Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A quilter's helper

Rachel loves to visit me in my sewing room.  She loves the room for many reasons.   I have a small blue stool in there that she can sit on...or carry off to another room to climb up on furniture!  She loves that there are many colourful things in the room.  I always enjoy her finding me in there, but sometimes I think it's all about the blue stool.  When I have the door closed while working on a project I often hear her knocking on the door to see if I will let her in with me.  In the photos you can see that one night I let her in when it was safe.

Whatever the reason I usually love her to be around.  I loved being around my Grandmother and I learned many things that stand me in good stead today from her.

Maybe one day I will be able to teach Rachel to quilt. For the time being I'll be glad to see her in my sewing room even if it is to get the blue stool.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

It's in the hoop

It's in the hoop
This is a sneak preview of a very special quilt I've been working on for the next grand baby due very soon!  Amanda loves Winnie the Pooh and his friends so the quilt and the nursery will have a Pooh and friends theme.

The binding is on and the quilt label will be prepared once the little one has arrived and her name is announced.

I'll have another post with the label in a few weeks ...
The threads

The quilt is pinned

Embroidered with little paws

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Quilting Gnome

I've discovered another nice, but small, quilt shop in our area.  While the city seems to have disappointed me in customer service, quality and selection, outside the city has provided some good surprises.  The small town of Jackson's Point is home to the Quilting Gnome.  Once again it seems quilters and quilt shop owners are very aware of the great quilt shops in Alberta.

We had a good chat with the owner of The Quilting Gnome.  Just mention Canmore and her eyes light up!  Which makes you wonder if people start these businesses to feed their own quilting addiction?  Just a thought.

They had good displays and many quilting notions - that is quilt puzzles, quilting licence plates and a good display of quilts.

On the edge of Lake Simcoe, this is a great spot to visit and take in some beach time too!