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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The weekend has not been devoid of sewing!

I have been sick with a stomach flu since Thursday.  I hate it when I get sick on the weekend!  But there has been some progress made in the sewing department – and the snows of last week…


….are gone!   Bird watching this morning.  We bagged an American Golden Plover and Snow Geese.  My friend, wife of the local bird nut, asked me if I had the Plover on my life list.  I had to whisper to her that I don’t have a life list.  We had a great laugh.


Yesterday I helped my daughter sew a blind for her bedroom window.  It isn’t finished and I think she is going to come out this week to work on it.  I bought the fabric for this blind in 1997!  Pictures to come when it’s done.

Today I finished up my 12” X 12” quilt for the swap organized by Victoria as part of the 15 minutes play blog.  I received my 12`` X 12 `` already.  Michele made me this cheerful little quilt.  Colourful and bright; just what I like.  Thanks so much Michele!


I’m afraid I probably didn’t pass the “make fabric” portion of the task, although the quilt is made totally of scraps (except for the backing).  Even the batting is scraps.  I had this huge pile of little triangles received from the scrap basket at my LQS.  It is left out for people to contribute their garbage towards my postage stamp quilt.  I get so many tiny scraps and I get to use them for lots of things.  I am happy with how this turned out.  It is for a mystery recipient.


And some detail….


Yup.  I`ve become a bit obsessed with hand quilting. 

I also finished my May Adventure Block for Sylvia in Australia.  Here is a sneak peek.  Sylvia asked for a block suitable for a baby in pastels.


Good night!



  1. I hope you are feeling better soon. I always sew when I am sick, as I just cant stay in bed all day.

  2. Lots of interesting photos here. Sorry to hear you haven't been well. Get well soon.

  3. Sorry you haven't been well. I hope you're recovering now.

    Your challenge quilt is great.

  4. Hope you feel better! I'm so glad the snow is finally gone too, LOVE your little quilts!!! I don't have a "life list" either, I'm just trying to get through each day, but I still have teenagers at!!

  5. I hope are feeling better! Your 12X12 is wonderful! I love all of the triangles and the little decoratives you added.

  6. I hope you are feeling much better Janet. Love your block.

  7. What! No life list! Well, don't worry. Mine isn't all that impressive. Will that 12x12 be part of something bigger?

  8. As you can probably tell, I'm catching up on blog posts that I've been missing. Your hand quilting looks great, and I like your embellishments, too!