Friday, April 8, 2011


Woman and man sitting on a veranda have a glass of wine.

woman...I love you... that you or the wine talking?

woman.... It's me.....talking to the wine.

That's it.  It's my fav of the week.. what's your?

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I have seen a few of these photos of three centuries of red and white quilts which are on exhibit in New York. 

Fabulous quilts great photos if you google the exhibit.  I've a red and white top, which would never make this wall, but am tempted to work with some reds once again.

Have a boo on google. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


 I made all these geese.  Followed the pattern right to the letter.  Measured. Cut.

I didn't notice BEFORE I started sewing them up that they actually are a bit off here and there.  Now how did this happen?

My friend Mary noticed it when I was looking for background colours.
The only colour one can use is white
as this top is very bright.  I had now
sewn them all up, probably could
have tried seperating them before I sewd them up but what the heh, this is for a bunk bed at the cottage.

It's not unusual to see geese flying out of formation is it?

These geese were done using the make four quick geese ala Eleanor Burns.  The print is a double sheet that Mary bought and the green is from Fabricland which I bought on sale.  Weird .

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


 Last fall I received Samoan jellies from Barb, at bejeweled quilts.  She sent them before she moved back to the cold of North America.   I love the colours, bought the blue to really pop the blues in the nine patch, although I have yet to pick a colour for the back. 

It's very bright in real life, as most quilts are.  The top measures about 46"  which is perfect for a lap quilt. I am going to quilt it at the cottage I think.

This little bag has such a history.  It was 50 years and counting when I took it apart on the weekend to make another for my mother who has cherished it for that long.

She bought this original in Tortola, BVI, where she had her beach bar.  Ah, those were the days, sipping pina coladas, watching sunsets from Cane Garden Bay...but I digress.

Originally the bags, made of heavy canvass came from Britain.  Very very sturdy fabric which says it all.  Anyway, my mother found a sailmaker in Tortola, had him make hundreds of these bags alone with about five
other designs and sailors who visited just couldn't
resist them! 

I did the best I could to replicate the little bag, quilted it for her and only hope that she likes it.  Sometimes she doesn't like bags too bright.  We shall see.  If not, one of the girls will have it for sure.

As I said, I'm sewing, so I also made these flying geese, actually 76 of them ala Eleanor Burns pattern to make
them quickly.

Actually, after cutting out the squares, the pattern makes four in about 5 minutes, including the pressing.

I might make the top and take this to quilt at the cottage too.

Today is another gray rainy day, so I'm going to sew.

Monday, April 4, 2011


 Yes, I'm posting on  a Monday.  I am back sewing and knitting still.

I found these jellies at Walmart.  Walmart!  They really are bright and  the price was $20.00 for the two of them which have 20 pieces in each.

I have a couple of simple ideas to use these and also some prints to just
have a few tops finished to do quilting
when we move to the cottage next

Friday was a happy day for us as we had the pleasure of waiting over an hour for our grandson  at the airport, he was flying  in from Orlando.   His return means that his mother will now have laundry, laundry, laundry as this guy uses up a lot. Not to mention the consumption of food either.

He actually did a lot of his projects while training in Florida this year.  It's a sure sign of maturity on his part.

Then, we went to Bob and Mary's (across the street) to sit in the sunshine and sure enough
I saw a cardinal, (not this one as I stole this
photo) and a few robins.  The robins are so
vocal this time of year.  I suppose it's their
mating time.

It's April, so of course we are in raining mode this week.
I don't care...I'm sewing.