Hi there everyone. Welcome to Blogathon Canada brought to you by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop in the metropolis of Toronto, Canada.
Today is my day to participate in the blogathon along with Josée, from Québec, who blogs at The Charming Needle. Please be sure to check out her blog and giveaway and the links to other Québec quilt bloggers that she will share with you.
And on Sew Sisters blog today there is an awesome giveaway from Timeless Treasures.
I am a wife, mother and work-a-holic in my early sixties. (Dang that job!) My three daughters have all flown the coop and settled into lives of their own. Two of them live about an hour away. The third one (you may have heard me whine about this before) lives at the other end of the country, in Newfoundland. And Canada is a big country! I have three grandchildren; one granddaughter and a grandson live nearby, and then there is the granddaughter in Newfoundland.
I have loved sewing since I was a young girl. I love textiles and threads and all the trims and how you can make beautiful things with your hands and a needle. I started quilting about 7 or 8 years ago and I really love how creative a medium it is. I make traditional quilts and mug rugs and bags and pin cushions and…. My favourite part of quilting is taking bits and pieces of fabric and playing with them to come up with an individual creation. I only wish I had more time for play.
I have one piece of sewing that I want to show you today. In October my daughter and her family came to visit for almost three weeks. My daughter arrived with a “project” that she wanted me to help her with. This is what we made…
For those who don’t recognize this it is Elsa’s dress. Elsa is the queen in Frozen, the latest popular Disney movie. And wearing it is my granddaughter J, from Newfoundland.
The thing about making this dress…. see that sparkly fabric in the bodice. Well it is some kind of stretch fabric with thick sequins on it and MY SEWING MACHINE WOULD NOT SEW IT! So every seam that touched the bodice had to be sewn by hand. And believe me, every piece of the dress touches the bodice. It was an interesting, but long project.
Please check out my earlier posts to see some of my other sewing projects.
I am the representative blogger for Canada’s territories.
See the red, yellow and blue areas across the top of the map. That is the area I represent. It is an area of about 3,500,000 square kilometres. That is a lot of space. The combined population of the three territories is… about 107,000. That means that each person has 32 or more square kilometres to roam around in. Now mind you a lot of it is barrenland, ice and bush. But here is my point. I have two, just two, other quilting bloggers to share with you from the territories. And they both live within an hour of me… So please make sure you visit them.
Quilting Under the Midnight Sun
A Geeky Crafty Life
Enough prattling. It is time to get on with my giveaway. Sew Sisters Quilt Shop is providing this lovely fat quarter bundle for my giveaway. Too bad I can’t win it!!
The giveaway is open internationally. It will be open until midnight my time on November 23rd and I will announce the winner on November 24th. If you are a no reply blogger make sure that you leave your email address. If I can’t contact you, then you cannot win.
To enter my giveaway please leave a comment on any of my posts for Blogathon Canada. The others can be found here, here, here and here. If you leave a comment on more than one post, you will be entered more than once.
Don’t forget that all the giveaways for Blogathon Canada will be open through the 23rd so if you have missed any please go back and check them out. And check out the giveaways on Sew Sisters blog as well.
And please come back and visit me again.