Monday, November 11, 2013

It has been a very long time since my last post.  In August my longarm business picked up and I had been busy quilting customer’s quilts. until I broke my wrist (see below).  I have been able to finish up the quilts that were here at the time of breaking my wrist.  I will post pictures at the end of this post.  Last winter I decided to join my husband curling once a week and I was planning to join the day ladies once a week.  We went out to his club twice and I practiced sliding and throwing some rocks up and down the sheet.  It was good to be back since I haven’t curling in over 13 years.  In early September I ordered new shoes, a new brush and new gloves.  I was ready to curl.

Our first game was October 1st at 5 p.m. Our 2nd threw is 1st rock and I tried to go with it – did a little twirl and fell to the ice.  The outcome – my wrist was broken and needed to be set.  The doctor set it and then put the plaster cast on it.  Since then I have had 3 other casts put on – resetting my wrist so the bones will heal properly.  Hopefully next Tuesday this cast will be removed and I will start with physio and then I can get back to sewing and knitting etc. I have tried to sew nad it is a slow process. I did discover that I can do plastic canvas work.  I have made 8 coasters and a holder.

Here are some finished customer quilts:

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Here is a picture of my friend, Helen's, twister quilt.  It is made out of Christmas fabric.  Making twister quilts is very contagious.

Our Amaryllis plant

Stan received this Amaryllis bulb for Christmas.  I planted it on January 12th and then every week thereafter.  Here is how it grew.
Day I started the bulb.

January 19

January 26

February 2

February 9

February 16 and we finally have blooms!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 Challenges

I have been following Judy Laquidara at “Patchwork Times”.  She is doing a Medallion quilt as a 2013 mystery.  I have decided that I am going to work along with her .  It should be fun.
Two of my friends and I have decided to continue with our monthly goals.  We did this most of last year. We decide on projects we want to get accomplished in the upcoming month and send each other a copy.  At the end of the month or the beginning of the next month we update our goals and hopefully have the satisfaction of having completed those goals. For example, here are my goals for January:

  1.  To work on UFOs on Fridays.
  2. No fabric buying until Quilter’s Nine Patch visit.
  3. Work on Double Wedding Ring quilt.
  4. Work on BoM Welcome to my Cabin.

There is another blog by Denise Russart, Just Quiltin, and she is having a challenge of completing knitting UFO’s.  I am with her on that one too.
2013 is going to be a year of completions.

Want to join me? Leave a message and let me know.

Happy 2013,

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Christmas is almost here so I thought I would share the decorations in my family room.

The mantle in the family room.

Close up of a village that I tole-painted.

'Squeeze my cheeks - and I will give you a kiss' - there is a Hershey's kiss inside each one.

Our tree.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pictures at the cabin

The following pictures were all taken at my sister's cabin in Point of Bay, Newfoundland.

Rock Garden

Views from the beach

Beautiful scenery

Gorgeous mushrooms at the cabin

My sister and I

Saturday, September 1, 2012


On Tuesday, August 28th I flew from London, ON to Gander, Newfoundland.  My sister and her DH and son live in Botwood.  
On Wednesday, 3 of us did a circular sightseeing route – we were also looking for craft and quilt shops.  
We drove to Triton (160 kms north of Botwood) and it is on the coast.  We saw some beautiful scenery.  

We saw a house with the Lion Rampant and St Andrews Cross flags on it.  They are both Scottish flags so we had to stop in to say hello even though we didn’t know them. They had a beautiful house right on the water and it also had a deck all the way around it. She painted the St Andrews cross on the picnic table as well as some little end tables that were in the garage. 

We drove from there to Brighton by the Sea. Again we saw beautiful and rugged coast line of Newfoundland.

After this we found a pottery/craft shop.  I bought a ceramic Christmas ball with the inside cut out of it and a lighthouse in it. I will take a picture and post it later. Here is an interesting picture inside the shop of a mop handle - it has a pink mop for hair and the 'arms' are bottle aps that are hammered on.