Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WIP and Shopping

I realized today that I finished 4 quilts in June and with a week left in July I have finished nothing, and it doesn't look like I have anything that is close to getting done. I may have to look around the sewing room and see if there is something I can finish off in the next week.

I didn't get much sewing done this last week but I did manage to do some shopping, LOL. It's my friend fault.  We decided to get together last Friday and normally when we get together we do a little sewing, but she suggested lunch at a place next to one of the LQS.  I though she may need to pick something up, so I agreed. Well she didn't get anything, but the same cannot be be said for me. I picked up this grey fabric (back of photo) for the background for a little quilt using Salt Air charm pack. Which I'm being good and not starting until something else is finished. I also picked up this button of the month and finishing kit. To be true I picked up the first 5 months as there nothing like joining a monthly club half way throw.  I said I had been looking for a hand project, now I just need to find the safe place where I put all my floss.

On the sewing front, here is one more block for Farmers Wife.

Stats this Week
New Project - 0 (doesn't count until I start it)
Project in progress - 7
Finished - 0

Linking up with WIP at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Heriatage Park

Well, I finally went to Heritage Park with my family instead of for a quilt show.  I made a point of looking at areas of the part I normally don't go to.  But I still found a couple of quilts. LOL.

This first one was at a little house which was basically a kit house this one had lots of  old fashion toys to play with.  Friend where spending the day with us so we had to stop a while and let the kids play with the toys. Inside in the only bedroom, on the bed was a quilt.
We also had to go to the farmhouse to look at the farm animals and as this is the kind of house I would love to live in (I'm a country girl at heart) we had a quick look inside and this quilt was ready to work on.
After looking around and a picnic lunch we enjoyed a wagon ride before taking the kids to the amusement park.  The first ride was the kid ferries wheel and after that they all wanted to go on the big one, this suited me just fine as it's my favourite ride at the park.  The first time at the top LM was a bit scared but by the end of the ride she didn't want to get off. She seemed to enjoy all the old time rides.
We ended the day at the park by taking a ride on the paddle boat. Here is the  view looking down to where we would get on the boat and then one from the boat looking back at the park.
The kid slept in the cars on the way home. Great day with friend.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Lazy Days of Summer

I'm not sure why they are called these the lazy days, it must be for people who are on vacation, as I seem busier than every but don't seem to be getting anything done.

I was another nice weekend, I took Friday off work and meet friends at the local splash pool. We arrived at 9:30 and for about the first hour had the place to our self, by the time it was getting busy the kids had played themselves out and we were ready to leave. Sent the rest of the day relaxing at friend house and when our husband where done work they joined us  for a BBQ supper.

On Saturday was one of LM friend's had a birthday party and Sunday was the Stampede lunch at church, so as you can see I was busy, just not getting anything done.
The only sewing I did this week was cutting out the background squares for LM quite. As I was cutting these square I was starting to rethink this quilt for a LM. Am I crazy making suck a dark background quilt for her? She currently 3 1/2. I will be appliqueing big flowers on top, see the pink block from last post, so it should brightening it up. It just seem odd when working with these dark fabrics that they are for a little girls quilt.

This week I am hoping to get some hand work set up as this I can do when I'm out and about and I am missing having something just ready to grab and go.

Stats for the week.

Completed projects - 0
New projects - 0
In progress - 7

To see what other are working on check out WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WIP Wednesday

It been quite hot here this last week, so have to admit that I been taking it easy and not much sewing has happen.
 I done some more work on LM quilt. Here LM was helping me put the pink blocks on the design wall. She had a great time putting these up. I think you can tell which are mine and which she did.
I finished them later without so much help and realised that I had gotten a little carried away I need 1 12x12 and 2 4x4 but for some reason I have 3 extra 4x4. I picked the two I liked the beast and the other will make there way into the back. 

I started cutting the black and white square and worked out that I have just enough fabric so will have to be careful cutting. As you can see this is a little scrappy looking so I could always add another fabric if I really mess up, but let not go there.

Stats for the week.

Completed projects - 0
New projects - 0
In progress - 7

To see what other are working on check out WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Stampede Parada

It's Calgary stampede this week, and last Friday, we got up early to go the the parade.  A couple of us took the train down together and even though it was 7 we were surprised to see how many people were already there. The parade starts at 9. Luckily for us one of our group had gone down and saved our spots, they got there at 5 (yuck). Bless them.
Here are the girls dancing in the street while we wait for the parade to start. They did this for most of the parade, every time a marching band when pass they were dancing, then they would sit for the horses and have a quick snack.
Of course in the parade there where marching band, and floats, and being for the stampede lots of horses, but only one cow (or bull) My favourite of the hores are the clydesdales, while LM like the sheplin ponies and she thought they were just her size
Her favorite part of the parade was the tanks, this one did a spin right in front of us, the top stayed still and the bottom spun. She screamed with delight while one of her friends was scared. When it took off it blew smoke and she though this was so funny.

After the parade we had lunch before taking the train home and letting the girls have a little longer play date. I think I may only do this every few years as it's a long day.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Canada Day and new project.

 Last Sunday was Canada Day and we spend the day with friends at a Down-town park. As we all have little one most of the day was spent near play areas. Met for a picnic lunch next to the playground before we had a look around at the festival and heading to the water - splash park.  Here is a photo of LM and a couple of her friends looking at the very high river. They were good and stayed on the path.  The original plan was to go out for supper, but we decided that with 6 adult and 8 tired children this may not be the best plan, so instead we went back to friend's house and order in. A very nice, but long day. LM was still tired on Monday, she asked to leave the table at dinner so she could go to bed.

Wishing my neighbours to the south a Happy 4th of July.

As I had finished a few project these last couple of weeks I decided it was a good time to reward myself and start a new one.  This is a kit that I purchased about a year ago. It was only lap size. I have added more fabric and am going to make a twin size quilt for LM bed.  I think I still need more fabric for the boarder and binding. I not sure if I have enough white and I need some rick-rack, but I decided the best way to work out what I needed was just to start. Once I get all the small pink square done, I will start on the large black & white ones.

I also made a couple of Farmer's Wife block. This is not the best photo, it's a bit bright with the flash, but without they looked very dark.

Stats for the week.

Completed projects - 0
New projects - 1
In progress - 7 (I think, I have lost track and I need to have a good look and work out whats in progress and whats an UFO)

To see what other are working on check out WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced