods together.. and slowly I am now starting to see peach fuzz coming in.. he does love when I rub his bare belly though...

so I am off to get a new thimble that has come out and also to drop off Rosemarie's camera.. she came by for a bit yesturday.. we looked at quilting books and sewed a little but talked alot!! next month it will be my turn to go to her place.. I didn't pull out much show and share with her.. mostly we drooled over books and patterns... it was an excellent time and it flew by very fast.


  1. Lovely quilts, lovely ladies and a cute little pink belly :0)


  2. What a busy bee you've been, love the quilts and the new fabric is going to look delicious .
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

  3. Thanks for the pics! That was a fun quilt show even though I didn't win the lovely raffle quilt.

  4. Goodness, what our little buddies will do for attention! Sweet little guy ...

  5. It kinda looks like Im trying to stiffle a laugh or giggle in the photo of us at the show.

    in regards to your kitty's pink belly, my cat has a similar issue with thin fur over her eyes where a cats eyebrows would be, that extends up to the ear. I have no idea why its like just alwyas has been.

  6. Nice show! Thanks for sharing!

    I love the applique quilt...its a beautiful pattern and I can't wait to see yours!

  7. Goodness - what a surprise to see a photo of Jennifer and her broken arm. I know that girl!!!! (Even tho we live 800 miles apart!).
    Looks like a great show, what a terrific idea for the cat bookmarks. So many clever people!

  8. New thimble from Sew Sisters? I loved that quilt too. I wish I would have taken a longer look at it.

  9. Great quilts and the bookmark one is so neat.
    The picture of your little kitty is so cute.

  10. Great quilt photos! Thanks for sharing!
    Great goodies from Stitchin Heaven!!!
    Darling kitty with the pink belly... Never seen a cat sit like that! 8-)
    Happy stitchings!


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