December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve!

It's noon on Christmas Eve day! Don't know about you, but it doesn't feel like Christmas is actually here. Yes, it's cold out there and lots of snow. The tree is decorated and the presents wrapped. The grocery store was super busy at 9 this morning and the food dish is ready to take to my sister's for Christmas dinner.
It still just doesn't feel like Christmas. Maybe, I'm too far ahead. Usually, time is spent running around buying last minute gifts and rushing home to finish gifts. Maybe I should go to the mall for ol' times sake. NAW. Think I'll just sit and read some modern quilt books or piece some blocks or watch the yule log or movies while drinking hot cocoa. YEAH that's sounds better!

A Merry Christmas To All And To All A Good Night!

December 20, 2012

World Ending

Will the world really end tomorrow or Saturday? Hope not as there is still a lot of quilting that I have to do.

I'll have to live to be 300 to use up all my fabric so this 11" deep tub is filled with 150 meters, 164+ yards, for Victoria Quilts, Okotoks, Alberta chapter.
And even though this fabric is getting a new home it's always good to get more!

December 16, 2012

Never Say Never

Went with a friend to one of the quilt stores so she could purchase some Minky and we could visit with a sew group that meets on Thursday.

"I'm not going to buy anything!" Wrong.

As we walked in, a clerk walked past with a couple bolts of the Urbanista from Studio e Fabrics. After visiting we're looking around. "Slow down, we need to look more carefully." Around the corner, it's Urbanista. OMG. Betcha you can't guess what happened next?

December 8, 2012

Canadian Maple Leaf Quilt

Finally, enough time to spend this morning catching up on all the blogs that I love to follow and visiting many more. I love being a Canadian, am extremely proud to say I was born a Canadian and even though it gets so cold that you have to wear long underwear, I love living in Canada! Especially living in Calgary where the mountains are so close and the skies are so blue.

Many years ago, when P&B Textiles created a fantastic red & white maple leaf border, I designed a red and white quilt to show my patriotism to Canada. Many people made it for their kids going away to college/university outside of Canada. For years now a twin size Canadian flag quilt design has been rolling around in my head.  But, Cheryl at Dining Room Empire has come up with an even better idea. Check out her Canadian flag quilt! Gotta love, love, love it!