Monday, 30 May 2011

A Hodge Podge . . .

of this and that!
Lots of little things going on but nothing that seems worthy of posting . . . therefore I've been silent again.

Actually having some issues with blogger and Live Writer and that just gets me frustrated and I move on to something else. 


I got a nice photo of the button jars that I'm working my way through.  Don't they look delicious!!!  I even went to a flea market and found a special button jar of my own - I'll try and get it filled and then show you.


Snow of May 28th?!?!!?  Actually once we got closer we found out that it was really hail that had fallen.  Thank goodness it fell before we got there and not while we were driving through it.


Very strange to be driving along on wet pavement and then through this.  It covered about a three - four mile stretch and that was it - back to regular pavement.  Weird!  The weather here is horrible - lots of wind and rain and it is expected to last for a few more days.  Farmers are pretty much done for . . . fields are too wet to get onto and even the ones they did get to last week are now too wet to germinate or the seed is floating away.  Not looking like a good year in this area.


I have officially finished quilting my niece's graduation quilt and just need to hand stitch down the binding on my brother's quilt.


Need to get that done by tomorrow night and get the two of them washed up and ready to head out on Wednesday morning.  The graduation is on June 4th out in Alberta so we've got a bit of a trek ahead of us - sure hope the rain isn't there also.


I did get to play in my scrap bags and have gotten blocks four . . .


and five done on the Bunny Hill Henrietta BOM.  I shouldn't say "done" as there is still all of the machine applique to do.  The fun part for me is choosing all of the different prints - I love rootin' around looking for that perfect piece.

Well at least this time I have a good excuse for being away for a few days . . . hopefully I'll get some pictures taken while I'm away and be ready to hit the blog running when I get back.

Have a great week!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Tick and Tick!

Two more down!  Yahoo, yipee!


Here is my Seasonal Tablerunner all done up and ready to go.


I love the colors that I found for this project and it's going to look so wonderful come Fall on my dining room table.  This was a little tricky to figure out how to quilt, but eventually I think it came together.  A little smaller scale quilting than I have been doing and just had to tighten everything up a bit.  Quite happy with it though - nice to have done.


And here is my next one that is all completed - the one that I really don't like the fabrics in.  Although now that it is all done and the flowers are on there, it is growing on me.  To test my attachment to a quilt I will sometimes ask myself whether it is a quilt that I want to keep or should I give it away . . . I'm still literally still on the fence with that question!


Look at those happy flowers . . . gotta keep them around for a while yet!

I received a wonderful boxful of buttons on Saturday and have slowly been going through it.  I've found a couple of really nice big ones that will work great on the front of the basket there - I just need to narrow it down to which button.  Thanks Mae for all the little bits and baubles to go through - I'm having a blast!


These two quilt finishes will make it five down on my list of Myra's PhDs (see sidebar) and four more to go.

Two more quilts are waiting in the wings all ready basted and ready to quilt; one more needs backing pieced and then basted and one is still being looked at.  June 30th is the deadline . . . and it keeps creeping closer.


Nothing seems to stand still does it?  My car just keeps ticking down the kilometers.  So very sad :(

All is well though and we'll keep tickin' down the miles together . . . still haven't seen a new one that I like better - at least that's in my price range. Of course there are always other ones I could drool on - I just wouldn't like to be paying the monthly payments - really nice to have that extra cash in my pocket every month. And NO I am not buying fabric with it all!

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Seasons . . .

Happy May 1st everyone!


Is it football season yet?


We’ve gone from raking and clearing the lawn to searching for our snow shovels.  Temperatures dropped, roads are closed (in some areas) and the wind is howling and the snow is swirling – this is the view from our open doorway showing the little snowdrift that has settled against the door.  You can also see the new snow banks that weren’t there on Saturday morning.


Our sidewalk is to the right hand side of the tree trunk . . . so is the green grass!


Waiting, waiting, waiting for football . . .