July 29, 2015

Lightning & Cheesecake

Lightning and cheesecake - a strange combination. Tomorrow, July 30, is cheesecake day and there is suppose to be another thunderstorm. Since you are not to be working at the computer or any electrical machines, I figure what a great way to spend a thunderstorm. Now don't get me wrong, I love thunderstorms. I love watching the lightning and the rain pouring down. And after the deluge, the peace and quiet.

Thus the name of the next pattern - Lightning.

Remember to pick up the American Quilting and Patchwork magazine. The Dots & Dash quilt for Northcott gradation flannel is on the back cover. The fabric will be in the stores very soon.

July 23, 2015

Thread The Needle Day

Saturday, Thread the Needle Day is going to be a fantastic day for sewers, piecers and quilters alike. Thread the needle can also mean walking a fine line to either spend time at your machine or with the family.
Solution: Put the sewing machine in the family room and sew to your heart's content while the family watches tv or plays games. OR: sit outside with the family sewing while they play or work in the yard.
I'll be working on the latest pattern for Northcott, Duet Duo. What will you be working on?
Duet 40"x45" for Quilts For Kids

Duo 69"x76"

 As much as I say no more novelties and panels, the more I love how cute they are and want them for myself.

This year, I joined a hiking group. What a fun and a fantastic group to walk straight up the mountain with!
The latest venture was to Picklejar, a series of 4 lakes with excellent fishing. Nothing like high altitude clear cold fresh water fish. Even though we did not fish, there were numerous young people passing us quickly packing fishing gear. Then thinking again, I'm not that adventurous to climb 3500 feet straight up to go fishing.
We had our lunch on this side of the ridge. some even sat on the ridge. The lake is on the other side of the ridge.


July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day!



Canadian Maple -
Patrick Lose
I could go on and on but as you know we Canadians are the modest polite type.
Have a great Canada day eh!