Friday, November 30, 2012


This week my DH came into the little Quilt shop where I work and snapped a picture of me. Just thought I'd share :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


This year I joined in the Ornie Swap that Marie (OLDE LADY MORGAN) was hosting. Yesterday I received my package and I am thrilled with what I received. Everything hand made and obviously with lots of love.
I would like to thank the following friends for my beautiful ornies:
Brenda from the "Rusty Thimble"
BeckyJean from "Primitives n Stitchin"
Michelle from "Simple Pleasures"
Marie from "Olde Lady Morgan Primitives"

Also to Marie for organizing such a great swap!
Thanks so much to everyone! I will treasure everything.

Here are the ornies I received. Wrapped so nicely

Prim Ginger from Brenda (The Rusty Thimble)

Some goodies from Marie (Olde Lady Morgan)

Prim Reindeer from BeckyJean (Primitives n Stitchin)

Prim stocking from Michelle (Simple Pleasures)

Prim Snowman from Marie (Olde Lady Morgan)

This was my contribution...Santa Crows!

All packaged up and ready to go.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


This recipe was given to me by a lady in our Quilters' Guild to publish in our newsletter. I thought I would post it here as it looks delicious. Wish I could remember who gave it to me so that I could give them credit.

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1/4 cup of corn syrup
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of cold butter cubed
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Base: In a large bowl, mix flour with brown sugar. With pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly. Press into parchment paper lined 9 inch square metal cake pan.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with pecans and press lightly. Bake for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in bowl, beat together sugar, butter and corn syrup until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Spread over base and bake until darkened and slightly jiggly when shaken. (about 20 minutes)
Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into bars.
Make 36 bars.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I would like to wish all of my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Yesterday I spent a very enjoyable day taking a workshop from Heather Stewart. The workshop was Irish Courthouse Steps. Lots of cutting and lots of sewing in this quilt, but the finished quilt is gorgeous. It is a great way to use up my scraps.
The quilt consists of two different blocks. The workshop started at 9:30 am and we finished at 4 p.m.
Included in this workshop was one of Heather's delicious luncheons. On the menu was cauliflower mac and cheese with a salad consisting of mixed greens, goat cheese, pomegranate seeds and walnuts. For desert we had lemon loaf with a cup of freshly brewed tea. Absolutely delicious! I just love Heather's luncheons, everything is always so fresh and home made. Below are photos of my two completed blocks for the quilt.
Block One

Block 2

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Just in case anyone is wanting a brand new sewing machine, there is a huge Pfaff sewing machine sale going on at Sew Creative Quilting at 22486 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges, Ontario. The sale is on until December 22, 2012. Wouldn't you just love one for Christmas?
Visit the store or visit their website