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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!

I wish all of you a very Happy New Year...I have had a wonderful year of blogging...I just started this in Nov 2010...met many wonderful friends here.  The year is going to be a busy one; I think...things I have already committed to...lol.  Sometimes I wonder if we take on too much.  But,hey...we only live once; right??

I have had the flu bug for the past few days...starting to feel better this morning.  So; looking forward to the next week; has to be better...lol.  New Year's Eve(tonight); will be quiet for us; since I have been under the weather. 

Take care and enjoy your celebrations where ever you maybe.!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Nice surprise!!

I have lost all track of time during the holidays.  Today; not thinking about getting mail at all...I was really surprised to receive my bundle from the Art Gallery Quilts....

Thank you Art Gallery...love it!!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

A Baby Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had to get in here before my family all arrive......my darling hubby was really paying attention this year.
He gave me a Baby Go and a couple of dies and a mat for Christmas....oh my!!!! I couldn't believe  it...he knows I have been entering all the giveaways; trying to win one...

Ok..enough of me gloating over my gift.....I was so excited!! Have a wonderful day with your families...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ok....getting excited now!!!

Merry Christmas to everyone of my friends in blogland.  I know; I said it before,but I had to come back.
I baked most of the day today; loved it too.  Tomorrow we celebrate with hubby's side of the family with a large pot luck supper....and drinks....is always very nice.

Then Christmas day with our sons and their families.  I am so very anxious...for all the hugs and kisses
from my little men. We are finally getting a nice snowfall today and tonight...and is suppose to stay cold.
So; it should stay for Christmas!!!!!! It is so very pretty right now; with all the lights in our yard against the snow....I wish I had taken a picture....maybe I'll get that done tomorrow....

Anyway; I am off to shower, and sit back with a lovely glass of red wine; feet up. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I feel so lucky

The Christmas blog hop has been so much fun....it took a lot of time and reading to get through all of the blogs. But was so very interesting...and I am now following some more wonderful people and their adventures.  And picked up a few new followers myself....which I deeply appreciate.

Something else I really appreciate are the prizes....I have won as of today; a jelly roll, a fat quarter bundle....a surprise gift....can't wait it see these gifts. It is so very exciting to read the blogs and receive gifts from friends...

I want to thank everyone so very much.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!!!

It seems a bit odd not having posted for so long.  I am in here everyday reading though, I just haven't been working on my quilts for the past week or so...it will be after New Year when I get back into the swing of it.
I wanted to wish all of my friends here a very Merry Christmas and the best in 2012.

I noticed that I have a few new followers....I greatly appreciate that...and I will make sure you have something to read about and look at before too long...and I hope all of you will take the opportunity to have a peek at my other website....Shepodys Quilter...that will give you an idea of what keeps me busy at home.
Ok.....between blogging and tea breaks..hahaha.

For now; I have a picture of the quilt that I hand quilted for a lady. I am sure she won't mind me showing it to you...I have another to do for her later on...she is now second on the list when I get back to it.
We went to one of our grandsons first hockey tournaments yesterday.  He is 5 years old...it was the cutest thing ever!!!! He is in the red; waiting anxiously for that puck coming his way...lol.

Take care over the holidays everyone
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Theme of the Week

This week's theme is Christmas runners....I have one entered; if you are interested in voting..I know; I hate asking too...lol.  but  here is where you go to vote....or have a look on Friday....thank you.

I know............it was in the Christmas quilt show....lol.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Theme of the Week Contest

I am asking my friends to vote for me in this week's contest. The theme is stars..I have entered this quilt.
Now don't vote if you don't like it; but please have a look. I appreciate it immensely. Thank you.

Here is where you go to vote; starting tomorrow through the weekend; I believe.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baby Go Giveaway!!!!

There is a fatnastic giveaway going on over at Lynnes....Now people; I want this...hahaha....but good
luck in the contest.

Now get going!!lol

WIP Wednesday and Giveaway!!

The end of November...what????? Well the season has sneaked up on me. It is mild here today...9degrees this morning and getting a bit warmer as the day goes on...so suppose to rain. This week has been slow for me, I'm not setting up another large quilt til after New Year. So; piddling away at little things...cleaning being one of them....lol.

WIPs:  I have the 2 scrappies to be quilted
            Summer Sampler to be quilted
            Blueberry Basket to be quilted now!!
            still monthly piecing the QAL at the fabric shop
             2 commissioned quilts to be quilted

Now I think that it is; here is a pic of the Blueberry Basket all pieced.  I am linking up to Lee and Monika; you should have a peek at what is going on today.

