Saturday, November 5, 2022

York Heritage Quilt Show

Feast your eyes on a dazzling collection of 250+ contemporary and traditional quilts!

When: Friday, November 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday November 12, 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

Where: Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto

Admission: $10. 


Thursday, October 20, 2022

High tea - Part 2

 

Here we all are at the Windsor Arms. 

From left to right and youngest to oldest - Ayla, Eric, (me), Maili and Mark. The only one missing is my eldest daughter, Laila. Peeking just behind Ayla, on the couch in red, is her youngest son, 4 month old Phinneaus.

Ayla with Phinneaus, all dressed up for the occasion.

My special birthday treat. I'm really not a fan of chocolate.

It was a lovely day with dinner later in the day and on Saturday I get to go to the theatre to see Singing in the Rain.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

High Tea

It is one of those milestone birthdays for me - #70. I'm off to high tea today with four of my children - gluten free for me. My eldest daughter and her two boys will be visiting next month. Dinner with the whole family later today. 


Pretty flowers from my two year old twin grandsons.

I hope everyone has a great day today.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Getting closer

 ...to the end.

This is all that I have left to quilt. I'm trying to think of how to bind it - meaning what colour.

Butterflies and leaves are what I finally decided I would quilt in the big open sky area.

And when I'm not working on the quilt, I'm making more hats.

This is with the flash on my little camera. The green isn't a lime colour.

This green is closer to the colour but it's still not this bright - photo without the flash. My two little granddaughters need new hats so these are just trials. Pink and purple are this years colour so I shall see what I come up with. I will probably try a few different patterns too. There's bound to be someone who fits whatever size I make. I have a bench in my hall that has storage and so I keep hats, mitts, sweaters and masks in it for the little ones. They come in handy at times.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Just some quilting

I finally got the giraffe quilt on the frame and have started quilting it. 


I have it set up in my kitchen.

There's lots of light coming in from the window. I do use my lamp though to see where I am stitching. 

                         When I am not quilting, it is covered with a sheet.

             I really like the effect that quilting gives to something that is flat. It took me a bit of thinking to come up with how I was going to quilt the leaves but in the end, I just sat down and freehand drew a leaf with veins in each pieced leaf. I just have to figure out what on earth I am going quilt in the big sky area. Maybe some falling leaves...