Thursday, August 7, 2014


Northumberland Quilt Guild Show -- 2014

 All cars headed to Pictou for the Northumberland Quilt Show and Sale last weekend at the deCoste Centre. 

It was a very pretty show.

Lots of applique

Winter Wonderland ... always interesting to see the differences color and fabric make

Nice to meet NS quilt bloggers.

Sheila (Sheila's Quilt World ) , Karen ( KaHolly) , Lesley (The Cuddle Quilter ) and  Linda ( Scrapmaster)

I did do a little damage to my wallet at the merchant mall.

Sew much lovely stitching.  I might even have more pictures if I had remembered to charge the camera battery the night before. 

I am tempted to say " Happy Piecing." All the hand quilted work displayed a special label. 

Friday, July 25, 2014


Xmas Dreams

In honor of Christmas Day being five months away today I cut out a Santa tonight.

Time for tea and stitching.

Thursday, July 17, 2014



 The last time I posted about quilting snow was on the ground and it was so cold. Now in mid summer it is so hot.  And I am back to stitching a quilt.


Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy published her first quilt pattern and was looking for pattern testers. A new experience for me. Her Watkins Star Quilt is lovely and worked up perfectly. it is available here.

I  choose a FQ bundle full of sunshine colors.

This was a fun pattern to stitch.

What is really neat is seeing how pretty and unique looking a pattern can be when  different fabrics are chosen. Check out Amy's blog to see all the variations.

This quilt has so much potential. I can see it stitched in winter fabrics with a sky blue background. 

Friday, June 6, 2014



Saturday, March 15, 2014



Thursday, March 13, 2014



I think of ruffles as curtains and little girls dresses and flounces on pillows so when Madame Samm announced her blog hop I was not sure what direction I would take.

 I goggled "ruffles" and at the head of the list what should appear but "Ruffles - All Dressed".  Must be ideas for unique clothing I thought. Who would have imagined that Ruffles is a food group. (I hope you noticed that when I did a taste test I choose the HEALTHY lightly salted version.)

 I stitched a new padded cushion for my stool and created a frivolous look with a flower ruffle.

Next came a ruffled pillow case to match a new afghan for my musical niece.

Tea towels for the kitchen. If I was smart I would have made the ruffle match the new stool covers. 

 Last week Kaaren of The Painted Quilt gifted us with her First Friday Freebie pattern for a pincushion stitched in wool.  My idea was to make a pillow with ruffled edge but I thought it would suit me better as a table mat. 

This was a fun stitching project. Choosing the applique fabric and raiding my button collection brought spring closer  banishing thoughts of snow.

Should add a whimsical look to the table for Easter.

 If we use mug rugs for our tea surely St. Patrick deserves his own for the celebratory Irish Coffee on March 17. This design may be found on Pat Sloan's free pattern page:'s 5 o'clock somewhere.

 So choose your favorite beverage and join the other stitchers as we celebrate ruffles.

And thank you Madame Samm and Amy for gathering us all together to stitch creatively.

Irish Coffee
1 shot Irish Whiskey
1 Teaspoon sugar
1 dollop of whipped cream
Strong, hot coffee
Preheat stemmed glass. Add whiskey, sugar & coffee. Top with whipped cream. 
 Enjoy !!