Take care and have a wonderful day.  Check out the giveaway over at http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2011/11/after-thanksgiving-giveaway.html?....Fabric Shop is sponsoring this one....Layer Cake to win.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Quilt Show

I have decided to join in on the Christmas Quilt Show going on here. Take a look for yourself; sounds like fun. You do the normal linky thingy and take a peek at other entries...

What are you waiting for??? LOL. Here are my entries:
This is a snowman table runner
A snowday wallhanging

                                                                     Tree Ornament wallhanging                                      

Good luck to everyone..have fun.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Harry is finished..yay!!!!!/ TGIF

I finished hand quilting and binding Harry Potter this afternoon....he is the last one I will be hand quilting until after New Year.  My fingers need a good rest. I am hoping to practice a little FMQ though...but no promises. I need something to fiddle with besides shoveling and ploughing this snow we have.  I could clean house; hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.  NAH!!!!!

Well here is Harry...he is now on my website for sale... 

I am linking up toTGIF at Sparrow in Flight today...go have a look for yourself...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sunshine on a Snowday!!!!/Mailbox

I got the nicest surprise today....my gift from Holly came in the mail today. It is a copy of 'Cloth Paper Scissors'  an art magazine...and Holly included one of her handmade cards..just lovely!!

This is a close up of her art work...
I am going to save this card to send to someone special; you know, a someone who will really appreciate the art work involved...thank you so much Holly.

WIP Wednesday

You know; every Wednesday brings a bit closer to the big day....yes, Christmas!! It is getting too close; I love it, but ohhhhhhhhhh so much work...lol.  We have a snow storm in the forecast for later today; then changing to rain over night. Going to make a big mess!!!!. I guess it is inevitable here this time of the year,eh.

On with the works in progress now: 2 scrappies still waiting..they will be for sometime.
                                                        Blueberry Basket is moving along slowly( I did stitich down the applique yesterday)
                                                        Summer Sampler waiting to be quilted
                                                         Harry Potter in the frames and 3/4 quilted...yay!!!!
                                                         2 new commissioned quilts waiting to be hand quilted
                                                         and I made a new little pillow!!!!!!!!!

Here is a pic of the pillow: inspired by  Jessica  who has the link for the tutorial. And it isn't dirty; lol..just the light hitting the felt...leave it to me,eh.....

Now I am linking up to Lee  and Monika to see what the rest of the world is working on today...have fun.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wow!!!!!!!!! Baby Go Giveaway!!!!

I want this; but I am sharing it with you because I like you....lol. http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com/2011/11/giveaway-starts-today-accuquilt-gobaby.html?showComment=1321903802554#c782921559057346827   is hosting this giveaway....get in on it now....

Manic Monday

Good morning all; I decided to link up with Jenna this morning....most of you have seen this post. But here it is again, because I haven't completely finished anything else yet...lol. Have fun looking around...take care.   here
Sew Happy Geek

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A Fantastic Giveaway!!

Oh my.....anyone want a Charm pack??    http://www.sameliasmum.com/2011/11/flora-is-gorgeous-new-range-of-fabric.html  is having a giveaway....She is showing a wonderful line of fabric by Lauren&Jessie Jung; really quite lovely....have a look and get in on it now....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Giveaway!!!!!!

Sunni  is hosting a wonderful giveaway; you have to have a look...fabric up for grabs...just pick what you like.  Don't miss out now....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Blessings and a Giveaway

You really need to share this wonderful story. We all know there are lots of giving people out there, but you need to go over to BJ's page and see what is going on...and you can get in on the giveaway while there getting to know this person....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wow!!!!! Giveaway

Quick.....get over toLily's Quilts  fantastaic Kona fabric giveaway!!!!

WIP Wednesday!!!!!!!!

Oh my ...where has the week gone? I haven't done a lot this week; I hurt my back, so I am taking it a bit easy.  shhhhhhhhh just a bit.  I have made a little progress on the 'Blueberry Basket' quilt top. I got one border added with the applique fused on; but that's it. 
Oh.........and I am quilting for a lady...This quilt was hand quilted by someone else...When she got it back it
didn't have enough quilting on it...So; I am adding much more to it for her. I am doing it in a hoop; which I never use. That could be the back problem...but I can't show you a picture, because I didn't ask for permission to show it. And wouldn't want anyone's feelings hurt.  But I will say; it is a lovely quilt...and a    couple more days will finish it.                                                            

I am linking up to Lee and Monika; so head on over and have a look at the wonderful work.  Take care...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Fantastic Giveaway!!

