Thursday, November 27, 2014

43 years today

On this day 43 years ago I married my best friend and after 43 years we are still best friends what more can anyone wish for  Thanks for the best years of my life Bill .

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends , I hope you have a wonderful celebration of thanks with your friends and families :-)

I have some mail to share , as some of you know I organized a Christmas postcard exchange , well my partner was really on the ball and I already have received her beautiful postcard in the mail .

 Isn't it pretty a lovely embroidered snowflake to bring in the holiday season , thanks so much Pauline ! I also got a surprise today with another postcard from Lin ...
Lovely candles in a very artistic setting , they are wonderful Lin , thanks so much !! I will share the postcard I sent off to Pauline once it is received but right now I can share the postcard I have made for Brandy Lynn's snowflake exchange .
I had this snowflake fabric in my stash and added some small snowflakes and an applique snowflake with a little sparkle to add some pizzazz :-)  I don't have my partner for this swap just yet . 
 I have been doing some other stitching but the only thing I can share just now is this wool stocking which is a pattern by Primitve Gatherings .
It is only tiny being approximately 9" long , it was fun to stitch . I really enjoy having some wool projects to stitch during the evenings , and I am sure enjoying the Valdani Threads I won a while ago from Kaaren of the Painted Quilt  , they are such a joy to work with . 

Before I head off to my sewing space I want to gently remind those who are taking part in the postcard exchange to please have them posted no later than Dec. 1st which is fast approaching , yikes that means Christmas is right around the corner , sorry I have to run . Thanks for stopping by .
 hugs Sheila

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Canadian Quilters Connect

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Hi there , if you are visiting via the Canadian Quilters Connect Sew Sisters blogathon welcome to my blog , to my wonderful followers thanks for stopping by . It is indeed a pleasure to be part of the Canadian blogathon   Thanks to our hostess Linda of Scrapmaster and Linda of Stitch Lines , stop by their blogs to find a list of blogs in the Maritimes to check out and a special thanks to Sew Sisters for arranging this blogathon . Be sure to visit Sew Sisters as well as both Linda's as they have giveaways I know you would love to win .  Don't limit your blog hopping to today , there are blogs to visit all  week long you can get that list by clicking on the icon at the top of my blog .
 As for what I am working on right now , I am busy sewing Christmas gifts . I just completed three little owl purses for my young granddaughters . What fun to create , colourful and I do think they will like them . Only have a picture of two so far but I finished number three yesterday .

 I am also trying to catch up on BOM blocks , you can see the three I made for our guild BOM in the previous post and my Aurifil block is now completed too , just one more of those to make . 

I won't keep you any longer , you have a lot more stops to make but I hope you will stop by again real soon .
 Hugs Sheila 

Friday, November 14, 2014

It has been a while ....

I know I have been missing from the blogging world lately , I have been sewing some but having a few issues with my joints , it is that time of year , November is never an easy month for me . Anyway onward and upward , sorry if I have not visited your blog lately I will try to catch up or maybe just start over .
 I started this project about a month or so ago but it has sat idle and I need to get back at it .

I seen this little project in the  new Fons and Porter Christmas Celebration magazine and JUST had to make it , so darn cute . I now need to start the applique process .
 On Wednesday I attended a workshop at our guild and Janice taught us the attic window method using a panel . I had done attic windows many years ago but the fact we were using a panel really intriqued me so I signed up and was so glad I did , I really enjoyed the class . Thanks Janice !

 Can you tell what this was? A fall wreath , I still need to add borders but I am loving it so far . There was some beautiful panels used so these will be a lovely addition to our quilt show . 
 I also made my three blocks for the BOM for our guild , the last block I did was called Grandmothers Favorite , I wonder which grandmother because it sure wasn't this one lol . Why you ask , well it was partly PP and I am not a fan of PP but I am sure not a fan of PP that does not fit . Now it could be my printer but the pattern was way too big but I adjusted the best I could and made the block and it isn't perfect but it will do ;-) In the picture below it is the one on the upper left , next to that is Fancy Stripes then the lower one is called Four Corners , all came from the Quilters Cache website .
This is going to be a scrappy Christmas quilt :-) 
Today I am finishing off the Aurifil BOM for November then back to Christmas sewing . 
 Hope all is well in your world , we are going to get some of the white stuff today , they say we could receive 10 cm. , I am not ready for that but it does make for a good day to sew . 
 Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope you have a great day .
 hugs Sheila 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What I am working on today :-)

I love fabric no two ways about it , however I also love wool and the last few days I have been crafting with wool and today I started this little candle mat  , want to see ?

 I found an image on Pinterest , I am not sure who contributed it as there was no link but I downsized the image and came up with this candle mat and I am loving it . I still have to stitch around the green but that is fun so off I go to do that just wanted to share :-)
Hope you are having a lovely day , it is super mild here but the wind is not pleasant and do you know we had SNOW yesterday as well as the day before , yeah isn't that just aweful , well at least it didn't stay on the ground ;-)
 Before I head off to my comfy chair I want to ask if everyone who signed up for the postcard exchange received their partners , if not please let me know as soon as possible , thanks .
 Thanks for stopping by today , love your visits .
 Hugs Sheila

Monday, October 27, 2014

This little piggy came to my house :-)

On Friday the postman delivered this adorable postcard from New Zealand , Max who is a nephew of Raewyn has taken a real liking to making postcards and we have exchanged once before so I was delighted when Raewyn asked if I would like to do another exchange with Max . He wanted to show off his improved sewing skills and indeed they are improved .

Isn't it adorable , who wouldn't love this little piggy , he has so much character . Thanks so much Max it is fun swapping with you :-) 
 While on the subject of postcards , I have approximately 16 particpants in the Christmas swap , any more takers ? Sign up by November 1st , mail out by Nov. 30th . Thanks in advance. You are swapping just one postcard and receiving one postcard unless you request more . So come on send me your info , your email address , blog address and your mailing address so I can just copy and paste , I appreciate this bit of help .

On the weekend hubby and I along with another couple headed over to the eastern shore to the town of Guysborough then on to a little rural area just a few kms. away , we were checking out a property that is for sale . I think you may have noticed I love the woods , the smell , the fauna and just being in there makes me feel good  so I have to share what I found .
The road way in , the trees have lost a lot of their leaves now and are making a nice bed along the road , so pretty .
Moss covered large rocks and as you can see even ferns grow in this rich moss , oh I love it !
The trees were also covered , obviously a very healthy forest .
A dead tree giving new life to some fungus .
I couldn't resist this little heart shaped leaf amongst the fallen leaves , so cute .
I am not sure what this is but it is was so lovely and green, teaming with life . I enjoyed this little stroll through nature so much , it truly is good for the soul , you come away feeling refreshed . Of course the air was incredibly clean so that helped too ;-) We enjoyed a delicious chower at a local cafe , I will be going back again , their biscuits were great too :-)
 I have been busy sewing but nothing to show right now , maybe in a day or so until then hope life treats you right . Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new followers it is so nice to have you .
 hugs Sheila