Monday, October 22, 2012

It’s a Sunshiny Day

Our gorgeous weather is continuing here in Southern Ontario while my poor friend in Alberta is getting freezing temperatures and snow.  It’s hard to believe, as I look out at the glorious colours of the trees, that snow will soon be on the way.

I finished my Monterrey Medallions quilt for my Aunt and she was thrilled.  Why is it when someone cries when we give them something, it makes us happy?

Auntie's Quilt Finished

This quilt was done completely from my stash but it didn’t make a dent in it! 

I spent most of the weekend trying to organize my sewing room.  It wasn’t a mess – believe it or not – but nothing is easily accessible, mainly because there is way too much stuff in a small room.  I did go through all my photocopied patterns that I’ve printed out over the years and took out things I knew I’d never ever make.  I’m going to Retreat in a couple of weeks and I’m sure there will be someone there who will gladly take them home and add them to their paperwork.  At least now my binders are in relatively good order with separate ones for quilts, tablerunners, bags, wallhangings and general instructions.  I now have no excuse for not being able to find what I’m looking for – yea, right!

I’m doing Border Creek Station’s Mystery Quilt again this year and I love my fabric.  It’s called Cinnamon Spice from Moda.  The original pattern called for the same fabric in the green colourway, but I wanted a red quilt, so I picked this.  It feels as nice as it looks!


I’m not sure what to start next – heaven knows I have a million (well, maybe only a thousand) choices.  I bought this BOM in Houston last year, so it might be timely to try and get it done.  Who am I kidding – get it done by Christmas?  Highly unlikely!


The poinsettias in the middle are three dimensional and it looked a lot nicer in person than it does in this picture.  For someone who doesn’t like Christmas, I certainly buy enough Christmas kits! 

I’ve been knitting a Colour Affection shawl and if I wasn’t so lazy, I’d take a picture of my progress – maybe for the next post.

I’ll leave you with this picture of my Molly and her brother Ben, soaking up some sunshine.  They certainly light up my life!



Ben November 2011


Rian said...

Those four-legged ones--they really have the life, eh? Every time I put a quilt on the floor to take a picture of it, Riley would be sitting on it already.

I love, love, LOVE that red! You made a wise choice. Can't wait to watch the progress of this quilt because I have never done a mystery quilt.

Joan said...

That red fabric is GORGEOUS! That's going to be one beautiful quilt.

As usual your furbabies are adorable.