Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Here's the back of the lap quilt. I guess you could say it's reversible.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Took this one out of the frame today. I've been without my television for four days now and going through a slight withdrawal...I like to watch movies and hand sew and with no tv I sat down and quilted my carpal tunnel back. No kidding, the hands went numb each night after an afternoon and evening of hand quilting...But, it is done and ready for binding. yippee!! I made a list of things I wanted to do this summer ...this was one of them....I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to my "To Do" list...
I've been threatening to get rid of our dining room set for several years now and finally it has happened. We donated the table, two extensions, and six chairs to the local 'Sharing Club"...hopefully, someone will want it enough to buy it from them. Here's the set we purchased this past week. It has a set in extension in the centre and two more chairs. Very simple and plain in design....just the way I like it.. Now I have to make some new table toppers, right????
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I took this picture yesterday after the rain shower. It's amazing to me to see so many rainbows. I have seen more rainbows since we moved here than I have seen in all my life and that is a 65 year old life people. DH says it is because it is so open here and I am looking for them. Maybe so...but I'm sticking with the story that someone higher up is glad we moved here.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
This is the June BOM from the Hexie Blog. Took the picture to see if the colours were what I actually wanted. I think it will do. I probably will start on the sashing and cornerstones soon so I'll have an idea of how I want to put this together. I'm not a fan of BOM's, I like to get everything organized for the full top in advance and then put it together, however, this is a fun little project especially since I like making hexagons...not sure why really...
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Now this little project...I followed the instructions carefully and I love it. What is it, you say. Well, it is a travel pillow that wraps around the seat belt so you can lay your head on it and snooze while hubby drives. I have been looking for the pattern for a while. Saw it on Pinterest and when I clicked on the link , was told the link was no longer valid. I was really annoyed ...at first.....then I was looking through my Evernote list and lo and behold what should I find but the instructions that I had copied to Evernote ages ago. Lucky me.!..
It worked up in a jiff...so well explained. If you have never used Evernote...I strongly recommend it.
It's a free program that allows you to copy patterns, tutorials and anything you wish to save just by right clicking on the page or as I have on my laptop the Evernote icon. Keeps all that stuff in one program.
You can download it for free by Googling Evernote. I have it on all my devices and it automatically syncs to all of the devices when I add something new. I really like it.
Well that's it for now....but I would like to tell you that my DD put her quilt in the Common Threads Quilt show this weekend in Ottawa and won first place for hand quilting. Her mom quilted it for her and she says I can have the ribbon but she's keeping the prize money. Like mother, like daughter....love it!!