Sunday, January 27, 2013


I decided to make a twister table runner with the charm pack of "Snowman Gatherings" by Primitive Gatherings. This was my first time trying the twister. I was pretty cautious about cutting into the blocks, but that little ruler is pretty amazing. I still have to quilt it yet, but here it is. I put a little flange on it. My friend Sue told me how to apply the flange. She puts them on her quilts quite often. I thought it turned out awesome. It gives a nice effect. I couldn't get a close up of the whole runner as it is 39 inches long so I took 2 pictures, one from each end.
So what do you think?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Snowman Gatherings arrived at the Quilt shop where I work and I just love it. I am a huge fan of fabrics from Primitive Gatherings, but I really love this line. We have charm packs and jelly rolls.
The problem is........deciding what to make with this charm pack. I am thinking "Twister". I'll post a picture of the project after I make it. They have a gorgeous BOM starting in the spring when the line will be available at shops. I am definitely going to be doing that. 
I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it is FREEEEEEEEZING here in Ontario this week! Brrrrr

Thursday, January 17, 2013


Good morning. I just thought I would make a little announcement that may interest some of you who enjoy quilting and sewing. A good friend of mine, Brenda Miller is a pattern designer and she designs some awesome patterns for quilts and bags. She has just opened up an online site for ordering her amazing patterns, so you don't have to go to a Quilt shop to purchase her patterns anymore, you can order them online and have them shipped right to your home. I have made many of her designs and they are very easy to follow with good pictures and instructions. If you get a chance take a peak. Here are the links.
Direct link to the shopping site:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Today, I finally put the borders on my mystery quilt. You can hardly tell what color palette I like to work with :) Here is a picture of my part 1 of Darlene's mystery quilt part 1. My outside border is almost the same color as my kitchen floor.....LOL.This is the first mystery quilt I have ever done, so it will be interesting. I like to see a finished project before I make it, but what the heck, I may as well give it a try, not like I don't have any scraps in my stash. Darlene has a blog called "Quilts by Darlene" and here is the link..........just in case you would like to join in.
Mystery Quilt Part 1

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Today is the one year anniversary of the death of my little "Shorty". I miss her so much. I found this little poem to post in her memory.
"Shorty" 1995 - January 13, 2012


One year in heaven,
One year you've been there, 
So far away,
Someday I'll see you in the air,
One year in heaven,
I miss you so much,
Smile down upon me,
And show me your love.

One year in heaven,
It seems like so long,
Since the last time I saw you,
And then you were gone,
One year in heaven,
You left earth too soon,
But I know they need you,
More than I do,

One year in heaven,
I'm alone on the earth,
I miss your sweet kisses,
And all that you're worth,
One year in heaven,
Is God really there?
Why did he take you,
As I cried in despair.

One year in heaven,
I still see your face,
The day that you took,
The last breath you would take,
One year in heaven,
Why did you die?
I know God needed you,
But I still cry.

One year in heaven,
Soon I'll be there,
So wait by the gate,
Please, this do swear,
One year in heaven,
To me it is long,
But you have no pain,
From this earth you have gone.

One year in heaven,
It's so hard to move on,
I'll send you a prayer,
And sing you a song,
One year in heaven,
Life's not the same,
Since you left this world,
I'm living in a daze.

One year in heaven,
You watch from above,
Sit there and smile,
And send me your love,
One year in heaven,
You may think it's just a day,
But this world is so different,
Since God took you away.

Author Michele Westen

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I am looking for this pattern. If anyone has it and would like to sell it, please let me know. I tried to buy one off of ebay, but they wouldn't ship to Canada, I couldn't contact the seller and now the add is expired. The pattern is an older pattern and out of print now.
It is called Seymour the Snowman designed by Pat Sloan for Indygo Junction. Below is what the pattern looks like. Anyone have it?

Saturday, January 5, 2013


I've decided to finish up some projects I had been working on in the fall. This is my snowman wall hanging. I just finished him this afternoon. The pattern is from the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine and the designer is Rhonda McCray of Farmhouse Threads. The pattern is called "Slim the Snowman".
I love the way he turned out. He is hanging on one my doors and he can stay up all winter. He is not hanging crooked, it was my camera! I used Kona cottons to make him. 
I am also taking part in an online mystery quilt from "Quilts by Darlene". I have my fabric cut out for part one and hope to have it pieced early this week. I will post a picture when I have it done. I usually don't do mystery quilts because I am one that likes to see what the finished project looks like, but I think I will give this a try.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.