April 30, 2018

Spring Happy Space 5

Hooray, Spring is finally here! It was surprising and wonderful to come home from a green grass and trees in leaf place to no snow, lake ice melted and seeing green grass under the last year's grass. I keep saying that I'm going to green turf the front yard so it's green all year round. Just think I'll have the greenest yard in the hood and no mowing.

This week we are in the throngs of getting ready for the Fibre Arts and Quilt Show in Claresholm this Saturday. If you're in the area come on down and see me. They are asking if at all possible to make this block to enter into the quilt raffle. Click here for info then scroll down to March 29.
Has anyone read this book, Solve For Happy, by Mo Gawdat, engineer and Chief Business Officer for Google X. I was intrigued, how can engineering be applied to happiness? I've only read 100 pages so far and it is very thought provoking. It's very interesting to see how a logical mind, as in engineering, mathematical, computer, relates to happiness. Page 50, The Voice is Not You, is ... Really? Hummmm?

Space 5, the final frontier and right through the Black Hole is up and ready.

The little voice in your head is not you. Mo Gawdat

April 23, 2018

Ah Spring Earth Day

Yesterday was Earth Day. I was challenged to make this 6" block. Since it was my dad's birthday as well and he was a farmer, the block center is gold, representing the brown ground right after seeding surrounded by yellow representing the glorious sun to make plants grow and my dad being the sunshine in my life.

Spring, yes glorious Spring is finally beginning here! It's taken a week for the lake to go from this
to this.

"Be the woman who fixes another woman's crown, without telling the world that it was crooked." - Anonymous

April 16, 2018

Fabric Organization - Space 4

Like me do you spend a lot of time searching for a fabric that you know you have. I also spend a lot of time searching for a certain length of fabric. Frustration. Then when pulling fabric from the shelf sometimes others come out as well because I didn't use a long ruler to separate the fabric on top and bottom of the wanted piece. So now it's in a pile on the floor. And does it get put back properly? Maybe.

This will be the umpteenth organization. Many years ago the fabric was on cardboards, but, there was no consistency in cardboard width. Some are thick; some are thin. And I the fabric reproduced somehow. 😇Then, it went to being folded and put into bins, but, the bins were not square and there was wasted property between the bins. And on, and on until lastly, it was refolded using a 9 1/2" ruler and laid flat, but, hard to see the fabric and if at the bottom of the pile then too hard to pull out. 😣 The plan is to have the fabric go from this 
This is only one shelf unit
to this

It seems like it will take forever to redo, but, it will definitely be better in the long run. I'm using the Original Mini Bolts for the centers. They are 7 1/2" x 11 3/4" white plastic. Since the fabric has to be laid out before rolling onto the Mini Bolt, I'm measuring the yardage at the same time, then rolling the fabric on the mini bolt and putting a label on the top with the yardage written on it.  

For all you Space junkies, block 4 is up. We are travelling through the Milky Way. 

April 9, 2018


My heart goes out to everyone around the Humboldt Broncos hockey team and the truck driver. A huge thank you to those that came upon the accident to report it, the first responders and all the medical and other people involved.

Monday was a reflecting walk through Sandy Beach Park. All the snow kept everything quiet. The sun shone like it was summer. A great place to reflect and be grateful.

One of Calgary's nicknames is Cowtown. How appropriate it was to see a silver cow in the backyard along the Elbow River. 

Over the last year I've been participating in a Super Secret Quilt Project. Last year was a red and cream year doing the 150 Canadian Women quilt. This year is a yellow year. All the colours from brown to dark gold to sunny yellow to orange yellow. I'm calling the quilt Sunny Side Up. More information coming.

Did anyone make a Rocky Mountain Puzzle? Please send an image so we can ooo and ahh over the quilt on facebook.

April 2, 2018

Rocky Mountain Puzzle and Space 3

The Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt is one of my favourite quilts. It looks so clean and crisp. It's like skiers in their colourful ski suits traversing down the mountain of fresh white snow.  Click image for instructions.

Rocky Mountain Puzzle quilt

As you can kind of see in the picture background the lake is staring to open up. It looks like puddles in the snow. Mother Nature has been teasing us by snowing overnight then melting it during the day. No shoveling. I don't know about you but I'm ready for green grass and t-shirt weather.

Space 3 block is now posted. We are travelling through the Stars for the next 2 weeks and learning the Diamond in a Square.