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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Baptism Double the Blessings

My two youngest Grandchildren were baptised on Sunday. There were three other babies and it was all great fun.

I have always found life events a time for reflection. Why are we doing this? Is this still relevant to our lives and our hopes? Are we only doing this because we have always done this? Is this life giving?
Life is too short to do things that are not life giving. Two Bungle Jungle quilts for two adorable grand babies! Now that is life giving!

Giveaway Winner

A big thank you to everyone that entered the Sew Mama Sew giveaway. And the winner is Jellybean. I have contacted her by email and she has responded. I will pop the Luxe in Bloom in the mail today. Merry Christmas!

Thank you all for sharing your favourite holiday movie.

The hands down favourites were: It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Elf, Christmas Vacation, and Christmas Story.

Quite a few watch: Polar Express, Love Actually, Home Alone, Rudolf, Frosty, Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street

A few watch - some of these I need to see: Emmett Otters Jugband Christmas, Undercover Christmas, The Holiday, Holiday Inn, Family Stone, The Best Years of Our Lives, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hog father, Muppet Christmas movies, The Ref, mrs. Miracle, when Angels come to Town, Lord of the Rings, Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Christmas Card, Arthur, Gremlins, Dinner for One, Little Shop Around the Corner, Christmas with the Kranks While you were sleeping, Mystery Source Theatre 3000 version of Santa Claus versus the Martians, and Prancer.

Love Christmas movies, thanks for all the suggestions.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Luxe in Bloom - 10 fat quarters

My first Giveaway! Nerve wracking! I am joining with Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day! Thank you for organizing.
I love this line of fabric. The first time I saw it I was spell bound. I have been admiring and looking, petting, folding and refolding. But really it still looks brand new! It has been gently admired!

Did I say I love this line?  The flowers and the detail just resonate with me. And as a bonus Art Gallery Fabrics have such a wonderful soft feel.
I have 10 fat quarters of Sara Watson's Luxe in Bloom to Giveaway.

To enter tell me your favourite Holiday movie or just leave a comment. I have so many favourites it is hard to choose. We have been watching White Christmas every year since it came out, or it feels that way. We all know all the songs, even the babies are starting to sing along. Love musicals.

Thank you for visiting.

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Wee Bee Canadian 2014 Finished!

My camera battery is dead. Where is that battery charger??? So I took a few with my iPad. Wow that is tricky.  Still looking for the battery charger. More photos with the iPad. They look to me as if they are improving!!

October Bee Block Part 1 was the Christmas Road to Tennessee. I must say I was sorry to be late with this block however sewing with the Christmas fabrics really put me in the mood! Yeah I love Christmas.
October Bee Block Part 2 was the Japanese x and + Block. After having made this block I am so going to make one for myself. It has been on my list for ages. I have been collecting the fabric for a couple of years.
December Bee Block was Leaf Block. Not sure what happened here. I usually love colour. The brighter the better but these muted blocks really spoke to me. I hope my bee mate likes them as much as I do. Really feeling the low contrast. Very meditative!
My month is November so I am caught up until January! Yahoo!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Aunt Sue's Memory Quilt

I made this quilt with fabric from my Aunt Sue. She was a wonderful quilter. I had always wanted to make a nine square and the traditional block and the vintage fabric seemed like a match. The colours are not what I would have chosen, however, I worked with what I had. Very fun seeing memories get stitched together.
The pattern is from Mary Fons' book Make Love + Quilt. Still in love with her and her book.
The Nine Squares are all blue and red and the Rolling Stone blocks are brown and yellow.
None of the pieces were very big so the back has way more variety than I have ever used before. I even managed to appliqué a Sunbonnet Sue hat and dress. My Aunt Sue loved Sunbonnet Sue. Must be the name.
The whole time I was making this quilt it as if I had only so much material and no more. Very pioneer. And perfectly fitting to my Fabric Diet. Here's to you Aunt Sue! Thank you for passing down your love of quilting. Gifted to my cousin in memory of her mom.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Bee Blocks August and September Done!

I am so late with my Bee Blocks. I feel like I have been sewing but ... I think I am getting a life beyond quilting. Who knew? It has been my solase for almost 2 years. Yeah!! I am finding a new road to travel and I am just feeling my way. I have two statements I repeat daily. Live in the moment. Enjoy the journey. Tough lessons I am working hard on.

August bee blocks were two very pretty blocks in navy. Can't wait to see the whole quilt.
September bee blocks were to be our favourite blocks. Well I love me a churn dash! So I made 2!

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

WIP Wednesday - Sunnyside is a quilt

Yay! I am not sure what it is about vacations but I jumped up this morning and started putting tops with backs! Laid out the batting to relax and just generally made a total mess of the apartment. Got home from work, looked around at the disaster and did not feel like doing anything.  Made myself grab all the bits and head to the common room. Got to hand it to apartment living, I have three large tables I can pin my quilts on.
The quilt is now quilted and and bound! Yeah! It is hard to see in the picture but the stripe works quite well. I am very pleased. It is from my stash.
I wanted it to go quick so used wavy lines in the diagonal. Quite liking the wavy lines on this quilt, as it makes me think of rain.
 The back was purchased specifically for my cousin who requested blue. This is definitely blue.
Finished my July bee blocks! And they are in the mail. Love the woven block but I am unsure whether I used the correct colours, hope they will do.

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