Sunday, 31 March 2013

Q1 FAL

My first finish for this year's Finish Along, I first posted it here. All the way from a pile of pieces to a finished baby quilt, feathers and all!


I won't get all 4 finished by next weekend's deadline but hoping for maybe one more!
Whatever doesn't get done goes on to Q2! So it's not the last you will see of those projects. 

Hop on over from the Finish Along link above and check out lots of other's great finishes. 

Friday, 29 March 2013

Button, Button



Who's got the button? The elusive search for four matching pairs for some puppy eyes. Really funny to watch the quilters flock over to that table when they heard a button tin being emptied! 


Weeks 24, 25, 26, I am half way!!!


Block two of the circle game


Never been a big fan of machine quilting gloves, but I think I have found the ones! Just love these, really comfortable and good tactile use as well.


Much to my delight, spring has sprung here in the north and we have lost a considerable amount of our snow pack!

The north side of the back yard


The south side where all the driveway snow got thrown, pile is down by a good two feet! and sunshine, how I love the return of sunshine!!!


 Another Belize pic, of one of my favourite things there, Hawaiian pizza, with FRESH pineapple and toasted coconut. Ate it three times while we were there. Every meal we ate there was accompanied by Marie Sharpe's hot sauce, in a variety of flavours.



"I the Messiah did not come to be served, but to serve."
Matthew 20:28

Happy and Blessed Easter everyone!












Saturday, 23 March 2013

Finally fully back

Took my brain a few extra days to arrive back in Canada, but sadly I think we have it mostly back together.

Spent today quilting with my guild ladies and made lots of progress on the baby quilt, in spite of broken thread, empty bobbins and a bobbin completely lost somewhere in the base of the machine!! Only I could pull that one. Now have to do some surgery on my Grand Quilter to have it extracted. 
I have to quilt like mad this week if I hope to get into the first quarter Finish it up at http://shecanquilt.blogspot.ca/, deadline is next Sunday!


Another beret (is more green in real life), that I have been working on obsessively instead of piecing hexies.


Just realized I have not shared these beauties that my brother brought back from Indonesia for me. 


Taking an advanced She Art Class from Christy Tomlinson and this is my first girl. Lots to learn and practice but I am fairly pleased with my first attempt. 
Also the reason there is not more progress on the baby quilt. 


One more holiday photo, have not been on the back of a motorcycle since I was 16 years old!





Tuesday, 19 March 2013

I'm Baaacck!!!

Just a few quick Belize pictures, as my brain has not yet returned to Canada!

This is inspiring a quilting pattern for sure






I LOVE to zipline!