Thursday, April 18, 2013


I have not been piecing or doing applique lately but hand quilting, I have just made another turn on my Pansy in the Park quilt.
This was a thrilling turn I can see the top of the quilt so I will be foraging ahead trying to finish it.
I am waiting till dawn so that I can rearrange my van to get ready for my final quilting retreat with the Twisted Stitchers group at Elim Lodge (my favourite place). While I am posting I hear the rain tickling my window so it will be a wet travel which is fine I like the rain.
 I have brought 4 projects with me and will see how much I get done. These are the ones that were not unpacked from the previous retreat in Woodstock. I did work on the frogging one on a sew day I had at Brambleberry Cottage (Irene`s) on Thursday and got great progress that will be my first finish on retreat.

 There are going to be 20 or our group and 12 of another group that will be sharing. I will be travelling with the co-coordinator Fran since I have a Grand Caravan that can fit lots and I also love to drive. I always ask the ladies if I am allowed to post their projects and faces on my blog, most are compliant I hope I have another great slideshow for you.

On another note. I am trying to follow the blogs that I used to follow but it has been extremely difficult I was under the impression that Reader would be available till July but the option has already disappeared I am trying that blogly and find that they had not picked up all my blogs that I follow so please forgive me if you have not heard from me but you can email me to add to your blog
I feel lost without my regular blogs and reader, it is amazing how you depend on things and distressed it is when taken away….the powers that be need to understand some of us are not good with change.
well I am finishing laundry and vacuuming, nothing is better than coming home to a clean place after fun, fun, fun. I hope you all can get some stitching in too..


  1. have fun at the retreat! I read blogs from bloglists people post on their side bars and my own sidebar....of course have my favorites that sometimes I just type in the name in google if I can remember the names! LOL
    safe driving, I actually like the rain too...calming somedays Kathie

  2. Have a great retreat, and tell us all about it when you return!

  3. Deb, your Pansy in the Park is beautiful. Have fun on your retreat.

  4. Have fun on the retreat and congrats on seeing the ending edge of the quilt....always a lot of fun.

    My google reader is still working but am using the list at the bottom of my dashboard to read your blog. I also signed up for bloglovin' and it's fine but takes a long time for posts to show up in the list.

    Anyhoo, here is my blog addy:


  5. I signed up to bloglovin the other day Deb, and so far things seem to be working. Unfortunately, it comes in late in the evening when I'm thinking about going to bed.
    Enjoy the retreat. Sounds like a good week-end for it. Can you believe "flurries" again????? I'm off to the Mississauga Quilt show and I'll take photos and share.
    Looking forward to seeing what everyone gets done.

  6. were you going to google reader from your dash board........just try googling google reader.......I have a link on my favourites list I click on so it's still working fine for me..........feedly is another on to try too.......

  7. I am still getting my reader and have not changed as I have not received any notice of change. I asked my son to figure out what is going on before it hits me too.
    I know it would be awful to lose these connections.
    I love all my blogging friends.

  8. Have a great time on your retreat! Wow, Murray's quilt is coming along so well. Good for you to hang in there.

  9. Going on a retreat sounds wonderful. I haven't done that in many years now.


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