Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tried to post yesterday but the picture would not load after several tries and then the
letter would not post.
:)Carol

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Just tried to upload a picture. It didn't work, oh well. I'll try again another time. Just got home from my quilting guilds Christmas potluck. It was great. I have a lot of pictures from it. I was in bed but started to cough so got up for a cup of hot water.
Should end back to bed. We tried something different at our party this year. Had a silent auction. Members donated items and we all tried to buy them. We raised over $700 for our charity sewing day in the spring. It was alot of fun.
I'll try to write sooner next time. Life is just too busy these days.
Merry Christmas everyone and Happy sewing.
:)Carol

Thursday, December 4, 2008




These are friendship blocks I did at the retreat. All except the one with curvse. I didn't do that one.

I'm on days at the moment and I actually got out on time for the last 2. Highly unusual.
Hope all is good with everyone. Christmas is coming much too fast.
:)Carol

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


This swirls quilt got finished, not mine though. I put one border on it but I haven't decided how big to make it yet.
Finished making 35 wheat bags last night. they are small , about 3 x3 or so.
I give one to each coworker for Christmas.

I'm starting a 5 day stretch of days tomorrow morning. We have our staff christmas dinner on Saturday.

Talk later.
:)Carol

Sunday, November 30, 2008




Well, It seems like I am way behind once again. I just haven't gotten around to posting. I guess I need a kick in the butt.
Last time I tried to add a picture it didn't work very well. I will try again today.

I was at my guild quilting retreat last weekend. It was great.
Got some things done. The picture above is my "swirls" top. From the class by Joanne Middleton. Here I don't have the first border on yet. The part of a top ontop of my quilt is the same pattern. Colour makes it look very different.

My husband started a new job and it seems to be going well. He's liking it alot better.
I've been busy at work as we had a staff member quit. We finally hired a new RN so things should be a bit better. No extra
shifts would be good for me.
I'll post again soon. Now I need to get back to reading our blogs.
:)Carol

Monday, October 6, 2008

Good morning, Well I finally got back into my sewing room. I am working on a challenge from the Strathmore quilt shop. It's a panel of comical ladies quilting. Each piece cuts apart in an interesting manner though so it was a challenge to get them to go into blocks. I have then all framed now and the job at hand now is to decided how to put the different sized blocks into a wall hanging or quilt.
So while I think on that I am also making a bunch of wheat bags. The last couple of gifts I had to get ready, I had to make the wheat bags up as I didn't have any on hand to give. I cut out alot of bags yesterday. I serge the seams first and then sew 2 extra sewing for security. Fill with wheat and sew shut with 3 seams.
My camera is at present in Switzerland with my husband. He left on Sat. for a course. He comes home next Sat.
I really need to learn how to resize my pictures. I think that is why they are not coming up correctly on here. They used to be okay but blogger must have changed something.
Well, I guess it's time to get Jenn up for school. Talk later. Happy quilting.
:)carol

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Hope this isn't a duplicate. It a wedding gift I made last fall. I did the magic tile pattern and had my squares 8 inches instead of 15 inches. I didn't have a use for it when I made it. Well it was going to be for me but then I decided to use it for a wedding gift instead.
It's been so long since I've blogged. My husband and I have been looking after his dying mom. She passed away at 2:30am on sept. 22. She had surgery for a mass on her pancreas in may. They thought they got it all but another mass was found in June.
It's still hard to believe that she is gone. We will miss her alot. Dave's dad will have a hard time. They were married 55 years in May. He has mild Alzeimers so we are not sure how this will effect him.
My hubby also started a new job at the end of Sept. So he kind of has a couple of stressor in his life at the moment. But he is
fully aware of it and hoping things will only get better.
I'll keepthis one short as I have to get ready for my evening shift soon. Happy quilting to all.
:)Carol

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


This is me at work. another staff member was taking pictures one day. She sent me a copy. It was taken in april of this year.
Got a bit of paper piecing done but then I found a mistake and I have to do some reverse sewing before I can continue. What a bummer. My daughter has been distracting me I'm hoping to get back downstairs to sew after 9pm.
Happy quilting,
:)Carol

holidays

Where has the time gone. My mom in law is getting a bit weaker. I had my just over a week with her. She was good for most of it then got a bit depressed and weaker just on the day I had to leave. She hasn't gotten any stronger this time from what I've heard. My husband is there for a few days this week. Till the weekend. They got her a hospital bed and set it up when he got there on Monday. That will be hard for my father in law. They have been married 55 years. Now he'll have to sleep in their bed alone. I haven't gotten much not in the sewing department. I'm working on a paper pieced lighthouse for a sample piece for the designer. I thought I would get something done on it while I was there but I didn't want to go that far away. The machine is in the basement. Haven't had time since home either. I'm hoping to get down to sew today after my son goes to work at 4pm.
I go back to work on evenings tomorrow. Had 2 weeks off.
We got out camping with our daughter. She brought a friend. We had planned to go for 2 or 3 nights. Went into Kananaskis (mountains). While it rained. so was cold and wet . After the first night we headed home. Jenn's friend stayed the second night then she had to go home.
Dave starts a new job at the end of the month. It should be good for him. A little scary though. He's been at his present job for 20years.
I'll try to write more soon. Bye for now.
:)Carol

Thursday, August 14, 2008



Hi all,
This flower was in bloom a couple of days ago. I shot several pictures of it and thought that I'd share it with you. It was so very pretty. I uploaded my camera to the inlaws computer and printed this out so my mom in law could have it.
Haven't been doing any sewing here. I did a small amount of hand quilting on my butterfly friendship quilt but mostly I've been crocheting.
I haven't asked if I could use mom in laws sewing machine yet and the week is nearing an end so I'm not sure I'll be sewing but I have next week off too so maybe I'll get something done at home.
My mom in law is doing okay. She sat outside for awhile yesterday and even walked around the outside of the house. She's eating ok at the moment too. Live could be like this for awhile. She's tired of being tired but I don't see things being much different for now.
Happy quilting.
:)Carol

Monday, August 11, 2008

another week

Hi everyone,
Just thought I'd write a short note. I'm away from home so don't have any pictures to add at the moment. Maybe I'll try to upload on my inlaws computer.
I took a really nice picture of a flower in their house a couple of days ago.
I am doing some hand quilting while watching t.v. here. and some crocheting.
I'm working on a paper pieced lighthouse at the moment but haven't done anything with it since I arrived on Friday. Have to ask to use mom in law's machine. I didn't bring mine.
Mom in law is doing okay just tires easily. She need support while walking as she is very unsteady,
I'll sign off for now. Maybe more later.
Happy quilting,
:)Carol

Monday, August 4, 2008

flowers





Hi everyone,
Well I finally have 2 days off. I thought that I'd show you some flowers that my daughter took pictures of at the Calgary Zoo.
I think that they turned out pretty nice.

Hope you enjoy the flowers. I'm hoping to get some sewing done today. We'll see.
Happy quilting,

:)Carol

Saturday, August 2, 2008

And the winner is.....


So I asked my daughter to pick a number between 1 and 21.

