Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sleep Apnea

Hi.  I'd like to share a site with you pertaining to Sleep Apnea.  If you've never heard about this, take a look at this site.  Lots of great information.  Many people don't even realize they have it.

Let's try this again

It's been a long, long time!

My daughter and her husband increased their family of 3 to a family of 5 in February of 2015.  My first granddaughter Hailey became the big sister to an adorable baby sister, Sadie May and a handsome little brother, Liam Raymond.
Gosh, are they fun!  The doctors decided they needed to arrive early as they weren't gaining enough weight.  Sadie May arrived first weighing 3 lbs 15 oz and Liam Raymond weighed 5 lbs 6 oz. They  spent some time in the Neonatal unit of our hospital and then were able to come home.

Although this isn't a recent picture, it is one with all 3 of my Grandchildren in it.  Those pics are hard to create with all 3 of them always going in different directions.

Once I found out that twins were coming, I started to plan what quilts I would make for them.  For Sadie I knew I wanted to use a 'Swoon' block as my starting off point and add borders until I felt it was a good size for a baby quilt.  My daughter said the colours she decided on for Sadie were rose and teal.  Well, I just happened to have those beautiful colours in Bonnie and Camille's fabric collection, Ruby.

Next is Liam's quilt.  I used Fig Tree & CO's Mini Sail Away Pattern and added borders to compliment the colours in the boats.
I backed both quilts with white flannel for warmth and a cozy feel.

I embroidered their name on each quilt to make them extra special and I'm so happy they are used every day.

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you're having a quilty day!

Friday, December 26, 2014

It's been a while

Merry Christmas

It's been a long time.  This year a member of my family took sick and after 6 months, has passed away.  I miss my Dad dearly.  He was the first man I ever loved and taught me so many things.  I cherish each and every day I was able to spend with him.  So lucky I had 53 years with him. :-)

I'm currently working on 2 baby quilts as my daughter and her husband are expecting twins in March.  I've chosen Fig Tree's mini Sail Away as the starter for the baby boy and will be working on a swoon baby quilt for the baby girl.  Yes, a boy and a girl!!  Very excited and can't wait to meet them both.  I'll show pictures of the quilts in a bit.  I really need to get quilting.  For my first grandchild, I embroidered her name on her quilt and will do the same for the twins.  Love the thought of them all bundled up in a quilt made especially for them by Nana.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


I decided to try making some small makeup bags from my scrap bin.  I laid out scraps I thought would go together and started cutting the pieces.  I believe these 2 bags I made recently were all from the same fabric collection, which I think is why they turned out so nicely.
The pattern is Zippy Strippy by Atkinson Designs.
I love this pattern.  The bags are so cute and always turn out so nice.  Terry's tips are very helpful too.

Hope you're having a wonderful week. :-)

Monday, February 17, 2014

I heart quilting!

Heart Baby Quilt
I saw a heart layout for a baby quilt using Moda Candy charms on Moda Bake Shop. (

 As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make a heart quilt using the candy charms I had here is what I made.  I used 1 pack of Scrumptious candy charms for the heart itself and part of another for the borders. Scrumptious is by Bonnie and Camille for Moda ... are you familiar with Camille's blog?? ... you really need to have a look ...)

To showcase the delicious fabric, I chose white tone on tone as my background. I first started playing with fabric colour placement and this is what I decided on.
 Once I decided on the placement of colour, I cut 2.5 inch white tone on tone fabric squares to border the vibrant charms.
 I started sewing the squares together and then began sewing the rows together.  It just makes you smile to see a quilt top coming together.
So pretty!!

Next, I added a 3.5 inch white border on all sides.  I knew I wanted to add more colour, so I decided to add a candy border to the top and bottom.  This in turn changed the square into a rectangle, which is how I like my baby quilts.  I thought it still needed some more length and I chose to add another 3.5 in border to the top and bottom.

I love this fabric and I'm so pleased with how this has turned out. 

Happy quilting everyone!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A finished Valance

I've been sewing and pressing all afternoon and my valance is finally finished.  It may not be perfect, but I'm very pleased with it.  Have a look and see what you think...:-)
I've also been working on another project.  A Paula Vaughan pattern.  This has also been taking many hours and I'm so enjoying it.  It's very rewarding to see your picture growing with every stitch!  Here is what I've completed so far.
Happy crafting everyone!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

I love star blocks

I love, love, love stars!!  Star blocks, that is. When I see a pattern using stars, I just gravitate toward it.  The stars in the sky are very pretty too, however, fabric stars are currently occupying my mind.  My mother wants to make new curtains for her kitchen and we were trying to decide what we should make.  Mom has some blue fabric that she thought she was going to use in an Ohio Star quilt (see stars are a passion for us) ,but we started cutting the fabric today to make a valance for her kitchen door.

I too, want to make a star valance.  I hope these pieces of fabric will soon be a new valance.  Love the colour blue,  we both do!
I'm making this valance from fabrics I already had on hand.  One is a medium  blue, although the lighting kind of makes it look navy, the other fabric is a grey with a light blue paisley pattern.  I want the blue and grey blocks to pop, so I'm using white on white tone fabric for the backing and to make the rest of the valance.  Let's hope it turns out the way I see it in my mind.  Fingers crossed!
Because it has been snowing here all day today, I'm making a roast of beef with potatoes and carrots roasted on a pampered chef bar pan.  Yum!  Can't wait for it to be cooked. Hope you're having a wonderful sewing day too.