Friday, January 2, 2015

Veterans' Quilts

well, the call went out for blocks...I was overwhelmed by the generosity shown by everyone who rec'd the call.  These are 7 of the quilts I made and gifted just before Christmas.  There were quite a few tearful phone calls I rec'd thanking me/us for our vet even said that he'd never been honoured in this way and it meant more than the medals he had rec'd.

this is Margaret, when I'm 90, I want to be just like her, feisty, independent and in good health.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Shhh, no peeking

Well, Grace's Christmas package went into the mail on 6 November, still has not arrived at its destination....soon, I hope...some of the goodies I made for her:

 this Santa sac is actually a nice red with candy canes on it.  I filled it with all sorts of goodies.
label for Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar
place mat, who doesn't like to eat with the snow men?
 the 'r' in merry
a table runner for mum and dad

UPDATE:  the package arrived on Christmas Eve...!  Wow that's cutting it close, next year it will be mailed by 15 October.....sheesh, I was thinking it was going by canoe....

Friday, December 12, 2014

Meet Marsh....1 year later

I am actually almost 2 weeks late with this post.  One year ago, on November 30, Marsh came to live at her forever home.  We've learned a lot since that day.  Some of her milestones:

-3 unauthorized field trips
-numerous (too many to mention) trips to the dog parks
-doggy training classes (most of which she failed)  She marches to the beat of her own drummer
-4 new gentle leaders (she chewed through the first 3)
-5 new leashes (yes, she chewed through the first 3 as well).  I now have a spare, because you know I will need it
-learning to walk alongside the mobility scooter
-making friends with his forever friend and house mate, Qtip after chewing a hole in his ear....hmm....he looks pretty cool with one ear pierced...not
-getting acquainted with Joe Bylaw (too acquainted if you ask me).  They both know that he carries treats in the back of his truck....
-she can now sit for extended periods of time, instead of pacing, pacing, pacing
-she gained 30 pounds...ooops doc says she is a little on the heavy side, he is no longer Marsh's friend
-a birthday party with all the trimmings was shared with Qtip, they both had birthdays on the same day....don't know who liked the party hats more.
-fabric may look pretty, but it is not edible, nor are socks, table legs, doors, spools of thread or Qtip's ear....

And mum....

Well, her milestones include...numerous bottles of wine. And, a lot of patience...(one of those sentences is correct, you decide which one)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Not a night for man nor beast!

This is a 4 foot chain link fence that separates my house from the neighbour.....the drift is 5 feet tall and getting bigger...higher...
Speaking of beast, my poor 2 dogs had a hard time even getting out of the back door till I shovelled a bit of a walkway for them....and the little one next door whose house this is...well, they had to take him out front....
And, it is only the beginning of December....not yet officially winter.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

What I've been up to

lately , there has been a whole lot of baby quilts coming out of my sewing room, there is one more which will be posted in the next day or two. Aren't these fun?  And the prairie points were my first attempt, easy, easy...I have a feeling there will be a whole lot more in future projects