Saturday, January 31, 2015

Getting Closer

With the building blocks almost completed I'm getting closer to constructing the main components of Bonnie Hunter's GI Mystery Quilt and it feels fabulous.  I remember when I first started the project I thought this is really taking me out of my comfort zone and thanks to my Hubby who literally stood by me at the sewing machine and said "you can do this Kathy" I realize that comfort doesn't always teach you new skills.
Yes, I would've been farther along but like everyone else, life can make you stand up and take notice of the important things which it did for me in December and I have no regrets.

I'm not a prolific blogger but this is my 200th post and I think that should be celebrated with a giveaway and as quilters that'll mean some fabric and other goodies, just not sure what but hopefully you can trust my good judgement and yes I can see your eyes roll!  So please leave a comment on this post and I'll let the Random Generator called my Mother pick a number because she just thinks that is so much fun!  I'll leave it open until next Sunday, Feb 8 so there is oodles of time to get your name in. Good luck and just so you know there probably will be some chocolate coming your way too!

Thursday, January 1, 2015


My oldest Granddaughter wanted me to teach her how to sew and with my Mom's old Kenmore machine we put together an apron for her.  I was tickled to help her and within an hour she now has a new apron and will think of sewing with Gramm when she wears it.  That little Kenmore even being plastic has been the best little machine, it'll sew through heavy denim no problem, I always have a jean hemming session when I'm back in SK, I"m sure they stockpile them.

I would like to thank everyone for all their support on the blog, it was a stressful time these past three weeks, losing my oldest brother was heartbreaking but with time the hurt will lessen.  Though I didn't respond individually to all your kind comments know I read them and felt comforted by them, many thanks.

But we are home at last and looking forward to a new year and wishing everyone all the best that 2015 can be.

Friday, December 26, 2014

I made a Start

Yes, I had the first clue started for Bonnie Hunter's GI Mystery Quilt and it'll be great to get back to it when we head home next week.  I have missed my quilting and realize now how therapeutic it is for me.
 The frost has been spectacular while we've been spending our time here in Saskatchewan and I'll  always think of my brother Edwin when I see it.

Monday, December 22, 2014


My oldest brother Edwin was granted his Angel Wings today and may he soar, we'll miss him dreadfully.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

No Other Place I'd Rather Be

Life is full of Joy and also of Sorrow and as we spend our time with my oldest brother as he journeys through his final days of battling Colon Cancer we experience both, the joy of his life he shared with us and the sorrow of knowing we'll soon have to say goodbye.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wrestling my Christmas Quilt

Yesterday I wrestled my Christmas quilt and added the binding, now to stitch it down and add the  hanging sleeve.  I was a good girl and did all my domestic chores before settling into my sewing room, gotta keep those dust bunnies at bay sometimes.
Notice how I wrapped my binding around the knee lift, it worked really well and I only had a few twists, there's more than one way "to skin a cat".
 The last touch will be a quilt label and I'm liking the looks of the ones that are added to the binding in the corner at an angle.  Note to self, if I'm going to do that I best be doing it before the binding is stitched down right!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Where did that month go

I admit I'm a lazy blogger but more than that I've lost my mojo so if you've found it please send it back to me ASAP, please.
Here is a sampling from last month's Quilt Club which is hosted by one of our local quilt shops, The Cloth Castle.   You'll always see something different from quilting to knitting so sit awhile and enjoy.

 Daphne Grieg gave an interesting presentation on her association with Northcott Fabrics and brought a show and tell of her own.