Monday, December 20, 2010



From my home to yours!
May the joy of the season be yours the whole year through!


Friday, December 17, 2010


Done, done , done.... My charm quilt.

If you recall I started this charm quilt back in August. Did all the cutting into 5" charms, white and Kansas Troubles fabric. Then it sat because I fell and broke my wrist. My posting on November 25th sums it up. IS IT EVER GOING TO END ????? Well here it is completed.
If you go to Freckled Whimsy. Tutorials, Charm pack quilt along. You will see a fine selection of charm quilts. Mine is changed up a little.

The quilt should have been smaller. I made mine for a queen bed. I added to the top all those nine patch. I believe it looks amazing... It all came together. "Patience is a virtue".

All that's left to do is wrap it up for Christmas. This is going to my Son and DIL. Now on to other projects... How many days left have I got?????

until next time,

Monday, December 13, 2010

BRRRRRRRR baby it's cold outside

brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr baby it's cold outside.....

Look at this snowman ,
doesn't he look cold. The winds are blowing and it's snowing here again today. Yesterday my GD and her parents made this in our yard. It was a milder day even though it was snowing.

Lets go in for some hot chocolate and make our Gingerbread house. Sounds like a great idea. Didn't my GD and DD do a great job.
. There first together.

While its a day for working on houses, this little church got painted by GD and then DD and GD went about glittering and adding snow.
Now that's another fine job.

Well I just got a call from our local quilt guild.. Tonight's Christmas pot luck has been cancelled due to the weather. Good thing I wasn't looking forward to the drive.
So back to hand sewing down the binding on my sons gift..

until next time


Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Shopping, Cookies, Wrapping

Up early this morning and on the road by 9:30. Picked up my daughter for a day of Christmas shopping. Today was the day to finish. FINALLY>>> All done.....
We shopped here, there and everywhere. By 4:00 pm we were done. I mean done . Our feet, backs and body just ached all over. I can remember a time when I could shop all day into the evening. NO MORE..

Well first its time to put together my hostess gifts. We go every Christmas Eve to my nieces and celebrate with my side of the family. So here's her gift. How does it look? There's a little of this and that. Can you see I put in a couple of mug rugs. Wonder if she will know what they are.

My best friend comes tomorrow for a luncheon. Here's her gift already to go. I kept the theme to snowman. She loves snowman.

Time to get baking. After 3 long hours in the kitchen I made my favourite shortbread 7 dozen. They melt in your mouth.. plus 4 doz. pecan cookies. I will pack up a few into these containers and give them to their dh's. I don't want them to feel left out..

I saw these at our dollar store. Great for appetizers. Aren't they cute.Sat. night I have my GD for a sleep over and first thing Sunday morning I think we will make this...

Well it's 10:30pm and I'm sitting here enjoying my glass of merlot. Cheers.

until next time


Monday, December 6, 2010



Wrap them up for under the tree?

HMMMMMMM.... Right now I'm going to enjoy them.

Look what came......
I ordered awhile back this lovely fat quarter bundle from FABRIC .COM, MODA FRUITCAKE.
As well as 5 yds of muslin. You cannot have too much muslin. I use is in backgrounds, backing, half square triangles, pillow forms, etc, etc, etc...

Well last year around this time I mentioned my lovely friend who vacations in FL. Look what she sent home with friends of ours.
AccuQuilt Go Die , Tumbling block 6 1/2 ",
A caddy to hold my dies,
A great quilting book and 5 fat quarters of Kate Spain design.
Well whats a girl to do. Wrap them from dh or enjoy them now......

I am so grateful for all my friends that I have made over the year.
Thank you for your kind thoughts about my wrist and finger. I have not stopped sewing as you can see . My charm quilt sits on the frame waiting to be quilted.

In my spare time the other day , lol, I whipped up this cute plate passer,
or plate carrier.
.. from Anka's Treasures,
A great hostess gift.

Well it's beginning to look a lot like CHRISTMAS..

Poor Fergus, do you think it's cold outside.
I think he said LET ME IN...
Try to stop by these two blogs to see what you are missing..

until next time


Monday, November 29, 2010



Well its 12 midnight here in Ont.
At around 9 pm I decided to cut just one more block when....
Oh dear my dh came running. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?? BRING THE BANDAGES!!!. WE COULDN'T STOP THE BLEEDING.!! I sliced my middle finger on my left hand. All the years that I have sewed I have NEVER CUT MYSELF...
So off to the hospital we go. Arrive there around 9:30. At 11:30 I left with 3 stitches to my finger. They put freezing in my finger at the base in two places. Can you believe it. My tip of my finger never froze. Just go for it Doc. So he sewed my up, put on a bandage, OH YEA gave me a tetanus shot in the arm and sent me on my way.

Go to your DR in 7 to ten days to have your stiches removed.

So 2 ADVIL EXTRA strenghth later and a cup of tea, I'm off to bed.
Good night all.




Well I have had my decorating done now for a couple of weeks. Grab a cup of java and sit back , I hope you enjoy..

First up the kitchen.

..Lets proceed into the living room.

Then down the hall to the guest bedroom....... onto the bathroom, My Amaryllis is just in bud.. then the office, my sewing room
,and down the stairs to the family room. Doesn't that fire look inviting on a chilly night.
Our treeItalic is all decorated waiting for the BIG day.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Remeber Me

Hi, remember me. My name is Fergus. These past few weeks my master has been sooo busy I have to remind her to take me out around the yard for walks.

Here I am with Max my best buddy.

You can usually find me under my masters sewing table keeping a close eye on things.

Well yesterday she was busy sewing hmmmmmmmmmm, so I thought I would check out this bag that was on the floor. She didn't even notice but I took off with something sweet... Oh No she caught me , but I just about finished it all. A sugar stick. You know the kind they stir tea and coffee with. She seemed upset with me. She shouldn't of had them on the floor for me to get at.

So I ventured around the GKDS playroom and there is this hammer I always see Alex playing with. Must try it out. OH OH got caught , but not after I took a few bites out of it. Scolded again.

Maybe now she will put down her sewing and go out side.

So here we are outside, in our front yard
. just a few apples left on the tree. The garage is finished. You know it used to be a horse stable. But my masters changed it into a garage to hold our old vehicles. Like the star on the side? The new driveway looks pretty kool too. I have been told not to go near the road.

Here we are running in the back and there is that other building that they were working on.
I think they called it a shed. Look at that horse on top. COOOOOOL.
Darn I thought I could see it.

Well here we are back in the house doing my favourite, barking at the people going by.

See you soon,