Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I'm Star Struck!

 Oh how I love stars!

Finally finished and on the table.

 This was a very fun project that you will find in this book called 'Tis the Season by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks.  I bought this book from Amazon.  This is just one of the many projects that I will find myself doing!  

On another note, my daughter is preparing to head off to London England for an undetermined amount of time on a one way ticket.  I'm very excited for her but sad for this me as I will miss her so very much.   

I had framed a couple pictures that she took and have them up in the bedroom.  That way when I see them first thing in the morning and last thing at night I can say a prayer for her while we are apart.  

My son made for me the cutest origami box a while back and I have that in a prominent place to remind me of him and have said a prayer or two for him when I see this little box.  

No children around but great places to visit . . . London, England and Victoria, BC.  

Can't get any better than that!

Here is a picture of the pictures I framed . . .

Enjoy your evening!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quilt for a Friend

I seem to be a place in my life when my friend's children are having babies so what does a quilter do?  They put a quilt together.

I was very happy with the way this one turned out. 

The pinning process - thank goodness for space on the kitchen floor . . .

It's girly, pink and cheery. 

 I did the quilting myself and am pleased with it. 

I decided that I would sew on the binding by machine instead of hand sewing it.  I was amazed and very happy with the way it came together.  

I hope the recipient enjoys this as much as I did putting it together.

Since today was valentine's day, I thought I would show you the note and flowers that my daughter delivered to me at work today.  She's very sweet and I will miss her greatly when she moves away to London, England in March.

. . . and hubby and I went to dinner and a movie.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

21 and Counting

I have been making progress on my hexigon's as I now have 21 flowers completed!

Little drops of sunshine . . .

The beginnings of a flower garden . . .


Work in progress . . .

 So enjoyable . . .


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Where Has the Time Gone?

Here we are already in February and I haven't posted since the middle of January.  
 Time is flying by . . . 

I have been extremely busy at work, staying late and exhausted when I get home at the end of the day.  Have been on the computer but it's been just to play a game and check in with facebook.
Does anyone else out there listen to Jango?  I quite like the mix of music that they offer especially the gospel  mix.  It really lifts you up both at the beginning of the day and at the end.  It does focus you on what really is important.

Here are a couple of pictures from the retreat I went to.  Wouldn't you know it, it was the coldest week of the whole winter season.  -25 plus!!!  Glad it has warmed up.

I started my trip by going to my good friend Wendy's place the night before.  Wendy has been one person that has been there for me through all of my ups and downs.  There is no judgement there and she is such an encourager to me - plus we have quilting in common.  

What more could a girl ask for?

Here's Lynn and Wendy working away.

 . . . and Wendy again with Jean-Ann in the back ground.

 . . . the sweat shop
Notice how nice and sunny it is outside . . . but oh so cold! 

Same pattern . . . different looks.  Both are gorgeous!

I haven't taken any pictures of my project yet.  I have most of the blocks put together and a couple that I have sewed together backwards - so there is some ripping out in my future.  Hopefully next week I'll have something to show.