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Friday, December 31, 2010


Perfect weather for it today,,,had a ball......

fabulous friday

well not a lot going on here.....but I too made curtains and cushion covers for my grandsons room....but no picture; sorry. now check out

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


This has been a slow week; nothing but Christmas going on here....I did manage to finish the Virginia Star quilt top though.
I have a few tops to handquilt eventually; and don't forget to visit Freshly Pieced ;Lee is working hard.                                         

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Hello is over;and was lots of fun with all the grandchildren.  But, we have had nothing but snow and power outages for the past 3 days....wind blowing it around....goodness!!!!  want to get back to normal here soon....and in the sewing room...hope you all enjoyed your Christmas....and have a great New Year......

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

W.I.P Wednesday

It has been a very slow week for me; as sewing goes. My aunt passed was busy with funeral and etc.  But I do have a little tiny bit of sewing I can show is what I am going to add to the top and bottom of the quilt top in progress; I want to make it longer; not square..not much to see; but all I have for now ladies...

I haven't seen any other postings this morning; not sure why.I probably missed something with everything going on this week; but have a look at Freshly Pieced and see how things are going with Lee....Have a Merry Christmas everyone...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quilt Top

Hey..and thanks for the nice is dark green and white...but it does look darker in the pic...won't get to put the borders on it until after New Year's I'm afraid...but if I do; you will be the first to
Everyone; have a Merry Christmas....but; of course; I'll be here next Wed...for

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WIP Wednesday

Loving this!!! Well girls; this week was mainly wrapping gifts for me. But I have managed to get sashing put on my quilt top.....I have many projects on the go; let me see; The Virginia Star, Log Cabin to be quilted, Tree/House to be quilted, and a couple of 4 patches(scrappy) to be quilted. I will start right after the new year hand quilting all of these....can't wait!!!!
Make sure you check out Freshly Pieced Lee has some of the best ideas ever..great blog!!

Monday, December 13, 2010


I can't complain about Mondays; really. It is very mild here today..too mild for Christmas...but; not complaining; no shoveling This afternoon I will be wrapping some gifts; and playing with my new toy
Bought a Baby Lock on the weekend..My old machine was basic and 14 years let the fun begin!!!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fashion Friday......

Hello again....this is the day I watch City Line for the fashion show...I can't help myself...I love it!!
Well; on with the sewing, right??  I am ready to cut the sashing strips for the quilt top. Today is the day...I will be cutting and starting to put my rows together....because next week is wrapping gifts time... and putting the tree up....I have grandsons staying the night on the 17th.....going to be so much fun...

So everyone enjoy their weekend..ttys

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Check this out!!!!

thank you

I have to say; thank you everyone for the nice comments on the latest quilt block...It is coming together nicely
The encouragement is appreciated..thank you...


Good morning..I forgot to take a picture of the flannel quilt that I helped tie yesterday. is for a hospital for someone in nursing care.
 2 pieces of flannel and some batt...tied....simple but cute.....this lady loved; her husband got this put together for her..the top is covered in all sorts of frogs...smiling..and whatever else you can think of..cute!! We got it all tied and bound from one side..she'll finish that. And for helping my friend brought me a lovely floral arrangement...I will take a pic of that to show u ...very sweet of her..I  have some errands to run this morning; then back to the sewing room later..hope to finish the blocks for my quilt top...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

getting there

Ok..I now have 7 blocks finished...and on the sewing for me today though; will be helping a friend tie a fleece quilt that she wants as a gift for I am waiting for her to arrive with it...will be a nice relaxed day; visiting and chatting...if I don't forget; I'll take a pic of it to show u later on...have a good day and lots of progress....

Monday, December 6, 2010

another block

Hello everyone.....I have 3 blocks together now..I know;  only time for so much sewing right now...and this is a block that gets on my best nerve if I stay at it too here is a pic of the block.

There is a finished quilt like this on my

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Project

Another day...another quilt top...I just can't stop!!! I love sewing so much...and I enjoy reading all of your stories about sewing and quilting.....I have started a Virginia Star...been itching to get at it; so here we go....will show you the progress so far this afternoon....going to stop for a bit..have a tea...then will be time to start my here it is..the dark green is Christmas Punch/Thimbleberries..print is Hoffman/California International..the white is a tone on tone...

