Friday, December 23, 2011

Deck the Halls...

My latest obsession has been spending  w a y too much time on Pinterest.  I get so inspired looking at projects made by very clever people! Now that I am on holiday, I have been following through with my own versions of  some of the quilting and decorating ideas that I have seen on Pinterest...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Chevron Stocking

Spending way too much time on Pinterest these days, I have noticed a lot of zig-zag or chevron patterns in quilting and wanted to play around with this idea.  Here is what it looked like:

Now I want to do more!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm back...

                                                    Even though my quilting supplies are still in boxes,
                                                      a friend had a baby, and what else could I do...

                                                                    but start a quilt!

Monday, August 15, 2011

We moved!

After talking about it for over a year, we moved to Bowen Island just a little over two weeks ago.  We are pretty settled in most areas of the house and get to enjoy this view from the deck...

We now have wall space to display more quilts...

         I have run out of steam with the unpacking and this is how my quilting/craft 'stuff' looks...


    I have to come up with some
    organization systems before I can
    resume quilting

 In the meantime, this is much more appealing...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Big Day!

       Our eldest daughter got married on July 8 and she and I worked together, using our sewing skills ....

                          We decided to make luggage tags as 'take-away' name cards for the tables.

                    Robyn chose two colours of vinyl, as well as some clear plastic to form the 'window':

It was a very small wedding with less than 50 people but  many of the guests arrived from destinations such as Colombia, Switzerland, Australia, China, as well as from several spots within Canada (Halifax, Toronto, Nanaimo and Parksville).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Hungry Caterpillar

This time of the school year we have caterpillars in our Kindergarten classroom.  We have the opportunity to watch teeny tiny caterpillars turn into BIG FAT caterpillars and then go through metamorphosis, right before our very eyes! 

Because of this connection with caterpillars and reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar daily, I   love  the Eric Carle collection of fabrics!  I couldn't wait to get my hands on the fabric and had a lot of fun making this quilt for a very dear friend's baby

After completing this quilt I had some left-overs to play with

so I made this table topper

and then I had my kindergarten class use fabric crayons to colour in these butterflies and then I transferred them to fabric to make this quilt for our "Roots of Empathy" baby.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

                             This guy is sitting at our front door, but only for a couple more days!

                         As we are not having our Easter dinner until tomorrow, I was able to turn our
                               kitchen into a quilting studio (again) and enjoy working on this...

                                          What fun to work on such a quick and easy project! 
                                   Now I can make a sandwich and get busy with the hand quilting.