Yearly Archives: 2015

Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas from Brentwood Bay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island.  It’s a sunshiney Christmas day rather than a white one but no complaints from me.

Our humble little Christmas tree.

I am thankful to have had Christmas week off from work which has meant getting some last minute gifts made and lots of yummy eats for our extended family get together last night. 

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Live from Bowser, BC

This blog post is brought to you live from beautiful Bowser, BC where four of us quilters are hunkered down for our second quilt retreat from a beautiful beachfront retreat.

We have a new member this year and are down three from the previous retreat two years ago.

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Thanksgiving Weekend and some finishes

It’s our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and this quilter has a lot to be thankful for.  God, Family and Friends first come to mind.  And of course, my new home, new neighbourhood, my job, freedom (I think of this because our federal election is coming up next week and I’m thankful that we live in a free and democratic country!!). 

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My Seaside Habitat

Well, it has been month and a half since we’ve moved into our new abode.  We have been BUSY!!  All the packing I did over 3 months was unpacked (most of it anyway) in 3 days!  There are still some items that need homes but essentially we are in our new living space and it feels like home.

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The big move!

This blog has been my forgotten child!  This is evidenced by my last post date of March.  Wow.  How did that happen?

We’ve had our house for sale for the last year.  Anyone who has ever gone through the process of living in staged house with multiple showing requests will understand why there has been little sewing or blogging.

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Flower Garden Finale

I’m doing a very happy dance over here. My flower garden quilt has been fully quilted and just awaiting a decision on the fabric for binding.

I had some tense times while the quilt was on my b-line quilting frame. I was in distress thinking I was ruining the quilt.

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Flower Garden quilt adventures

My oldest UFO is my flower garden quilt. The block of the month top is now complete and it feels so great to cross it off my UFO list!  This quilt top is not perfect by a long shot. I started it before I knew about a scant quarter inch and some of the blocks with a high number of teeny tiny template pieces were smaller than some of the latest blocks that I’ve finished.

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The adventures of Gertrude and Emily and the wrath off the angry bird lady..

Have you ever heard of such a title??

When my kids were little there was a series of irreverent kids books called Captain Underpants. I’m not kidding. Who would make that stuff up!!?? There was one title that particularly hit our collective family funny bone. Are you ready?

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Back at the machine!!

I’m now over a month post-op and very happy to have been able to resume piecing at my sewing machine. 

I feel like I’ve got quilter’s ADD as I’ve got quite a few things started or underway or resumed. 
Firstly, I’m finished piecing these totally scrappy log cabin blocks.

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2015 adventures

This is my first post for 2015 which, when I looked at my last posting date, kinda surprised me. But there is a good reason. My focus for the remainder of December and the beginning of January has been to manoeuvre around all the colds and sickness around me with the goal to staying healthy for hip surgery on January 19th.

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