Did anyone notice I had one of the points pieced wrong?  I didn't until I saw it in this's the one up above the X I placed .....have to flip that't have two greens together,eh...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fabric Shops

I am so tired of the few fabric shops we have in our area...the ones we have are very nice..good fabric...but not enough of competitive pricing anymore.....

Oh well; what to do ......It is a beautiful day today..sunny and warm.....was in the city all morning running errands...checking out the it....just miss the shops that have closed down lately. Anyway; off to find a new project to start.....I love to finish one; but then the dilemma.....ok; what's next??? I have to be kept busy.....a sin;

Monday, November 29, 2010

Quilt top finished!!!!!

The Tree/House quilt top is complete...quilting will be done after Christmas.....I had fun doing this pattern again..very simple; but back to basics; I guess...Here is a staying away from fall colours for awhile..though I am an earthy

Sunday, November 28, 2010

End of the weekend

It is Sunday the Christmas lights up today....was a crisp but nice snow last; glad to have finished up everything...visited my grandsons this afternoon....too Back to sewing

Saturday, November 27, 2010


WEll is the morning where I help hubby outside....getting the yard and things ready for is a nice sunny, crisp morning.  in now to have a tea..and back at it....hae a nice weekend

Friday, November 26, 2010 last

Good morning....I am so glad to see Friday here....not sure why; I work harder on the weekends with my husband. lol....but it is fun having him home with me...doing things around the yard before winter really sets in.  I took a pic of a few of my quilt blocks so you could see them before it's put know; it has been years since I made this simple, but fun to go back to also.  Well; here goes.............

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My sewing

Hello everyone...I am coming right along with the little house blocks..have 8 or 9 done...will take a pic soon.
It is fun doing them..something I haven't looked at in ages...most of our snow melted..which is good for driving anyway....ok; just got home; had my father-in-law out for a; back to the sewing room for me....ttys

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Having my morning tea and trying to think of something to tell..this daily challenge is difficult..I just wish I was sewing every day.  Would be easier..I am starting to make mittens for my little; we'll see how that goes...not much to see snow tires put on car this afternoon....not news

Ohhhhhh almost forgot...I started a new quilt top yesterday...tree/ husband made this pattern up for me years ago.  I haven't pieced one in; I will take a pic of the block or two when ready and post that....there we go!!! sewing...........

Sorry; I wasn't thinking there; this quilt is on my website; the last one in the

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010


Hello all; had apps this morning..the parking lots in the city are sooooo icey..crazy!! But was a good morning...nothing much going on yet this week..hope to get in the sewing room soon....have a good one

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Evening

Where did the weekend go???? It was a relaxed day today...worked outside yesterday. The little bit of snow we got is nice but look pretty though.  As you see; I took the pics down...hope you got to see them; kind of cute


Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Weekend

Well it is Saturday....a few flurries blowing around here....cold outside; but still nice...doing a little work around the yard with hubby today. Grandson might visit later....hope u all have a nice weekend.

Friday, November 19, 2010


good morning all.....the borders are on the quilt top. Now on to a new project....debating whether to do a block quilt with a cabin appliqued in the center; or a many choices..they are the 2 appealing to me right now; but we all know how quickly that could  well; off to do a little housework; it is a sunny but cool day so far. everyone; enjoy the weekend....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Oh My......

I am so tired of scraping Still getting ready to repaint the basement floor after flooding. It is one job I won't miss when finally finished. Well; I did get the borders cut out last night...not put on yet, but I'm hopeful for today. I have lots to try and do today....and it is not raining at the moment....imagine!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Well...........just got back from Moncton. Finished my Christmas if I can just stay out of the mall; I'll have it It is raining cats and dogs here now....just thankful it's not snow....going to light a little wood fire..and maybe get the borders cut out for that quilt top....maybeeeeeeeeeeeee.....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Log Cabin

Here we are....finally took a minute from the housework to get this pic up. This pattern is the "Barn Raising".  It measures 88" square right now...I'm going to add a border...want it about 100".


Well Cindy..I did your quiz...but, for some reason the words were all over the place...wouldn't stay where I wanted them; so know what we did with though ty.

