Saturday, September 29, 2012

Not top secret at all

Clearly not the best photo in the world but Dylan likes his new quilt. He said it was quite soft enough. He arrived with some mending for me to do too. Patching the knees of tiny little jeans is not the easiest task in the world but I will give it a try. Piecefully, Joanne

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Excuses, excuses, excuses

About the middle of August the phone wasn't working. We put in a request for a service call but then later on we had phone service again so we cancelled the service call. What a cascade that set in motion. They cancelled our phone service, then after a couple of REALLY long calls to BELL we got the service back and eventually got our old number back. Then somewhere in the system something noticed the phone number had changed so our Internet service was cancelled. More phone calls, are you getting the picture? Meanwhile our wireless set-up wasn't working but it couldn't be dealt with until the Internet was back up and running.
I think/hope we are back up and running. I am worn out dealing with this. Meanwhile I realized I let four Scrapbag quilts out of the house without taking their pictures.
I did take three Project Linus quilts to Kincardine for quilt guild this month.Guild is getting back up and getting ready for our show next month.
My younger grandson asked me to make him a soft quilt. Translation, he wants a quilt with Minkee on the back. So I asked him what size quilt he wanted and he replied he wanted "a Dylan sized quilt". I loved that response. Checking with his Mom she wants a quilt for his bed so I have been working on that instead of net surfing.
I have managed to stitch 860" of binding for my September report in to CQA for their Cross Canada binding stitching project.
Maybe October will be a more tranquil month and the technology will behave.  Piecefully, Joanne

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Another set of bricks

This simple brick quilt has been waiting for a while to get quilted. I managed to get several quilts quilted this week and this one got its binding sewn down too. The Canadian Quilters Association is having a fun challenge and it started on September 1st. Members keep track of how many inches of binding they are able to sew and once a month report in to the director at large. Guilds are being encouraged to take on the challenge so the director at large will not have a mailbox crash on reporting day. We are going to see how far across the TransCanada Trail we can stitch. I have completed the binding on two small quilts and this one for a total so far of 368". Imagine how far we can go if all the members particpate!
It is going to be a quilty week. Kincardine Sunset Quilt Guild starts up this week and then I have a few days away with some friends for some quality sewing time and some laughs and good food thrown in too. Piecefully yours, Joanne

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Double Blue for brother Bill

This little quilt, or should I say quiltlet is for my brother Bill to hang on the door at the facility he lives in now. I used some scraps from the blue quilt I made for him and some other bits of blue that I had in my scrap bag. Hopefully when it get hung on his door it will help him recognize his door from amongst the many choices. The border and backing are Canadian hockey fabric that too is something he would know. Piecefully, Joanne