Sunday, December 2, 2012

Merry Christmas Cards-Selvedge Style

 A lot of fun and oh so easy, add a few dollar store silver snow flakes.....coming to a few selected mailboxes soon.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Orca Bay

There are some people who come into your lives unexpectedly and change you forever. Laura is one such amazing person. I met her while she was on maternity leave 3 years ago and she accepted me for who I was then and she accepts me for who I am now. She didn't give much thought to what others in the neighbourhood had to say about me and she invited me into her home and we shared life stories, laughed and yes cried. She threw me a life preserver when I needed it most. Her son has grown into an amazing articulate little boy and her husband was oh so tolerant of all our late night marathon chats. I could think of no other person more deserving of this quilt that was designed by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.   Thanks Laura, I hope we can stay in touch! 

Look at the amzing fabric I found for the pillow slip.

Pillow slip and quilt together.

Happiness is a warm quilt on a cold day.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Wasn't that a party?!!


Happy birthday to two of the best 'boys' in the world!  Hershey is 9 and Qtip is 3...amazing how time goes by so fast.  Auntie Lu and I love you guys.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A block called 'job'

For 3 weeks now I have been working for the Department of National Defense at a miltiary base just 16 km outside of town.  It's a temporary position, but after more than a year of looking, I'm happy to have it.  I'm the Administrative Clerk for the Physco/Socio Mental Health team.  It's what I do best and where I fit right in (yes, I have heard all the jokes).  What an amazing group of men and women (both in and out of uniform) who serve out country proudly.  I'm thrilled to be part of the team.

Michele's Question

Hi, sorry for the delay in replying. You don't seem to have a way I can contact you.  I bought my kit as a BOM thru Homespun Hearth. I used fusible webbing and plan to fill in the larger areas with some sort of stitching and matching thread. I love this kit and hope to have it finished soon. Level of difficulty? Intermediate. I really like how the applique goes over the pieced blokcs. You just need to carfully follow the directions, one step at a time. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of seeing the finished block, but slow and careful is the best wat to go. I like kits because because the guess work is taken out of the fabric choosing. You just have to be careful when it comes to price, some of them can be costly. I have been quilting for many years, and sometimes I just but the pattern and use up what I have.
I also have a new email address. 
Good luck.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vet Quilts

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to present quilts to some amazing people...veterans. I realize that no matter how many needs I have, there are others whose needs are greater. These brave men and women served so honourably and ask for nothing in return. Over the past several years women from the Sew Many Swaps group send me blocks and fabrics and I assembled approximately 50 quilts. 15 went to the veterans at the legion in the town of Ajax, where I lived for the past 27 years. What better way to get involved in my new community than to donate to the veterans? 15 were presented last week and I know there are 15 tops in a box...somewhere in this house and...there are also many more blocks in storage...waiting for a home. Here are a few pictures of this amazing event.  Not seen here behind the camera is Jennifer Fortin, Legion Secretary (but so much more than that),  the woman who organized this amazing event.

WW II Veteran Doug Scott, Legion 2nd VP Pat Grant on the left and me on the right
WWII Veteran Joe McCarroll

Betty Bevan accepting on behalf of her husband.

Vi Hannah WW II Veteran  (CWACS)

Comparing quilts

Sunday, July 22, 2012


My woman's counsellor used this analogy when we were talking.  She said my life is like a quilt-well loved, but worn.  I am taking it apart and re-assembling it, one block at a time.  The worn out parts that can't be saved are being discarded, new blocks are being added, blocks that I wish to keep are being placed in a different part of the quilt....and new ones are being made and added.  It's been quite the journey, this requilting of my life and it's not over yet.  There are two critical blocks missing tho....the ones called a permanent home and the other called a job.  Does anyone know where I can find the block called 'job'....also known by the name 'awesome administrator'?