I finished sewing the log cabin blocks together yesterday afternoon. just have to put borders on the quilt top now. I will take picture later today to post for you to worked well using the larger blocks...much faster again will find lots to do inside today...ttys...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Early Monday

Hello everyone.  I am just getting around here...was so sleepy last was a busy weekend..But the job is done. One more thing off the list before winter sets in!!  And today; well, back to the are the before and after pics of the garage weekend...really mine was spent cooking meals, and picking the mess up off the ground while the men did the roof..still a bit to clean up today; but not; ttyl.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Good morning is a crisp sunny morning....hoping to finish the roof today. So; guess I better get out there,

Saturday, November 13, 2010

My time

It was a very nice, warm, sunny day...lots done on the I am going to the sewing room..One more block to make for my log cabin quilt top....

Friday, November 12, 2010

work in progress

this morning I am ready to put up a pic of the log cabin block...This is much larger than the block I normally work with....The pattern called for a 12" block..normal.  Well; I am trying something different; a 22" block. I wanted to see how it would work..So; here goes,  the block is center block plus 5 light and 5 dark colours. the usual; just larger..It will take 16 blocks for the quilt top; instead of 64. So; we will see what happens..seems fine so far. I'll post another as I can arrange the blocks a little ....

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Rememberance Day

Trying to get a few minutes this morning to post husband is home today; trying to put a new roof on our garage on his day off....While I rush around to prepare things for a meal for him and his friend who is helping....I go to the high school here for lay a cross in memory of all the fallen soldiers. I take pride in this. It is an honour to do this; my father-in-law fought in the second world war..he was stationed in England where he met is wife; a war many stories there.

Later I hope to get a picture taken of the block I;m working on...give you an idea of how it is going to look...have a good day remembering and honouring our men and women....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A New Morning

Well it isn't raining quite yet; but suppose..darn!! It is dull and very very windy..but hey; yesterday the quilting bee was was so nice to get together with the ladies again; you know all the quilt talk and
It is a great way to socialize together; you know.....we quilted a trip around the world for the minister for was a mixture of nice greens...beautiful quilt....if I get a chance; I'll get a pic from the one lady who took a camera; oops, I guess it was the lady who's house we were at...the rest of us didn;t think about it..imagine that!!!! lol. Well; off to apps this morning then home to start cleaning the basement.grrrrrrrrrr

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


good; for Cindy's challenge...we will hold you to it  I only have the log cabin that I started a few days ago...but I will post pics soon....going to be at a quilting bee today; for the day. So better get going here...we do this once in awhile...make a quilt for a new minister or someone leaving the community; you know, an excuse to get together...I'll catch up a bit later

Monday, November 8, 2010

On the run

Good morning all.....I have apps today so; not a lot of time..but wanted to say hello..I am starting a log cabin quilt. As soon as I get a chance I will post pics of the block...and stages as I go along with it...hope you enjoy it.....and it has not yet stopped raining; slowed down a lot....we have received over 250mm of rain..crazy!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What is there to say!!!

It is still raining......but I am thinking about doing a little Christmas shopping; almost might be a good day to get that taken care of...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Oh My!!!!

Rained very hard last night...everything is flooded...ground is like a has let up a we are going to visit the boys and their families for a bit...they all live within an hour of; it is nice. Have a great weekend everyone...gosh; I hope this rain stops soon...but hey; I got all the wood split and piled glad....ttyl....

Friday, November 5, 2010


It is raining cats and dogs here today and supposedly; tomorrow. So working inside for the day. Maybe go through some clothes and get things in order. Or maybe get into the sewing room for a bit..who knows,eh...
The tides is in and very high, but fortunately it is; ladies, enjoy your weekend...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Busy morning

Well, I made it!! The lady picked up her 3 quilts this morning; and was pleased. Now having lunch and going to work outside a bit..clean the mess up I made when I splitt wood...hope it's not too too to close my little shop for the season...I depend on I will have to get things in order there also. Always lots to do,eh....ttys

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sunny morning

Well; I said I would try to be here every day....and here I  It is a wonderful morning..I just came in from digging up bulbs for the winter storage..and cleaning some of the mess I made in the field while splitting wood. Mind you; lots more to do and the gardens are all mulched and ready for the cold days and nights....

