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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Needle Book

Okay, let's face it, I'm late, very late on the FVMQG - Needle Book Swap.

Boo Hoo as I could not participate because I was away, but I did get the needle book finished on time!

But was unable to get it handed in, as I had an opportunity to go out of town in our motorhome for 2 months.

Sorry ladies need I say more.  I was packed and ready to go in a flash.  Yup in about 10 minutes I was ready, willing and able to go, and had my sewing machine packed with me to finish other "UFO's."

I am sure the "Needle Book" swap was awesome, and I look forward to hearing about it when I return.  I am sure there were some awesome needle books swapped.

Here is the one I made, but did not get swapped, so maybe I'll give it in as a "door prize" or something fun like this.

I make it like a wallet and filled it with pages made of wool.  I like wool, it is the first time I have worked with wool.  Fabulous colors are available. 

A little accessory "needle" I found in my travels.

This is an awesome buttom made by the "button lady" on Pender Island. They are made from Ceramic. It went so well with the colors of wool pages in the book. Check out the wonderful buttons Wendy makes at

Ah yes...the little thimble and needle threader too!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Blog list ....what should I follow next!!!

Blog, Blog, Blog....

Okay let's talk blog's...who should I follow, what do I like, what interests me, and what can I learn from a blog..that's my criteria for snooping, following, watching, or what ever you want to call it!  Blogs are GREAT!

Super Great if you ask me (okay, you are right, no one was asking, I'm just saying).

I will speak only for myself, everytime a see new blog, I get excited.

I like to change up the "list" of blogs I follow, it's not like buying a new pair of shoes. They  don't all start off great,, and then end up awesome, sometimes it's the original ones you liked that come full circle and are back on your "list of blogs I follow."

There are so many FANTASTIC blogs out there, you can continually be inspired and in awe of what these wonderful people are doing, and or saying in their blogs!

"Thank you" to all these  incredibly talented people who love to SHARE!   You are appreciated, and keep up the good work.  I thank you for sharing your talents, loves, and dreams etc, with who ever is reading your blogs, and me too!  You are in essence making someone else smile, laugh and/or learn while reading your blog (they make me smile too!).

Being that I am new to blogging there is just too much to learn in my lifetime, so I plug along with what I know (not much when it comes to blogging).

I seem to be searching and reading more and more various types of blogs and want to share some of them with you.

Go ahead, step out on the wild side and check some of them out.

Explore....the world of blogs.

Check out the following blogs (maybe you already follow them);   she created an awesome "dinosaur word" quilt for her kids - really cool   Amanda seems to present all things beautifully  Wow, what an artist   Ree is always up to something!  I've been watching here for a long time, and she lives on a working Ranch (check out her dog)....  She's got it going on!   Yikes she's good at rejuvinating old junk (as she states).

Have fun, and don't forget to forward any of your favourites I should check out.

Happy blogging to all.

Monday, 5 August 2013

My "Moosin' You" Quilt Finished - ready to ship

I finished the quilt I made for my brother Brent -  "Moosin' You"

Here are some pictures of the final quilt, which I will ship out tomorrow to him.  Hope he likes it.


The back
The "Moosin' You"  Label on the back.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Preemie Quilt (made from recycled bunting) is Finished

Original bunting made by Sherry that I won

Recap:  Received this piece of bunting at the FVMQG (Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild) when we had a bunting swap for the 2nd Anniversary Party.  Sherry made this one, and was very clever using prairie points so it could be un-picked.  Which is what I did.

LQG (Langley Quilters Guild)  had a call to the community quilts for preemie quilts for the ambulance service, and what a great way to recycle the bunting.  So here it is, a little preemie quilt all done.

I used the bias tape from the bunting to create my binding.

The back with my little label using up the last piece of bunting too!

I tried one of the fancy stitches on my new sewing machine, and tried to create these little hearts on the brown/pink polka dot squares.