Friday, June 22, 2012


 Oh how much fun is it to send off surprises to special people!  They don't know they are getting these in the mail!

I have been making these two quilts for twin boys...great great nephews...born in April of this year.

I also decided to send a couple of other quilts along to complete my culling of quilts.

I don't know about you, but passing quilts on, even though it is hard to part
with them gives one a very special feeling.

I finally figured out the label thing.  Oh goodness why does it take me so long to learn things?   My private teacher Helen too five minutes and there it was, a label.

So, away I went and made four of them in minutes.  Next, I am going to do the freezer paper thing.  The fabric from the
purchased quilt label package was very
stiff, so I had to machine sew it on the

 I am really pleased how it all turned out.

I returned home from dentist, who is in the city, driving such an exotic car that I didn't know what kind it was.  Tells you where the money is doesn't it?

Anyway, he is a great dentist, so an implant is on the way for my
dazzling smile.

Anyway, I returned home to  a lovely package of 1930s fabrics from Shay in Australia.  (Quilting in my Pyjamas for those that don't know) and  oh my, I am through with all my stash busting for now.  I am going to make something with what Shay sent and add (Quilt On) Bev's fabrics also.

Making a quilt larger than 65-70" is a challenge for quilting on the machine.  But, there is a Mennonite group on my way home, so I am asking on Tuesday when travelling once again to the city, if they take the quilts to hand quilt.  Would that not be something?

"An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have.    The older she gets, the more interested he is in her..."  Agatha Christie.

Monday, June 18, 2012


 Someone brought these napkins for the weekend once.  I never really noticed what the caption was over time, but looked at the writings again and chuckled as I read it. 

I just do not like the camping thing, bugs, no power, no showers, and no hair dryer....Oh wait, when the power goes out here, it 
could be like that till we power up the

Well here is one of Helen's completed quilts which is going to Switzerland with her.  She will be gone for a month, and also plans to visit Venus for one of the Operas.

She has shown me how to make
labels.  Here is hers for one of the
quilts, done in Italian as that is  the language is of her hosts.

There are many sites on the web for making labels, but being challenged when it comes to directions, I now know how to make them.

 As usual, the cabin offers the
perfect background for photos
for  her work.  

The weekend was full of sewing and quilting in spite of the lovely weather, I was pretty much at my little space in the sun room

Got my first flowers of the season from our neighbours.  The girls brought them over which was a lovely surprise.

They are all so fresh and beautiful.  I always thank the cottage guy, but it is actually the cottage gal that picks them up....she had to tell me that ....

From George Carlin, which is how I feel.

I was looking in the mirror the other day and I realized I haven't changed much since I was in my 20s.   The only difference is I look a whole lot older now!   

PS...I received a parcel from blogging friend Bev in Oakville.  The photos will be shown later, but the fabric is perfect.  I have a project in mind already.  Thank you Bev for sending the extras.