Saturday, July 31, 2010

Picton Ontario Quilt show 2010

I composed a little slide show of our adventure to the slide show... I see that date on the side ooops it is actually 2010..LOL

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It was a great time perfect weather and fabulous company

On a personal note. I have been working shifts for many years and now will be working days with a new position that I am excited about so there will less time on the PC...usually I sit here when I have worked nights and feel like a zombie, I am not able to function and work around the house for fear of falling it will be nice to actually join the rest of the world with their chaotic lives of rush hours and line ups...LOL
I am even sure that I will be able to get more quilting done now that I might be able to see right
It is the long weekend in Canada this weekend I am working my last night this weekend so celebration is in all have a great weekend and celebrate my good fortune

Monday, July 19, 2010

dancing the night away

we went out for the first time in ages and had a blast met some real cheeky people and had a great time dancing..

What was great is they liked the same dances and music it was a fantastic time!!
above is the view from the boat we were on downtown CN Tower

Waiting to board the in the red...

This gentleman above boarded us on.. isn`t he friendly looking...

This is the sky while we were waiting...very stormy weather looking but it all cleared up and it was just perfect...I get sea sick so glad it was all smooth sailing... thanks to new friends and a wonderful DH..

Sunday, July 18, 2010

shop til ya drop

I went to a sale a couple of weeks ago where all these kits were 50 percent off.. now I could not resist them!! this one I will use the fabric for something else but you could not get these for the price I did on their own.. so I nabbed it...

the one below I have been eyeing this kit at another store for ages and ages and they wanted way to much money for I only pet the picture as I walked out the door well...guess what I had bought so much from this store she let me have it for almost half so I was very very will see the date since 2006 believe me I have been eyeing this since then.. I want to make it in the turquiose colors but I also want to make it in scrappy civil war so now I also have the pattern. if you would like to visit her store just click on my title it will link you there...they have some very gorgeous fabric I mean gorgeous!!!
this is my yo yo village as you can see we are coming along it takes alot of thought when you are limited on the amount of fabric choices. I would have these kits made up of fat 1/8`s fabric choices than 1/4`s for more variety.. but it is coming along

I went out on a boat cruise with my honey last night around the Toronto Islands...we had a great time meeting other people and also dancing....but boy it was hot and today I am suffering from hip much of the old dance moves in a body that hasn`t done it in a while...will post some pics for next time with other goodies I bought...
I am so in love with another applique quilt that is hitting the bloggin circuit..not sure if you all are following Janet (quiltsalott) but she is appliquing a wonderful Kim Mclean quilt that you have to go visit...this is the second Aussie designer that I have fallen for...these ladies on the island are just so talented...I am soo sooo soo tempted.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Want to Learn Handwork

You should go visit Crispy on the left of her sidebar you will see an icon Hand Piecing with Crispy she is an excellent quilter and does ALL her quilts by hand...yes all the piecing and quilting and applique. Crispy has done alot of work in preparing for these tutorials which took precious quilting time away from her. Take a moment and go visit I am sure with this fast pace world we can all slow down for a minute and work with our hands again.

So if you want to visit her site you can click on her name to see what quilts she has lovingly created if you want to go right to the tutorial click on the headline of this post I will also add her button to my sidebar.

Thank goodness it is Friday!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

the priceless items continue

I was in a block swap earlier in the year through a yahoo group of Repro Fabrics these are the wonderful blocks I got it is not often that you are in a swap where every block is to the correct measurements, the 1/4in is exact all around the outside perimeter and that the piecing is so perfect. Each of the swappers really paid attention to their work and fabric choices...All of the blocks were fabulous.. that to me is priceless...

I have 30 blocks and now have found the perfect pattern that I will use to put these gorgeous blocks together. This is found in the McCalls Quilting magazine June 2007 designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith each block has a sample block I will have to make a few more but oh this quilt will be so worth it!!!

Well I think that is the end for now in the priceless department...for now...LOL

a special note if you would like to read more on my LAQ that quilted my applique quilt 2 posts back you can read about Sandy Lindal just click on her name the store did a little feature on her today!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

more priceless items

This is another quilt I had started about 8 years was a workshop...I got as far as making all the baskets but didn`t get in the mood to make the flowers
I mentioned this to my Mom and she piped up with I`ll do them...sure okay...this was her first project in applique...she dug through my stash of mostly scraps at the time and started with these gorgeouse blocks

she counted them and said you don`t have enough baskets you need to make more...okay so I have just pulled out the fabric and made 6 more baskets she is now going to take them home and make more precious blocks to go with these others below.

are they not gorgeous she was a beginner at the time and her work was fantastic she just followed Eleanor`s instructions in her book. I love them all and they are dimensional too!!
I was lucky enough at a guild garage sale to pickup another book as above for a $1 with Eleanors siggy in it...I am giving this one to Mom since she likes her so much.

Mom is here with me this week so you know what we are doing. I will post when she is back home what we have done.

Monday, July 12, 2010


One Long Arm Machine...15000.00
One Applique top wall hanging....25.00
One Friend....PRICELESS

Look what Sandy did for me!! she wanted to try a Mctavishing techinque in LAQ and this is what she did....thanks so much Sandy for a priceless heirloom. I have to finish the binding, put the antenna`s up and then it will be on the wall

I don`t have to say much more I will wait till you catch your breath...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I`m live!!!!

and what better way to show it by giving a little garden happiness.. I had taken some of these pictures at 5am so that is why the background is so dark

my clematis one of them
my climbing hydrangea the first year it has flowered so much last year I got one at the top...LOL notice all the hostas bowing to this tower of flowers

this is one of my favorite climbers but not sure what it is I love the thingy that holds the bloom it is oval and the flowers are so different to me..

in my glory (don`t mind the grassy weeds in front) they left after the photo was taken
My first post on my new hard drive and I am so happy next will be some quilt shots. My friend Sandy had Mactavished (machine quilting design) one of my applique wall quilts I will be picking it up tomorrow...I didn`t sleep well all day I am so excited cause I know it will be exceptional...
well off to work...bye bye my wee hard drive I just want to hug it right now...
oh and I will be going to the Picton Quilt show this weekend.. I never miss their show really worth going too that is Picton Ontario

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I am almost live!!

well I broke down and bought a new all excited and posted the joy I felt on facebook...chatted with a few buds briefly (this on DH pc) now to run down and get set up. The bargin was that they would upload all my software that I had on the old hard drive...DIDN'T HAPPEN.
So I am on the phone and now I am really perturbed (politely saying) what are we going to do?? I started uploading my d-link so I could at least start uploading myself and I get a .dll message.. anyways enough Geek jargin...I am now patiently waiting 2 more days so that I can play in blogland...
I am so happy that I can read the blogs and do push it a little by posting a little on my blog but would also like to join blog parties....right now I am hooked on this blogger Jen she is the cre8tive blogger and her posts are of Barns that carry Quilt Blocks in WI.. Well I love barns and then to top it off she shows their blocks...but she also goes one step further and posts a beautiful BOW (block of the week) you can piece them or she also posts another alternative.. paper piecing. Go have a visit believe me you will love it.

Soon quilt bloggers soon. I know I have been promising but now that I have a new hard drive my promise will be fullfilled.. 6long months is just to long.

This picture was taken a while ago it is the quilt I had made the yoyo's and appliqued them to the is all put together now and am now just finishing the houses to applique on the boarders. 2 boarders are done. This pattern is from Bunny Hill Designs but I am making it for Sew Sisters if you would like to get the pattern.. the yo yo maker really makes it easy

well it is almost 10am and I want to be at Best Buy's doors when they open