Sunday, February 9, 2014

A New Blog

Good morning! For any that have been following my blog, you'll know I've recently opened a new quilt shop. I've decided to start a blog for the shop, and so most of my posts will be happening there. Please stop by the new blog for a chance to win a fun prize!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A Few Things To Share!

First off, I've finished the next two blocks in the Be Attitudes quilt. I'm really enjoying this one! The blocks are finished as far as I'll go until after it's put together and quilted. Then I'll add a few more embellishments.

Also, I wanted to ask if any of you have had a chance to try the Martelli rotary cutter. I started using mine shortly after I opened the shop. I had been cutting a lot of fat quarters one day, and it left my hand feeling stressed and painful. A friend had suggested this one and so I gave it a whirl! It's great! No pain, no stress, no tension, no cramping, regardless of how much I cut in one day! If you have arthritis or other issues with your hands you really should give this a try. They are available in right and left handed ones also. If you contact the shop, at 902-378-7845 or email me at I can hook you up!

And I was asked about this quilt, The Friendship Star, that's pictured in my header. I designed this quilt a few years ago. It's one of my favourites ever and have been asked for the pattern several times. I hope at some point in 2014 to get a few of my patterns published for sale. That was one specific goal I had when I decided to open the shop but I haven't had anytime to pursue it too much yet! Hoping it will happen soon though. I'll be sure to post what patterns I have available at that time. Thanks for the interest to those that have inquired!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Project

Thought I'd take a few minutes this morning to share this new project that I've started. I saw this Be Attitudes quilt by Nancy Halverson,

last summer and knew right away that I'd have to make it someday. I ordered a few copies of the book for the shop and decided to start on mine last week. I'm enjoying it very much! Another project to add to my pile. Hope to finish this one right away! lol

I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas season and wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Winter Wonderland

We are having quite the winter here and it's still fall! lol But I don't mind it at all as winter is my favourite season!

We were blessed last night to be able to enjoy a walk through the woods! Some of our cousins from my Dad's side of the family own a horse farm nearby and each year they host a candlelit walk along a 2 mile trail in the woods. At the end of the trail is an old sugar shack where our uncle used to make tons of maple syrup. They served hot chocolate and hot apple cider for us there alongside a beautiful bonfire!

It was a great night to appreciate God's beauty and have a little visit with family!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Checking In

Busy, busy! Work, Christmas cantata, shopping, etc! You know all about it, I'm sure. Just wanted to check in to say hi and show you a couple of fun things. Gail, my right hand man at the shop, was busy this week, whipping up this little cutie that was in a previous issue of Primitive Quilt and Projects.

And I spent some quality quilting time over the weekend working up a few more of these babies. Almost done with these colours, then on to the dark blues!

And a little trimming at home!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Wooly Wednesdays!

If you live in this area, you might want to get in on this little bit of fun. I'm hosting Wooly Wednesdays at the shop on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 12:00noon. Kaaren from the Painted Quilt is going to be there each Wednesday morning to inspire and share her beautiful work. Approximately once a month, we'll have an original design ready to share with you in kit form. For those living out of this area, you could also get the kits by mail. We start Wednesday, Dec 11th. There is limited space for the workshops, so if you think you might want to join us, let me know. You can call the shop at 902-378-7845 or email me at

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Snow Pail and Gifts

I've had a bit more sewing time again this week, love that! I got these cute little patterns by Sweetwater in at the shop for this Snow Pail and just had to give one a whirl. They make up quickly and for only $2.99 for the pattern, you can't go wrong. The first batch has sold out already and there are more on their way to me now. They have a great line of fun patterns if you're interested in checking them out.

I've also been making a couple of Christmas gifts. I'll post pictures of them when they're finished. Thanks for stopping by, I'll try to post again in the next few days!