Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oct. 12, 2014 Two strip quilt that I made

This is a top that I made for a charity quilt for my guild. I handed it in at our Sept. meeting so hopefully now someone will do the quilting of it. Wow, we are Oct. 12 already. How did that happen? Still having warm days. Night cool down. Had snow early in September but it has been nice since then. Happy thanksgiving to all. We are have our son and his girlfriend for mid day dinner tomorrow. Happy quilting to all. Take care of yourself.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sept. 27, 2014 show and tell item

Another treasure from show and tell at my guild. Time is moving quickly. My guild is having a quilt show on Oct. 25, 2014. It is at Indus arena from 10 to 4pm. Happy quilting. Carol

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sept. 21, 2014 guild show and tell item

Another guild show and tell item that I thought that I would share with you. Bright and sunny day today. Temp in the 20's(celsius). I've been doing a lot of sewing lately. Have to get some Christmas stuff done early. Happy quilting to all, :)Carol

Saturday, September 20, 2014

guild show and tell. Sept. 20, 2014

Another show and tell from guild meeting. We still have warm weather. We were having a problem with lines developing on our t.v. screen so went out yesterday and bought a new 50". Hubby does love the big screen. I kind of like it too. I now have 6 placemats quilted for my secret pal for Christmas. I just have the binding left to apply. I made 6 hexie placemats for my brother as well. I will try to put the pictures up soon. Happy quilting everyone. :)Carol

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sept. 19, 2014 table runner

Another show and tell item at guild. There are alot of talented ladies in my guild. We have had snow already. Came unexpectantly last week. Now it's temp's in the 20's again. Alot of damage in Calgary to trees. They just were not ready for all that heavy snow.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sept. 1, 2014. show and tell

show and tell from quild 2014. First day of school today. It's a first for my hubby. He is driving a school bus. Not sure he will like the 5:30am rising though. Happy quilting. :)Carol

Monday, August 11, 2014

guild show and tell 2014

This is a quilt from my guild show and tell. Hard to believe that the summer is almost done. My Mom sold her house and is moving back to Midland, Ontario. The town I did most of my grewing up in. A big change for her at 81. Hope all goes well. Off to library this morning. Happy quilting to all. :)Carol

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hobbitan, New Zealand

photos from our tour of Hobbitan, New Zealand. Location of the production of The Hobbit. It was a great tour. Had a great time in New Zealand. :)Carol

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 26, 2014

Picture of me at Hobbitan in New Zealand. Drink in the pub at the end of the tour. Great to see the place that The Hobbit was shot. Photo was taken in March, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

guild quilt July 12

Another guild quilt. Had a great visit yesterday with Dave's cousin her daughter and her 2 grandkids. Newest one is 2 months old. Cute little guy is Ryder. Locklyn is still just as cute. He rode on the garden tracker and went in the boat in our pond with Dave. Got down to my sewing room late in the evening. I am at present working on my hexies. I have one 4" butterfly made and am working on a second one to back one with the other for a centre piece for the table. Happy quilting, :)Carol

Friday, July 11, 2014

guild show and tell

Two items for my guild show and tell. Nice summer day, today. Got into my sewing room for a short time this evening. Happy quilting, :)Carol

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

garage and recycle bin paintings

Outdoor paintings by my daughter, Jennifer. The big one is on the side of a garage. The grouch is on our recycle box. She has also been painting alot of new bird houses. They are all over the yard. Had a really nice day for Canada Day. Chris and Sara came of dinner and then Chris made a bedside table for his room after dinner. Cooked a wild meat roast. Likely deer. It was given to us and not labelled so I am not sure if it was deer or elk. It was good what ever it was. Good a little bit of sewing done. I am working on paper pieced airplanes for the quilt I am working on for my hubby. This should be the last border. I am quilting it as I go so when I get these borders done the quilt will be done. Happy quilting to all, and Happy Canada day for yesterday. :)Carol

Sunday, June 29, 2014

sunset Fort Desota

sunset at Fort Desota, Florida last November. A great day with my Mom.

Friday, June 27, 2014

craft guild show and tell June 2014

This is a photo from my craft guild potluck show and tell. Samples of my zentangle, a fabric bowl. cross-stitch cardinal for a chair pad done for my Mom. and a friendship centre piece. Centre piece was a gift to me. I did the same embroidered middle and made a table runner for the exchange. The one in the photo was made for me in the exchange. The cross-stitch was done using a wet and pull away canvas. Hard to believe that it is June 27 already. Where does the time go. Even when I am not going out to a job the days are passing very quickly. I had some time in my sewing room earlier this morning. Happy quilting. :)Carol

Friday, June 20, 2014


Pelican's in Gulfport, Florida Nov. 2013. Fishermen were cleaning their fish. Had a great month in Florida with my Mom. :)Happy quilting. Carol

raffle quilt

This is a picture of the top which was made by Dalemead Quilting Guild. My guild. We are having a quilt show in Oct. and this is the raffle quilt that we are selling tickets on for the show. A wonderful quilt. Especially close up. The guild needs to replace funds for the amount of charity quilts made last year that were donated to the High River/Calgary flood victims. Happy quilting....:)Carol

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

shopping bag

This is a shopping bag that I made from on old..very old scrub top. Even has the pockets on the outside. I gave this one to a coworker who liked dragonflies. Today is grey and wet looking. Think I will spend time in my sewing room today. Happy quilting :)Carol

Monday, June 16, 2014

flood victims charity tops I made

Two tops I made for flood victim last summer.

mini quilt and charity top in progress

Hard to believe that the last time I posted to this blog was Feb. We were away for almost 2 months but I didn't realize it had been so long. Anyway. Here are 3 pictures. The front and back of a mini quilt I made as part of a challenge with my guild for our quilt show in Oct. 2014. The middle photo is a charity quilt I have in progress. I now have 2 rows sewn together and 3 more seams of the other 3 rows left to sew. So it is coming along. I will try to blog more often in future. Happy quilting to all. :)Carol

Friday, February 7, 2014

Dave's quilt, Feb. 7, 2014

This is where I am at with the "alaskan" quilt I am making for my husband. The fabric was purchased in Alaska. Centre is already quilted. I am doing quilt as you go.Next will be the side panels. Hard to believe that it is Feb. 7 already. Retired and the time still flies by. Happy quilting to all. :)Carol