Thursday, June 30, 2016

Row by Row

I suspect that you are familiar with the Row by Row H20 (water related) quilting theme that quilt shops across Canada and the USA held last year.

Row by Row is like a shop hop, but it's not... no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Well, another series, Home Sweet Home has started. You can see some of the completed pieces HERE and HERE.  

Participating shops can be found HERE. Click on the license plate to see the list.

If you are traveling this summer, you might visit some of the participating shops.


2016 RxR Logo Round

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Links to sewing projects

Last year, I blogged every day. Guess you could say I was dedicated to achieving that goal. This year, there have been other priorities. However, I do want to start sharing some blogs / projects with you again! That also means reading the blogs I receive via email etc. I've been slack about that too!

So here's the first few links to check. Hope you find something interesting:

Saturday, June 18, 2016


I have been busy finishing up Shimmers for the fairs next fall. Walks and taking photos are also on the agenda when the weather is suitable. Today it was hot and sunny so I was out bright and early! 

When I was a child, my grandmother had flowers like the ones below. We called them 'rockets'. I'm not sure if that's a name used for these or not.

Thursday, June 9, 2016


The conditions were perfect last evening for this beautiful rainbow to appear. The sky was very dramatic. If you look carefully, you will see a second rainbow just to the right of the middle tree.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

House Mural

We took a trip to Bridgewater today. That's a very nice town. Spotted this house with a large mural painted on the back and had to take a photo to share. 

I also did a search for painted murals related to quilting and found the following:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Apple Blossom Time in Nova Scotia

The apple blossoms were amazing this weekend in Nova Scotia! I've never been here at this time of the year. Even the lilac trees are in bloom. This doesn't happen on the east coast of Newfoundland this early in the season. 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happy Birthday & Other Stuff!

First of all, a Happy Birthday to my brother, Don, who is on vacation somewhere between Manitoba and Newfoundland!! His birthday was yesterday.

Next, I've been off the grid for awhile. In fact, I've hardly looked at the computer or at the various blogs I usually check out for a week or so. I now have a new computer to get used to. That's not much of a chore as I have my own computer guru (how lucky is that!!).

Here are a few blogs to check out:

Windsor, NS, May 27th. You can see these flowering crab trees everywhere!

Windsor, NS, May 27th. Lilacs in bloom already!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Temari Ornaments

Verna has made a few more Temari Ornaments. I think this pattern is my favorite! What do you think??

The pink one is very similar to a previous one she did. However, the background here (can't really see it) is black with sparkles instead of gray. The little mat (Cathedral Windows) was also made by Verna. It belonged to one of our stitching friends who is no longer with us. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


There is nothing better than finding sources for free patterns and useful stitching information.
  • By chance, I found Eglantine Stitchery with its extensive list of sources for free stitching patterns. 
  • Free Vintage Patterns at French Knots (all things stitchy for crochet, embroidery, applique and quilting)
  • Some embroidery ideas at Hayfield Cottage  
  • I like the Bedside Pockets Organizer at Sew Can She. This is a free tutorial. Using the non-slip shelf liner is a good idea for holding this organizer under the mattress
  • Of course, you can't go wrong with Quilt As You Go Tutorials from Patchwork Posse. 
I hope you find something interesting to consider making!


One of my past sewing projects: Pisci Fantasticus (original design)

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

I wish to extend a Happy Mom's Day to my 94 year old mother! She is in good health and can hear much better with her new hearing aid!

Wishing all the moms out there a great day.


These tulips are from 2013. This year's tulips are just now beginning to peek through the soil. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Linking Up!!

Once again, I've joined up with The Needle & Thread Network, where Canadian textile/fibre/fabric artists, link up with others to share the things they are creating.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Layout Problem

I've been trying to fix my last blog post so that each one follows the other without having to click on "older post" at the end of the page.  All previous posts just continue as you scroll down. I've tried everything! No luck . . .

Let's see if things what happens when I post this one!
Wish me luck.
If someone has a fix for this, please let me know.
For now, if you want to see the rest of my posts, you will have to click on "older posts"!

Here's some of the Shimmers I've been working on. These will be completed this summer.

Thursday, April 28, 2016