The winner is; #18 Teresa

Teresa please send me your email so I can get your prize to you.
And the prize is: 3 crocheted dish cloths
I made them . Hope you like them.
:)Carol

Friday, August 1, 2008

another giveaway

Here's another giveaway. Date of draw is Aug. 7
blog is:http://shequilts.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/heres-the-next-one/#comment-537
Good luck with the draw.
:)Carol

visitor counter

Hi everyone,
I just added a visitor counter this morning. That wasn't too hard. Didn't know what to start it at so chose zero.
I have to start somewhere so I guess that's good.
I've been reading through alot of new blogs, following all these giveaways out there.
My giveaway is today , so I'll wait till I get home tonight after work and have a look to see the number of comments and draw the winner. The prize is still not yet totally decided. I'll make that chose when I draw the name. Thanks for a ll the comments and putting my blog link on your sites.
Happy quilting.
:)Carol

Thursday, July 31, 2008

another giveaway

When I found one, I found quite a few. Here is one for a stitchery book

The blog is:http://abyquilt.blogspot.com/

Go to it and enter a comment to enter the draw.
Good luck,

:)Carol

another giveaway

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_F-jiBMZwhBc/SI1-FjedReI/AAAAAAAAAfE/nXGTujsgjfM/s1600-h/lilaGiveaway.jpg
The jpg is an image from her site. Click above to see it.

heres the addy http://lindijanej.blogspot.com/
Go to the above site and enter by leaving a comment

Good luck.

:)Carol

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

contest site

found a new contest to post.
Here's her note:

What do you do for inspiration?? What keeps you motivated? Do you go shopping? Hook up with other quilters? Retreat? Leave me a comment & I'll send someone 4 fat quarters in their color choice. I'll do this for a couple of weeks, say the end date is August 4th. I'll do a random number poll for the winner. Please leave your blog address so I can get in touch with the winner & post a link to my blog on your blog as well. If you leave your blog address & a link ( because I'll be checking, LOL) you might get an additional gift. :)Carolyn at http://ohioquilter.blogspot.com/ go to her blog and comment.

Good luck and thanks Carolyn
Happy quilting
:)Carol

Hi,
I am up and online as I can't sleep at the moment. I'm working evenings. I got up and read a little and now I'm online.
I'll likely try sleep again soon.
At present I am working on a test pattern for paper piecing a lighthouse. It will be nice when done. I have the lighthouse almost totally done and one side. Still quite a bit to go though. I'm hoping to do a bit more tomorrow before I have to go to work again.
So I'm uploading a picture of the magic tile wall hanging I made at my last retreat.
Hope it comes through okay.

Guess I'll try to finish up and go to bed
Happy quilting,

:)Carol

Monday, July 28, 2008

cross stitich christmas wallhanging


I've a couple of new pictures so I'm actually blogging to put them on. This is a wall hanging I made up at my last retreat last Nov. I didn't have a reason for it then but now I've decided to give it as a wedding gift to a coworker. Hope she'll like it.

I didn't make it down to sew yesterday. I'm out for a bit this morning so I'll have to see if it happens today. I just finished listening to a book on tape and can start another one. I listen while I sew.

I haven't been reading blogs lately so I'll have to try to get caught up soon.
Happy quilting,

:)Carol

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Well, it's been awhile again. Life is just getting too busy I guess. It's over a week again.
The picture here is of another wheelchair quilt with foot pocket. A guild member made it. The ties are too short though so it is waiting for me to add long ties before I take it into work for the residents to use. This guild member took part in a round robin with me and she used her resulting piece for the quilt. The round robin was called :fractured quarter. You start with a fat quarter and each person makes 2 cuts. Adding a 5 inch strip to each cut. It was fun to do. I haven't made mine up yet. The picture of mine would be back in my archives.
I did finally get into my sewing room the last few days. I've just been working on my crumbs.
I ended up working an extra shift this week. Too many rn's off sick. One broke her foot at work. Glad that wasn't me.
Well, I know this is short but I really should do some house work.
Happy quilting,

:)Carol

Monday, July 14, 2008

sitting horses



I'm going to try another picture. I got a lot of letters instead of the picture yesterday but I think if I had left all that stuff the picture would have posted correctly. Anyway, I'll try again.
So I'll post this is see if the picture comes up.
:)Carol

over 100 give away

Hi everyone,
I was just reading some posts and I realized that I have not been paying attention to my number of posts. So I went looking and I am past my 100 posts.
So I guess it's my turn to have a give away. So my draw date will be Aug 1. Please leave a comment and either an email or blog addy on my site and spread the word of my giveaway on your blog to enter.
Maybe this will increase the number of comments to my blog. I don't seem to get many and sometimes wonder if anyone is reading this. So I guess this is also a test.
My blog addy is: www.butrfly2200.blogspot.com

I find the number of hours contest interesting that some of you are doing. Sometimes it is a big surprise when you keep track of the time spent.
Well, I guess I'll sign off for now. Hope to hear from lots of you
Happy quilting,
:)Carol

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dave and Jennifer


Hi everyone.






It is again a while since I have blogged. Guess I am not in the habit at the moment. I have come across these nice, thoughts for the day and I thought that I'd use this space to pass them on.

Ransom Notes

Bad guys take a newspaper, cut out certain words and reorganize them into a Ransom demand.
And we all know that the newspaper did not say this.
The words were taken out of context and reorganized according to another plan/purpose/idea.

So why do we compare ourselves to others, using only enough data to prove that they are better than us.

Let me assure you that there is always someone better than you
and always someone worse than you, at whatever subject you care to mention.
Always.
You are not the best at anything. Ever.
To say "So and so is much better than me at this or that." may be true but also totally irrelevant.

When you envy someone about something take a close look at the other stuff in that person's personality or life.
You'll soon see that, by and large, you are an excellent combination with only some need to change and improve, here and there. Just like that person!

Stop ransoming yourself.
What you are, is a unique Combination.

I finally got back into my sewing room this weekend. I didn't start on anything special. Just worked on my charity, crumb blocks and listened to a Harry Potter tape a few times over the weekend. I needed to work on 2 wedding gifts and really lucked out. When I pulled out some 8 inch magic tile blocks that I had made with butterfly fabric I found 2 wall hangings that I'd made at my Nov. retreat. So I just have to finish them off (sewing the hanging sleeve) and they will be ready.

I was pretty happy about that.

Here's a picture that I tried to upload. If it doesn't open when I post you may have to highlight and click on address.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Eo2yEMiBb9E/SHplKH1CugI/AAAAAAAAAUM/6AkWh3AK6cA/s200/P5170575.JPG
The picture is my husband, Dave and daughter, Jennifer.
Hope to find my way here more often.
Bye for now.
:)Carol

Monday, June 30, 2008



Wow, It's hard to believe that I haven't written in this blog since May 25. I just haven't been able to take the time and I guess I didn't really have alot to write. I also haven't been reading too many blogs at the moment. I also got caught up in a few online games that i've had fun playing and they take up alot of time.
I really haven't had much time in my sewing room. I am working on the last round of my challenge quilt. I missed the June meeting as MY Mom in law had her 3 week post surgery visit with the surgeon, here in Calgary and we talked them into staying
the night and the trip is 2 1/2 to 3 hours from here driving. But that meant that I needed to be home cooking supper and visiting so I missed the meeting. We have a speaker at our June potluck so I was disappointed but it was good that I stayed home.

