Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baby Quilt and Violets

I have recently completed the quilt for my new great grand daughter that is due to be born around April 20th.  The Mum and Dad have not told us what her name is going to be, so the label will have to wait until after she is born.
After using this fabric with all of these vibrant colours, I don't know if this child will be too stimulated to sleep under it. LOL For the backing I used a white flannel with a design of small stars that pick up the colours in the top.  I like the way it turned out.

 This is a close up of the quilting, using the design on the fabric.
This beautiful carpet of violets was in my back lawn, the perfume from them was very strong, however, a white frost yesterday morning killed them all. 


Sunday, March 11, 2012


What a glorious day, I truly believe Spring is going to be on time this year. 
The sky is blue and we have had a lovely sunny day, with temps in the low teens C. 
Robins are back from their vacation in the sunny south and are now in my back garden. 
A chipmunk is out of hibernation and eating seeds that have been dropped from my bird feeder. 
There are crocus in bloom in my garden.
Everyone I have seen today seems to have a "spring"   in their step.
Our clocks went ahead an hour last night, so it won't been getting dark until 7:30 p.m. tonight.
I am typing this with fingers and toes crossed because I don't want to jinx everything I have just written, as I have seen our weather changed at the drop of a hat.
My Winter coat remained in the closet when going out for brunch with my eldest daughter and son in law.
Also joining us was my second eldest grand daughter, her husband and my great grandson, who are all having a birthday this week.   I finished a knitted shawl, hat and booties for their yet unborn daughter a couple of days ago and gave it to them today.  I am still working on the baby's quilt, however, after looking at all of the colours I am using this child will be so stimulated she will never sleep. LOL.  Pictures to follow when it is completed.
I am also sewing the binding on the quilt that I am donating to the nursing home where my youngest daughter works. Again, pictures when it is completed.
Hope everyone had a nice day, just as I did.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lamb or Lion

How did March come in in your part of the world?
In my area, I would say either a gentle lion or an aggressive lamb, if there are such things.  It is a cloudy day, and at the present time we have a mix of wet snow and rain falling.  The temp is hovering around the zero mark, so no telling what we will finally end up with today.
Yesterday, was another kettle of fish.  In the morning it snowed, then we had ice pellets which then turned to rain.  During the evening it became foggy and around 9:30 p.m. we had a thunderstorm and more rain.
A good day to stay  in and sew, I did some more piecing on my GGD quilt and also did some quilting on a quilty friends wall hanging.  It should be finished this weekend, I like the way it is looking, I hope she does.

In a few minutes I am expecting a quilty friend to come and we are going to work on a chemo quilt for adult chemo patients at our local hospital.  J and I are going to be working with pink, green and white blocks which members of our guild made for our February meeting.  Each month we have an assigned colour combination, and each  member makes a 12 inch block  of any pattern they choose with those colours.  We are then paired up and those two people make the top.  It is then sent to another of our members and she and her husband quilt it

Gotta go.