Saturday, November 24, 2012

Blog-hop and giveaway coming soon!

This time around I am going to enter the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party with Giveaways!

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

From December 10th until the 15th you will be able to visit a whole host of blogs and enter a ton of giveaways...  remember to watch this space for mine!

Friday, November 23, 2012

2012 Christmas Quilt Show

I decided to enter the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show as it gives me a chance to share one of my favourite things I have made. This was for a mini swap and I got the idea from the Pier 1 Imports commercials (love them!).

I still adore the idea of the snowman couple :) The white fabric is all sparkly with silver glitter and so that made me happy too!

Please check out the other entries and enjoy the eye candy!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Today would have been my Daddy's 70th birthday. I had been planning on making him a scrabble board quilt, but obviously I did not. The other thing we would have done would have been to go to The Works, a burger place right near our neighbourhood (my Dad and I lived next to eachother).

Our reasons for going there would have been two-fold. One, we loved it, and spent all of our occassions there. And two, my Dad couldn't drive anymore, as he had dementia, and we can walk to the restaurant in five minutes.

I mention the dementia because I don't have many recent photos of my Dad to share. One thing that happens is that  the personality of the person changes. My Dad and I did not have the same relationship in his last years as we did before. It was hard and made everyday interactions very awkward. Not that they were everyday as he tended to isolate himself at home.

I am happy to say that now I am able to remember the good parts of him as well as the bad and it means the world to me.

This was my gift to him on his 65th birthday. Sadly, we never made the trip.

Tonight we will go to The Works to celebrate his birthday without him, and I will buy him a beer in memory.

I love you so much Pappy, and miss you more than words can say. Happy Birthday!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A little thread, a little cat

So, one of my favourite swaps is underway again, the Trim the Tree Ornament swap. You make ornaments for all the members of your group... you can state some preferences but it still is very open. This year I decided on cross stitch and have 3 started so far.

I hope to have the finished products to show you soon. If I am lucky it will be before I go to the US on the weekend... so much cheaper to send from there.

Now a couple of photos of my sewing companion. She never used to hang out on my table until a few weeks ago.

Keeping an eye on everything :)

Offering a helping paw :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my Mom's birthday... a year ago we were in Las Vegas celebrating her 70th with friends and family...

Here is a picture of her with Opie... until I caught this moment forever they both pretended to hate each other :) She looks pretty darned great doesn't she... it's one thing about her that I love... she doesn't play the "old" card ever, and sometimes I have to remind myself that maybe she needs me to slow down lol...

I was supposed to see her today but I am down with some tummy troubles, so my co-worker took her over my present... technically my brother and I bought her and iPad, but since I wanted her to have something else on the day (we bought the iPad when my bro was here to help) I made her an iPad cover.

She called and let me know she loves it :) Pattern is here
Happy Birthday to a wonderful Mom, who even better, is my friend!