Mom is now finally doing a little better but she is back in the hospital for an infection. Over a week now. The infection looks like it is finally starting to clear. Dave's sister and neice have been there with them since May 13. They fly home tomorrow.
Another friend, who is a retired nurse is coming on Wednesday. She will be here a couple of weeks. I don't know how we'll do after that. Time will tell I guess. Dad also has alzeimer's so I doubt they will manage too well on their own. Don't think that Mom will cope too well with all his questions when she is not feeling up to it anymore.

Our neice came home with us for the weekend when we were down to Blairmore for a Doctor's conference on Sat.
Dave drives down after work tonight to pick up Myrna as their flight home is around 10 tomorrow morning.
Then Mary arrives in Calgary Wed. around 10am and Dave will drive her down and he'll come back home the same day.
He just finished his holidays and is back at work today.

Hopefully I'll find some sewing time soon. I have a couple of wedding gifts I need to make. Thought I'd make a small wall hanging for each of them. One wedding is in August and the other in Sept. Both ladies that I work with.

I am just trying to upload a picture. Haven't done that much since we got the imac. So now it's at the top of the note.
But it's not a picture. I think that you have to click on the address to get the picture. I will finish typing this note and then try it as see what happens. Hope the picture can be seen. It's Dave and myself with Chris in his grad gown. Just before the ceremony. Over 200 kids in the graduating class.

Well, I guess that's all for now.
Happy quilting and I hope to get around to reading more blogs again.
:)Carol

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Hi everyone,  Well. I haven't been blogging much.  
This is our guild challenge, that is to be done by our June meeting.
This has been at this point for a couple of months.  I'm trying to decide on what to do next.  I have 2 more pieces of fabric that I can add to it but can't decide on what to do next.   I used  all 4 pieces given to us for the bargello centre.  The extra 2 pieces are a beige and a different blue.   Anyone have any great ideas???  I may just have to take it to the meeting this way if I don't get inspired soon

Our house is full of colds at the moment.  Chris had a cold first.  Then me. Chris is better, I'm getting there. Dave and Jenn are bad with it now.  Hopefully it will leave soon.
Below is my last fab 4 for Friday:
So now what will I do for May fab 4 for Friday MAY 16
Basically I'm just going to try again.
1. On Summer swirls decided on next border and get it done. There is a border suggested with the pattern, I have to decide if I will use that or something different.  Also have to unsew 2 areas to fix before moving on with borders.
2. Decide on final borders and get them done on guild challenge piece.
3. Finish 2nd round on virual round robin
4. Make ties longer on charity wheelchair quilt.So now what will I do for May fab 4 for Friday.

I haven't managed to get anything done so now I will try once again to get the above done as my
fab 4 for Friday May 22.

I am ever hopeful.  Maybe this time.  The list thing can work, if I find the time to get to my sewing room.
My mother in law is now home from the hospital and on the mend.  She had more problem with her gout then with incision pain.  My sister in law is with her for awhile.  We'll likely go down when I'm off and everyone is over the colds
Well, guess maybe I should get something done here today.  I was home sick from work.  Hope it helps with the recovery time.
Bye for now
Happy quilting to all,
:)Carol

Friday, May 16, 2008

This is strange.  I just tried to upload a picture and the box with the ? is all I got.  Looks like I have to find another way to upload pictures.  I'm really behind in my fab 4 for friday
Here is the last on I put online.
Fab 4 for May 1:
1. On Summer swirls decided on next border and get it done. There is a border suggested with the pattern, I have to decide if I will use that or something different.DID NOT REALLY GET THIS DONE. STILL THINKING.
2. Decide on final borders and get them done on guild challenge piece. UNFORTUNATELY, DIDN'T GET THIS DONE EITHER
3. Finish 2nd round on virual round robin DIDN'T GET ANY FURTHER ON THIS ONE.
4. Make ties longer on charity wheelchair quilt. TOTAL FAILURE, DIDN'T GET ANYTHING DONE WITH THIS ONE EITHER.
So now what will I do for May fab 4 for Friday MAY 16
Basically I'm just going to try again.
1. On Summer swirls decided on next border and get it done. There is a border suggested with the pattern, I have to decide if I will use that or something different.  Also have to unsew 2 areas to fix before moving on with borders.
2. Decide on final borders and get them done on guild challenge piece.
3. Finish 2nd round on virual round robin
4. Make ties longer on charity wheelchair quilt.So now what will I do for May fab 4 for Friday.

The biggest part of not getting anything done on my list is that I've been tied up with in laws.  Lyle was here for a bit as Lillian had surgery May 7.  So I haven't had much time , if any in my sewing room.
Today we head for Ontario to a 50th wedding anniversary.    My son is staying home but Jenn is coming with us.
This is a very short trip.

Better go for now.  Happy quilting,
:)Carol

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I just found out that the pictures will not transfer when copied from blogger to myblogspot so I'll have to try uploading them there again.I guess imac works differently. Oh well, Guess I'll have to try that tomorrow, maybe as I have to jump in the shower now and I'll be leaving the house soon. Going to visit mom in law in hospital and drop my dad in law off at brother in laws. That's alot of inlaws. Then I have to work evenings today. So talk later. Happy quilting :)Carol

Monday, May 12, 2008

Hi everyone,
  I've not had alot of time to write. My Mom in law. had surgery last Wed. My Dad in law is staying with us.  Been busy going back and forth to hospital and working.  I'm off today.
Dave's sister is flying in today. Should be here soon.  Lillian is doing ok.  A little better each day. They took more than expected though  and we are waiting on biopsy results, hopefully today.
So I'll post more later, just wanted to put a quick update in today.
Happy quilting,
:)Carol

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

virtual round robin-3

This is the virtual round robin that I am working on.  The is round 3. I only that 2 sides done.  I'm kind of behind. The applique is also only pinned on at present.  I wanted to make sure that it looked okay too.  I'm thinking that I'll do butterflies on the other 2 sides. It's seating out on our pingpong table for me to see and make decisions.
  My mom in law has surgery tomorrow so it may be a few days before I write again.  I'm also on my stretch of 5 evenings.
I think I've decided to take the 2 squares out of my swirl top and fix them.  So it hasn't gotten any further.
Better go.  Happy quilting.  :)Carol

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fab 4 for May 1

I'm way behind and it's not just the new computer.  Of the last 9 days I only had one off and one of the days was 11 1/2 hours.  I'm tired.  I'll be glad to go back to my evenings next Wed. I'm now on 5 days off.  Got a message on the phone machine asking if I'd do some night shifts at PLC, the other hospital that I am still casual at.  I haven't worked there in 4 months now.  Not sure I want to go back.  I like it where I am and I get too much extra work as it is.
Below is the last fab. 4 for friday that I did.

Fab 4 for April 11:
1. On Summer swirls decided on next border and get it done. There is a border suggested with the pattern, I have to decide if I will use that or something different.
I'M HOLDING OFF ON THE NEXT ROUND AS I FOUND 2 SQUARES THE WRONG WAY IN THE DESIGN AND I'M BEEN TRYING TO CONVINCE MYSELF THAT IT OK TO LEAVE THEM BUT I REALLY THINK THAT I SHOULD RIP AND RESEW.  THAT'S WHY THIS ONE HASN'T GOTTON ANY FURTHER.

