Saturday, February 7, 2009


Just a little blog on this Saturday afternoon. My nephew and his wife presented me with my first grand niece. This is Kyla. But the biggest reason for posting her photo is that they are using the quilt I made for her when she was born. I worked hard to make it what her parents would like and to have received a photo of her on the quilt made my day.
For those of us who make quilts for love and affection and then pass them on for someone else to cherish, well a photo of the quilt with the person says it all.
For those of you who read this blog, look over on the left and go visit "getting stitched on the farm". I visit this blog daily to see the happening there on their sheep farm. You will love the comments and the photos too that accompany the blog. Christine, who writes so well, is a knitter and her farm and sunflowers have been in a couple of US magazines. I learned that a lot of the magazines that we love are called "shelter" magazines as they deal with the life of homes and families. Interesting. Read the blog, it's really good.
We have balmy weather today. I mean warm and the snow is melting. Please let it melt for a few more days. Please keep it warm for a few days too.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Ok, I got some more photos of snow and I think that they were taken in northern Quebec. I don't know why but that's my thoughts from some of the shots.

I can't imagine this amount falling in Ontario even the north part of it, but some parts of Quebec do get humungus amounts and that's my story and I am sticking to it.

I had so many responses to the snow photos that I thought I would post a few more since I am working on a quilt and it's not ready to post as yet.

Imagine having to just throw the snow up over the snow bank and the path to the house is amazing. I do have one of the snow which blocks part of the window in the house. A later posting if possible.

So, for this Friday afternoon, with the temperatures becoming absolutely balmy, we are going into the plus temps by tomorrow and to almost 40 degrees F, and 6 celsius till Tuesday or Wednesday, I'm sure there will be flooding because we have snow everywhere.

Enjoy your weekend.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I feel we have this much snow! Well almost anyway. I received this in an email from a friend. Can't even imagine how it's done, but that is winter snow!

The kids would love it! Very funny too. So for the bloggers in Australia and New Zealand that are complaining of high sweltering heat.......tough is all I can say!

We have had the best couple of days! Sunshine, no wind and just freezing temperatures, It feels like spring, I'm telling you!

Ok, I finished another quilt. It's not very big, but I love the colours in it. I wanted to give it to a friend whose daughter is having a boy in a couple of months, but Jerry is loving this one a lot and sees it on a bed at the cottage. I don't know what I'll do. It has rocket ships on it and is just a young boy's quilt I think. Time enough to think about it though.

I had to take some of the stippling out as I had a dull needle and it was awful. A lesson learned for me. I really like the look of this quilt. I am learning a lot about colours I choose and I know that white is might when it comes to quilting. I also like the look of it.

The back of the quilt is a small checked fabric that looks very green when it's turned over.

I've been tagged by and am flattered, however I don't know how to add all the things I am supposed to do with it.

Maybe tomorrow I'll try to get it done.