Thursday, May 27, 2010

We Have Babies!

Just a quick update on the Robin's nest. I checked the nest last night and there was no change, but when I checked again early this morning this is what I discovered.

Isn't nature wonderful!

Chat with you later.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Amy of Park City Girl blog is again hosting an on-line quilt festival. Each participant is to post a photo of one of their favorite quilts with a little story about it.

One of my favorite quilts, is this quilt called "All About Bears" and it was my first design.
At the time, my daughter had quite a collection of teddybears that were taking over her bedroom. I made a deal with her that if she put away some of more well worn teddies I would make her a quilt. At the time, I didn't realize the fun I would have with it.
Why don't you visit Amy's blog and check out all the wonderful quilts being showcased, and even write about one of your own. Just click on the Quilt Festival button on the right-hand side of my blog. Be forewarned though, it's addictive!
I hope all my fellow Canadian bloggers have a wonderful Victoria Day weekend and all my U.S. friends enjoy their Memorial Day next weekend.
Bye for now.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Robins Are Back

Last weekend, while trimming the trees, my husband discovered the robins have returned this year. In the Spring of 2007 and again in 2008, we had a robin's nest in the corner of our window sill, which I was able to see from the kitchen. If you check out my posts of May and June 2008 ,you'll see all the photos. It was absolutely wonderful and I missed them when they didn't return last year. But they're back! Not on our window sill but in the pear tree. Here are the first few photos:

Isn't the color of the eggs fabulous!

Chat with you later. Bye for now.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Sweet Nostalgia" - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Here are the links to download this month's pattern - Scribd or 4Shared

Don't forget to check out the "Sweet Nostalgia" Flickr album. Hazel, Marina, and Jennifer have been sharing photos of their blocks. I hope you will join us there. If you're not a member of Flickr, it's quite easy to join, they give you step by step directions. I really would like to see your blocks.
Happy Stitching.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day. Hope you all have a wonderful relaxing day.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New Threads From Lecien!

As I was stitching away on the June "Sweet Nostalgia" block, I began to wonder what I would do as a B.O.M. when "Sweet Nostalgia" is finished. I was going to do a survey to see if stitchery, or my favorite, applique, would be preferred, but I just received a wonderful surprise in the mail, which made up my mind for me!
The wonderful Nireko of the Lecien Corp. sent me those beautiful threads to introduce their new line of variegated threads called "Seasons", which are going to be launched at Quilt Market later this month. Why don't you ask your local quilt or needlework shop to look for them at Market.

Don't they look luscious? I've got just the project in mind for them. So stay tuned.
The past few days I've been busy appliqueing the borders on my new design, "Loves Music, Loves To Dance" and hope to be able to show you a photo soon. Bye for now.