2. Decide on final borders and get them done on guild challenge piece.
I KEEP LOOKING AT THIS ONE BUT HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY FURTHER WITH IT.  I REALLY DIDN'T SPENT 
ALOT OF TIME SEWING THIS PAST WEEK.

3. Finish 2nd round on virual round robin
WELL, I DID GET HALF OF THIS ONE DONE.  HAVE 2 MORE SIDES TO DO ON THIS ONE.

4. Make ties longer on charity wheelchair quilt.
DIDN'T EVEN GET TO THIS ONE.  THOUGHT ABOUT IT A FEW TIMES.  HAVEN'T DECIDED ON WHAT MATERIAL TO USE FOR IT.

Now I have to decide for May 1 fab 4 for friday.
Fab 4 for May 1:
1. On Summer swirls decided on next border and get it done. There is a border suggested with the pattern, I have to decide if I will use that or something different.
2. Decide on final borders and get them done on guild challenge piece.
3. Finish 2nd round on virual round robin
4. Make ties longer on charity wheelchair quilt.So now what will I do for May fab 4 for Friday.
Maybe I'll just try again. That seems like the easiest way out.
 I'll try to type more later.  Happy quilting everyone.
:)Carol

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Hi everyone,
  We just got a new computer.  I don't have any pictures on it yet.  I haven't really had time to even get onto this site till today and this will just be a short message.
It's my wedding anniversary today.  19 years.  We went out to red lobster for dinner.  Had shrimp. it was really really good.   I'll try to put more here soon.   Have to look at my fab4 for  friday. I'm a little behind in that.  doing it that is.  Bye for now.  I'll try to upload some pictures to this computer so I can put more here.  I'm off this weekend so will see what I can do.
Bye for now and happy quilting.
:) Carol

Monday, April 21, 2008


Well, I've not been on for awhile. Having speed difficulty with the computer. I click on something and it doesn't work to go anywhere. It takes alot of clicks for each move of site. Even in our email. It's very frustrating. Don't know what we are going to do about it.
I don't remember if I have this one on blog already but I can't show you my guild challenge till after June so this is the second round on my virtual round robin. I now have 2 of the third round done but the picture isn't uploaded from my camera yet. I decided on applique flower and leaves. The flower is the same material as the centre navy. I am still thinking about using that light blue for butterflies in the middle of the flowers. I'll have to see what it looks like first.
We just had a really bad snow storm. I haven't been driving anywhere since Friday. Came home from work in it. Our roads are very slippery. Dave went to work today and there were alot of cars sliding off the road into ditches. People just don't slow down enough.
I really should have read my last blog before starting this one. Can't remember what I've typed already. Would hate to repeat myself.
Hope you are all quilting up a storm.
I'll try to blog sooner this week.
:)Carol

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

virtual round robin help needed




This is my virual round robin. Round 2 is done. The rules are that we add round 3 before doing the corners. I am not stuck on what to add for round 3. Round 2 was to have leaves and round 3 was sort of what I did in round 2. I thought that my centre was too busy and I needed this round first. So now I'm not sure where to go. Any ideas out there. I am using fat quarters so I don't have alot of any of the centre block fabric but do have some of each leftover. Should I add another colour. Like maybe a shade of green or should I stay with the blues? What design should I use? The next round is the same length of each side. The corners get done after the next strip is sewn onto the one that is there now. would flying geese do it any good?

Nathalie, I finished writing and saved and then realized I hadn't answered your questions.

The swirl is part of the pattern. If you look closely here you can see that 1 block has connector corners and has the main part of the colour of the swirl. The tail of the swirl is actually a half square triangle. I you look at the purple swirl maybe you can see what I am talking about.

I actually made 2 mistakes putting the swirls together but I don't think I am going to change anything. I'll have to think about it. You can't see it in this picture.

Nathalie, We have 2 horses in our yard. One is ours, Count...short for Counterstrike. and Diamond belongs to a friend of Jenn's. We live on 4.5 acres. Kelsey lives in Langdon so, Diamond lives here and Kelsey comes to visit. Diamond has been alot of work , she escapes alot. But she is good company for Count.

Hope you got to get some quilting or sewing done as you wanted to Nathalie.

Well, I had better get to some real work.

:)Carol

Hi everyone,
Well, I actually got some sewing done yesterday. I worked on my virtual round robin. I now have the second round done. Now I have to plan the next border. I'll try to upload that picture today. Took the picture last night.
I was given 3 bags of pillow quilt squares. They are about 1- 1/2 inch squares. I didn't measure but that's what they look like. I've started sewing them together. I'm using them as my tags while working on other stuff. I plan to make a charity quilt with them. It will do for one of the baby quilts that we make in our guild. We donate to a store front school in Strathmore. There are usually Mom's that graduate each spring and we give the babies a quilt for the mom's graduation gift.
I've started to listen to books on tape while I'm quilting. I am quite enjoying it. If you haven't tried it you should. I have bought a few of the books at the library sales but I am now taking some out of the library as I finally have access to a local library. Because we live in the country and not in Calgary, our cost of an annual library card with Calgary is $112.00/year. Our county finally decided to pay into a library system and now I can be a member in Strathmore for only $25.00 which is much more affordable. Our first year is free. So that is what I am on at the moment. And it's great. I work in Strathmore so I'm that alot , so it's not a problem to get books back on time. We also now have a small library in Langdon. It's hours are short as it is run by volunteers but I've a membership there as well. So I will be well supplied now.
Guess that's it for now. I'll try to add those pictures a little later today.
Happy sewing,
:)Carol

Sunday, April 13, 2008

fab 4 for april 11

My fab 4 for friday april 4 were:
And how did I do.
1. finish sewing top together on summer swirls HURRAY I GOT THIS DONE.
2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least.HURRAY AGAIN, I'M DOING SO WELL. I GOT ALL THE FABRIC CUT AND SEWN THAT WAS GIVEN TO US. I BOUGHT 3 MORE COLOURS TO GO WITH IT AND I HAVE THE FIRST BORDER ON THE PIECE.
3. organize stuff for quild meeting as I can't attend due to working evenings. Also get anything that needs to go to meeting there for the meeting. WELL, I SORT OF DID THIS. I CALLED AND ARRANGED FOR PICTURES TO BE TAKEN OF THE SHOW AND TELL. WE HAD A SNOW STORM THAT MORNING SO I DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING DOWN TO THE HALL.
4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt.I GOT 2 SIDES OF THE NEXT ROUND DONE AND I'VE STARTED ON THE THIRD. SO JUST 1 1/2 MORE TO GO.

I do like making myself accountable for getting some things done. It's nice to see that I actually can get a few things done when I plan to.

Fab 4 for April 11:
1. On Summer swirls decided on next border and get it done. There is a border suggested with the pattern, I have to decide if I will use that or something different.
2. Decide on final borders and get them done on guild challenge piece.
3. Finish 2nd round on virual round robin
4. Make ties longer on charity wheelchair quilt.

Hopefully I will get all of this done. I will certainly try.

