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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Snowmen Stars



I am not sure if I am allowed to say the S word in July - snow! I have been organizing my UFO's in the past couple of weeks to figure out what needs to be done to finish them. The stars were finished and needed to be put into rows so I have that done now. Next I will be working on the border and the flying geese.  I think I will be changing up the border a bit. I am in the mood again that done is better than perfect which helps productivity.

Linking to Let's Bee Social.



Friday, July 14, 2017

And Pretty Maids All In a Row

 "Mary, Mary, quite contrary"

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells and cockleshells
And pretty maids all in a row.

Source: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000)  







These boxes remind me of this poem. They were made as thank you gifts for people who have supported my children. I used the pattern from Seaside Stitches and Freemotion by the River. The sides are meant to be sewn down but I liked how they resembled tulips to me and decided to keep them that way. As always I need to make one for myself now.

Linking to Finish It Up Friday, and TGIFF

 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day!




 This is the quilt my daughter made for Quilt Canada 2017! I was so proud to be able to go to the show with her and see her beautiful quilt on display. Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Teacher Gratitude


My children and I decided this year to choose one teacher who had meant a lot to them and make them a quilt. The quilts have now been given and both teachers were thrilled. Having people who help and support my children means a lot to me. I appreciate and am grateful for all they have done to encourage my children to pursue their passions and become wonderful, caring people.



 My Son's




My Daughter's


I am looking forward to a wonderful summer with my children and hopefully some quilting!

Linking to Finish It Up Friday, Can I Get a Whoop, Whoop and TGIFF.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Scraps and Superman








I spent my Friday Night Sew In starting a new project. I got a jelly roll a couple of weeks ago and decide to make a rail fence pinwheel quilt. It turns out the jelly roll has many duplicate fabrics so I spent some time finding some fabrics to go with them.





Today for Slow Sunday Stitching I am working on the binding for the Lucky Stars quilt for my daughter's teacher. I can't believe the school year is almost over.

I would like to wish my husband a very Happy Father's Day. He is a Superman! Not only has he supported me as a Quilter for decades he also is an extremely supportive father of our daughter who is a Quilter as well. He drove us to Toronto and back in a day this week so we could see her quilt in Quilts Canada. It was an incredible show.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Being Grateful



Today is a day where I decided the gift to myself is to be grateful. I have so many people to be grateful for and so many things to be grateful for. Today I worked on the binding for my son's teacher's quilt. I also made a test fabric box made using a couple of patterns by Seaside Stitches and Freemotion by The River. I just need to add some buttons to it. I am going to be making a bunch of them for people who have been a big part in my children's lives. Being grateful feels good.


Linking to Let's Bee Social and WIP Wednesday and Linky Tuesday.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Lucky Stars



The top is done for the Lucky Stars quilt. I ended up doing most of the sewing only because my daughter has had so many commitments this past month. I am happy to support her as she supports me as a quilter. She is my lucky star. At one of her commitments she saw her Brownie Leader who we had made a quilt for and right away her Leader told her that the quilt was on her bed. It is wonderful to hear that appreciation as my daughter is very kind and thoughtful. The quilt has gone to the quilter's now and when it comes back I will have a lot of binding to do. My daughter and I are going to start working on some free motion quilting together.

Linking to WIP Wednesday, Let's Bee Social and Linky Tuesday.