Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Can You Spot the Hidden Star?

Progress is being made on the blue and white hidden star quilt.  This is coming together well.  Just wish I had more time to play - perhaps after my trip to Mexico.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Here is my finished sashay scarf.  I think it turned out nice and I have gotten lots of compliments on it.

Love the changing of the seasons.  It has been a most spectacular show of colours this year - from reds to bright yellow.  It is just about done now.  The weather the last couple of days has been sunny but cool.  Each day that we get without snow or under 0 is a blessing. 


5 more sleeps and I'll be jetting my way to Mexico with my sister.  

Wow, I can hardly believe that we are actually doing this.  It has been a dream for a while and now it is becoming reality!  

Toes are all painted and ready to go!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Almost Finished

Here is my latest 'almost' finished baby quilt.  It's all quilted!!  All that is needed is to bind it and throw it into the wash to give it that 'loved' look.  Outdoors seem to be the best place to take quilting pictures if you ask me.  Amazing that there are still a few leaves around.

The colours of this quilt are so bright and cheery and oh so girly!

Here is a close up of my quilting.  It's by no means perfect as I am just learning but I think it turned out pretty good. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Lately I have been spending my time at the cutting board.  Haven't felt like sewing the last couple of days but have been very productive in cutting all of the material up for my hidden stars quilt.  I think this quilt will be very restful.  I just love the colours!  The stars will be in an off white that I purchased from Fabricland in Calgary.  They had the quilters cotton for a really good price so sprang for a few meters.  It feels very nice and is cutting up nicely.

A friend at work started knitting a scarf with this really neat yarn by Red Heart Boutique called Sashay so of course I had to stop at Walmart and buy myself a ball.  I'm not a great knitter but this is sooo easy to do!  Here's what I have accomplished so far.

A few weeks ago my son came down for a visit with his girlfriend Miyuki and her friend Kurara.  It was so good to see him even though it was short and sweet.  He is a very mature and sensitive person so spending time with him is a pleasure.  It's too bad though, that they won't be here for thanksgiving.

My mom and dad came for a visit so they could see Graham and we did get a picture of the occasion.  Unfortunately, Peter and I ended up in different pictures so he won't show in the one I'll post and Elyse was unable to come for supper that night.   Never the less, we still had a nice visit.