Have you got in on the manly giveaway yet? Well; if not, you best get over there.  Clint is having fun while Judi is at the retreat...haha!!   here  is where you need to go....check it out!!! But I want to win..lol.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Mind is |Gone!!

I told someone I would give them a pattern for the DWR done in square blocks....I can't remember who it was!!
I know....lol so; if it was you, and you still want it...let me know..I will email it to you...thank you

Wow!! A great giveaway

http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-gifts-for-quilters-6-giveaway.html is having another great one right now....so head on over and take a look....a free subxcription to the above magazine!!!!!

WIP Wednesday/ TGIF

Oh it is so nice to finally have something else to show you....lol. It has been a very nice sunny week here; so far.  I have been working outside piling hardwood..which I love doing.  Can't beat the outdoors when it is nice.


So On with the works in progress:  2 scrappies still to be quilted
                                                      Harry Potter same
                                                      Blueberry Basket same
                                                      Summer Sampler is pieced.yay!!!
                                                      Broken Star/Square finished!!
This still has to be quilted .....and now the finish....
There now I think you looked at enough pics...right??? lol....I am linking up to Lee and Monika...enjoy your day....I am off to clean house a bit and pile the last of the wood this morning...take care. Now with a bit of editing...linking up to TGIF

Monday, November 7, 2011

Tah Dah!!!!!

Oh my; it is a beautiful 13 degress here today; and sunny..I have been outside piling hardwood. Now it didn't really need to be done; but too nice out to stay inside; so...lol.  Wanted to share my finish with you all; the
'Broken Star/Square' is completed. All hand quilted and bound...now waiting to be shipped to England..That takes care of all my orders from the summer. I do have a few to quilt for others..but the orders from scratch; finished....so now, maybe, I will get back to UFOs??? U think?..

This is what was left outside last week...I dug all of my bulbs up for winter...I still had on Dahlia blossom and a few straw flowers...had to savour them...thanks for visiting....

Friday, November 4, 2011

Help!!

Is anyone else having a problem viewing posts on blogger?  I have absolutely no problem on my desk top.  But from my laptop; I can rarely get past the dashboard...

If anyone knows what is going on and how to fix it; would you let me know?

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I don't want to bore you today; so, I am just going to say that there is nothing new to show you since last week.  I am just about finished quilting the Broken Square/Star. Just about...lol. a couple of days and it will be done.
Now for those of you who havent had a look yet...why not click on my big red button on the right sidebar.
It will take you to my shop at home...my website.  Thank you..                                                                   
I am linking up to lee and Monika; so take a look and see what the rest of the world has been up to.

Thanks for stopping by.                                                                                                                         

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lil'l Twister Giveaway!!!!

Connie  is having a wonderful giveaway....her sponsor; Quilting Lodge is giving away a pattern and template.
Run on over and have a look for yourself.....can you believe?????? We have snow on the ground and it is cold....lol.  I just put my baby away on Friday, and snow already....my baby:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Are You Joinging the Fall Quilt Festival???

The 2011 Quilt Festival is going on now...take a peek at the wonderful quilts entered. I am entering my
'Barn Raising' quilt...This quilt is special to me because it was designed, cut out, and pieced for me by my husband...I told you he was talented..lol.  It is a queen size quilt; hand quilted by me. Now the picture leaves
something to be desired; it is an older one and not in great shape; I'm afraid..but here it is.
Now I am linking this post up to the Fall Quilt Festival and hopefully I have done this properly.                  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Husband/Woodworking Show

I know this is not about sewing or quilting; though he has helped me there also. He has actually cut out fabric and pieced a couple of quilt tops for me. But on a serious note; he is so talented...and I just wanted to share a little bit of him with all of you.

What got me thinking about this is; the annual woodworking show is here in Moncton,NB this weekend. They had their very first show back in the 90s; don't ask me the year. I am no good with details..hubby could tell you right off; but not me. lol.  Anyway, my talented husband was the main attraction that first year....Here is a picture the newspaper came and took of him working in his garage before the show...
He makes snowshoes.....and is very good at it...it was so funny too.  When the guy showed up to do the interview; he expected a little old man; maybe a long beard....you know...lol...Merrill was only in his early 40s then....oh my; where has the time gone,eh.  He has made quite a few pair of snowshoes since then.