Guess what!! finished the 3rd quilt I was working on for a lady...whooo it to finish the work outside and get started on something new...can't wait.....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Quilt Festival

Sorry to say; I don;t know a thing about the blogger quilt festival. I will have to read more. I promise!!
Not working on anything new for myself right now; so here is a picture of one I did this past year..Hope you like it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A New Week

I can't believe it's been a whole week since I last posted something.....not getting much quilting done; I'm afraid.  I am still splitting hardwood and cleaning flower gardens up for winter. Planting tulip bulbs today..probably again tomorrow. I am staying inside for a couple of hours this afternoon to quilt..I need a fix!!!lol....We went out to a dinner and dance on the weekend..they draw for lots of prizes at this one. I did manage to win one of the bigger prizes; which was nice...and saw a lot of folks that I haven't seen in a while. So over all; a good weekend...hope everyone is enjoying the fall is so nice out there.....

Monday, October 18, 2010

Surprise Party!!

What a great weekend....Saturday night we were invited to a friends surprise birthday party. It was a blast...held at the Broadleaf Ranch...with lots of friends. Who played; but , Matt Minglewood!!!!! We had a blast; fun for all. The birthday boy was totally surprised and loves Matt; so fun all around. Wish I had taken a camera; I would post a nice pic for you; but I didn't....well..back to piling wood later today; quilt is half finished....won't be too long now....ttyl..

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


It is a beautiful day here; I have piled wood, washed the car, and had my lunch. Now I am about to go back out and split more wood..but I enjoy this; so nice out in the sun.  The only thing is; it is keeping me from getting this last quilt finished..last of the group of 3..remember??; here is a pic of it in progress for now.  I have also updated my website;here is the link..have a

Monday, October 11, 2010


Well; the beginning of another family all work today so; I am piling wood and catching up with housework. Just came in for some lunch and wanted to share my weekend with you. My husband took me to a little place called Solomon's Gardens...not far from Moncton; but I never knew it existed. It is a very nice place where you can hold a wedding or I suppose just about anything celebration. The owner rents the gardens out..and there are huge white tents for the catering..lovely place. We walked through it and took a few pictures. It was a bit cool and windy; but a very nice day.I've included a couple pics for you to see...

Enjoy your Thanksgiving; here in Canada....have a nice day.

Friday, October 8, 2010

A Break in the Routine

This is what I found this morning; while hanging out my washing.  It is a cooler, but very nice morning, and I couldn't resist getting as close as I dare to these beautiful Canada geese..They are so large and graceful..enjoy your day...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

An Oldie

Hello again....been a couple of days since I posted anything...had my father-in-law to doctor apps. and such....not doing a lot the last couple of days besides working around the yard..splitting know the; it will be a little while before I finish the third quilt that goes with the last 2 that I posted. I wanted to share this older one with you...A lady came across it in her grandmother;s; and want it handquilted to put on her wall and save...she used actual flour bags for the background blocks...; so here it is.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Life After the Turkey Supper...

It is a new day...the sun is shining..and I am waiting for the grass to dry so I can mow for the last time this season...what a shame..but it has to come to an end eventually; right.  I have been quilting tops for a lady..I think I mentioned it back there somewhere.  Well 2 are quilted; one is I thought I would share the pictures of those 2 for now....I will probably put the third in the frames later today and start quilting on it soon. Now is the time for me to finish the lawns; trim back some of my plants for much as I hate to see them go...but hey; more time to quilt!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Turkey Supper

Well it is over for another year!!..We had a blast, is certainly a good way to meet people; even new neighbours in the community. Let me see now; we were at the hall by 8:30am on Saturday potatoes for stuffing. We made the what we could put out on tables..picked up the donations from the community.....and believe it or not; I got wounded while doing so.  This is so funny!! I picked up the pies and rolls with a friend in her van, back to the hall to unload; opened the sliding door of the van...stuck my head in picked up some pies; turned around and the door closed on me; hit me just above my right eye.....well!!!! Did that hurt or what???? LOL...So; inside I go to the freezer; got out a bag of frozen turkey necks that is right.....held it over my eye for a bit..then went on my way....continued working......everyone went home for lunch;...and to clean up for later...this is at noon.....We are back for 1pm..putting rolls, pickles, cranberries,etc. on making coleslaw...we are suppose to start serving at 3pm..

