September 30, 2019

It's Winter, Clearing and Sew Time

       It's Sew Pieceful Time! I'm working on the new Moda Schoolhouse blog hop, fifteen 18" blocks, using a Kansas Troubles dark green background and Inspired by King's Road for the blocks. I think it looks like a flower garden at night.
If you are interested in how we pressed them check out facebook Quiltnasium where both front and back are posted.

   Clearing snow from tree branches, hmm, Christmas not far away, AND that means
we need to get after the Winter and Christmas quilting. No time like the present, he he, get it, present. Anyways, go to Christmas collection fabric  and Panels at Quiltnasium for your jolly deals of reduced fabric and all panels.

September 23, 2019

CreativeFestival - New Bonanza Rules

   Last weekend was so great seeing everyone at CreativFestival in Calgary. Thank you for stopping in for a visit. Remember to use your coupon when you come visit us at the shop.

Remember to sign up for the 2020 Block Bonanza, Diamond. 

  The rules are changing. To make the Bonanza more fun you now have the

September 17, 2019

You Are A Quilt Artist

   Believe it, you are a quilt artist. It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner or a seasoned quilter.
Quiltnasium Beginner Artist
Judy Niemeyer Compass Point
Kaffe Fassett Shadow Play
   The other day a friend of mine says 'you are a quilt artist'. I'm like, what! "No I'm not.  I don't do pictorial quilts; I do geometric quilts."  She says, "That is not the only artist in the quilt world."
   Huh? A light bulb moment. Every quilter can, and should, call themselves a 'Quilt Artist', even if you follow a pattern. All of you choose:
what pattern to make,
what colours to use,
what fabric to use,
where to place the light, medium and dark fabrics,
where to place the blocks,
how to quilt it,
what pattern to quilt it with.
Every artist makes these similar decisions no matter what medium they use.

September 9, 2019

2020 Block Boananza

   Two views of the 2020 Block Bonanza quilt Diamond. I know yours will be just as beautiful. Program starts November 14, 15 and 16. You choose your day of the week. For those of you outside of Canada and the USA, email us at Quiltnasium for details.

   No hiking today. And as I said to a friend, we are not that dedicated. Thursday is to be sunny so they are heading out then. Sigh. Instead, I look forward to seeing your sunny faces at Quiltnasium. Come on in to see the quilt in person and sign up.

   I want to go outside. I want to go outside. I want to go outside. Stuck my nose outside. It's raining on the upstairs deck. Ran downstairs. I want to go outside. I want to go outside. I want to go outside. Stuck my nose outside. It's raining on the downstairs patio. Sigh, I'm on the couch.

September 2, 2019

Two weeks of Good and Bad

  Good. "Alright fellas, let's go." As the song goes, we went everywhere last two weeks, even to Edmonton and back on Monday and still managed to get the Block Bonanza Diamond quilt top completed. I might even put a border on it even though that wasn't the plan. I think the design will look good floating. Borders are not my favourite, but sometimes you have to. ps Got lazy, no border. 
In-house registration is here. For mail order registration go here. Quilt is at the quilter right now. Should have it in-house by Sept 9.

Remember the crabapple tree all white with blossoms? It's now so laden with crabapples that the branches are bending to the point of breaking. The birds will eat well this winter. 

   Bad.   The trees are turning already.
   Good. Finally made it to the Monday hike. Met everyone at the correct meeting place. 
   Bad. Followed the wrong car to the trail head and another car was behind me. It was a new person that had joined. As we drove past the Ranger Station I wondered why they didn't turn in. Mmm. Okay, so now we've driven more 40 km instead of 18 km. Oh here's where the A hike is, but I'm on B hike today. 
   Good thing the road comes to an end and makes a loop, otherwise we'd be in Banff right now. The car stops, they roll down their window, crapola, it's the newbie hikers. So I lead them back to where we should have turned 30 minutes later we arrive and Excellent the group had patiently waited for us.
   Bad. Oh the trail was muddy. Boggy as a matter of fact. We walked extra kms just to avoid the bog. At one time I said we should say to heck with it, take off our shoes, roll up our pants and go barefoot. The mushrooms were out in colour and glory.
Coral looking

at least 8" diameter
   Good. What a grand reception at the end.

   Bad. Took Kitty in for her annual check up. As many of you may know, like us humans, going to the doctor is not a favourite thing to do. A necessary evil. It really is too bad that animals learn this at a very early age. Had a scare with blood work and ended up going to the vet twice this week. And again, like human labs, the first bloodwork results were not good but the second results were a okay.   Good. 

   Bad. Oh **#%&**, mom took me for my annual check up this week. She'd been saying something about doing to the doc. I thought she meant going down to the dock.
Oh sure it's a full moon and everyone with their dog was at the clinic. I just hid while we waited and waited. Good thing we had an appointment otherwise I'd still be there. 
Now the vet is checking me out. I'm beautiful, I've lost weight like I was suppose to. Eyes clear. No runny nose. Ouch, teeth not good but not bad. Because I'm up there in age, the vet days she wants a blood sample to make sure all is well. Of Course, mom says. What! Hey you didn't ask me. I'm the one getting poked. It wasn't too bad, they poke me in the side of the leg. And while they're holding me down they're saying good Kitty. Ya right, I had no choice but to growl some. 
   What's going on? Why are you stuffing me in the travel bag? I know you took a while to find me over at the neighbours when I escaped from the yard through an open gate when you weren't looking yesterday, but why am I in this bag at 5:30am. Oh **#%&**, I'm at the vet again. What are they dracula? Ouch, more bloodwork. 
   Good. Doc says bloodwork is good. Calcium is normal. Kitty, you are a okay and can go. Quick let's get outta here. I could have told the vet that all is great and I'm in great shape compared to a year and more ago. In fact I'm full of p and v thanks to mom.