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Monday, March 10, 2014

Aaaand..... We Tidied Up a Bit.

Tidied up...  and started machine binding a quilt, for a quilty friend.

A Bit of Tidying Required

A few UFOs... a table, an iron and ironing board and a sewing machine.

Give me an hour or two...

Lator Gators!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Strippy Crumb Quilt Design - Done!

This is pretty much the design I hoped to get.  No need to scotch tape the rest of my triangles. 

Now to cut fabric.


Strippy Crumb Blocks

As you can see, I'm still designing.... 

Lovin' it!!!

Monday, January 27, 2014

New Design in My Head.

Workin' with my trusty grid paper and markers this morning.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Trying to Play "Catch-Up"....

Hi There!

Some of you might have noticed that I try to list all my finished quilts, on here.  

See the list on the right hand side?   
You'll have to scroll up and/or down to find it.

Anyhow, I still have my DEAR JANE quilt, 
from 2010, to list on my permanent web site.

These past few evenings, I've been working on quilts from 2011

I've been adding them on my permanent (Done) web site
Pictures and descriptions are added there, too.

Sooooo, if you're so inclined, hop on over to that page.  

I've got all my quilts listed, according to year.  

There's quite a few of them .... try not to get lost.



Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hello Mr. Bach Payne...

 Hi There!

A couple pictures that Gilbert took, this afternoon. Pretty yet cold!

In 4 days, we're supposed to get a major dumping of White Crap.

As I gaze into my crystal ball, I see Mr. Bach Payne will be paying us a visit... unfortunately...

Pretty, yet very, very cold!

I'm guessing that I will be giving myself a couple "Snow Days" ....

AKA Perfect Days for Quilting.


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Heading PIcture!

Hi There!

My FaceBook friend and artist, Rebecca Trembula, was looking for volunteers for her 15 minute(?) sketch practice.  I sent her a picture of Zelda.  She asked me a few questions.  I told her that Zelda was afraid of people, the big, bad garbage truck and thunder and lightning.

And....  I was SOOOOO pleased!  

She quickly sketched this piece!


We're snowed in.  Actually, there's 2 inches of snow on the ground and I'm calling it a "Snow Day" for me and "had" planned on staying in, all day.... till I remembered that I had an errand this afternoon.  

Oh well...

Hope you're all having a SUPER day!


Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Life" Got in the Way....

Hi There!

What happened to my schedule?  

Well, "life" happened... that's what happened.


Got up, went and got our weekend morning Tim Hortons coffee and while sipping it, fixed and updated some of our web pages on "The 3A Quilting" Web page.  

Had laundry going, too... I might add.

Went downstairs and did some dishes - not all but most of them.

Did NOT do any time in "Rosa's Studio".  

Did not come NEAR a needle 'n thread, today.

Did however walk the dogs.

Took Zelda to her favorite dog store where she was very well behaved, for SANTA!!!!  Okay, there were a few hiccups, but we managed to get her picture with Santa!!!

After, called my cousin Nancy and we met up at the doggy park.  

Unfortunately, the fence was closed to the public.  
Why did they do that!??!?

Came back home and Nancy and I had a great visit around my kitchen table while her Husky played with Zelda and Bandit.

All in all, it was another SUPER day!


Finish those darn dishes.
Work on those pillow cases.

Nancy comes over in the P.M. and we're gonna work on HER 2 sets of pillow cases!

Should be fun!

Later gators!


Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Same But Different...

Hi There!

Last month, Mom and Dad moved from their home in the country into a high-rise apartment, in the city.  Now, being seniors and having to move is bad enough, I would think, right?

And, keep in mind that they, and "Bandit", their black Labrador (senior) dog, were living in a fairly big home with LOTS of land and tons of "stuff"!

They put their home on the market and really didn't expect to sell it that quickly.... if at all!

It sold quickly.

On top of all these factors, Dad is battling lung cancer.  He's hanging in there but some days are harder than others.  :-(

So, Bandit wasn't allowed to move with them in this high-rise apartment... unfortunately.

Lucky for us (and Bandit), we were looking for a special dog to help Zelda with her confidence issues and someone to play with.  A people friendly dog that didn't bark when peeps came to the door.

Bandit fit the bill PERFECTLY!

Soooo, I'm still playing in my Quilting Studio but I now have Zelda and Bandit to keep me company.

As I'm actively looking for work, I even have an interview or two lined up for the week of the 16th of December.  I'm guessing that the people will probably be hiring in January 2014.  Dunno.

I get up every morning and thank God that I made it through the night and I have, hopefully, yet another day to be joyful and grateful.

Each day is the same yet each day is different.

This afternoon, one of our local pet stores had a special guest....

Santa Claus!!!

I took Bandit for a car trip and he got to meet Santa!!!

What a sensory overload for Bandit!  He hadn't been in the car in almost a month AND he got to smell all the different smells in his favorite store AND he got to meet some cats and dogs while waiting to meet Santa!

On tomorrow's agenda?

In the morning:
Decorate the house, for Christmas
Hopefully sew some pillowcases, for Christmas.

In the afternoon:
Take the dogs for a walk.
Take Zelda to meet Santa, too.  THAT should be interesting as she's TERRIFIED of people!

Hopefully sew some more pillowcases, for Christmas.

Yes, basically every day is the same but each day is different!



Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bernie Meet the Peeps...

Peeps...  Meet Bernie, my new-to-me 
Bernina 200E embroidery sewing machine!

My friend, Frummie, gifted it to me.
Can you tell how appreciative?!?!?!?

 Bernie's hoops joined my collection of hand embroidered hoops.  

They've all been advised (read: WARNED) 
that the best play nicely together!  *s*

Today, "Bro", my Brother Innov-is NX-400
will be put aside, for now
and "Bernie" will take his place...

on my sewing table.

Hope you all have a super day!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Out With the Old and In With the New!

 Hi There!

I finally finished this (rug) hooked piece!

I wrote on the back and added a sleeve.

I just LOVE rug hooking!
But I also love quilting, hand piecing blocks, appliqueing, embroidery.... 
a lot of other crafts!

Yesterday evening, I started embroidering this piece.

Its done on a tea towel therefore,
 I have to be careful that the 
"back" of my work is as nice as the "front".

Nice little challenge!


Will show progress pictures, as I move along.

Have a Fantastic Friday!!!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Today's Tip...

Hi There!

As I was working on a sleeve, I thought I'd share with you how I've been making these, lately.  Did I mention how I HATE to makes sleeves?!?!??
For those of you that sometimes use bed sheets for the backs of your quilts. You know that useless fold, at the top of your sheet that you cut off? Lately, I've been saving them and using them to make sleeves for hung quilts. 
Works with old bed sheets you're gonna throw out or cut up as rags. Just cut right below that top part, save and cut your sleeves to the required length.

Slip a dowel or thin piece of wood in it 
and you're all set to hang it up!

Hope this tip helps you...


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Look Waaaaay Up!

Finished the binding on this one.

On Today's Agenda

Binding on this cutie...  Gilbert did freehand feathers on this one.  Love 'em!!!