Monday, November 29, 2010

A lovely weekend

I have had a lovely weekend, the weather was beautiful and I got so much sewing done. I quilted my mini basket quilt, now I just need to sew on some binding. I also spent some time hand quilting this baby, I love this quilt and I'm so happy how it turned out. Reproduction fabrics are definately my favourite.

I decided to hand quilt some flowers in the red squares, the design is just the right size and really adds interest, they are fun to do, I think I have quited 8. Only 12 to go.

I also sewed the binding on my first Prairie womens sewing circle quilt, this quilt is so cute.I hope you found some sewing time.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A lovely weekend

Why do the weekends always go so fast, I guess we try to fit in as much as we can. I know I do, I had to work yesterday morning so while I was away my husband built this bird house to put in our garden, I think it looks lovely and hopefully it will attract some birds. Today was such a lovely day I sat outside and did my stitching, I worked on my Down in the garden block,

I even had a cushion so I could be comfortable. It was lovely listening to the birds and the water trickling in the fish pond.

For dinner tonight I tried a new recipe, we had salmon fried rice, my boys gave it a 7 out of 10, I thought it was definately a 10. lol. I've never met such fussy eaters as my lot.

I also baked savoury muffins, these are Bacon, cheese and spinach and they are yummy. I hope you had a lovely weekend to.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Lots of sewing

For me the weekends are a good time to get lots of sewing done, yesterday was no excpetion, I decided to trace the block for Leanne's house new block of the month which is in her new magazine called Vignette. It has some beautiful projects in it. I also finished a mini quilt that is a Laura's legacy design from The Quilted Crow, the browns and pink reproductions look so pretty together.

Then last night I did some more stitching on Down In the Garden, this quilt is beautiful and I love doing the stitchery.

I had to show off my first rose blooms for the summer, they are just so pretty. I hope you found some stitching time.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Plenty of progress

Remember When quilt is coming along nicely, only 3 blocks to go, I put the 6 blocks that I had done together to display in the shop where I work and I have had so many lovely comments from customers. It makes me feel proud of my work when they say how neat and perfect my sewing is. This weekend has seen me making good progress on my christmas gifts, I have a few to make including my secret santa swaps. I had this little mug bag cut out ages ago so I whipped that up for myself.

I have also been stitching my Down in the Garden block by Leanne's House, My friends Cathy and Meredith are also making this quilt so we are working on our blocks when we have our sewing nights. Its such fun when you have friends to stitch and laugh with, I hope you found some sewing time over the weekend.

The big 5 0

 Well its been a very fun week for me. Last Saturday I turned 50. It was a fun day of celebrations followed by a wonderful dinner with 30 ...