Friday, February 25, 2011
For my trip, I decided to make a new bag. This is a bowtucks bag, without the bowtucks. The inside has many pockets to hold lots of essentials like cell phones, cameras, pens, wallets.
I'll post a few pictures from ports as we sail along.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I discovered that in cutting my kit, I cut exactly half the number of half square triangles that I needed. It's a big goof on my part... I'm not sure what I was thinking. So my plan is buy more blue fabric and sew up the extras needed.
I'll be away next week so I'll have to work extra hard on the following weeks to catch up.
Friday, February 11, 2011
I've been trying to get to my daughter's salon in Saint John all week. First it was a snowstorm, and I rescheduled my appointment for today. Then earlier this morning we discovered a baseboard heater problem and now we are waiting for the electrician to show up. I had to cancel my afternoon appointment.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Since last summer was fabulous and hot, there wasn't much time for sewing at the cottage. So my summer project, Mitchell's quilt, will be coming to the beach condo with us. If we get cool weather or just can't take the hot sun, I'll have time to finish it. I'm also taking my Goose Quilt with me. It's a cottage quilt for our bed at the lake. I started it last fall knowing I could take it with me to the beach condo.
Now, it's just a couple of smaller projects I need decide on and pack up.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Today, the triplets turn 9 years old. They're such beautiful children. They've developed their individual interests and it's going to be hard getting the three of them in the same picture this year. The girls are having a birthday party at Michaels Craft store with 10 of their closest friends. And at the same time, Mitchell is having a curling party at the curling club with 7 of his closest friends. Grammie - thats me - and Grampie are going to help out at each of the venues... Don't both parties sound fun!!
Here is a little trip down birthday memory lane.
|1 Year old Triplets|
|3 year old triplets|
|5 Year old Triplets|
|Triplets 6 years old|
|8 Years old - At Disneyland for their birthday|
Happy 9th Birthday kiddos.
Friday, February 4, 2011
We had a guest quilter join us this week, and in addition to being a very fast and knowledgeable quilter, she was very entertaining. Cecile told us of her quilting days in Williamsburg, and other stories about her family. We were also impressed at her passion about helping those folks at the rooming house too. We hope she comes back on another day for a visit.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I still haven't decided what to quilt in the "plaid" part. I'm thinking of machine stitch in the ditch on either side of the blue plaid strips. Still thinking...
I like how it looks from the back. The words can be seen easily.
It's only about 1/3 done. So I estimate another two hours of machine quilting... which pushes the finish off until later this week.