Thursday, August 21, 2014

A BUSY DAY

A busy day today. Yesterday my husband injured his shoulder, so I am doing some hammering and sawing. I told him if he told me what to do, I would do the work and that I did. Here are some pictures of me working on our workshop.
Of course Kit is supervising the project.





After the Tyvec is stapled on


Monday, August 11, 2014

A MARATHON WEEKEND


I am sure glad this past weekend is over. On Thursday I traveled to Ottawa, an 8 hour drive, stayed overnight, then judged a horse show on Friday. After the show was over, had an 8 hour drive home that night. Arrived home at 10:30 pm. Up and out of the house early again the next morning to go and judge another show. When I arrived home that night, my husband and I baled straw then put it up into the barn. Went to bed and got up early again the next morning and out of the house at 7 am to drive 2 and a half hours to judge another horse show. Judged the show then headed home. Got home, had supper and  then my husband and I baled hay and put that up into the barn. Needless to say...........I can't believe I actually accomplished this at my age. I stopped on the way home yesterday and had a nice visit with a dear friend of mine too. Actually, it was quite a nice weekend despite all of the traveling.
I hope everyone has a great week.
~Janet

Friday, July 11, 2014

HOMEGROWN BEEF AND CHICKEN

If you are local and looking to buy some homegrown beef and chicken directly from the farmer, check out their site. They have a Country Store you can visit and pick up some beef, chicken, eggs, maple syrup and some hand crafted items.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

ANTIQUE SHOW

My friend Marie is having an antique show in Ohio. I really enjoyed doing the site for this show. Some great vendors with some great antiques.
Hope will check it out.
http://backtoourrootsohio.blogspot.ca
We are having some wicked storms this week. Stay safe everyone.
Blessings
~Janet

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

PLANTING THE GARDEN

It has been a busy few days. On Saturday morning I flew out to British Columbia, got picked up at the Airport and driven to a horse show and started judging. Judged all the next day (Sunday), then travelled all night long and part of Monday morning to get home. Three airplanes to get home and two to get out there. It was a whirlwind weekend. I think I have finally caught up on my sleep so today I got all of my vegetable garden planted. Peas, carrots, sweet corn, squash, yellow beans, kale, swiss chard, cabbage, pumpkins and lettuce and I still have to get some pepper and tomato plants to put in. Maybe tomorrow. Hopefully we'll get some rain tomorrow to water everything. I can't wait to eat fresh vegetables from the garden. Last week I got the cabin stained and it looks great. I hope everyone is having a great week.
~Janet


Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEW SITE FOR QUILTERS

I have created a new site for quilters to find links to Quilt shops, Quilts Shows, Long Arm quilting services, Quilt Guilds and other upcoming events in Ontario, Canada. Bookmark it or add it to your favorites so you can find the information with the click of a mouse. If you would like your Quilt Shop or Guild, or Long Arm services added, please email me.
http://ontarioquiltersconnection.blogspot.ca

Friday, April 18, 2014

HAPPY EASTER

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

KIT

Here is a great picture of Kit, my Jack Russell. My husband took this picture of her this morning as she was looking out the window as the sun was rising. She probably had her eye on a bird. Doesn't she look noble? She is a proper mummy's girl. She was sitting beside me on the couch when the picture was taken.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Janet
Kit


Sunday, April 6, 2014

KIT AND I

Kit and I tried taking our first "Selfie"............... I am thinking we need some more practice. Kit was quite camera shy.


Friday, April 4, 2014

LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL

Yesterday I received this lovely pin from the American Paint Horse Association. I have been an APHA judge for 10 years now and this is quite an honor to receive this. Being an equestrian judge is just one of the hats I wear. I have been an Equestrian judge for 23 years, judging for 6 different associations. I am also a graphic design artist and a handmade crafter. I also work part time in a great Quilt shop. I love working in sales, helping our customers select fabrics for quilts they would like to make.
I sure hope the weather is getting a little nicer where you live. Slowly but surely it is starting to look like spring here. Have a great weekend everyone.
~Janet

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

I've been very busy all winter making blocks for a new queen size quilt for our bed. There are 168 blocks to go into the quilt and each block has 10 squares. So doing the math, there is 1,680 squares. Scraps of blues and creams were used.
Now to sew these blocks into rows and then sew the rows together. Quilt it and bind it!
Here is picture of one of the blocks and the huge pile of the 168 blocks. I thought I would never get these all done.
~Janet
One of the blocks

These are the 168 blocks all stacked in a pile

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ANOTHER GREAT SHOW

Another great show is coming this fall.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

LONG ARM QUILTING

If you are need of a great Long Arm Quilter, please check out "The Electric Quilter". She has won awards of excellence for her quilting. 
~Janet
I have included some photos of Diane's beautiful quilting.






Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A BUSY TIME

Usually the winter is a slow time, but this winter has been busier than ever. I have been working hard trying to get a quilt done for our bed and also trying to get one made for our Guild's Quilt show this year in April. Who doesn't need a little stress?

Speaking of stress, my friend Donna has just had a little stress lifted off of her. Her husband just got a job as a Canada Customs officer at the Bluewater Bridge crossing at Sarnia, Ontario. Congrats!

I have posted this flyer of our Quilt show, so if you get a chance to attend, you won't be disappointed. There is lots going on. Some great quilts for viewing, some great vendors, a boutique, and a tea room.
I hope everyone is having a great week.
~Janet

Sunday, February 23, 2014

HUMBLE HEART SWAP

Good Sunday morning to everyone! I wanted to post the pictures of all of the goodies I received from my swap partner Misi from  1890 Gable House Musings 1890gablehousemusings.blogspot.ca
This swap was called "The Humble Heart" swap and it was hosted by Amy from the Blog, Bumble Bee Cottage bumblebeelanecottage.blogspot.ca May I say I was more than thrilled when I opened my parcel. Everything was beautifully wrapped and neatly packed. Misi told me that a couple of her friends made a few of these great gifts, the heart pinkeeps were beautifully created by Theresa Meloon and the Clara Higgens pinkeep was beautifully stitched by Rhonda Teddler. Everything else was Misi's beautiful creations. I would like to thank Misi from the bottom of my heart for making my day by blessing me with these wonderful treasurers. Many thanks to Amy for hosting this great swap. Below are the pictures of what I received. I am truly blessed and will treasure everything. Thank you so much.
~Janet


Beautiful blue stitched heart and blue paper hand


Chalkware Bunny and red stitched heart

Chalkware bunny in fabric covered box

Punch Needle Strawberry Make-Do

Beautiful hand made card from Misi

Paper covered eggs

Some beeswax treasures

And what swap wouldn't be complete without CHOCOLATE!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A SWEET GIRL

Today is Kit's 5th birthday. Lots of treats today and a walk back to the bush. Happy Birthday Kit! She is such a sweetie :)