Since I have to work this afternoon, I guess I'll close for now and try to get some other stuff done. Already had to go outside to catch a horse. Our boarder horse keeps getting out. She got out onto road last night and again this morning. Fortunately, our neighbour noticed early this morning and he went down and shut his gate because she came back into his yard as he came down his driveway to see if he could catch her. So when Jenn and Dave were leaving to do handibus ,they came back to put the horse in our yard. I told Jenn that I would get her.
Both horses are not in the pen till we get the fence fixed. Diamond pushes her way through the fencing.

Happy quilting and make yourself a great day, only you can.
:)Carol

Saturday, April 12, 2008

draw

Hi,
Just have to post a link to a site for a free drawing. Draw will be on April 14, so hurry.

http://mcmawblog.blogspot.com/ click here, find draw info and make a comment.

I've been busy working and reading computer stuff and haven't done any sewing in about 2 days. I'm off for 2 after tomorrow. I'll have to see what I can do.
Since it is after midnight. I'll have to update my fab 4 for friday tomorrow.
good night all
:)Carol

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wed. April 9, 2008

Hi everyone,

I just finished editing all of my posts. What a job. It took between 2 and 3 hours, but it is done now. Only pictures left are of my stuff. The president of my guild called to say that someone or 2 someones had expressed a concern of my posting of pictures without the knowledge of the people in the pictures, or the owners of the quilts. I was just posting to share some great quilts and to give the owner credit for the great job done. However, I guess I can't do that. So sorry to say that I will, in future, only be sharing my stuff. So you won't be seeing as many quilts as I don't work that fast.
Now you will get more quilts in the process, or it will just be all words.
This is the Summer Swirls quilt that I am working on. I now have the top all together and will start on the borders. I will try to get another picture of it taken soon.
The print in the background has butterflies on it. I really enjoyed making this one. I gave you the info about the pattern designer previously, with her website. Joanne Middleton is a great teacher. She is on "quilterstv" as well.
I am also working on my guild mystery challenge. I have now used up all the fabric given to me and I'm starting on borders with the fabric I added to it. Not sure how much bigger I am going to make it.
Guess I'd better go for now. Happy quilting and have a great day.
:)Carol

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

fab 4 for april 4
Picture edited out as requested.
my fab 4 for friday march 28 and how did I do.1. finish sewing all blocks together on summer swirls GOT THIS DONE AND ABOUT 1/2 OF THE BLOCKS SEWN TOGETHER. TOP IS ABOUT 1/2 DONE.2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least. STILL NOT CUT OUT. HAVE TO GET ON THAT3. sew the handle back onto a sports bag for Jenn to put her lacrosse stuff into. DONE AND SHE IS USING THE BAG4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt. I MADE THE DECISION AND HAVE ONE SIDE DONE.Hard to believe I didn't blog inbetween the 28th and today. I must have been busy.my fab 4 for friday april 4 are:1. finish sewing top together on summer swirls2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least.3. organize stuff for quild meeting as I can't attend due to working evenings. Also get anything that needs to go to meeting there for the meeting.4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt.Hope I do better next week.Guess I should get off line and get some work done. My first of 5 days off.Happy quilting,:)Carol
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Saturday, March 29, 2008

March 28, fab 4 for friday

March 21, Friday's fabulous 4 things to get done this week.
1. try once more 3 or 4 finger pin cushions. I ACTUALLY GOT ABOUT 6 DONE.

2.get round 2 planned and done for my virual round robin. WELL, I THOUGHT ALOT ABOUT THIS ONE BUT OTHER THAN FINDING THE FABRIC FOR THE NEXT ROUND I HAVEN'T GOTTEN ANY FURTHER ON THIS ONE.

3. Confirm on pattern for guild mystery challenge and get it cut out. PRETTY SURE I'M DOING BARGELLO FOR THIS ONE BUT DID NOT GET IT CUT OUT.

4. make ties longer on donation wheelchair cover for resident and upload picture of same.
DIDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT DOING THIS ONE.

I got working on other things mostly. I took a class on Sat. and I've been working on my Summer Swirls instead. It's over 1/2 done. I really like it. Will post a picture when I get to taking one of it. I should have taken a picture before I started sewing some of the blocks together but I will get one soon.

A little later but here are my fab 4 for friday march 28
1. finish sewing all blocks together on summer swirls
2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least.
3. sew the handle back onto a sports bag for Jenn to put her lacrosse stuff into.
4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt.

Well guess I'd better go and get some stuff done. I work days tomorrow.
Happy quilting to all.

Hope to get some of this done this week.
:) Carol
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March 28

March 21, Friday's fabulous 4 things to get done this week.
1. try once more 3 or 4 finger pin cushions
2.get round 2 planned and done for my virual round robing
3. Confirm on pattern for guild mystery challenge and get it cut out.
4. make ties longer on donation wheelchair cover for resident and upload picture of same.
Hope to get some of this done this week. It will be a busy week though. I start some computer training for a new program we are to use at work.
I should get off line now and get some sewing done. It's 610pm here. We went shopping today to get Jenn's equipment for lacrosse. She starts on Mar. 31. Hope she doesn't get hurt.
Well better go for now. I'm a little behind in reading will try to catch up soon.
:) Carol
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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Florida Fabric and fab. 4 for friday

The first 4 pictures are the fabric that I bought in Florida.
$2.00yd
2 yards each above
Flannel butterflies was $3yd I think.
blue is remnant, butterfly flannel was 2yds
panel above
I used some of it the blue and white in the twisted star that I did last week.

The white and 3 blues went into the twisted star. I am thinking
of using one of the other 2 prints for the backing but haven't decided yet.
I was to do a "weaver fever" class on April 8 but it may not happen. We will see. I'm the only one signed up at the moment.
I've been busy working. Jenn went to her first job interview today. Doesn't know yet if she hasit.
There were 30 kids being interviewed for the jobs. Not sure how many jobs.
Surely, good experience for her if nothing else.
Oh, I just remembered yesterday was Friday. I'm a little slow.
Here are my fab 4 for this friday March. 7, 20081. Get centre made for the viral round robin I decided to do(I'm only 2 steps behind)
DONE
2. Choose a pattern for my guild challenge fabric
WELL, RULED ONE OUT. STILL THINKING
3. Get stuff ready for next Tues. Bargello class
DONE AND GOT THE TOP DONE IN THE CLASS.
4.make 3 or 4 finger pin cushions
DIDN'T EVEN REALLY CONSIDER TIME FOR THIS.
March 14, Friday's fabulous 4 things to get done.
1. make 3 or 4 finger pin cushions
2. plan and do 2nd round on viral round robin
3. up load picture of round one of vrr
4. chose pattern to start guild mystery challenge and get it started.
Hope I do better this week.
Well, guess that is it for tonight. Happy quilting,
:)'CArol

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008


This is the bargello runner I made yesterday. I think it goes with my couch very nice. My daughter said it looks old ladyish. Now I have yet another ufo. Have to finish it into a table runner.
Just uploaded the picture so thought I'd write the extra email and send it along.
Since I've basically been at the computer since 6am and it is now 10am I'd better leave and get some work done. I have to go to work for a 3pm start.
Talk later.
:)Carol
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(edited out info as requested) tablerunner. Sorry for quality of picture. Sometimes I don't see too well or I have to snap quickly to even get a picture.
I have a few other pictures but they aren't uploaded yet. I'll try to do that later this a.m.
I went to a free class yesterday. Made a bargello table runner. I really like it. Picture to follow later. My daughter's comments were that it looks old ladyish. I used an oriental print with green beige and purple.
I had the first strips sewn together so I managed to get the top completed in class. Now I have yet another ufo.
Guess that's it for now. I work evenings tonight. Kids get up for school soon.
Have a great day and happy quilting
:)Carol
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Monday, March 10, 2008

