January 28, 2014

Golden Stars

Yes, one quilt top done and ready for the quilter. Two more to go. For spring quilt market, the theme is all that glitters is golden or something like that. The bottom block was the test block to see if the fabrics played well together. They were very happy together.

January 14, 2014

Golden Winter Walk

Why does it sometimes take us forever to make a decision on what fabrics to use in a quilt? There is always that one fabric that you need and cannot find. This selection has been developing for a week. One week. Yes, one week. Way too long. The worst thing about this, I'm still not sure about them.

One thing I am sure of is that it's a 100 year snow in Calgary. There hasn't been this much snow since 1929.  What's really annoying is that there is more snow on the ski hill in Calgary than at Sunshine Mountain ski hill which is at the top of the Continental Divide (a line of the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains). This morning, there was not just frost on the pump handle there was another 2-3 inches/5-7 cm. of snow.
On one hand, all this snow makes me feel like the Canadian flag, all wrapped up and hanging in there for warmer weather.

On the other hand, winter is so peacefully beautiful! Without it, it would be so brown and boring.
everyone is out and about
mountain ash snow caps

snow garland

January 5, 2014

All that glitters is Golden - Golden Years

November and December 2013 were months of reflecting. Could it be that I'll be an intermediate senior this year. Do I dare spell it, sixty. (Jr. is 55, Sr. is 65)

Last summer, my mom fell and broke her hip all because she was in a hurry and not paying attention to her surroundings. I can so relate. Go. Go. Go. This was a wake up call. Slow down. Pay attention to the surroundings. Spend more time with friends and family.

So, unlike past years, during this holiday season I accepted every invitation in all of December. It was tiring and extremely fun. LOL, note to self: pace your eating - three or four times a week dining out equals 15 pounds. Oh, but what Fun!

A friend, Jackie, from Jackie's Art Quilts, asked What is your one word for 2014? Mine is Go-for-it-while-smelling-the-roses-along-the-way.

So now it's 2014, and with that comes new quilts and new fabric and new friends and new fun times. All is GOLDEN.
You've got to love shops that have holiday sales and even those that don't. Requirements: fabric for three golden quilts. Oops, there may be enough to make double that or more plus backs.

May all your quilts be golden
or blue
or colorful
 or filled with quarters.

January 1, 2014

It's A New Year - Modern

The second of two modern wall hangings done. Had enough bright fabric to make another. Do you recognize the game? How did you spend New Year's Eve?