Thursday, 28 February 2013
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Just thought I would sent out a quick post about a Mystery Quilt I just signed up for. Its called Plenty of Fish and is from Prairie Quilt Mercantile on facebook. They have listed the fabric requirements and the first clue comes out on March 1, 2013. It goes for 6 months. Check it out and join in on the fun. There are more than 600 people joined. Click here for their website.
I'm off to see if I can pick the fabrics from my stash.
Hope you have a Quilty Day!
Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Today I took my kids and my niece and nephew to Boston Pizza for heart shaped pizzas for lunch. And then we came home and played in our backyard. I think they had good time. I know I enjoyed spending time with them.
This evening I'm off to my guild meeting - no special time with hubby. Hmmm, what's more important - hubby and kids or spending time with quilting friends, hmmm. LOL
My hubby and I aren't big Valentine celebrators. So its not really a big deal that I won't be home. My hubby didn't even want to buy the kiddies anything for Valentine's but I ran out last night and bought them some chocolate and a movie each.
I mentioned yesterday that I bought the Quilters' Travel Companion. I'm really excited!! A friend and I are going to go to Salt Lake City in May for the Home Machine Quilting Show. I can't wait. We are most likely going to drive down from Alberta through Montana, Idaho and then Utah. Its about 19 hours straight driving. We are thinking of spending the night near Kalispell and then driving the rest of the way the next day. Of course, since we are going to be in the States and the prices are so much better we want to do lot of shopping ;) Please let me know if you have any suggestions for quilting stores or restaurants that we should stop at.
The reason that I'm going to the HMQS is I'm testing out longarm machines. My Mom passed away more than 2 years ago and I'm finally getting ready to do a major distribution of her estate. Its been 2 years of hell, please excuse the language. And I thought as a reward and gift to myself, I'm gonna treat myself to a longarm. I looking at getting all the bells and whistles that I need (want lol) and right away. If I don't spend the money on myself it will just be eaten up with the rest of my family's income and then when I'm ready for it with regards to time and space, I won't have the cash available. And this is not something that my hubby would agree to do on credit. So here we go :) :) :).
And please pass on any opinions or information on Longarms. I'm looking really close to APQS and Gammill and then HQ's. The closest dealers are APQS and HQ's.
Gotta go get ready for the meeting.
Happy Valentine's Day XO XO
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Today my kids celebrated Valentine's at their school which makes today feel like Valentine's Day not tomorrow. I also went shopping at a LQS and purchased 9 metres of fabric, and Quilters' Travel Companion Book. More on that tomorrow.
Today I'm linking up to Michele, the best hostess, at Quilts From My Crayon Box Quilt U Be Mine Round Robin. If you are new to my blog, Welcome. If you are a regular follower, please go check out the linky party and see all the great quilts.
I had lots of fun, learned lots of stuff, played with some great fabric, and get an awesome wall hanging in the process.
This was the centre block that I created and mailed out to my fellow swap partners. I love the look of stained glass and I love to paper piece. So it was nice to have both in the block. And.....
I love it and I can't wait to get it quilted, bound, and hung.
Its almost time for bed. Have a great night everyone!
Monday, 11 February 2013
Long time no blog. Life has been crazy and quiet at the same time. Do you ever feel like that? Lots has changed for me in the last few months and I hope to catch you up in the next few weeks.
I tried blogging from my phone awhile ago and didn't like how it worked. But I got a new phone a few months ago and tonight I decided to try to blog again. I have tried my Ipad and don't like the procesd or results. My laptop is the best device to post with and I don't get to my laptop on a regular basis. I would like to blog more and hope new phone has great results :)
I'm posting a picture of a quilt I, of course, finished after Christmas. The fabric is The Grinch. My little guy loves the Grinch. The layout is from EQ7. The top is finished, now it needs to be quilted.
k, I've tried to move the picture to be between my paragraphs and can't do it. I'm using Blogger for Android. If anyone knows how to move the pictures, please let me know.
Have a good night!