Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Then heading to the city (Adelaide) to catch up with some old school mates, a couple I hadn’t seen since we were about 12, but still knew who there were when we met up. We also took in Cleland. Here little miss off to met the Kangaroos, She found the potaroo to be more her size. The off to the beach for a few relaxing days. The back to mum’s for more visiting and day trips.
The last week we were tourist in Melbourne. We took a great tour to Phillips island to see the penguins, and a few other things. Couldn’t believe our luck as there was a baby fairy penguin by the side of the road that had come out to see if its parents were coming home.
We had such a good trip. LM travels like a dream. Still working on getting back into the swing of thing
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Yeah, I got the casserole carrier I planned on making for my mum done, before we leave to visit her. I wanted to use a Canadian fabric, and when I saw the bear fabric I remember how exited she was to see a bear when she was here.
The pictures aren't the best. This was the first project I worked on since the room was put back together and I was surprised at how many things I had to go looking for after I though what I needed was put away.
Don't think there will be much in the way of quilting but an hoping to be able to share a few holiday pictures as we go.
Friday, 7 October 2011
We did an afternoon checking out a couple of quilt shops. I live in the north of the city and when they are here we typically go to Canmore quilt store. For something different we head south. The quilt store in High River "Chinook Fabric" is very small and this was my third visit to it. As small as this store is I always come out with something. Then we went to "Rumpled Quilt Skins" in Okotoks. This is a nice store, It was larger and had a lot more fabric, but nothing called to us there. The only thing I picked up was some 1/2 square triangle paper. After than we went to a great little cafe for a very late lunch, before heading home. This was a very relaxing day.
My basement is finally back together, yay. We did the painting ourselves, so that was a bit of a mad dash between when the drywalls were done and before the carpet went down. Then last weekend started moving every thing back into the room. I still haven't replaced the storage cupboard so there is still a fair bit of homeless stuff. I did try to sew a project but was getting frustrated with trying to find stuff, as its a gift and I want to have it done before we go on vacation will try to get it finished this weekend.
And now I'm trying to get organized to go on vacation. We will be away for just under 5 weeks, visiting family as well as tourist stuff. LM is looking forward to going on the plane. She has been on them before, but think this is the first time she old enough to understand. She also wants to see Kangaroos and Kolas, luckily we are planning on going to a wildlife park while there so she will get to see them. I always get a little stress when gather up stuff before going on a long trip, so hoping to get that done this weekend too. If I leave it till the following weekend I would be a basket case.
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Here are some of the cat foot prints in the floor of the sewing / storage room, last week the drywall when up so hopefully we get the walls painted soon. was planning on doing it over the weekend but after being out Friday and Saturday didn't feel like doing it Sunday. (I knew we should have done it but that's how things go sometimes)
I was hoping the carpet layers would be in this week but haven't seen them. As soon as that's done I should be make a sewing space. The storage room is done so most of my sewing stuff has been gather and is packed in there as we have house guest coming for a week and needed to clear some space for them. Not sure when but hoping to get some sewing done soon.
Friday, 19 August 2011
I started work on my Jelly roll quilt as I needed to lay it out and here there was lot of space. I sew all the row together and half of the center of the tops. Then I felt the need to move onto something else.
I pulled out my nearly insane and played with the fabric, I need to do more planning on this before I'm ready to work on it at retreat. So I started sewing the jungle fever kit with a smoky black I found in the one bin I can get to from my stash. I think this will look great. Sorry no photo as my battery on my camera had dies by this point in the day.
Not sure if I will get to pull out any sewing this weekend, hair cuts in the morning then of to a 1st birthday party. But I'm very exited as they are meant to be coming to fit my sewing room this week. yeah. :-)
Friday, 12 August 2011
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Sorry no photos, the guild is having another sew day next weekend so hoping to get it laid out and photo then. But can't have a post without photo, so here is Max cuddling with LM's Elmo.
Friday, 29 July 2011
Saturday, 23 July 2011
For the first quilt I love the scrappy fabric choices.
Most of the quilts I'm sharing today are from the guild display. I'm not sure other than how bring it is why I liked this next quilt, I just know I did.
I love this forest quilt, make my think I should learn to do picture quilts. I just love it. The block on this next quilt were quite small. I like how the use of only two fabrics make the blocks stand out. This nest quilt is just a fun quilt. I'm always brawn to fun, simple patterns dine in cheery fabrics.
These next group of quilts were a challenge, I believe for a retreat. I'm not sure if you can see but each of these has a bit of cereal box pinned to it. Before the retreat they picked or pull a cereal box that had to be the inspiration, or colour choice for the quilt they were going to make. The quilt for this range in size from table runner to large lap quilts. I thought this was such a neat idea and I love how these quilt turned out, some of the ladies must have great imaginations.
