Saturday, July 14, 2012

New Block of the Month :Garden Baskets"

This is a new block of the month that I am offering "Garden Baskets".  It  uses quilting cottons, wool and perle cotton threads for the garden baskets.  The wallhanging is 23" x 28".  A nice small wool project which doesn't take alot of time or money.
Registration fee is $10.00.  Blocks 1-12 is $8.00 a month which includes  fabric, perle cotton threads , pattern and the finishing kit.  Register now for a September start. 

Carina, Junior Quilter

 My great niece, Carina, is here for the summer from Kiev, Ukraine.  Her Mom had to go back to the Ukraine for a month to do some rotations before her last year in medical school there so I thought I'd give their Dad, Aaron, a break and have Carina and Jacob over for the day.  I've never seen someone so young eyes light up when they see fabric but Carina's sure did.  We decided to make a purse and purple is her fabric colour so that's what we chose.  We used the Triangle Purse pattern. 
 She did a fabulous job with the sewing! She is either 9 or 10 years old.  I forgot to ask her.  She likes old things so she chose an old brass button with an airplane on it because she had done a project about Amelia Earhart recently. 
After some swimming, playing with our dog,Otis, and baking she helped me pick out fabrics for kits that I was putting together for "Animal Whimsy".  She's excited about helping me out for my Summer Open House on July 27 and 28.
Jacob was content to swim, play with the dog and play"Wee".

Friday, July 13, 2012

Meet Molly

 This is "Molly".  The cutest new kit made up of minky fabric.  Super soft, super cute, super cuddly!  Quilt measures 42" X 51".  Kits - $79.00.
                                                       Calendar of Quilts - August
    Tooth fairy pillow.  One of many projects in the new book "Curiosities and Mischief" by Art to Heart.       There are so many more projects I want to do from this book.  Book - $22.00.
                                                                 Bluebird Pincushion
A fun, little wool project from Primitive Gatherings to work on during this hot summer.  Kits - $12.00 (includes pattern)
                   I thought I would make up some pillowcases using some new childrens fabric.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ethan turns 3!

   We spent this last weekend with the grandsons to celebrate Ethan's 3rd Birthday. It's hard to beleive he's 3 already.  They have a really nice park in Oshawa right by the lake with a large play area for the kids and lots of picnic areas that you can barbecue. 
Here are the 3 munchins' waiting for supper.  Zachary, Ethan and Lucas

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dining Out

A new pattern from "Among Brenda's Quilts" called "Dining Out".  It's a picnic & potluck table carrier for 4.
It holds plates, cups & mugs, napkins, wine bottle, utensils  and more.  Made with a PUC lining it can be wiped clean and is moisture proof.  Clear, easy instructions!  Pattern - $12.00.  Kits - $48.00.