Tuesday, June 8, 2021

NEW FAMILY MEMBER

Good afternoon. The clouds are rolling in and I can hear thunder in the background. Hopefully some much needed rain. We got our hay off yesterday so it can rain all it wants now.
I wanted to post some pictures of our new family member who arrived last night. He is making himself right at home and fitting in well. Coriander just loves him. It is so nice to have some colour back in the barn again.





Thursday, June 3, 2021

QUILTING

Lots of quilting going on these days. I love this quilt I just quilted for a customer. It turned out great.
I just LOVE free motion quilting. My husband and I went out this morning to the Garden centre and got some more herbs for my garden and a few more perennials. Got some delicious strawberries and asparagus and we'll be enjoying that for dinner tonight. We were lucky to have a nice rainfall overnight last night and all the gardens look great. Tomorrow Hay will be cut.
I hope you all are having a great day.
Blessings
~Janet






 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

GARDENS

Hello everyone! I have been so busy working away at quilting and gardening that I haven't posted much.
I have been gardening in the morning and quilting in the afternoon. It is just nonstop. Anyway, I took a picture of the garden in front of my porch this morning. I get so much pleasure from my gardens. The vegetable garden is all planted and we just need some rain to get it to start growing. Our hay will be coming off too in the next week or so. I'll need all of my muscles for that.

I hope you are enjoying this warmer weather.
Blessings
~Janet


 

Monday, May 17, 2021

HAPPY MONDAY

Happy Monday everyone! Thankfully the warmer weather is here. Our crops are all planted for this year and now we just need some rain.  This weekend I will be planting the vegetable garden. Lots of quilting going on too and working away at the flower beds. I really love this quilt and all the colours in it. One of my favourites that I have had in to quilt. Wish it was mine. I may have to make one just like it.

Wishing you all have a wonderful week!
Blessings
~Janet






Saturday, March 20, 2021

HAPPY SPRING!

Good morning friends. Well it is finally here, the first day of Spring and the weather here is supposed to be gorgeous today. I'm planning on doing some raking up around my shop and picking up some sticks and branches after the windy week we have had. Lots of things to do before opening up my shop this year. I also plan on doing some dyeing of wool this weekend  for the shop and also I have to do some  quilting, customer quilts are stacked up waiting. Winter has gone and hopefully the virus will soon be gone. Have a great weekend everyone and Happy First Day of Spring!
~Janet



Wednesday, March 17, 2021

HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY

Happy St. Patrick's day everyone! 



Saturday, March 13, 2021

A FINISH

Just took this beauty off the frame last night. Love how it quilted up. Took me 4 days to get it all quilted. Lots of stitching in the ditch and stitching around the wool applique'. 
It looks like spring is on the way, the birds are singing this morning. I wish everyone a great weekend.
Janet




 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

THE RED GENERAL

I just finished quilting this gorgeous red and cream quilt for a customer. It is made with the French General fabric line. I call it the Red General. I just love the way it quilted up! I took some pictures of it today before I call the customer to tell her it is ready for pickup. I just love the way the sunlight picks up the quilting texture.






Tuesday, February 23, 2021

A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Today we celebrated my husband's birthday. I made a nice roast beef dinner with roasted onions and heirloom carrots, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans,  homemade gravy and coleslaw. Finished it off with a piece of cake.
He really enjoyed it.





Friday, February 19, 2021

WOOL APPLIQUE' QUILT

Happy Friday!! I quilted this gorgeous quilt last week for a local Quilt Shop, The Cotton Harvest in Seaforth, ON. I just love this quilt. I purchased the pattern so I am definitely going to make one for myself. I plan on hanging it on the wall in my upstairs stairwell. She has kits for sale too.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
~Blessings, Janet






Tuesday, February 16, 2021

PANCAKE TUESDAY

Pancake Tuesday here in Canada so I made my scratch recipe for pancakes and we had sausages with them. They were absolutely delicious with butter and real maple syrup.



Wednesday, February 10, 2021

RED NINE PATCH QUILT

I just finished binding this scrappy red, cream and tan quilt about 5 am this morning. I made the top last year and I snuck it in to be quilted last week between customer quilts. I love how it turned out. Red is my all time favourite colour. This quilt is for me :) So glad it is finally finished!!





Tuesday, February 9, 2021

A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY

Today is a special Birthday. Kit is turning 12 today.
Happy Birthday Kit!!


 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021

"HEARTS" TABLE RUNNER

Hello everyone!! I have decided to put my "Hearts" table runner digital download pattern on sale in my Etsy shop just in time for you to make for Valentines day.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/OldeCrowsMercantile



Tuesday, January 19, 2021

HOME MADE GRANOLA

I just took this out of the oven. Home made Cranberry Granola. The kitchen smells so good.


 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

VALENTINES DAY

Good morning Peeps. I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday morning. A little snow here today. I am making yeast rolls and I have the dough rising in my kitchen and it smells amazing. I changed up my kitchen centrepiece this morning so I am ready for V Day.

Have a great day everyone.
Blessings
~Janet



Sunday, January 3, 2021

A CHRISTMAS QUILT

I just finished quilting this gorgeous Christmas Quilt. It is a customer's quilt and she didn't need it until after Christmas. So she will be able to enjoy it next Christmas. I love it so much that I think I will make one for our bed. I am posting some pictures of this beauty. I quilted it with lots of texture.

Blessings to all of my followers.
~Janet




 

Saturday, January 2, 2021

NEW YEAR'S DINNER

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I snapped this picture last night of my husband's dinner before he made it disappear. Roast Beef, Yorkshire Pudding, Gravy, Carrots, Mashed Potatoes. It was so good!
Wishing everyone a wonderful 2021.
Blessings
~Janet



Saturday, December 26, 2020

CANDLE LIGHT CHRISTMAS DINNER

A wonderful Christmas dinner was enjoyed last night. Dinner for two by candle light. The was my centrepiece on the table. Looking forward to the leftovers tonight. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, turnip and carrots, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh rolls and butter and English Trifle for desert. We also enjoyed a glass of red wine with dinner.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.
Blessings
~Janet