Sunday, 10 July 2011
For the rest of the weekend we did an overnight trip to Drumheller. I never knew my little girl would be do into dinosaurs. The dinosaur T-shirt I picked up for her she has been wearing every second day, hopefully this doesn't last much longer. We been for so many day trips over the years to Drumheller I didn't take as many photo as I should. The photo above was taken on a side road near Rosebud. A very pretty spot.
It had been a few years since I had been out to the Hoo Doos. They had fence off the main Hoo Doos but added stair up to the rocks behind them.
I enjoyed looking at them, but really enjoyed getting up behind them. LM was off to explore, no need to wait for mummy. I was very glad that DH was quicker on his feet than me. She can be very independent, and quite the mountain goat. Once again she had more fun here that I was expecting her to.
We also looked a various dinosaur around town, including the big dinosaur, when swimming, visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, the little Church. All in all a very nice family weekend.
Sunday, 19 June 2011
LM and I were invited to a friend's daughter birthday party and I had decided to give her books as she has tons of toys and clothes.
On Friday I decided the books would be nicer if they were in a book bag. I knew her favorite color was purple as it mine so with out much time I started by looking in m stash for purple fabric, none of it seemed right, or the bits that did were not big enough for a book bag. So I started looking around for other fabric when I came across the green butterfly fabric. Now to come up with a pattern. It had to be large enough to hold the large book. I decided I wasn't going to line it but wanted that lined feel at the top so I knew it would have a band around the top. After that I just started cutting, the purple fabric was a fat quarter so that determined a lot of my choices. The bag came together nicely and luckily quickly.
Now the toys when over better at the party but I'm still happy with my choice to give books and a bag
The sump pump was put in this week. Now it's a case of putting the room back together, from redoing some drywall, painting and relaying the carpet. I am thinking of having some one in to help do this otherwise it may be a long time before I can get back to sewing.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Sunday, 5 June 2011
The first house we came to is Princess House, this is a beautiful house which always have quilts inside and out. This year no quilts were upstairs in any of the houses, which was nice as it can be tricking with lots of people trying to get up and down narrow stairs.I had to take a picture of the horse and I though LM would love them.
This is the view as we walked to wards the farmhouse, this is one of my favorite areas of the park, there are always animals in the small fields around it.
These ducks made us laugh as they were busy cleaning themselves.
Quilts hanging on a fence
The hotel covered in quilts. As you can see in all these photos the sun is shining and it is a wonderful place to send an day.
Monday, 30 May 2011
I will share more about the show in later post, but I wanted to share today was the completion of my tulip quilt. I think I started this in 2007. I think it aged well.
The center was a kit and I added the boarders. I think the purple looks like pathways in a garden. Of course it is cat tested and approved.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Last weekend my guild had a sew day, but I had to miss it as it was also my churches kids group day at the zoo. This was a really fun outing, there are a few kids in the group that are within 6 month of LM ages. So a bunch of 2 year-olds at the zoo, so much fun. then there are a few older kids too. I think the kids had as much fun rolling down the hill after lunch as they did checking out the animals, but it was so much fun as this was the first time I had LM at the zoo where she was very interested in the animals. I think we are going to have to get a season pass. LM cuddle toy is a giraffe so we made sure to visit them.
On Sunday I had some time in my sewing room, its not put back together yet but its back to where I can sew in it so hopefully I will get the quilt that I enter in the show at the end of this month completed.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
We mad a small take away, aren't these cupcake pin cushions fun. Mine is the tan bottom with the blue top that still needs stuffing.
After finishing my bags I started working on the only jelly roll project I have brought. This is so outside what I normally work on. I really enjoy picking my fabrics, so this feels like I missed that step. I also normally prefer the look of a bit more scrappy quilt. That said I am very happy with how this is turning out so far.This is from Moda and I can remember the name of the line I think it was something Victorian but am not sure. Now that it has started, and am liking it, I'm sure that I will finish it.
Monday, 25 April 2011
I think I have mentioned before that this has been a long, wet winter. Well that water had to go somewhere. So plans for the weekend were changed. On Friday, we did the best we could cleaning up the mess, in the big scheme of things, there was not that much water, but a lot of things had to be moved and the cheap cupboards I was using for storage soaked up a lot of the water. On the bright side the items stored inside were fine.
On Saturday we had cleaners in and they were able to tidy up the rest of the water and dry it right out. They will be coming back so we can determine where the water is getting in and what we should do about it. From what they were saying, with it being this wet there are a lot of basements that are having issues that have not had issues in the past. Then it will be a case of putting it all back together again.
On Sunday we just relaxed and enjoyed Easter with friends.
In the mean time my sewing stuff is piled up on top of itself on the other side of the room. I am going to a retreat next weekend so it will be interesting what I can pull out of the pile to take, as I think I'll just go with what is easy to get at.
But even when there are no issues I can't always get close to my sewing machine, as LM likes to "help". Floss