Thursday, November 15, 2018

Making the Quilts that Warm Hearts!

It's coming...Old Man Winter has done a hard knock at the door this week, with the first snow of the season - which has now melted, but the double digit windchill temperatures and strong winds are making it feel like it's mid-winter....brrrrr.
When I was enjoying my morning coffee, snuggled under a quilt, by the woodstove, the phrase 'Making the Quilts that Warm Hearts' came to me!
And they do just that!! :)

So the quilts you make are treasured for years, you know I always recommend a quilt label added to the back of every quilt you make.
My Fabric Quilt Labels make that easy - and now I have Version 2 available, too!
See both versions of the Fabric Quilt Labels here.
I have added a 'partial free shipping' option for those who don't qualify for the free shipping!

Happy Stitching!

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Thursday, November 08, 2018

November Update

Even though I've not been able to post as much on my social media sites and here, this autumn, know that I'm around - making great progress on some new quilt designs!
As you probably already know, this time of year is more challenging for me electricity wise, though I've learnt to work with what I get.

I'm especially excited about two new quilts that I'll be offering in January, if all goes a planned!

Some of my progress has been working on stitching my newest Stained Glass Strings quilt.
Here's a lovely green block completed.

And a black & white one.
Scrappy fun!!

Also, since I wrote last, I've added the next blocks to the newest series quilts (Storyland & If I Drive...), plus Rows #1 & #5 of A Novel Idea.

You can see them and the other news here.

Happy Stitching!

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Crisp October Morning

I took my recycling/garbage down the laneway at daybreak this morning.
It was beautiful out, but I did need a hat and gloves, as the temperature was at freezing!

Full to-do list ahead...

Happy Stitching!

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Sharing and Sharing

Such a difference a season makes!
You can already see how much less I've been able to post, which has everything to do with having less electricity at this time of year - as the days get shorter and shorter and then there are the autumn storms.
I do need to clarify, that if I could have my turbine fixed it wouldn't be an issue, as the winds are good and strong, and along with my solar panels, I'd have enough power.
Also - it is my choice not to use a generator to charge the system's batteries.
The propane one I have, I'm not able to start myself - it's just got too strong a pull.
And I refuse to go down the gasoline key start generator path again -
I'm still not over being ripped off by Sears for the last one!

So I live by what nature brings me, and I'll post when I can!

I do have a few things to share today...

I've added the instructions/calculations for the Backing a Quilt Idea #8 - Frame Up.
Working out these ideas for any size quilt, to make them super easy!!
See more of these and get your copies here.

I get to play in My Happy Place today!
Sewing some books for 'A Novel Idea' block of the month quilt.
Tutorial coming soon...

Off to poke the woodstove - it's time for another coffee. :)

Happy Weekend Stitching!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Gift of Inspiration

A good day here today - being topped off with a wonderful gift in the mail!
Jean R. sent me a package that includes fabrics to play with, a lovely note book that I already have a plan for, pictures from the Sisters Quilt Show and a scrubbie she made for my dishes.
Thanks so much, Jean - your letter and gift made my week!

I've some Quilt Pattern progress news, too - Watch for a newsletter tomorrow!!

Happy Stitching!

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Good Sunny Sunday Morning!

It's been a bunch of days since I've had enough power....
I've gotten a bunch of things 'ready' for the next sunny day - and that's today!
These are fabrics I've gathered for the books of my A Novel Idea quilt.

Off I go...

Enjoy your day!

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