more blog hop

December 10th, 2011

I have already printed off Sue’s snowmen mat and snowball cookies. Haven’t seen that Christmas cookie recipe before. Have a look at http://www,

This Sunday is the last submission to the Canadian Blog Hop. Too bad. There have been some wonderful ideas and recipes. Thanks to Cheryl for organizing.

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Christmas Blog Hop this week

November 21st, 2011

Did you check out Maria’s potholders and recipe from last week?

The variety of ideas is really fantastic. If you did the pattern from each week, all those Christmas presents and hostess gifts would be done, and it is still November!
This week Jean Boyd has designed a cute quilted picture frame. I love this one as we have had a lot of new babies arrive this fall. The cranberry relish sounds really good.


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more Christmas blog hop

November 10th, 2011

I have been negligent in posting my fellow Canadian blog hoppers. There is a good reason. I am in Mauii and Christmas is not particularly on my mind. However we were in a store yesterday and Christmas carols were playing, something about “dashing through the snow”. A little far fetched for here as it is 89 degrees.
Check out the following sites for ideas and recipes that have previously been posted:

October 16   Benita designed a string stocking ornament and gave us a yummy Domino Bars recipe;

October 23   Daphne designed a strip tablerunner and a Christmas morning breakfast recipe;

November 6   Kathy designed the motif for a spinning star appliqued coaster that could also be encorporated into a quilted star or a beaded star ornament.  Her recipe is for a French Canadian tourtiere.

And, to get a jump on things, check out on Sunday, Novemeber 13.

For the complete list go to the EVENTS page on my website

Haven’t even been to the Mauii Quilt Store yet. Maybe next week.



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Christmas Blog Hop: A Mitten 5 Ways

October 16th, 2011

Welcome to the Canadian designers Christmas blog hop. We hope you enjoy all the postings and have fun doing the projects. As I am first, and it is not even Halloween yet, feel free to substitute a pumpkin for a mitten!


For ALL craft projects, you will need freezer paper, fusible appliqué paper, black felt tip pen, fabric for heart appliqué, assorted buttons (3 per mitten). Read the rest of this entry »

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Christmas Blog Hop

September 27th, 2011

Canadian Christmas Blog Hop

Get a jump start on Christmas gifts and baking.

I will be starting things off on October 16th, stay tuned.

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Edinburgh castle

June 30th, 2011

Edinburgh Castle, built on an extinct volcano, is one of the most prominent attractions in Edinburgh. It has been a military fort for over 600 years. This was the start of our Scotland trip. As this is a quilting site, not a travel site, I have briefly mentioned points of interest relevant to quilting in the following posts. There wasn’t much. I am happy to share other pictures if anyone is interested.

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more irons

June 30th, 2011

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Irons in Glencoe Museum

June 30th, 2011

Times have progressed. It would be really difficult to work with some of these old irons.

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Glencoe Museum

June 30th, 2011

In the historic town of Glencoe (where the Campbell clan slaughtered the MacDonald clan in 1692), we found this wonderful little museum, little being the operative word. I had to duck my head to enter. The roof is thatched with heather. Inside the original stone slabs are on the floor.

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Seattle Quilt Company

June 30th, 2011

Visiting the store, we talked with a group of French ladies who met every Tuesday and were making(tatting) lace. I had never seen it done and was quite fascinated. It is hard to see in the picture but their working surface is a concave dome covered in velvet. They are working with all these bobbin-like tools with beads attached. The intricacy of the work was really remarkable, twisting all the threads and bobbins.

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