This is the twisted star table topper that I made at my class last Tues. It is of course just a top at the moment. It will take me a little more time to get it quilted and I'm doing another class tomorrow.I really enjoyed doing this one. It was very different to sew together but I think I will do it again.I am typing this on my son's computer. We are having speed issues with ours. Dave is running scanning programmes to see if we can get it back up to speed. It is very very slow at the moment.This will be the centre for my viral round robin that I'm working on for my canadianquiltswappers group. I'm a little behind. In this picture it wasn't totally sewn together. It now is sewn together but I haven't taken another picture of it.Now on to round 2.Hope everyone is doing well. I really much go and work on my business taxes. Dave wants to get them sent off and done with soon.Happy quilting,:)/Carol
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

edited out picture as requested....
Had a busy day at work. Headache when arrived home so slept for an hour. Jenn got supper while I slept. Dave was late home. Had nice family chat at supper.

I'm getting offline soon to go done and sew some on my
latest quilt. Class with Joanne Middleton. I now have it all laid out so I can start sewing the pieces together. I really like this one. Will take a picture soon.
It has been fun to do. It is called Summer Swirls.

I'm on computer training tomorrow for work. Nice , I get to sleep in. Don't start till 9. 2 hours later then normal.
Well, I'll keep it short for tonight. Happy quilting everyone.
:)Carol

Wednesday, March 26, 2008



My paint chip challenge still isn't quilted yet and now I did another class by Joanne and have yet another ufo. However the class was really good and I am enjoying getting the blocks done for it. Joanne taught us a new way to make hst's. I really like it. Don't think I'll use paper anymore.

Joanne's site is: http://www.patchworkschoolhouse.com/ Or if you go to "quilterstv" she has several free video's that you can watch. I've really enjoyed both the classes I have taken with Joanne.

Well, I was supposed to be a work today. They "staffing" cancelled my shift and didn't tell me.

I got to work and found our casual RN there. She had been asked to work my shift. Staffing had not told me. Now they have to pay me for working 4hours but I didn't have to stay.

Situation happened when I was signed up to take computer training for a new assessment tool that we are going to start using. The training is on my 2 days off. So they needed to find me time off so that I wasn't working 9 days in a row.

I just had 5 days off. They decided to give me the first day of my stretch off and another day off 6 days later. No great as far as I'm concerned but anyway. Staffing just thought that I'd check the schedule and see that she had booked me off and did not phone to tell me that I was off.

I thought that I had looked at the schedule on Thurs but I guess not as Joanne(scheduler) said that she put it in on Wed.

Long story long.....I got up a 5am. showered and left for work at 6 to arrive at work to find I needed to go back home. Oh well. I do get that extra pay.

Now I should just get some sewing done with this extra day.

Think I am getting that Sat. off instead of the tues. That makes more sense to me. Janet said she could work it for me so they will let me know tomorrow when I go into work.

I must find my camera today to see if I have any new pictures to put here.

Happy quilting and bye for now.

:)Carol

Friday, March 21, 2008

Last weeks fab 4 for friday/ new fab 4




I like pelicans so here are a couple. It's hard to believe that it is already friday again. where does the time go.

Here's my list from last week with my progress on them.

March 14, Friday's fabulous 4 things to get done.
1. make 3 or 4 finger pin cushions DIDN'T EVEN GET STARTED
2. plan and do 2nd round on viral round robin STILL PLANNING BUT THINK I KNOW WHAT COLOUR FOR THE BORDER, NOW I'M LOOKING FOR FABRIC. I JUST CAN'T GO OUT AND BUY MORE. HAVE TO FIND IT AT HOME
3. up load picture of round one of vrr. JUST DID THAT A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO. SO THAT 'S 1 OUT OF 4
4. chose pattern to start guild mystery challenge and get it started. WELL, STARTED ON ONE AND DECIDED THAT IT IS NOT WHAT I WANTED FOR THIS FABRIC. USED OTHER FABRIC FOR TESTING. IT IS NOW MY CENTRE FOR THE VRR QUILT. SO GOT 2 OUT OF 4 DONE. KIND OF CHEATING THOUGH. I'LL TRY TO DO BETTER NEXT WEEK.

March 21, Friday's fabulous 4 things to get done this week.

1. try once more 3 or 4 finger pin cushions

2.get round 2 planned and done for my virual round robing

3. Confirm on pattern for guild mystery challenge and get it cut out.

4. make ties longer on donation wheelchair cover for resident and upload picture of same.

Hope to get some of this done this week. It will be a busy week though. I start some computer training for a new program we are to use at work.

I should get off line now and get some sewing done. It's 610pm here. We went shopping today to get Jenn's equipment for lacrosse. She starts on Mar. 31. Hope she doesn't get hurt.

Well better go for now. I'm a little behind in reading will try to catch up soon.

:) Carol

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Florida Fabric and fab. 4 for friday






The first 4 pictures are the fabric that I bought in Florida.
$2.00yd

2 yards each above





Flannel butterflies was $3yd I think.


blue is remnant, butterfly flannel was 2yds
panel above
I used some of it the blue and white in the twisted star that I did last week.
The white and 3 blues went into the twisted star. I am thinking
of using one of the other 2 prints for the backing but haven't decided yet.
I was to do a "weaver fever" class on April 8 but it may not happen. We will see. I'm the only one signed up at the moment.
I've been busy working. Jenn went to her first job interview today. Doesn't know yet if she hasit.
There were 30 kids being interviewed for the jobs. Not sure how many jobs.
Surely, good experience for her if nothing else.
Oh, I just remembered yesterday was Friday. I'm a little slow.
Here are my fab 4 for this friday March. 7, 2008
1. Get centre made for the viral round robin I decided to do(I'm only 2 steps behind)
DONE

2. Choose a pattern for my guild challenge fabric
WELL, RULED ONE OUT. STILL THINKING

3. Get stuff ready for next Tues. Bargello class
DONE AND GOT THE TOP DONE IN THE CLASS.

4.make 3 or 4 finger pin cushions
DIDN'T EVEN REALLY CONSIDER TIME FOR THIS.
March 14, Friday's fabulous 4 things to get done.
1. make 3 or 4 finger pin cushions
2. plan and do 2nd round on viral round robin
3. up load picture of round one of vrr
4. chose pattern to start guild mystery challenge and get it started.
Hope I do better this week.
Well, guess that is it for tonight. Happy quilting,
:)'CArol

Wednesday, March 12, 2008



This is the bargello runner I made yesterday. I think it goes with my couch very nice. My daughter said it looks old ladyish. Now I have yet another ufo. Have to finish it into a table runner.

Just uploaded the picture so thought I'd write the extra email and send it along.

Since I've basically been at the computer since 6am and it is now 10am I'd better leave and get some work done. I have to go to work for a 3pm start.

Talk later.

