Saturday, 29 October 2011

It's a Sketchy Challenge

October's entry for the "It's a Sketchy Challenge" at

Remember, you can click on the photo to see a larger version!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Crop til You Drop

And crop we did from last Friday evening through till Sunday afternoon, but unfortunalely is was a nasty cold that made me drop, not a lack of photos or inspiration!

Sandy from was there to make sure we never ran out supplies.

That is my messy spot on the corner, does it look like I lack for supplies? Still made sure I visited Sandy multiple times a day!

This is my project from Saturday afternoon's "Corregated Alterations" class taught by the talented Stepheny Fenton from High Level.

I didn't complete my Jamaica album like I had hoped but I am very close!

Be sure to pop by tomorrow and view my entry for this month's Sketchy Challenge at

Thursday, 20 October 2011


I am SO not a Halloween person, but I love me some funky punkins!

By request:
How to funk a punkin.........
I painted them white with gesso, let that dry, then spraypainted through some stencils I have. Finally sprayed with walnut ink and wiped it off, to stain them "not so bright white!"
A little messy but easy-peasy!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


First real progress since I first posted this project back at the end of August. My family was just overwhelmed by the canvas so I decided they needed a house. Lots to do still but I am excited to be working on it again! (The shine is wet mod podge)

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Thanksgiving in the Caribou

Did the annual 1000km drive to BC for Thanksgiving. This year was in 100 Mile House where my youngest sister now lives. It was a beautiful fall drive through the mountains that I miss so much!!

Sunrise on Saturday, beautiful, crisp fall morning

Good day for a ride on a new mare

Sunday gave us a chance to go for a quad ride (my first!) 

Bath a dog who loves nothing more than to play in a nice big mud puddle!

Cuddle some kitties

and enjoy a great meal together.

For all of these things, I am truly thankful.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Quilting for Slave Lake

On May 15th of this year a wildfire raged through the town of Slave Lake AB, destroying homes and property and leaving over 700 people homeless.
A group of quilters have formed with the mandate of having a quilt for every child and one adult quilt per household lost. They also want every family to have a table runner for Christmas.
Our guild, Valley Peacemakers, had a sewing day this past Saturday and produced these beauties!

These are "20 minute" table runners........mine took 2 hours, one must allow for much visiting as well! About a dozen were made, with about a dozen more in the works.
Most of us have kid's lap quilts in the works as well, with the extra motivation to have them done in time for them to be received by Christmas.

Our group also finished a quilt for a member who is palliative with breast cancer. She wanted to finish this quilt for her son before she passed. The binding and label were finished on Saturday and delivered to her on Saturday afternoon. She passed away on Sunday afternoon. RIP Cheryl, we will miss you dearly.

Quilters have huge hearts <3