He started right from cutting down the tree; to lacing the shoe with a nylon rope used on fishing boats; it won't stretch when wet; you know.And the lacing is very hard on your fingers; I tried it!!  Now he hasn't made snowshoes in a few years; because he hasn't had the time lately, work is keeping him too busy.   But he enjoyed it while he was doing it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Here he is standing in front of the hardwood he cut and piled in our basement...showing his nice new snowshoes....so proud of him. And wasn't he young and handsome...lol. I am bias you know..

He is a superintendent on road construction crews in Moncton; and works very hard to let me stay home and quilt.  I am very happy doing just that....so; you have met my husband.  I hope you enjoyed this little tid bit of our life.  And maybe a few of you will get to visit the woodworking show; who knows???   Thank you for reading my little post.                                                                                                                                

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday

This is a cold morning here in New Brunswick...needless to say; I haven't stepped outside yet, but the wind is blowing, it is very dull out..brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Another week of all of us working like crazy so we can show what we've been up to, eh....I love it!!!

my works in progress: in the quilt frames now is the order for England(Broken Square/Star)

waiting to be quilted: 2 scrappy quilt tops ,Harry Potter( can't find pic of scrappy right now, sorry)
waiting for borders: Blueberry Basket, and my poor neglected Summer Sampler Blocks, still waiting to be put into a quilt top....and of course; the little QAL I showed you last week....but that is a monthly thingy..lol.

Now I am linking up toLee and Monika for some very interesting work. I have to get moving here for awhile..work to do; maybe even out in the cold...lol. But I will be back to check out each and every post in these links later on...have fun with it...                                                                                          

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What's Your View?

Kit Lang has started a show and tell; I guess you could call it...what you see on your way to work. Now I work from home; so this is what I see when I look out my south window in the morning while making my tea.
Now; you realize the Canada Geese are only there once in a long while...but the view is always there for me.

What's your view??

Monday, October 24, 2011

Giveaway Alert!!!!!!

http://loveaffairwithmybrother.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaway-etchings.html  is having a wonderful giveaway; going on right now.  Run on over; take a peek...you have lots of ways to enter..so; what are you waiting for????? lol.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Last of my Flowers/And the Winner!!!

A couple of days ago I took pics of my last blooming Hydrangea, and my Hibiscus...it is so late and frost will get them before long. But they are beautiful right now; while everything else is dying off for winter.

Yesterday I finished the quilt for the little boy I've been talking about.

 Now; not to keep you waiting  any  longer; the Winner of the giveaway is Annette #9.  Please send me an email with your information, Annette and I will get your gift out to you. Congratulations; and thank you to all who entered...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Reminder:  You  have until Friday at noon to enter my giveaway!!!!  here


This has been a hectic week for me...I got all of our hardwood in for winter, and starting to clean up the flower gardens; plant fall bulbs...you know how it goes. lol.  Anyway; things remain the same as far as my works in progress, except for a new project; oh I know!!! 

The little boys quilt is 3/4 quilted...it looks the same as last week; but turned around; I am at the other end.
I have started a QAL with one of my favorite fabric shops in my area; The Fabric Cupboard.  It is in Moncton ,NB. Here is a pic of what is done so far; we are doing it month by month; section at a time.

I am linking up to Lee and  http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/   so; why don't you do the same or go have a look at all the nice work being done.

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Anniversary Giveaway!!!!!!!!

I can't believe I missed it!!! Last month was my one year anniversary blogging...and I didn't even realize it...who does that?????lol 

So; it is time for me to have my first giveaway.  Now I have no sponsors; so it isn't a big giveaway..but I hope you will enjoy what I have for you.

Here goes....A panel from Moosehead Lodge...36"x44"
                    some cute buttons
                    some sequence
                    metalic thread
In order to be in on this giveaway; you have to be a follower...I would love to have lots of followers; so tell everyone you know, ok...

so:  1.Be a follower, and comment that you are (new of old)
       2. Blog about this giveaway ( leave me a link,please)

You have until Friday morning, the 21st to get in on it....I'll draw randomly around lunch that day....good luck.
I do hope you have fun with this; my first time...and I would like it to be fun for you all.

Thank you for stopping by and taking part

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Please Vote for Me!!!!

