Saturday, August 29, 2015

Back in the saddle

I got my sewing machine back from the shop (she had her annual cleaning/checkup), and finally sewing again!  I am almost finished with this civil war reproduction quilt top :)  just a few more rows!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

back from vacation

My family has 2 small rustic cabins on a lake in west/central BC - beautiful country and a wonderful quiet place to be.  Completely off-grid (no power or even running water).  Our cabins do have propane stoves and refrigerators though luckily.  Anyhow, I thought I'd share a few pics from our trip :)

Storm on the last night of our vacation

The beach in front of our cabins.  Our dog Lucy and my son's dog Tikka playing in the water.

Most of the trout we catch in the lake average 12-15'', but there are some big ones too.  The 3 on the left were mine, and hubby only got one that day :)

The meat is amazing on these trout - red like sockeye!

Me and hubby - we had just gone swimming on a beach across the lake.  Refreshing 60F water! LOL.

Motoring to another fishing spot.  The lake is HUGE.

I just got home and I want to go back.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dinner tonight

Quail Scotch eggs (eggs laid by my quail that I hatched from eggs), fried oysters (that we harvested on our trip to Hood Canal 4th of July weekend), and blackberry jello salad (blackberries from our yard).  Delicious!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Foot pedal riser

I tried to share this before, but the mobile blogger app didn't work.  Trying again!

I built this quick riser for my Pfaff foot pedal.  It is amazing the difference in made!  It is so much more comfortable to use this way.  I am going to make a better, more attractive one now that I know it works!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tiles quilt along progress

Well, I have steadily been working on my 100 patch blocks - and have them all finished!  Yay!  

Now, onto my 25 patch blocks!  That will take half the time even though there is twice as many!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lattice and Chains - Moda Bake Shop quilt

Well, I can finally share my latest Moda Bake Shop project!  Introducing ''Lattice and Chains''

I chose mainly the red/white/blue prints from the line ''Varsity'' - but there is plenty of gray and even a bit of black in there too (with hints of green and yellow).  It reads mainly red/white/blue though, which I love!

I cannot keep them all - as much as I'd like to - so this one is available for sale in my Etsy Shop.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Tiles - assembly

Well, the 4th part to the quilt along is posted on Bear Creek Quilting blog.  I am SO far behind on my own quilt along, it isn't even funny!  How embarassing is that?!  No fears if you are behind, we can keep this going throughout the summer, and maybe longer - the flickr page to share will still be there :)  I have NOTHING to share since I just finished another quilt project and then went on a camping vacation for my 24th wedding anniversary!  Here is my anniversary present from hubby:

I need to get a hanger for this for the porch today so I can hang it well enough out of the direct sun.  It is HEAVY (I am guessing close to 50 pounds!), so it will have to be more than a nail to hang it on!  I have never had a red begonia - isn't it gorgeous?!  Love love love.  Now if I can keep it alive (I have a brown thumb!)