Saturday, August 29, 2009

Let’s Go To The Ex!

I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, I’ve just been very busy.  I had to work full time last week and I thought I would spare you the moaning that I do when that happens.

Last weekend my girlfriends Ursula, Chris and I went to the Canadian National Exhibition – fondly known as ‘The Ex’.  I haven’t been there for 27 years – Sandra was in a stroller the last time we visited so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

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We had a ball!  In fact, Ursula (on the right) spent so much she ended up buying a cart on wheels as her arms were killing her carrying it all.

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We saw sand sculptures, rock sculptures, flowers and lots and lots of vendors.

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These looked like a type of African Violet but none of them had any blooms and I don’t they they ever bloom.

We watched demos on Sham Wows, saw more mops than you could ever use in a lifetime, we had our jewelry cleaned, had a mini-makeover, had our feet massaged and tried hot pads to ease the pain in our shoulders.  We came to the conclusion that we are pushovers when it comes to a good sell – hence the reason for the shopping cart.

There has been absolutely nothing quilty going on, except in my dreams.

Monday, August 17, 2009

How About That – A Finished Quilt!

Tillie and I spent some quality time yesterday and I got this quilt finished.

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The quilting shows up better on the back.  I used Frisky Feathers.

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I hand stitched the binding last night, so it’s finished!  I love the feeling of finishing a project, especially one that’s been waiting a while.  It was also good to spend some time with Tillie – I’ve missed her and she is such a wonderful machine. 

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stinkin’ Santa

There still hasn’t been much going on around here on the quilting front but I did manage to finish what has become known as the Stinkin’ Santa.

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I bought this kit after Christmas last year for half price – I should have known why there were some left!  While it wasn’t difficult, it was a real PITA as it was done on a fusible grid with 1 3/8” squares.

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I loaded this top on Tillie a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t started it yet. 

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What was it Annie sang?  Tomorrow, tomorrow, I’ll do it tomorrow…..

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Again? Already? So Soon?

I seem to only be posting once a week lately and even then I’m often at a loss for something new to post.  I can’t blame it on the heat of the summer – all we’ve had is rain and no high temperatures at all. 

I got my Boxed Squares quilted and bound yesterday.

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This was made with one package of Bali Pops and surprise, surprise, I used my favourite Swirls template to quilt it.

Earlier in the week I embroidered a couple more fingertip towels for Sandra since she liked the other ones so much.

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I’ve been searching all over for more towels and finally found some for sale on EBay from a seller willing to ship to Canada – trust me, that isn’t always easy!

Sandra sent me these pictures of my grandkitty Miles this morning.  He was helping clean up after Darren had made a dessert yesterday.

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Looks like he’s enjoying it!