Monday, March 30, 2009


I have cut out 48 9"squares in red for my backing and 48 9" squares of batting, then I cut 24 of the paisley material @ 9 1/2" and then cut them into triangles. I cut my strips from 1 1/2" to 2". and layed my first 2" strip of red over the triangle and stitched a 1/4" seam then pressed it out. I continue to add strips till I reach the end.
Approx. 5 strips. Once I complete all 48 then I will square them to 8 1/2".

Stay tuned for part 3.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quilt as you go

I guess I forgot to rotate these pics, but my fabric was purchased last year in Lancaster PA and it is by Minick and Simpson the pattern called prairie pasley and the hamptons. The batting by the machine is ready for stitching. I don't throw out anything, I attach both pieces together using a zigzag stitch. The quilt calls for 48 squares, 9 1/2" , batting, and backing. I'm using the paisley print for my triangle and the other for my strips. This will be my first quilt as your go and I will post my progress. Great colours, don't you think!! Happy sewing.
See you soon.

Best Press

I have heard so much about Best Press that I was so excited to find it at a local quilt store here in Canada. And of course the scent is Lavender. So I must get busy and start sewing. See you soon

Out on a Shop Hop

Last Saturday I boarded a school bus with 35 other quilters to visit 5 quilt shops.
I went with a few items in mind, since my stash is overflowing.
There's embroidery thread, fat quarters, doll needles , a pigma pen , Amy Butler bag pattern, Pink yardage, off white yardage for my embroidery, an iron mat and last but not least the last store we visited gave us all a pair of scissors. Now isn't that a great marketing gift.
I must say that we saved the best store for last. Then I had seen this great magazine on The Painted Quilt blog and had to rush out and buy it.

Making carrots

I looked at my blog and noticed that I was behind at blogging. So here goes. My grandaughter and I over March break made carrots. I sewed and she painted. Then we hung them out to dry. She had so much fun. We made a total of 12 carrots.

Friday, March 27, 2009

A Big Thank You

I want to that everyone of you that participated and for your lovely comments. Drop by anytime. See you soon. Linda

AND THE WINNER IS.................

I brought down my beautiful basket that I purchased in P.E.I. Canada and placed all the entries inside. I had Fergus my Westie and Mac my Lab help me to mix them up. Then Fergus pulled one out and ran under the bed. I had to go in after him and retrieve the winner. He ate half but left the ledgible side intact.Congratulations!!! julie from Country girl at Heart

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Well the day is finally here. I have been busy making your gift. This giveaway is open to all bloggers. I will keep it open till Wed. March 25th at midnight. My followers will get thier name in twice. Just leave a comment in my box . So here is your suprise. "A SPRING PENNYRUG."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Good Monday My Fellow Bloggers

Well soon my posts will be 50. And my renos are still going strong. To add to the our misshappenings our Hot Water Heater died. So Off to Home Depot for a new one. I was going to post a pink Saturday pic. But guess what? My camera stopped working. It must be the luck of the Irish. So off to town and purchased a Canon with 7.2 pixs. Whatever that means. So bloggers down the road you will see a great giveaway, so stay tuned.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bunny Hill BOM #3

Another one done. Can't wait for #4.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Horray look what I got in the mail all the way from California. My fat quarter swap. Just love it. and the cute card. this is from terri at yonoscreations. Thanks a bunch Terri.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Here is the peice I'm working on In The Country

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Finally another quilt done. Or should I say a wall hanging. This is a block challenge put on by our guild I call this Four Seasons. I'm taking it to the guild tomorrow. Hope I win!!

Friday, March 6, 2009



Hi fellow bloggers. I got a package in todays mail. Inside were two beautiful potholders that I won on Primthreads sight. I can't wait to use them in my new kitchen. Thanks again Lola

Monday, March 2, 2009


Well fellow bloggers we have had the contractor and the cabinet maker in today. Its a go. Starting monday we get new drywall and paint and floor and then cabinets and sink and faucets and so on and so on. .......Here is a pic before the tear out and here are some pics of the old and torn out kitchen. Can't wait to show you the new one. So hold on to your hats.

Crazy Log Cabin

Well I have finally finished the crazy log cabin. I used up some of my stash. The colours are not what I'm used to but what the heck. If you have followed my blog I posted a tutorial on the crazy log cabin a few posts back. So another one down more to come.