Friday, October 9, 2009


This is finally finished! It's raining and there just isn't a place inside the cottage to set up a "photo shoot" as the sayin goes.

I just love this quilt looks and since Oh Cherry Oh! is one of my favorite fabric Jelly Rolls, it is fitting that this is the last quilt at the cottage this year.

I did the binding in white to really give it the oomph as putting any colour but white on the binding just didn't work for me.

Since we are probably leaving next Thursday or
Friday depending on the weather, I have almost
finished packing away all my sewing stuff in its
large bin and since I am taking the little suit-
case home, I put all the little patterns that Helen made up for me this summer.
I also have a flying geese tutorial from her to make this winter. It's similar to the Fons and Porter design, but my private teacher is so organized that her samples are so precise that I can't screw it up, hard as I could try which isn't much when I have to do the math. I am so looking forward to making this as my next endeavour in this quilting world.
So, with this being the Thanksgiving weekend and probably our last of the season, I am taking it off and going to do puzzles and eat turkey.
I make Orange Cranberry Sauce every year from the Cottage Life recipe file. It is absolutely yummy. If you want it go to Cottage Life .com and get it. Happy Thanksgiving !

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


This rainbow appeared last night on the island across from us. It has to be one of the favorite places for rainbows as I've other photos similar to this. Why does that happen I wonder. This also took place around 6:30 pm, just before sunset. Very unusual time. With only 4 people on the island we witnessed this spectacle! It was huge!

Helen has been busy! She started on these "little houses" and now has enough for a gift for her
granddaughter for Christmas. I love the colours
which just make this little design stand out when
surrounded by white which they will be.

She is going to search for little doll fabric to be
on the back of this quilt. Won't that be so cute?

There was an add for Walmart in a magazine and since Helen was making houses, I gave her the
add and this is what she came up with. The fabric was chosen by her granddaughter who is in love with bright fabrics. So it's going to be framed and given to her mom for Christmas.

I must say once someone like Helen starts making something, it sure releases her creative juices. In the middle of the little houses is a
leaning pine tree which they have in front of
their cottage, so it fits there perfectly! I think
it's a nice touch to have the pine trees inter-
woven in the houses don't you?

We haven't had the best of weather (oh lordy, being Canadian I do go on) but at least it isn't very cold and I can sit in the sunroom and sew.
I have almost finished the nine patch Oh Cherry
Oh! quilt top. I don't know if I'm behind the ordinary people who quilt, but I do know that Crazy Mom Quilts is probably finished hers plus a few others.....
I do love the quilt colours and am looking forward to finishing it before we go home after Thanksgiving. I'm making my list of things to take home already with a few packed as I won't need them.
The hardest part is always about the food. We need so much for the weekend, yet I don't want to be packing up so much stuff which means the boat trip again and you know that just shopping is a chore, but getting it into a boat etc is really a chore!
Oh well, we are going to eat well since I do have the biggest eaters showing up! Wahoo!