Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Do you remember my friend Helen from the cottage? She's the one that has been teachin me some quilting techniques. Well, she's always been a hand quilter....still is to some extent, but I think she thought that she had to start using up her stash or else Andrea would be inheriting a lot of fabric!

So, she started making machine quilts! I am posting a few for you to see the wonderful work she can do.

This white with navy print is an irish chain, which she loves to do.

This one is such a lovely simple quilt made from what I think is a jelly roll that she had purchased a while back. I love the look of this quilt as it's very cottagy.

Using up fabrics certainly won't be too much of a challenge for her as she has come up with a few other designs for the future!

This one went to her grandson for Christmas. It's flannel from a kit that she has had on hand for a while too.

I loved this top when she showed it to me in the fall before we were leaving the cottage. It was so soft. I haven't worked with flannels but feeling the softness of this I am sure that her grandson is loving the feeling of curling up to watch the hockey game with the quilt wrapped around him.

Note the feet. We all seem to have the same posture! Too funny. We all stand a certain way when displaying our creations.
Bridge day! And lunch with the girls too! The painting of the main part of the house makes it looks so very bright!

Monday, February 1, 2010


We have been living in this white house for the past four years, and although I am loving the white, we really need to add colour in our space.

When my sweetie decided last week that this was it. "We need COLOUR!" Well I just didn't argue, so we have the painter here this morning to start the process of painting the whole house.

As you can see from the photos that I do like white. My daughter, who is into colours actually approved of our choices. Surprse, surprise!

I don't know how many of you have bold colour choices in your life, but me, I like it simple. We have an affinity to this bit of soft yellow that we have used for most of our houses and even at the cottage, so of course it was included in this house too.

As you can see from the layout of the house, it's pretty open plan and not too many walls in the main part of the house.

Black , white and creams is what we have been using so these colours will certainly go with our choices I think.

Since I was only a bit involved in colour choices, I think the credit definitely will go to my sweetie.

I'm quilting in the basement to keep out of the way!