Speak no Evil!

Rainy days make for stitching days….Design is finished now to completely finish it….not in a frame though, something new for me! Stay tuned!

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What to do on a rainy, cold summer day…

….and this is the 3rd day in a row of cold, wet weather!

We could:

SORT BUTTONS!

SORT COUPONS!

STITCH ANOTHER FROG because with the two previous days one frog got stitched!

MEND CLOTHES….finally….one done, three more to go!

LOOK LONGINGLY AT RUNNING EQUIPMENT (putting off long run until tomorrow because they are forecasting a balmy, snunny 17 degrees tomorrow, much better than the rainy, windy 13 today)

TAKE LESSONS FROM THE CAT….and just go back to bed or find my own rocking chair and stitch.

Or look at pictures of places where it is sunny, these are in Tadoussac.  When this bad weather started on Friday, we set off to find sun and we found warm, sunny Tadoussac!

HOWEVER, it is “Stitched Sunday” with Helen from Hugs from Helen!  Helen is from Australia and she is giving lessons on how to embroider.  I am a good candidate because I have been admiring my many friends’ stitchery from Australia.  So, I am going to put together my supplies and get ready for the lessons.  I hope that some of you will play along! The link is on the side.

 

Glimpses of a day of a vacation

I am a real homebody and yesterday was my first day of vacation.  I haven’t started sewing yet but here is what my sewing room looks like! 🙂

Sewing table with all my material for my half-square triangles

And over, very far over beside my sewing machine, I do have some half-square triangles READY for action!

And of course I sit outside and watch my hummingbirds come and go:

I am also eating healthily and exercising and exercising (I’m training for a marathon and triathlon)!

Vacay starts today!

Summer vacation starts for me today, however I really have no set plans to go anywhere.  I will be mainly sticking around here and maybe off to Montreal to visit my son.  A little bit of this and a little bit of that but hopefully A LOT of quilting and crafting!

Remember this?

Project #1: backing (finally found the right material), sandwich and starting the handquilting: quietwork!

Project #2: Clean out scraps by cutting them for a braid quilt.

What’s going on or…

has been going on? Well, just last week, on June 2nd, our guild held a Quilting exhibition at a well-known regional castle, called the Chateau Murdoch.  It was the perfect setting to show off our quilts to the public.  Members showed 265 pieces.  Here are some the pictures, PART 1 because I will post more over the next week….so much eye candy! So much inspiration.  I volunteered and really enjoyed myself.  I was in Room 6 and the amount of people who came by with their jaws opened wide was amazing, so I got to share my love of quilting by answering all the questions.

Out side the Chateau

Up the staircase

At the top of the staircase

One of the rooms….every space was used and every item had a quilted creation draped over it.

This is the one I made for my MIL…had to steal it back….unto its own 🙂

This is the room that I was in, blue, blue, blue…notice the appliqued pillow on the dresser, an intricate pieces.

Half of the Christmas room

Sitting room

I will post more.  Don’t forget to click on the pictures because they will open larger and much more detailed.

I have been cleaning and organizing the blog and you may notice a the Quilting blog list, courtesy of Quilter’s Home magazine. They published 50 best quilting blogs 2011, so I am posting them too, so that I can further investigate. Here is the article:  http://www.quiltershomemag.com/content_downloads/WEBposse.pdf

Life! It just gets away from me!

I don’t know where to start so I’ll start with a picture of a Needlework friend who came to Canada all the way from Malaysia! Sabariah came to Canada to see her son graduate from University and she took a tour of the maritimes and I got to meet up with her when she came through Quebec City.

Sabariah and Peggy in Old Quebec

Do go and visit her blog! She writes so well and the pictures of our Country make me proud to live here!

And something crafty.  I have been doing Six-Word Memoirs with my students and I have a quilty project in progress.  I asked Sabariah and her daughter to do their Six-Word Memoir.  Her daughter was shy but did the lovely drawings on Sabariah’s pieces:

The one on the right is the 6-word memory of our meet up.  Sabariah was a very quick thinker with her “France” poem…I love it!

Here is what was on my design board a few days ago:
This is where I am at in my project.  Most of these are from students.

I PROMISE! I WILL BE BACK! I have lots of neat pictures of what has been going on over the last few months!