Saturday, April 30, 2016

One Proud Grandma and some quilting going on.

 This is a picture of our oldest Granddaughter who is a member of the local swim club in her home town, she was on the front page of the sports section and this is her first year and she's loving it.  Oh yes, I'm a very proud Grandma and so happy she's found her niche.
 Just a quick shot of the hubby working on my latest vintage Singer, this one was free if you can imagine and so I happily gave it a new home.  Nothing wrong with it other than it needs a little TLC which my hubby enjoys doing so who am I to say no.
 One of my quilting days with a friend saw us making a lunch with a recipe I saw on  FB and you never know if it's going to be a keeper or not but this one was a real winner.  Actually it's a quiche but with a sweet potato crust and oh my just so tasty.
The wild roses are out now and they are so fragrant but better than that they are a flower that harkens back to my childhood and such fond memories.

 Now onto the quilty side this is what I've been working on this past week, after finishing piecing Celtic Solstice I felt I needed something simple and this not only helped use up languishing Batik charm packs but would not take forever to put together.  I found the pattern on FB and here is the linkTeresaDownUnder.  It's super easy but very effective and I can see it done in a variety of scrappy fabrics don't you think?
Monday is my next Cortisone shot for my neck issues so keep your fingers crossed because I certainly am.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

One Block Short

SO...apparently I'm one block short of a full quilt and how did I miss the mark on this one?  This is what happens when you can have a UFO squirreled away until the time is right and your math is less than stellar.  So today I get to finish making the components for this block of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery quilt from about 3 years ago.
 Once that's done then I get to put these rows together, this is the small version and I really am having to let the perfectionist in me take a back seat because if my seams and points match at least by 5% I'll be happy.
Have a terrific Tuesday everyone and hopefully I'll have a quilt top to show you in a couple of days, that's if my math doesn't fail me once again.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Change of Plans

Well, I had started to explain what my life has been like with the family this past 6 weeks but  there is going to be a change of plans, this is going to be the fun side of my time away.
There certainly was alot of hexies basted and I'm debating as to whether I should start thinking about a more concrete plan for a quilt of these or just perhaps let them multiply while we continue to travel.
I was able to stop at Hamels Quilt Shop in Chilliwack, BC when we headed back to Saskatchewan and I picked up some great Genziana wool thread and the price was so reasonable I went a little crazy or not!
I also needed some more Red Wool for the Buttermilk Basin BOM 2016 that I've started on and I found some real great pieces, now remember wool isn't cheap by any means but it does go along don't toss any small pieces because it can always be used.

This is some lovely fabric I also  purchased at another quilt shop, Extraordinary Extras , I've spoke of this place before as they not only carry different quilt fabrics than what I see here at home but they also have a Gammil for quilters like me who prefer to have someone else machine quilt their quilt tops.  I finally was able to bring the only 2 tops I actually made in the past year for them to do and I just love how they turned out so when I put the binding on them I'll flaunt them on my blog.
I've heard so much about Stella Lights and was able to pick one up at a great price so have been using it in the evenings while doing my handwork.
This is our view on the Ferry when we returned home last Friday and it was the first time we've been at the front of the boat and able to see this view just before we docked, so much fun.
So I'm off to do a bit of quilting, I've missed that room so much and it beckons me.