Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hexie love

Well ... everyone said it was addictive, and man = they are right!!

I decided I would give it a little try, making hexagons that is. I had some scraps left over from the Single girl quilt (that I still haven't finished), so I thought I would give it a try!


Hex flowers

My husband keeps asking what I am going to do with them. To be honest - I am not really sure.

Maybe I will use them for a pillow?? I have signed up for a pillow swap. Speaking of swaps - I have been BUSY swapping. So fun!! I have taken a couple of pictures of things that have arrived .. but I will save them for another post :)

And just for fun .. here is my cat. His name is Henry.


Thursday, April 22, 2010


So ... I have a notion had this really cool giveaway. For her 1 year blogiversay, she gave away something everyday for 30 days. I entered - why not I figure??? Maybe I might win one of the really cool prizes!!

So - go figure - I did win!!! Now, I already know what it is, but since I live in Canada, things sometimes take a while to arrive. BUT ... when I came home from work yesterday, this is what I saw:


Not only has hubby been working really hard on our new porch, BUT, the UPS man braved the plank to drop of something for me!!

and here it is:

I am not sure I can describe how exciting this is!! The iron is very fancy, and it is big, and I can't wait to give it a try!!

Apparently, the iron is from a place in TORONTO!! Imagine that! I live in a suburb of Toronto!! So, where normally packages have to make the long trip over the border from the states, and brave the customs people, this one came from just around the corner.

I am very pleased, and very thankful!!

Have a great day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Coin top finished

I have finished the quilt top that I started a couple of nights ago. It was so fast! I didn't start with a charm pack, which is how I would normally do one of these quilts, but I still whipped this off in only a couple of hours!!

coin quilt top finished

coin quilt top finished

On another note, it wasn't the warmest day by my house yesterday, but look what I discovered!!

Robin eggs

Don't worry, even though mama robin was not very happy with me going close to her nest - she was right back on her eggs as soon as I left. She didn't really choose the best place to build this nest - it's on a pile of tarps in a temporary shelter in our backyard - but we will make sure we don't disturb her nest until her babies fly away. I can now officially say - spring is here!!

Mama robin usually comes every year to build a nest, but this is a new location for her. Usually it is in the kids swing set. This is definitely more sheltered.

Off to sew - have a great day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What's a girl to do . . .

I used to be so good at sticking to one project - but let me just tell you, that has gone right out the window.

I decided to join up in the Hexagon Quilt-a-Long, and man, am I ever excited! But, there is a small snag. Apparently, the mail man does not want me to start. He is holding my fabric hostage. Somewhere. But not at my post office.

So, intead of just waiting patiently, I did this:

coin quilt

I just cut up a whole bunch of coins. I am just going to do a quick little coin quilt. A really nice mom of one of the boys on my son's hockey team is having a baby. What a great, easy, fun project to keep a new baby warm.

I am also in the middle of this:
kate conklin; there is a square in there

This pattern is called "there's a square in there", by Kate Conklin. Very easy! But also not done.

I am in the middle of quilting it right now ...

I decided to do straight line quilting on this one. It is really hard to keep those lines perfectly straight!! It's a little wonky = Here is a close up:

close up of quilting

And here is one a little farther back:

half finished straight line

I used the Riley Blake line, which I think may be called "all stars" for both these quilts.

While I anxiously stalk the post office, I will be working on these. I will show you more soon!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I have a notion giveaway

Wow Wow Wow Wow ... can I say this a little louder?? If you haven't seen this giveaway, you need to go here right now:

The blog

The Website

They are giving away some super duper prizes (30 days worth).

Ok, go there now.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hexy quilt-a-long

Well .. I have noticed and really liked some of the hexagon goings on out there, and I have joined a quilt along:


I am scared of committment : ) but I am going to give it my best. I have a couple of other works in progress - so hopefully I am not going to run away screaming.


Friday, April 2, 2010

My very first fabric swap

I participated in my very first fabric swap. It was co-ordinated by Jo at A bit of this and a bit of that.

The theme of the swap was montessori based. The plan was to focus on a specific county/region, and then send a traditional and a modern fabric from that region. Even though I am not involved in montessori, I thought = why not? I can give this a try. I wasn't sure what to expect, but let me tell you, I will so be doing this again!!

Here are some pictures of what was sent my way:

swap #1

swap #2

swap #3

I am going to be keeping my eye out for more swaps!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Done ...

Not done blogging, although you would think that was the case based on how often I am here. I won't make excuses, cause it's not like there are a lot of folks out there following me, wondering where on earth I am ...

Anyway, that's not what this was suppossed to be about. I have finsihed the zig zag quilt. Actually, I finished it about two weeks ago, and it has been keeping me warm on the couch since then.

Here it is :

zig zag

zig zag

And here are some close ups:

zig zag

zig zag

You can see in the close ups that I still haven't trimmed all the threads .. and it is covered in dog/cat hair. Sorry about that : )

This quilt started as a gift for a baby ... and then my son claimed it (can't really say I blame him), and we have all been snuggling under it on the couch since then. I used a high loft batting, and minkee on the back. It is dreamy.

Now, I have to make another one for the baby ...

Off to work, have a great day!!