It is 2pm. ...and the parking lot is filling we are ready and start serving about 2:40..the rush is on!!!LOL...We had a great time..we served around 500-550...not sure of the exact count yet. Then clean up...over all a very long day....and by now my eye is starting to turn colours....oh well...lesson learned!! Keep my head out of the way of the door on a van...This morning we went back up to the hall and finished cleaning pails that we stored food in.....ovens..burners..floors,etc. Done for the year!!!! It is a very nice community event...and folks look forward to it each year....keeps the community together....and the money raised goes to a lot of maintenance on the building...which anyone in the community can use; no charge...and we rent it out.....we donate to the schools...nursing homes....hospitals, graduates in the victims...all sorts of things benefit from this event.....good for all....

Ohhhhhh!!! and this morning I cut my thumb on a broken glass that was put in the can't win!!How am I going to quilt later????? I bet I will manage.....haha!!Now I have to get some work done here at home for a's been a week getting ready for the supper. So away I go....thanks for reading my little appreciated...

I removed the pic of the black eye....must be tired or seeing

Friday, October 1, 2010

Another Day of not Quilting....

It is the day before the turkey supper now...and boy; am I ready for  I arrived at the hall at find a couple of people there..the crowd soon grew, we had at least 20 people there to help peel the vegies.  We peeled 9; 50lb.bags of potatoes; the same carrots..some turnip..cut up cabbage for coleslaw...made a turkey soup for dinner.....sliced a heck of a lot of turkey...and there are more in the ovens. Now I am about to start baking pies...that will be my afternoon. Back to the hall tonight to finish slicing turkeys; crumb bread for stuffing..and home to sleep a little before starting the next ordeal...

In the morning; we meet at the hall at 8:30 to cook potatoes to make stuffing...pick up the donations from the community(pies,rolls,pickles,etc.)...then home for a snack; change of clothes...and back to serve supper from 3pm-7pm...I am tired already!! Seriously it is very tiresome; but a lot of fun too....I'll let you know how the supper went later...have a nice weekend...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So Much Fun!!

Well; the do-nuts are made!! We had so much fun...there were 10 of us ladies from the community making the do-nuts this morning...we made 80 dozen of those tastey little things....and they were am soooooo full. It is an assembly line project; one mixes rolls and cuts out the do-nuts; 2 of us(me) cook them in the grease; then the rest take them from us..sugar them; take them to cool off and wait to be eaten.....tiresome; but good fun...

And the stories that are told while cooking; well, good laughs....then a couple of the husbands come in when we are finished; to eat dinner with us...The lady of the house made a nice casserole..fresh tea pickles...and do-nuts for dessert..imagine new do-nuts; after I snacked on them all morning!!!

Now back home to do my own work for the afternoon..tonight I pick up my turkey which I will cook in a few days....among other things...I will keep you informed on the whole week..

Monday, September 27, 2010

Turkey Supper Week

Good afternoon everyone...just got home from town; had appointments...This is the start of a busy week.
Our annual community turkey supper is on Saturday. Tomorrow is do-nut; a few of us get together and bake around 700 do-nuts to serve with our supper on Saturday..the folks look forward to these do-nuts every; today is the day I try to get all of my little details at home taken care of; because they won't see me for awhile...and on that note; I best get at it,eh...

Friday, September 24, 2010

The end of another week

Good morning everyone....Just finishing up a little housework; yes, a is going to rain later today; so that means I get to stay inside and quilt today.  Trying to move along with the quilt I;m working on for a lady who brought me 3 tops to hand quilt..don;t think I mentioned that I do hand quilting. I love the past time of it.  Next week is going to be crazy for me; our annual turkey supper is on Oct.2; so busy busy next week..I will keep you updated on the days preparing for this event...We serve around 600 people in 4 hours.Tiresome; but quite the social event...a time to see folks that you only see that time of the year....and they get me to wait on them...haha!  Enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Had to add a few pic before getting outside to work in the flower gardens this morning....

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On the run ....

This is one of the last quilts that I
have made...I am quilting one for
another lady right now...

Monday, September 20, 2010

My Weekend

Well hello was a beautiful weekend...we had our annual fair(exhibition) in our community.
It brought my oldest son and his family to visit with us for the weekend...and I had a blast!! My granddaughter is going to try quilting....and I got to spend time with my grandsons while they played in the dirt at our place....the weather was perfect for it.  I am a quilter; who can;t stay away from it for any more than a couple of days at a time...and I will be posting some stories and pics on here..hope you take a look.
But; as it is supper time here....I am cutting this first entry short; for now...catch you later