Thursday, 27 December 2012

Finally get to show all the glass pieces I made as Christmas gifts!

Stitches come out tomorrow!!!!

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Discovered this a few weeks ago and need to share

I get the stitches out of my hand on Friday so I hope to do a least a little quilting next weekend!

I wish you all a blessed and family filled Christmas.

Monday, 17 December 2012

 Last post for a week or two, tomorrow is the big day!

A couple of canvases kept me occupied this weekend.
A commission for a friend in B.C.

Just for fun and because I love the children's storybook character Fancy Nancy.

A very Merry Christmas from my house to yours.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

 My completed window frame project!

Snowman and tree are my favourite but I am really happy with how this came together, now to figure out where to hang it!

Now what to do for the next 4 days to keep my mind off the upcoming surgery???

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Totally forgot to post this last time. My completed Oopsy Daisy! Now hanging in Seams Easy waiting for excited quilters to sign up for the class in January!

Just playing around killing time til I get my wrists fixed and can quilt again!

Paperclay snowman

Funky little reindeer finished.

Hope you are all enjoying these weeks leading into Christmas.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

quick up date

Here are the finished candle holders, which officially finishes the Christmas gift production!

So now I can play at just creating for the pure joy of it. 
These are works in progress, this and three other canvases will go into the openings of the window frame

and this is the beginning of a paper-clay snowman!

Hoping to make lots of progress on these over the next two weeks as I am slated to have my first carpal tunnel surgery on December 18th. 

Winter has seriously settled in here, woke up to -31C temperatures, warmed up to -21C and is currently sliding back down again. Snowsuit over party clothes for my staff party tomorrow!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Santa's Workshop

Santa's workshop is busy, busy here but it's all top secret, so lots of pictures are off limits until after the big day!

Here are some glass ornaments that I made at the Glass Fusion Studio, most of which I am keeping. I just love the icicles and they were the easiest to make.

These are a leftover idea from last year, they started out as a fence post (left from that FUN fencing building project we had early in the fall).
A friend graciously cut them on his table saw, I then had to source out a hole bit and drill big enough to handle it. And again my gracious friend got rid of the middle bit with his drill press. They will be fun candle  holders when done.

 In spite of the bad wrists, I am taking a machine quilting class. Got some funny looks and comments from some of the ladies that I taught to quilt about why I might be in the class. Well..........I can machine quilt, I can stipple up a storm, but I am not very brave about trying new patterns. So I am taking the class to get out of the stippling rut and try some new patterns. Our instruction Carole has put us on to Leah Day's website. If you are a machine quilter, you must check out this amazing young woman.

It is winter here, and I am NOT happy. We already have more snow than we had the entire last winter!
We just had a "didn't stop snowing for two days" storm and this is the result

This pile doesn't usually get this high until well into January!

Stay warm and have a great weekend friends!