:)Carol

march 2008


edited out picture and info as requested.
I have a few other pictures but they aren't uploaded yet. I'll try to do that later this a.m.
I went to a free class yesterday. Made a bargello table runner. I really like it. Picture to follow later. My daughter's comments were that it looks old ladyish. I used an oriental print with green beige and purple.
I had the first strips sewn together so I managed to get the top completed in class. Now I have yet another ufo.
Guess that's it for now. I work evenings tonight. Kids get up for school soon.
Have a great day and happy quilting
:)Carol

Monday, March 10, 2008

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This is the twisted star table topper that I made at my class last Tues. It is of course just a top at the moment. It will take me a little more time to get it quilted and I'm doing another class tomorrow.

I really enjoyed doing this one. It was very different to sew together but I think I will do it again.

I am typing this on my son's computer. We are having speed issues with ours. Dave is running scanning programmes to see if we can get it back up to speed. It is very very slow at the moment.

This will be the centre for my viral round robin that I'm working on for my canadianquiltswappers group. I'm a little behind. In this picture it wasn't totally sewn together. It now is sewn together but I haven't taken another picture of it.

Now on to round 2.
Hope everyone is doing well. I really much go and work on my business taxes. Dave wants to get them sent off and done with soon.

Happy quilting,
:)/Carol

Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday's fab 4

So I'm going to try to maintain and keep up with a fab 4 on fridays. I think it is a great idea.

Thanks Nancy Rose.



Here are my fab 4 for this friday March. 7, 2008

1. Get centre made for the viral round robin I decided to do(I'm only 2 steps behind)

2. Choose a pattern for my guild challenge fabric

3. Get stuff ready for next Tues. Bargello class

4.make 3 or 4 finger pin cushions



And I really need to get 3 of these things done this week.



I spent a fair amount of time today online and then went to my sewing room as cleaned up my class bag and pinned some more tags(charity crumb blocks).

Now it's 4:18 and Dave just got home so not sure how much other stuff I'll be doing in the next little while.





(edited out picture as requested) I just tired uploading a different picture and it didn't work. Who knows why this one did.

Hope all is well with everyone.
Bye for now.
Happy Quilting,
:)Carol

Thursday, March 6, 2008

march 6,2008

Pictured edited out as requested.....
This quilt was interesting as it came about. One of our guild members, who has quilted for years gave her younger sister material frequently as gifts. She finally made this banner to try and get her point across. Only problem is she did quilt and it was a pretty good job. I think she was trying to tell her big sister not to buy her anymore fabric. I think it was Sue's Christmas present from Leslie, her sister.
Below is a fun game I got from VTquilter/Deb's site, She got it from Gina's site.
Here goes my version.
The rules are that each answer must start with the first letter of your name. You mustn't repeat your name for any of the answers.
What is your name - Carol
A 4 letter word - cool
A vehicle - colt
A city - Calgary
A boy's name - Carl
A girl's name - Christianna
Non alcoholic drink - Coke
Occupation - clerk
Something you wear - clothes
A celebrity - Cole Porter
A food - cheese
Something found in a bathroom - cake of soap
Reason for being late - children
Something you shout - Can you turn that music down
An animal - cat
A body part - chin
Word to describe yourself - charming (lol)
Have a go, it's fun
Well, I guess that's it for now. Happy quilting.
;)Carol

Wednesday, March 5, 2008



picture and info edited out as requested.

It was a very busy day at work today.

I took a great class yesterday. It was called "twisted star" Very neat the way the star was sewn together. I get a picture soon and post it. I did it in blues.

Guess I don't have alot more to say at the moment. I have to think of some fab four stuff for friday.

Happy quilting,

:)Carol

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


picture edited out as requested....Alberta Quilt. Very nice. This is from Feb. show and tell. I haven't taken pictures of anything I bought on my trip yet so this is it for now.

We have snow this morning. Sounds really windy out there as well.

I'm off to a quilt class this afternoon. The new LQS that opened in Strathmore is the place. The owner is in my quilt guild. She was in Standard before and just a little too far away for me to travel to a class.

Now I'm booked in for 2 classes. Today's is called Twisted star. We are doing a centre piece. Should be fun. I'm looking forward to it.

Glad that the class doesn't start till 1pm. The roads don't sound too good this morning.

Well, I guess that's it for now. Happy quilting,

:)Carol

Monday, March 3, 2008

parents



Well I'm back from Florida and I've finished 4 days at work. Now on 2 days off.

Here is a picture of Dave and I with my Mom and Dad. We were at Sawgrass park in St. Petersburg, Florida. It's a really nice boardwalk around a park with alligators, birds and sometimes armadillo's. We did see an alligator and lots of birds but not armadillo this time. I have other times we have been there.

We had a very nice week with my parents. Did alot of shopping, some time at the beach walking. We didn't go swimming even though I bought a new bathing suit. Couldn't find my old one and needed a new one anyway but we just didn't bother going swimming this time.

My mom wants to make a crazy quilt for charity so I show her how to do her blocks and got her set to start that after her company is gone. My older brother Dave and his wife Joan arrived the day before we left. So they still have company for another week. They are there for 2 weeks.

It was nice to get to see my brother before we left. I will try to get some pictures taken of material and stuff bought on the trip and get them uploaded soon. We're going to see if we can make it down there again sooner then 14 years. We've been visiting them in Ontario. Mostly because of the expense. 4 people is expensive to fly. We drive to ontario.

Well, I guess I'd better get the kids up for school. I'll write more later. Hope everyone is doing well. I haven't been reading any blogs for a bit so I'll have to catch up.

Happy quilting,

;)Carol

Monday, February 18, 2008


Friday's fab 4 from Feb 8. I was to tell of doneness and do more on feb. 15
so.....

Here was my fab 4 for Friday Feb. 8
1. get test pattern made up (as of today it is about 1/2 done or close to it)
Got this about 1/2 done. Still working on it.

2. decide on what pattern i will use for my guild challenge fabric
I know have about 5 patterns to choose from. I'm still thinking about this but plan to
start one after my holiday.

3.get all my stuff, including library, ready for guild meeting
Got this all done and to the meeting....heyheyhey

4. make a couple of cd's for my parents to take with us .
Got this done as well and will be taking 3, I think.

Unfortunately I'll have to wait till I'm back to do another fab 4 , but NancyRose, it is a good idea.
I just need to print it out as well so I keep it in mind as the week goes by. Thanks for the idea.
:)Carol







This is a friendship block that I did for Kathy S. from my guild. She wanted folksy material so these 2 prints were skaters. I took it to the last meeting and since it was Valentines day alot of people were missing. She was one of the missing so it is still with my meeting stuff. Hopefully she will be there next month.





This is a friendship block that I did for Pam H. She was at the meeting and received it. I am still a few behind on the older friendship blocks but I plan to get busy on those when I get back from my holiday.


We fly out to Tampa tomorrow morning at 8am. So being the early person my husband is....will be at the airport by 5am I'm sure. One advantage of Dave working at the airport. We can wear our winter coats and leave them in his office, work over to the airport terminal inside the building all the way. Then they are there for our return.


Dave is very worried about leaving the kids and that things could go wrong with the house.


I think they will be fine. I usually don't start worrying till we are away....like in the air. He started about 1 week ago.

