Saturday, January 25, 2020

SEWING HELPER

I had a little sewing helper today. She didn't do much, but she was good company. I hope everyone is having a great weekend!



Thursday, January 16, 2020

ANTIQUE OPEN HOUSE

Good day friends. I was commissioned to design an add for the Open House for an Antique shop in Indiana. So if you are in the area, you might want to check it out. Sounds like they have a nice shop. I really enjoying designing this add featuring their 2 cats.
It is snowing and blowing here tonight. A real blizzard tonight.
Stay warm my friends.



Tuesday, January 7, 2020

WORKING ON AN OLD PROJECT

I am working on an old project that I found when organizing my sewing room. I love this piece and can't wait to get it finished. Vintage Nine Patch by Primitive Gatherings.



Tuesday, December 31, 2019

NEW YEARS' EVE

The table is set with lots of munchies. DH and I will be enjoying all the goodies tonight. A cozy night for sure with the wind howling and the snow blowing outside. Happy New Year everyone!




Monday, December 30, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Wishing you all the best for 2020.
Blessings to you.
~Janet


Saturday, December 14, 2019

A GREAT DAY WITH FRIENDS


Had a great day today. I met these two wonderful ladies and we had a delicious lunch in Durham, Ontario and a great Amish restaurant called Pebbles. We have worked together for over 25 years and we have become good friends. Some may not recognize us without our cowboy hats on.



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

SO CUTE

I took this picture this morning of Kit. I thought she looked so cute. She was waiting for me to come in after I took out the garbage.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019

QUILTING

Just took this gorgeous Queen size quilt off of the frame. Lots of free motion on this one. It took me hours to quilt it. I hope the customer likes it.
Have a great day. Snowing here today in Southern Ontario.



Tuesday, December 3, 2019

BUTTER TARTS

I was up early making pastry from scratch then filling them and baking them for our annual Christmas luncheon at our Quilters' Guild. Everyone has to bring 12 sweet or savoury treats to share with our members. I'm looking forward to this. Have a great day everyone.
~Janet


Sunday, December 1, 2019

CHRISTMAS QUILT

Just finished quilting this gorgeous quilt for a customer today.


HAPPY DECEMBER


Thursday, November 28, 2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Wishing all of my friends in the USA a very Happy Thanksgiving!!



Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A SAD DAY

Today is a sad day. My last red hen passed away overnight. She was 9 years old and the last survivor from the 24 we originally got. We now have no chickens. I buried her today and thanked her for all the eggs she gave us over the years.........


Monday, November 18, 2019

TABLE TOPPER

I just finished up this table topper this afternoon. It is a pattern I designed last year and I was just commissioned to make one for a lady. I custom quilted it for her too. I hope she will like it. It's all ready to go to it's new home.



HARVEST

Good morning.
There was snow on the ground, but my husband finished the corn harvest on Saturday. It has been a bad fall for getting harvesting done. There is still lots of corn and soy beans standing in fields waiting to be harvested. We went out to Montana's to celebrate. We had steak and ribs.........so good.
Have a great week everyone!


Saturday, November 9, 2019

CHRISTMAS SHOW

Happy Saturday! I designed this add for my friends in Michigan who are having a Christmas show in Holly Michigan. They are known for their absolutely amazing shows in the Spring and the Fall, but this year they will be hosting one for Christmas. They have a great line up of some of the best Vendors across several states in the USA. If you get a chance, mark this on your calendar, you won't be disappointed.
Have a wonderful weekend.
~Janet


Sunday, November 3, 2019

A GREAT TRIP TO OHIO

Last Wednesday I headed to Michigan and stayed overnight at my friend Earlene's house. That evening we went up to Lansing to shop at my favourite market "Horrocks" and then to Meijer for some more shopping. When we got back to Earlene's we had pizza and wine, then off to bed to get a good nights sleep as we were heading out at 6 am to Waynesville Ohio. We were off and running at 6 am on Thursday morning with pouring rain. It was a very interesting drive to Waynesville as we suspected the GPS was playing a few tricks on us. On the way down, we came to a section on SR 127 where 3 horses were running loose and they were running and panicking. The owner finally got there and he eventually got them herded back to their farm. They were almost hit by an 18 wheeler. I was shaking so bad when this was going on, but we were so glad they were rounded up and taken back to safety. It could have been so bad. Off and running again, we went to Waynesville and shopped around there and had a nice lunch, then we headed over to Lancaster and went to Curry's Open House. It was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the fireplace was crackling with an open fire which was so cozy. We spent the night in Lancaster at a nice hotel and had a delicious dinner at the Texas Roadhouse. Steak, ribs, salad, corn and a glass of Merlot. After that we headed to the Hotel and had a good night's sleep and we were off again at 7 am. This time we headed over to Berlin, OH and the GPS must have been playing tricks again, but we did see some wonderful countryside. Lots of winding roads and hilly countryside. We were in the middle of nowhere. A huge buck ran out in front of us as we headed down "Dog Leg" road, but he made it safe to the other side. Yes, the GPS took us down roads such as "Cow Path" and "Dog Leg".....a very interesting trip, but we got to Berlin and had a great time searching through some great shops and Antique malls. We had a delicious lunch too. We both enjoyed Pumpkin, bacon and apple soup with homemade bread. I had to have a piece of carrot cake for desert. The coffee was fabulous. After spending the day in Berlin, we headed over to  Millersburg and went to an Antique show, then out for dinner and to the Hotel for another good night's sleep before we went to another great Antique/Christmas show in Berlin. It was fabulous! We both enjoyed it so much. After spending an hour and a half we drove to Mansfield, OH. to another Antique/Christmas show where we found some good treasures, then back on the road heading back to Earlene's in Michigan. We arrived at Earlene's at 5:30 pm and unloaded my treasurers into my Jeep and headed home. I ran into lots of wet snow between Flint and Capac on the way home, but arrived home safely just after 9 pm. We had a fabulous time, but what a Marathon it was. So glad we went. It was so nice spending those days with my friend Earlene.
This was Earlene's van after the 3 days of shop till you drop.
We found some great treasures.

Earlene took this picture of me at the Texas Roadhouse in Lancaster, Ohio. The salad was good, but it looks like I was ready for the steak and ribs.


Monday, October 14, 2019

LUNCH AT THE CABIN

Greetings friends. It is such a gorgeous day today so my husband I decided to have a nice lunch back at our cabin. I made homemade soup and put it in mason jars and turkey sandwiches and hot coffee to drink. We had the wood stove fired up too, just a little chilly today.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Blessings
~Janet