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Alberta Sunset

Saturday, January 30, 2016

I'm having a blast working on my Alberta Sunset art piece. Enjoying a Saturday with quilting instead of other more pressing things.

Love Noro Yarns

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Early in December I won a give away at www.mysweetprairie.com. During this time I was tied up literally in life and all its complexities.

I sought the complex life of Ayla who survived the Clan of the Cave Bears. I found new tools for my phone, commonly known as  an app. Some of you youngsters will be laughing or worse.

But the magazine won from Monika@mysweetprairie.com was such a breath of good fortune, much good luck has come my way since opening this magazine. Thanks so much Monika!

I'm making the Crocheted Jacket on pg. 74 of the Noro Magazine Fall 2015. Monika's art  is profiled in the magazine.

Modern Improv Mini

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This weekend has been such fun meeting new quilters photos of the group are later to come.

I did a lot of hand applique in between laughing and eating way too much of the lovely food catered for us.

More coming once I'm home and organized again.

Happy Quilting everyone!

Refinishing and Dreaming

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hello quilting friends!
Today's post is a utility post on things I'm getting out of the way because they bug me hanging around in my sewing room and besides, hubby deserves a little love on his shirt.

Problem: worn down collar on a favorite flannel guys shirt.

The Fix: cut fabric from bottom of shirt, sew new hem on bottom and applique a cover up on the collar issue.


I machine sewed the bottom edge that I had to cut off so I had fabric for the collar fix.

Then hand appliqued new cover up in place and it looks so lovely. Hubby is thrilled!



I forgot to get a photo of what the blue shirt collar issue looked like before I mended it. Gee, its amazing how fast you get out of sinc with your blogging process if left for a few weeks.

Below is what the finished blue shirt applique on the collar looked like finished.


Here is the next red flannel shirt with another collar issue to fix. Not all my quilting and sewing is to make beautiful quilts, sometimes its just plain old fashioned mending.


I'm organizing for a lovely quilt retreat in Cowichian Lake this weekend.

Quilty Folk

I've decided to join up with Quilty 365 as my recent find at a thrift shop was perfect, already cut cirlces, it was like Karma!


Gardens of the King by Missie Carpenter is my start for this retreat weekend.

Happy Quilting everyone!

Happy New Year!

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs