Friday, 29 June 2012

Guest Blogging and a Give Away!

Today I am guest blogging over at the

 Connecting Threads Blog

 (it’s really called “Notions”)

and I’m super excited to invite everyone over there for a visit.

Until a month or so ago I didn’t even know that they had a blog and just in case you didn’t – now you know too!

Spring Has Sprung Cover Page Simple Stitches - Photo - Connecting Threads copy

I love the Connecting Threads fabric and threads and have used them for years in different projects.  Not all that long ago they introduced the pdf patterns for downloading and I think they are great.  You receive them as soon as you purchase and then you can start your project immediately – or at least have your materials list so you can go shopping.

Teddy Photo Frosty Photo

These are the eight designs that I now have listed over at the Connecting Threads pattern download department.  There is also a search function there so if you have a favorite designer you can type in their name and it will pull up all of those patterns for you to see.

Hen Pecked Sweetness- Connecting Threads Prairie Pine Burr - Connecting Threads

Something else I didn’t know is that they featured my “Canadian Gardens” quilt in their May catalogue.

 Canadian Gardens Cover Page copyDSC08860

I really need to get my head out of the sand before the year is over.  So many things are happening that I’m just a little late to the party for.

Scrappy Happy Photo - Connecting Threads copyShadow Stars Photo - Connecting Threads

So enough said here – head on over to the Notions blog and make sure to say hello for a chance to win a 3-pack of patterns.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Still no quilting!

There is so much on the go right now .  .  . lawn mowing, gardening, flower planter planting, house cleaning . . . on and on we go!!!


Whiskey has been keeping us very entertained and busy as well.  Dishwashing time is one of her favorite things to do and very rarely misses an opportunity to inspect that everything is correctly placed in the racks.


Toys are also a big hit for this little monster . . . especially the toys that need supervision by an adult.  I cannot imagine the feathers she would swallow or inhale if she was left to her own devices with these toys!


Another big favorite past-time for her is sleeping . . . . . . . . .  and sleeping . . . . . . . .and sleeping.  Which, in a way, is really wonderful . . . I tell myself that while I am at work she is sleeping the whole time.  This way I don’t worry so much about all the naughty things she could get into Smile.


Sometimes she is just really good at posing . . . with a quilt of course.

Whiskey was introduced to the sewing machine sound yesterday morning and I had to make sure I kept my hand around the needle part of the machine.  She was thinking that the moving parts looked rather intriguing.  I will need to remember to bring toys to the sewing room so that I will be able to divert her away from that danger.  Once I get back into the swing of quilting she will get pretty bored with the whole concept and sleep through most projects – at least I`m hoping she does!

Next post should be a little more `quilty` . . . weather cooperating of course.