Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sew Day

First I wanted to share my purchases from Sugarpine on our road trip. I think I should have had the flash on the photo as it is a little dark.

I picked up a wolf kit a couple of years ago while on vacation and they were going send me the pattern, lets just say it never happened, at least they didn't charge me for it. Figured the kit would never do me any good without the pattern. The daisy in the middle are a nice little kit. There were some other purchases as well but they may show up as part of a couple of Christmas exchanges so I'm not going to share.

The last weekend my guild had an in town retreat and I was able to go for most of Saturday. I started the day by adding a border to a stichery that I have been working on.

The gaps in the stichery are going to be filled with some cute buttons. See the little un-picker in a block, with cute little bag. One of the ladies had made them for every one, and each one suited the person it was for. I also worked a little on my flower quilt and my SSCS so that all the pictures I can share.


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Weekend mountain getaway

For the long week end we decided that it was time for a road trip to get out of the city. Was starting to think this was a bad idea with all the rain in the forecast, but it turned out to be a great week end, only raining overnight and a little cool. We stayed in a cabin a Johnston Canyon. We head out Saturday late morning, getting to Canmore in time for lunch, were I visited the Sugar Pine. (I have not taken photo of my purchases yet but will share when I do). And just checked out the street for a bit in the after before heading on to JC.

On Sunday we walked up to the lower falls in the morning, I just love the colours of the moss and water. It was a bit cooler so not as busy as it has been when we gone up in the pass. Its about a mile round trip, and we took a long time as Little Miss walk about half way up, before going in the stroller.

Just a quiet afternoon before heading to Lake Louise for supper. I just love this photo of LM at the lake.
It was also the first time I seen a moose in the wild (sorry not a great photo)
On Monday we went for a bit of a walk in the wood before going to Banff. We find Banff a bit busy so didn't stay that long before heading home. It was a nice weekend, very relaxing.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Quilts off to the quilter.

On Friday I dropped off two quilts to the long arm quilter. They are not going to be done until early December, but she was willing to have them at her place so decided it would be nice to have them out of the sewing room.
The first one is the tulip quilt. This top is reminding me of an English garden, with the tulips and flower fabric as the garden beds, the purple as walk ways and the green as a hedge. That could just be me. I think I'm going to call this one "Tulips in the garden".
The next one is the purple square quilt that I made at retreat in the spring. I find it interesting picking out the pattern for the quilting, its so different that how I would normally quilt them. In someways I like the look of the simple quilting when I do them, or that could just be what I'm telling myself so that I will do them. At least this way these two will get done this year.

We visited the mountains this long weekend so I am planning on sharing photo from that in the next day or two.