Friday, January 4, 2013

The Year of Using it up.....

Happy New Year everyone!

I've decided that this year I am going to continue to use up fabric I already have and not buy any more. This includes the five or six kits I have sitting around, and hopefully, actually quilt the three or four of the finished tops that I have been ignoring.....

Right now I'm working on three small quilts for a friend's grandaughters, the quilts are all small, so I'm hoping to have them done by the end of February. Then I'll move on to using up some of my stash.....

Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Reading......

Since I can't seem to accomplish any quilting lately, I thought I'd catch up on some reading.....


I signed up for
Random House of Canada’s Olympic Readathon

You can sign up here

I have a couple of James Patterson novels to read, and a friend loaned me the very popular 'Fifty Shades of Grey' so I can see what all the hype is about!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Every Weekend should be three days.....

It was my birthday on Saturday and we spent the weekend in Toronto with friends....

Friday night and Sunday afternoon: two Blue Jays games featuring my favourite player....

Saturday night: Second City Comedy club..... hilarious....

Plus, all weekend: beautiful weather!

Added bonus was all three kids at home on the holiday Monday. That doesn't happen much, lately.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another Coffee Quilt




The center panel and outside border were purchased last April, everything else was made from the left over fabric from the last coffee quilt. Unfortunately, it's been on the frame since May..... seven months, how's that for procrastination?????

I'm putting the binding on today and I need to get it in the mail ASAP, as it's a Christmas gift for my Mom, and it has to be mailed to Vancouver, BC.

Next, I have a quilt to finish for my BIL, again, before Christmas! I really need to be a little more organized...... maybe next year.......

Friday, November 18, 2011

Still here....

Not a lot going on quilt wise.... I'm still working on quilting the 2nd coffee quilt, it's very slow going.

I've been spending some time doing small updates on the house. A little bit of paint, changing some light fixtures and changing Material Girl's old room into a spare bedroom. After 13 years in this house, it was starting to look a little dated....

And last but not least, next week is VACATION TIME! DH and I are headed south (Panama to be precise) for a week with friends. Woot woot! Can't wait.....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Final Friendship Block


Finished just in time to start on Halloween costumes!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friendship Blocks






The last one is 2" finished HST's.

Only one more block to make!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Emptying the Nest...

MaterialGirl moved out last week. I AM happy for her (sniffle, sniffle....  ), she and her boyfriend bought a house and are on their own! They are so excited! Plus, UniversityGirl went back to Ottawa this week for her fourth year, so it's REALLY quiet at home now. It's a good thing SportsFan isn't going anywhere for a while.

Of course this means I now have a spare bedroom that needs to be redecorated (the current red walls with black trim aren't very relaxing, in my opinion (not that she ever actually asked for MY opinion...LOL)).

Plus, I still need to finish that quilt that's been on the machine since MAY...... yup, I did absolutely squat this summer! It's a good thing the cooler weather is here, it makes me want to actually DO something.....

The Happy Homeowners.....

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Friendship Blocks



 I've been working on a friendship block swap. The first three blocks I mailed two weeks ago (AFTER I fixed the mistake in the spool block!) The fourth (purple) block I am mailing today. The colours are brighter in person.



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Still nothing quilty.....

Where, oh where, has my mojo gone???????