Sunday, February 28, 2010

Not much sewing

Not much sewing being done this weekend, life is getting in the way.

My elderly Mother was hospitalize with pneumonia on Friday, she is responding to medication and is feeling a lot better. If she continues to improve she will likely be home before we know it. I affectionately say, she is a tough old bird and very stubborn so this won't get her down.
My OH is still getting over an attack of what the Dr believes is "arthur" in his left hand, and Saturday a.m. his right hand was swollen and stiff, so he now has both hands which he can't use. We had to have both of his rings cut off his fingers because of the swelling. He can't do anything for himself, so I can now add to my resume---Nurse and caregiver. He goes to the Dr. again on Wednesday, so hope that the tests he has had will determine what he is suffering from. The wedding vows of " in sickness and health" are really being put to the test.

Monday, February 22, 2010


This quilt top is one of two that I have yet to complete. It is a block of the month that I did some time ago. I should get it finished, however, I have several other projects that I must complete before thinking about this one.
After having three glorious sunny days, and thinking Spring was almost here, woke up to a radio forecasting a snow storm. For once they were right, unfortunately for us, and it has been snowing on and off all morning. Hope everyone is having a good day,
Keep warm


Friday, February 19, 2010

Third 18th B-Day quilt

This is the quilt that I made two years ago for my second eldest granddaugher, Dana.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Another Nothing New to show day

This is Natalie, my eldest granddaughter, she received her 18th birthday quilt four years ago. I did not take a photo of her quilt before I gave it to her, so this is the only one that I have. All the stars are made from different fabrics with stars on them, the dark blue background makes the quilt look like a night time sky.

Yes, that is a tear on the quilt.

Keep warm


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Nothing New to Show

As I am currently working on the English Garden quilt top I have nothing new to show.

And, since my old blog went weird, I have decided to post one the quilts that I gave to my grandson, Christopher on his 18th birthday, three years ago.

Tomorrow I will show the quilt I made for my eldest granddaughter.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Denise's Quilt

Denise, one of our quild members, is planning to leave early Wednesday morning to her new home in Nova Scotia . Safe journey, Denise.

So what does a quilt guild give as a going away gift? A quilt, of course.

Everyone in our guild made a block using only blue and white fabric. I sewed the blocks together for the top, Debbie, prepared the binding and Heather's husband Alvin quilted it and Heather attached the binding and the signature block on the back.

On Monday evening, we surprised Denise (she is on the right in the photo), with her quilt, from the smile on her face I think she likes, don't you.

I used an embroiderd hanky for the signature block, and added the wording on the edge with my sewing machine.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

English Cottage Garden

Completed another block for my English Cottage Garden quilt. My goal is to have the top finished by the end of February.
This is the last photo I took of it, several months ago, its not a very good one. Since then I have added another row of 10 inch blocks at the bottom.

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Last night I went to the Grand Theatre in London, On. with friendsand saw "Wingfield Lost and Found.
It is the seventh in a series of a one man shows, the actor Rod Beattie, plays all of the characters by changing his voice, facial expressions and mannerisms.
Walt Wingfield, is a stockbroker, who trades his pin strip suite for overalls and buys a hundred acre farm. This particular play is all about the trials and tribulations on the farm, when a drought causes the well to run dry. Many obstacles get in the way while they search for an appropriate spot to drill a new well. A great comedy, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
I don't know how he can learn all of those lines, and remember when to change his voice and face to portray all of the characters.
No quilting done yesterday, however, plan on working on the English Cottage quilt this evening.
A fresh fall of snow of 4-5 inches had to be removed from the drive this morning, it is no longer snowing and the sun is starting to peak through occasionally.
Hope you are having a great Wednesday.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Blog

Hi everyone:

I was having problems with my old blog P.O. designs, so have created a new one.

Hoping this one will work.