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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Wow!! This is my first post with the new blogger face; not sure about it yet. I'll let you know if this goes Anyway, cleaning is just about finished; well, as finished as it gets before starting over, right???

works in progress: 2 scrappies still hanging around to be hand quilted
                             I finished quilting the cross stitch last night(needs bound)
                             table runner finished
                             about to put another commissioned quilt in the frames to be
                             hand quilted.

That is all that I have on the go right now. Here they are:

It is sunny today; so outdoors I go when I get the kitchen in order.  Have a good day and join me linking up to Lee and Monika.

Monday, April 23, 2012

FMQ Challenge/April 2012

I have been taking this challenge for 4 months now..put on by SewCalGal and her great instructors. I am having a great time with it too. This months challenge has been the easiest for me so far. This months teacher is Don Linn, who gave a fantastic video tutorial on making your own templates and transferring them to fabric. It worked out wonderful. Thank you Don.  So; here it is.....first I traced the template on to the toole:

This was with a black Sharpie...heat sealed the ink. Voila!!

I transferred it onto the fabric with an air soluable purple pen. I forgot that
Here is the first one quilted:You can still see a bit of the purple pen but not much else. So I did it a little better color fabric.
Now I know it's not, but is improving. I felt more control with this piece. Don't look at my echoing!!!This will be linked up with SewCalGal for the April Challenge....Thanks Darlene and Don; it was fun...and a wonderful lesson.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Gosh..Friday already!

It is a very nice day here; sun is shining, but still a chill in the air. We are by the water; so getting a breeze... I received my package of postage stamp squares from Katie this morning...thank you Katie. I also updated my website; all set for summer, for now anyway.

I did get my display area cleaned and ready for tourist season; I wanted to show you my setup. There are quilts and small items along the other wall too. But I don't want to bore you with too many pics; since you have all seen quilts  lol.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to vote for theme of the week....mine is Log Cabin. winking

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Spring has sprung here in New Brunswick, Canada. Today was windy, but a beautiful sunny day...almost too warm to clear my flower gardens. I did about half of them this seeing the new plants growing.  Tulips and daffodils; all those lovely spring plants are up and growing like crazy now.

So; WIPs.....not much to report here; I'm afraid. If someone would just do my cleaning for me!!!! lol
I am halfway through the cross stitch quilt; it should be finished. There is very little quilting on this; just can't work at it right now. And I have my dresden table runner on the sewing machine. I started FMQ it; but didn't get too far. Once I get the cleaning done.......hmmmmmmmmmm.Soon!!

I'm linking up to Lee and Monika; make sure you join us and see what everyone has been up to this past week.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I Got Mail!!!!

It has been one very busy day for me; yard work and cleaning walls. But it was all topped off with the mail I received.  My FQ Bundle from Diane and Julie of Random Thoughts and Intrepid Threads arrived. It was nicely wrapped with a nice little ribbon, but I tore into it and didn't take a But you can see the fabric if you go to the link above. It is delightful.

Thank you ladies for this generous gift.  Loving it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Another week, and I am still But really, I enjoy it a little... someone has to do it,eh.  This week I did finish my Blueberry Basket quilt.
This is all hand quilted; in the ditch and a motif in plain blue squares and borders...the back is white tone on tone as in the borders.  I have managed to start hand quilting the cross stitch quilt.....

This won't take long because the blocks are already marked; not much quilting there at all. They want the cross stitch to be the focal point.
so: I have still got the 2 scrappies to quilt...a baby quilt to quilt...a runner. and loads and loads to start.  lol. Oh, and I picked up another commissioned quilt is pieced and sandwiched; waiting to be quilted now.

I am linking up with Lee and Monika,please join us for the fun of seeing what everyone is up to.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I've Got Mail!!!!

Oh what a great week!! The mail man brought my order from Connecting Threads today.
I've been anxious for it to arrive...I've never tried their threads; so, looking forward to being able to sit down and sew again sometime soon....does anyone want to finish my spring cleaning?????   lol

Here's my parcel:  Hubby thinks this will be all the thread I will ever need. Yeah right!!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I won!!!!!!!!

Oh I was in the city all day doing business....came home to find out I won a fantastic FQ Bundle from Diane and Julie from Random Thoughts and Intrepid Thread.  It is a beautiful prize; and I am so excited and thankful for this....                            

I also won some binding clips a little while back during a blog I am so sorry that I forgot to post about it at the time...but when they arrive in the mail; I will show you this fabulous gift.   Have a wonderful day; everyone!!!!!!!