Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's been a busy week...

Well folks, I finally decided on some furniture, not for the family room, but for the bedroom.  We saw this lovely gentleman's dresser and decided we had to have it so it will be delivered this week.  The other two dressers have to be ordered so we must wait.

Have designed a quilt using the Block Party panel "Words To Live By".  Here it is on my sewing machine.  I now have the middle done,
just borders left.  A great quilt to give someone
special leaving home to go to college or university.  Will show the finished product when
it's done. 

We've also had our first sunflower come out this week.  

Mind you, we didn't plant them - they just arrived.  
We went away for 10 days or so early in August
and when we came home we could see these
very large green leaves coming up from the 
garden at the end of the pool house.  Wonder
what they are???  Well, we were surprised to 
see sunflowers that we didn't plant.  But, our 
neighbour did plant some and they didn't come 
up.  Of course, we just had to thank him for the 
flowers.  Don;t know how they got there but 
they're planted in a perfect spot.  (We have a 
little chipmunk - wonder if he did it).

One thing we can't figure out in this garden is that we had the most beautiful clematis planted and they bloomed beautifully.  Then, all of a sudden the plant died - you can still see it on the trellis.  We decided to leave it there in the hopes that perhaps we'll get a little sprout of it next year.  (keeping our fingers crossed!)  There is a double white clematis beside it and it's okay.  Perhaps we should just plant sunflowers there - they seem to like the location.

Here's another sample that one of my Twisted Sisters made for me.  Isn't it great!  The really cute thing about this wall hanging is that the white parts will glow in the dark.

I think the easiest part is cutting out the stars - because - you do it with you Accuquilt Go! cutter.  We will have classes on this and kits will be available.  You can also have Christmas balls with bows on top instead of the stars but I think I like the stars best.  Thanks Anne.

Well, it's time to go now.   Want to get to bed early tonight as we have an early day tomorrow with lots to do.  Chat soon!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Furniture Shopping - Ugh!

There's just too much to choose from.  We spent the whole day shopping and I'm worn out from trying out all these sofas.  I wish someone would just come on over, take a look and come back with all the furnishings I need - wishful thinking!.  I've been mulling over leather or fabric, light or dark, curtains or no curtains and how I'm going to display my quilts.  May have solved the quilt display but still have the rest to work on.  Guess I'll just go and sleep on it and maybe I can make a decision tomorrow.  Night all!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Forgot to show you this one!

Yesterday our sewing group got together - The Twisted Sisters.  One of my sisters graciously accepted the request to make a shop sample for me.  She did a beautiful job and has embellished this tree with many crystals to make it very elegant looking.  It is a very easy pattern by Eddy & Eddy and has many possibilities.  We'll certainly be making kits for this wall hanging.
My sisters are great!!  (The picture does not do it justice!)

We're back home..

We've been away again but back home now.  Getting organized as the courier has been here several times in the last few days - lots of new stuff!  I've been binding the memory quilt I showed some time ago and have now got it done. 

Here's a close-up to show the great quilting done by Donna.  I'm really pleased and I hope the recipient likes it also.