I entered a quilt in the Theme of the Week...and if you like it; would you please vote for me??
This week is scrappy again...lol.  So go have a look at all of them...hope you like it  .http://quiltinggallery.com/

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I am so looking forward to the Wednesday when I have more to share with you again.  It seems lately; I am stuck in waiting mode or something...lol.  Anyway; I have the little boys quilt in the frames and started hand
quilting it. Now my list:  2 scrappys waiting to be quilted
                                     Harry Potter waiting....
                                     Blueberry(applique) waiting for borders
                                     Summer Sampler..still just blocks...oh my!!
                                     quilt top order for England..waiting to be quilted.

Gosh; I think that is it for now.  You know; most of my time lately has been spent cleaning my father-in-law's house out after he passed away...but that is finished and on the market now...sold his Ford Edge...so all is good.  I have my veggie garden all in for winter. Now I have to put hardwood in; that means get the farm tractor out and the wood trailer and throw wood in it; drive to the house; throw it in the basement then pile it all up down there....you have to handle wood so darn much...but I love the heat from it.

Well that's about it for my works in progress girls....I am linking up to  Leeover at Freshly Pieced. So go have a look. I bet there's a lot of good stuff going on...enjoy!!
                                   Now I am also linking up to http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/ for their WIP Wednesday....take a peek...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Quilting Quest Giveaway!!!!

If you want to win something very nice; I suggest you take a look at Lily's Quilts..Lynne has the rules for
getting in on this one...it is sponsored by Quilters Quest; and giving some lovely things away..don't mis out now!!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fall Giveaway!!!

This is a wonderful giveaway.....a little quilt, fabric, and crayons!! What more could you ask for??http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/ is hosting this; so head on over.....join the group...have fun.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Fabulous Giveaway!!!!

Christmas isn't all that far away now!!!!!!!!!!! So head on over to Lilys Quilts and have a look at what you can win....and get the button..quick!!

WIP Wednesday

Another week, where does it go?  This week; besides working the community turkey supper, I finished the Dresden quilt.  And I am starting another for this little girl's brother.

My works in progress haven't changed since last week...a lot in progress...a little getting done....lol.

Now link up toLee and see what they have going on.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

How I Came By My Name????

Well now this is going to be fun...we often wonder how and why we got the name for our blog; right?
Well; mine is easy....my name is Marjorie...and I am always so very busy in my little corner of the blog world. Therefore; Marjorie's Busy Corner!!!

Dawn over here is having a giveaway; and all you have to do to enter...is just what I have done...tell us your name and where it came from..then link up for the big prize..go ahead and have fun with it...and see where all the other names came from.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Postcard Swap

I received my postcard in the mail today...it is a very cute fall postcard...here's a pic for you to see...Thank you Sue.                              First the one I received...
now the one I sent to Sue...ok it's in the mailbox here...ere go the bug.....lol

Giveaway!!!

http://kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-that-time-again.html  is hosting a monthly giveaway!!! You must have a look...though I would like to keep it all to myself..lol.  Fat Quarter is sponsoring a monthly giveaway over here at Kiera's....isn't that great!!!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tutorial and Giveaway!!!!!

http://conniekresin.blogspot.com/2011/09/maple-leaf-centerpiece-tutorial.html is having a great little giveaway.  She has a centerpiece tutorial as well; and you can win a kit to make this lovely center pieice.

Run on over and have a look..wonderful post.,,Thank you Connie

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Giveaway!!!

Samelia's Mom is having a great giveaway....make sure you take a look

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WIP Wednesday!!!!! Sept.28th

This has been revised for this weeks WIP....I had it ready for last week; but there wasn't one.  So; here we go.  It seems like ages since I have been here with you all. I think I only missed one week altogether, but felt like I had nothing to share except other work for awhile...

Well; here we are again with some works in progress and summer is going going gone....nice weather though.
My works...oh my!!

2 scrappys and Harry Potter waiting to be hand quilted
Blueberry Basket(applique) waiting
summer sampler still just blocks(goodness)
blue top for London waiting
Dear Jane finished
Dresdens in the frames
started an applique with a QAL at my favorite quilt shop in the area
going to start next order that goes with the Dresdens very soon

So; as you can see I am very busy...getting little done!!! Hahaha.,but getting there,.


Here are a couple of pics of Dear Jane and the Dresden in progress
back of it,,
Ok....now an update for this week...the Dresden is all quilted except for the last row of blocks....and this is our community turkey supper week....so; I am busy this week baking and getting ready for that...a group of us women got together this morning and made over 900 do-nuts...yummmmmmm!!
I am linking up to Lee over at Freshly Pieced....go have a look for yourself...lots going on; I'm sure.