Archive for April 2009

What a Weekend!

April 28, 2009

What a busy, but reasonably enjoyable weekend! I actually took Monday off to make it a long weekend (shhh, don’t tell my boss 🙂 It was just too beautiful of weather to spend it indoors sewing, so I weeded the garden instead. I can’t believe how nice it is to see the daffodils blooming and seeing all the little sprouts popping up.

daffodil

On Sunday my mom and I took the trip down to Toronto to the Creativ Festival. We had been down to the fall one and were just thrilled with the variety of arts and crafts and products. The spring one however was quite disappointing 😦  There did seem to be a lot of booths for beaders and scrapbookers.  However the quilting and yarns had less booths than the fall.  It seemed reasonably small too.  Oh well, it was a nice outing.

The rest of the weekend was spent doing cleanup and garage saleing!

Happy Quilting.

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Pioneer Spirit Grand Opening!

April 22, 2009

Well its been a long time in the works, but our combined effort has made it happen. The grand opening of our online store where we are selling our all-natural soap and beeswax candles. Feel free to stop by!
http://www.pioneerspirit.ca

Happy Quilting

Received this by e-mail

April 16, 2009

In general I”m not a fan of all the e-mails I get that just seem to be forwarded to me because I am in someones e-mail list. However I am fortunate that a couple of my friends only send stuff that is actually nice to read. I received the following today and thought I would send it out to you as it was a nice morning read.  I hope it puts a smile on your face too.

blossoms

1. There are at least two people in this world that you would die for.

2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don’t like you.

5. Every night, SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

6. You mean the world to someone.

7. You are special and unique.

8.. Someone that you don’t even know exists loves you.

9. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

10. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take another look.

11. Always remember the compliments you received..Forget about the rude remarks.

Good friends are like stars…..You don’t always see them, But you know they are there.

stars

Easter Surprise

April 14, 2009

I know, I know, its been more then a couple of days.  I was doing so well keeping you updated, but I’ve been slipping lately.  Blog writing seems to be one of those things that if you miss a couple of days it suddenly becomes a week then before you know it its been a month!  Sheesh.

I do have some exciting things to tell you about though…

I’ve finished up a pattern for you.  I soft flannel quilt…

Sleepy Time

Sleepy Time

This particular photo is of a twin size, but the pattern includes a crib and wall hanging directions too.  Who doesn’t love frolicking sheep?

There will be two more designs available soon – they are currently out being tested.

Now, about this Easter surprise.  I had been browsing a classifieds website and came across a listing for free quilting books, and of course contacted the lady regarding them…well I had my first look at them yesterday and all I can say is Wow!  I can’t believe she was just giving these books away.  There must be more than 30 of them, all in great shape and of the most interesting topics.  I’ve so far only made it through 3 of them.  Thank you so much!

books

Oh, and don’t forget if you are looking to do some paper pieceing,  to check out the different paper pieced dog patterns we have.  We have 7 different dogs and a siamese cat.

Well I think that is all for now.  I best be going to start the day!

Hope you all had a happy quilty easter.

Happy Sewing