Thursday, January 24, 2008


Yes, thank-you everyone for your kind words. Grandpa was one of a kind and we're glad that he's found some peace. We 'celebrated' his life on Tuesday instead of mourning his passing. We went to the Keg for a 'good steak dinner' --- one of Grandpa's favourites---and toasted to his many years with us. He joined many of this friends and his brother and sisters; so I'm sure that he was having a grand time himself.

This past weekend was a 'girl's weekend'; as in, my daughter and I had the house to ourselves...the only boy was our cat Kenny! (and he's been neutered!) This was Saturday night dinner that we enjoyed while watching High School Musical Two; a real Chick Night! My daughter had the juice box; the wine was MINE, ALL MINE!!! There was strawberries and whipped cream for dessert.

Yea, we missed the boys. :o)

I also got to work on something that I had planned to do a couple of years ago.

One of the best things about this one is that all the cotton contrast fabric came from my existing stash! There are some leftovers from other projects and some newbies that just caught my fancy and some that I bought either because I was mad at somebody or wanted something to cheer me up. Just so we're clear...a fat quarter is A LOT cheaper than a carton of cigarettes, a bottle of booze, a diamond get the idea.

One of OMG! elements of this project is that the main fabric is called Minky, (I picked it up at Evelyn's in Newmarket) it feels better than mink! I gotta say though, I don't know how those puppies reproduce, because there must be a lot of slippin' and slidin' goin' on. It was tricky to keep all the pieces in line to sew them together!

I think that this is a good, 'beginner, take your quilting to the next step' kind of quilt. It had all straight seams and you have to absolutely be o.k. with not getting your seams exactly 1/4", or your corners to match or all that other 'strive for perfection in quilting' stuff.

I've backed it with more Minky and tied it with embroidery floss, as traditional quilting would be almost a nightmare due to the slippery nature of the fabric. I'll post a picture of the finished treasure before (and maybe as) I give it to my niece for her 2nd birthday.

Luckily, this wasn't me this weekend:
(try clicking on it to make it larger; it might work...let me know)

I was on Cotton Picker's blog and checked in with some other blogs that she reads and "borrowed" this from one of the sites...been there, and sadly, I'm sure I'll be there again.


kgbknits said...

I had a fondle frenzy with that at Evelyn's. I had to be dragged away. It is sooooo soft and I just wanted to wrap myself in it. Oooh, I'm dizzy just thinking about it.

Cotton Picker said...

OK, I have to know. Where is Evelyn's in Newmarket? I only ever go to Fabricland? :(