Friday, June 29, 2012


I love Fridays!  For me it isn't so much of a difference from other days of the week, except that the lake becomes active with the arrival of other cottagers.

I finished this quilt yesterday, I made this using scraps of nine patches, then cut them diagonally, then, I fitted them to
make random squares.  

I love the back which is done with orange dots in strips.  The backing which is a muslin piece I found, was just a little bit too short in length and just the same in width, so I made this awesome back!  I think I could do this as a front on any modern quilt.  My sweetie loves it too of course because it is so simple.   I used  a curvy pattern from my sewing machine to quilt it. 

Favourite things.

I subscribe to Tip is a great sight which every week the news letter comes with so many ideas that it boggles the mind.  I get it on Thursday but wait till Friday morning to open it.  So it is a Friday Favourite for me.

The other new favourite sight I have found is a young woman who won a You Tube contest and posts weekly about so many crafty and cooking things.  The Crafty Gemini is also an awesome sight.

This is our Canada Day long weekend.  There will be fireworks, BBQs galore so lots of stuff to do with friends and family.  We are going to be fairly quiet as we are on our own.

I am not starting any projects this weekend.  I am relaxing at the water's edge.  I do have the flip flop quilt to hand sew the binding but other than that, all sewing is put away.

Enjoy your weekend, and be careful out there!

Sunday, June 24, 2012


 Normally on Sunday mornings we sleep in a bit, after all it is the beginning of the week.

The dogs needed out, so as I stepped out onto the deck with them, this is what greeted us!

Even the dogs looked over to see what this was.  It appears, this is probably a hundred year
old dock that somehow has had
the urge to wander.  There are five huge 15-20 ft logs under all the rotted board!  We have no idea how it got here or where it came from either.  

My sweetie moved it to the other side of the lake, attached it to a tree so that the township can come and remove it.  There are huge spikes sticking out of it and at night it would certainly be dangerous for navigation.

We were lucky to move it before
the rains started.

Also seen this morning was a small beaver who looked at the dock with wonder.

I finished up the second of the flip flop quilts.  It will be a bit smaller than the first one I made, but just as colourful.  Okay, I am done with these for the summer.

For years this little sucker has been my ironing board.  I just didn't have space for a large ironing board, so I made do.

Sometimes, for a large project I used three or four sheets to press items,  well no more.

I was on the Missouri Star Quilt Shop site and there was an easy pressing board.

I asked my sweetie to cut me a 
large board.  Over the board, is a large towel, made like a pillow case, and over that, an old sheet, made to fit over that.  It is awesome, doesn't take up any more room than my cutting mat.

As we head to the city on highway 35, there is a church with a sign that says...We may not be Dairy Queen, but you should try our Sundays!"  Isn't that cute?