This block still isn't sewn together. I don't think I'll have time before we leave and now I don't need it till Mar.12 or so. This is a 6 inch block for Sheila G.

I did her a 12 inch one by mistake. Gave it to her anyway but now I'll do a 6 inch.

Well, this is short but I guess that's it for now. I'll have more pictures and work after my holiday. Happy sewing while I'm away.

:)Carol

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Friday's fab 4



So I'm a little late. I had to think about it.




Here are my fab 4 for Friday Feb. 8


1. get test pattern made up (as of today it is about 1/2 done or close to it)


2. decide on what pattern i will use for my guild challenge fabric


3.get all my stuff, including library, ready for guild meeting


4. make a couple of cd's for my parents to take with us .




These are the 4 pieces for my guild challenge. We can pretty much do anything that we want with them. They hope we will at at least 2 more pieces of fabric to them. The floral print was in all challenge packs. The coordinating fabrics were different in some.


I bought 3 other pieces of fabric to go with these.

I will now upload them.


I have 3 or 4 pattern blocks picked

out as possible choices but I'm not sure what I want to do yet .

Likely make a wall hanging or table runner. not sure. We are to have the item done by our June potluck.

So that's one of my job's this week. Thanks for the fab4 idea NancyRose. Maybe I'll get something done.

Guess I'd better go for now.

Happy quilting,

:)Carol

Saturday, February 9, 2008

friendship blocks, Sue, Pam & Shirley








I should have rotated this before I uploaded it from the camera, I wasn't thinking. Oh well. This is my friendship block, long overdue for Sue Kemble. "Antique Bottles" She is an original member of our guild and we did a year of 20th anniversary blocks for originating members. She is about the 3rd of 4th last one I still have to do.



So then I started to work on our current list. We now have new members that have been in the guild for over a year.


This one is for Pam Hinton. She wanted an Ohio star with blue, gold and green. She is first on our new list.



So then I got really ambitious and did another one in different colours.


This one is for Shirley G. I actually took pictures before sewing this one together of the triangles different ways. Now that it is done I'm not sure it is the best way but it's done and I'm not unsewing it to do again.
After I had it done for a few days, I was looking at her requirements again. Guess what. It should have been 6" ohio star.
At first I thought oh well, she now has a 12" one. Then I started to look for a 6" pattern and I can't find one. Does anyone know where I can find a 6" pattern for the ohio star. I looked at quilterscache and block central. All are 12". If I can find one I will do her a 6 " one as well as the 12" and give her both from the same fabric. Lots of times the member provides the pattern too but she didn't on this one and I didn't really think it would be a problem. I did find a 9x9 ohio star but not a 6".
So I sewed a little last night and got one more block done. A maple leaf. I'll get down there and take pictures before I give that one away. These all go to my meeting this Thurs. I just found out today that I am working days on Thurs. So I'll be able to go to my meeting. Even though it is Valentines day. We'll have a nice dinner first of course. I really don't want to miss this meeting.
Hubby will understand. We are spending time together this weekend. To cold to go anywhere.
He's just gone outside to burn some garbage. We are overflowing apparently.
Have the fireplace burning as well to heat the house and get rid of some cardboard and stuff in that.
Well, I'd better get downstairs while he's outside and get stuff done for me.
Bye for now. Happy quilting,
:)Carol

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Feb 7, 2008

I had a great day on my birthday and hope to write more on my upcoming days off work. I have a rest day tomorrow after the kids and husband are off to school and work. I hope to get a little more sewing done. I have 1 more friendship block partly done and want to finish it before the meeting on thursday. I think I will be switching to days from evenings on thursday. Now I'll be able to go to my guild meeting. I do hate to miss those.

Anyway I'll try to post more tomorrow and maybe some new pictures.

Bye for now.

:)Carol

Monday, February 4, 2008

Hi, it's been a few days. I just finished by 5 days. I'm almost done my first day off. I went to bible study and then work, yes on my day off. They were doing inservicing on the new phone system for the hospital. It was to be 1 hour. so 1hr and 15mins later it was done. Then since I was in town I had to visit a couple of stores. I hadn't been to dollarama for awhile so went there first. $50.oo later I went to walmart. The only plus in that is some of that money was on food. And I got some Valentine stuff.
Then home to put stuff away and get supper. First I thought fish and chips. Got home and Jenn was starved so she made her own dinner. Chris also decided to eat pogo's that I've just bought. So I made supper for Dave and myself. Casserole sort of. Hamberger meat, tomato base sauce, egg noodles(had 1/2 bag left from another meal that Jenn made) lots of spice/garlic/and stuff. It was good. 2 small containers leftover for lunches.
So I'm not sure who this belongs too but I like it.
I don't know yet if i'll get to go to my guild meeting next week. I am scheduled to work evenings. I am trying to switch that to days. We'll see what happens. I may just have to miss it.
And I did get 3 friendship blocks done. I did take pictures but I haven't uploaded them yet.
I'll have to try to do that soon.
We are heading toFlorida the week of F.19 to 26. Kids get to stay home. That should be interesting. They actually have that week off. At least they will only have to get themselves to school a couple of days the second week.
I am just now trying to get some of the blogs read but I am behind. Will try to catch up on my 5 days off.
Guess I'd better sign off as I'm attending a seminar tomorrow on intrepation of lab results. Hoping it is good.
Happy quilting,
:)Carol

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Jan. 29,2008

edited out picture at request of guild president on a comment of a member.

I've just spent a couple of days cleaning up the house. Jenn turned 15 on Sat. and she wanted to have a shopping at the mall/sleepover party so that's what we were getting ready for. Of course she wanted to sleep in the family room downstairs. That took alot of work. We had to rearranged furniture so that there would be enough floor space to sleep.

We have a pingpong table in the basement and it has been folded with half up for a long time. She wanted it open and usable so that meant changing the position of the couch and chairs down there. Over then I had to move alot of my stuff into my sewing room, the place looked great.

Now I'll have to clean up my sewing room before I can sew again. I drove the girls(5 of them) into the mall. First they stopped at Chapters for books. Chris and I went to the bank, ate at Subway and then picked them up to took them to the mall. They left their heavy coats in the van. It was -35 yesterday. With wind chill it was -42C that's still very cold even in F.

We took extra blankets and stuff in the van just in case of car trouble but all went well. Chris and I went to Zellers and Best buys(he wanted a part for his Xbox), then we headed for Sobeys, a food store and to Dave's work to change vehicles. He drove my car to work and we changed vehicles so that he could pickup the girls after he was finished work. Other then my car needed to be helped to start, everything went well. He was on an audit of a company and they didn't have plug ins for the car so it would not start at first. Chris and I were home just after 3pm.

The cold weather had effected our Internet connection. The temp dropped about 29 degrees in a few hours. The Internet company had to replace some of the main equipment. It went out about 7pm Sunday evening. When we got home on Monday the connection was back.

Well I guess that's about it for now. It's 640am. Dave left for work at 6am. I think I might go back to bed for a bit. Kids are still off school today. New term starts tomorrow. They will be upset to hear that local schools are closed due to cold weather today. They don't get to miss anything because there are no classes till tomorrow anyway. It's supposed to be a little warmer tomorrow.

bye for now and happy quilting

:)Carol