Tuesday, 13 November 2012


I just received my first postcard in my Postcard Exchange Group, from Marina in South Africa.  This month's theme was pets.  

Tomorrow I will mail December's postcards.  During the Christmas season, letters and postcards to South Africa take a few weeks so I've worked hard to get these completed in a timely manner.

The red cards are made from embossed metal, stitched to a fabric background.  The "Wish" cards are made using fusible, machine zig-zag applique.  Each card was finished with a satin stitch.  

Sunday, 11 November 2012


November is almost over and I have only a couple weeks left to get some pieces ready to hang at the Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga for the month of December.  I'll hang some of my previous pieces, but the show will be updated with a few new ones.

I love the colours of this one - very retro!

This is a fabric panel, from Stonehenge - Christmas Traditions by Linda Ludavico for Northcott, machine quilted.

This pattern was received in a swag bag from Ruti's Needlebed in Mississauga.  The pattern is "A Star on Ice #0378", by A Little More Effect Pattern Company.  It's made using fusible, raw-edge applique, machine-quilted and embellished with tiny Christmas lights.

"I Love Winter" is the sum of winnings from the Halton Hills Quilters' Guild Block of the Month in December 2006.  There were only nine blocks in the original pile of blocks, so I had to make a couple extra to increase the overall size.  Thanks to all the ladies that contributed.  I had kept all of the blocks and fabrics together since 2006 and finally put it together a couple weeks ago.  


A couple weeks ago I attended a workshop with Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks.  I finally finished the quilt, "Tis the Season", that I started in that class.  It's been a while since I've completed a bed-sized quilt with traditional block piecing and applique.  It was machine quilted on my domestic Pfaff, 1/4" from the seam lines, while the header was free-motion quilted.  I had a difficult time trying to take a photo of the quilt due to it's size.  


I've recently joined a postcard exchange group.  We are a group of ten and each month there is a theme that is used in the postcards that are made.  This month the theme is "Pets".  Here are my cards.  All I have to do is mail them.

Saturday, 3 November 2012


Oh, my goodness.  Where does the time go?  It was just Halloween and now we're into November already. Here's what I was working on - pumpkins painted with white acrylic paint, grey stem, accented with a Sharpie marker and ribbon.  

EEK! - I cut out letters from fabric and glued them on to the painted pumpkin.

I knew that I wasn't going to keep these for long so I didn't finish them, but if you started with a craft pumpkin you could spray finish it to be kept for years.  My pumpkins have already been hollowed out and the seeds removed for roasting.