Sunday, 26 August 2012

Blog-Aversary!

It's my blog-aversary!
Happy Blog-Aversary to me!
One year tomorrow and it appears that I have averaged a little over a post a week.........not bad for a beginner!

Leave a comment on how you came to start visiting me and I will pick a random number for the winner of these sweet little fat quarters!


So today was our annual local triathlon and hubby came first in his age group and third over all, not bad for an old guy eh?

So what looks more fun to you, hex-a-thonning?
(weeks 1-6)


 or triathlonning??


Looking forward to reading all your comments and don't forget to visit Linda and Carla to enter their back to school blog hop! 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Hexie update


Weeks one, two, three and that is four in the baggie. The little baggie goes to work with me to work on during my lunch hour, my co-workers think I am nuts!


Week 5 ready to cut out


Baby girl raggy progress


On our travels home from summer vacation we stopped in the lovely little town of Field, British Columbia. It is at the base of the Kicking Horse Pass, east of Revelstoke, right below the spiral tunnel. It was once a thriving mining and railway community but now has a permanent population of 150 people. I think we were in the minority speaking English! Lots of lovely European visitors stopping by on their way to and from Jasper. A haze of smoke followed us all the way to Hinton, fires all over the west and even Siberia! 


If you have time on your travels to stop, it is a beautiful little town with a great restaurant called the Truffle Pigs, the food was great, and the ceiling is covered in these flying pigs!


It can be found in the Kicking Horse Lodge.


My friend Linda is having a Blog Hop party, check it out this Sunday!

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Hex-a-thon

Hubby does triathlons, marathons, duathlons, I do HEX-A-THONS! Way more fun doncha think??
I have been watching, since January, the blogs my friends Linda and Carla and the progress they are making on these little beauties and felt a bit jealous that I wasn't playing along.

SO, when I was in BC on vacation earlier this month I stopped in at Katja's to sign up. She is doing one hexie pattern each week for the whole year (and apparently has enough designed to keep going to a "few" more years!) and I am picking it up at week 31! I have some catching up to do!!! Anyone who does not come into the store to pick up the current week's  patterns and to have mine mailed to me there is a small fee which Katja is donating to Hospice House in Kamloops. My brother passed away there last year so the cause is really dear to me, thanks Katja!

First ever hexie project so need to read the instructions!


Really wanted to start while I was away but knew I needed to wait as I really need to use up some stash for this project. A collection of Pat Sloan fabrics, not sure all the colours will get used, but keeping my options open!


 So here we are with the Week one glue basted and ready to stitch


Now that the Olympics are done, need some evening hand work


On a side note the progress on the raggy baby quilt for the first "great" neice on hubby's side.


Have holiday photos to post, maybe on the weekend or early next week.
AND it will very soon be my Blog-averisary so stay tuned!