Friday, April 18, 2014


Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 12, 2014


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.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


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


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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


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.
One of the blocks

These are the 168 blocks all stacked in a pile

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Another great show is coming this fall.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


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. 
I have included some photos of Diane's beautiful quilting.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


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.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


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
This swap was called "The Humble Heart" swap and it was hosted by Amy from the Blog, Bumble Bee Cottage 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.

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


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 :)

Monday, January 6, 2014


My friend Dawn Rossell from Holly Hills Primitives in Holly Michigan is having a huge Primitive show on March 22nd. Dawn asked me to design the site for her and to design an add for two great magazines, Mercantile Gatherings and A Simple Life. I have really enjoyed doing this for her. I sure hope you will check out her site and see all of the wonderful vendors that will be there.
On another note, it is so cold and snowy here today. DH has just finished clearing the 4ft drift so I could get into the barn to feed the critters. I am staying home from work today as the road has not even been plowed and the whiteouts are horrible. It is supposed to get worse as the day goes on and the temperature is supposed to drop. Maybe I'll get some sewing done :)
Keep warm~Janet

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR. All the best for 2014.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


Thought I would post a couple of pictures of our Christmas Gathering this year that was held at our friend Mary's home. A great time was had with lots of food and laughter. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
Here we are modeling our new hand made hats and mittens that Mary made as gifts to all of us.  We all just loved them so much. Thank you Mary!

Here we are enjoying some home made soup that Mary made for us. Notice all of our cheeks are a little rosey :) I think we have been into the wine :)

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Make sure you don't forget about this great sale if you love to sew or quilt. All regular priced merchandise will be 30  % off. Lots of sale bargains too. In Coldstream Ontario Dec 27-31st.

Friday, December 20, 2013


Wishing all of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Wishing all of my friends in the US a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 25, 2013


What a snowy weekend we had here in Southern Ontario. I went for a walk to my cabin yesterday and took some pictures. We had over 2 feet of snow. Very chilly and windy today.
The cabin in the snow.

I love how the camera captured the falling snow.

Our homestead.

Kit had to plow her way through the snow due to the fact that she is so short.

Louis enjoyed the walk but he got covered in snow. Sydney chose not to go with us.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Just got back from an awesome mini vacation in Berlin Ohio. Seven of us ventured down to Amish Country for three days, and what an amazing time we had. Lots of shopping, some great food and wine, and lots and lots of laughs. I had the best pizza I have ever tasted down there at a little pub called "Uncorked" in Roscoe Village not far from our hotel. They had some very interesting beers and wines too. We had to sample some of those with dinner of course. It was a long drive down there, but well worth it. We also made a stop at Lehman's and we enjoyed seeing all the products they had there. I think we all did a little Christmas shopping too. There is a great Amish market down there and I brought home some home made butter and other goodies. It was also nice to get home to DH and all of our critters. Here are a few pictures I took of our adventure.
We're all having breakfast at Bob Evans.

Brenda and I at the "Warehouse" having dinnner.

Shirley and Michelle having dinner at the "Warehouse".

We are all on a mission...................SHOPPING.

Mary, Brenda and I

Enjoying ourselves at "Uncorked" Waiting to order our dinner.
Brenda, Shirley, Linda, Michelle, Mary, Linda, and I was taking the picture.

Some interesting wines :)