Friday, May 26, 2017

One done, two on the go and baby names

Marg and I have been diligently working away on the charity baby quilts.

While two frames are in the basement, Marg has one frame upstairs and finished this quilt. I love the colours - they remind me of ice cream.

This is the one with the white ducks.

And this is where we came up with the ice cream colours - the floral fabric.

On to baby news:

It's almost like having another set of twin granddaughters but these two are exactly two weeks apart. The little girl on the left was born on May 3rd and her name is Esme Ina (after her great grandmother.) The one on the right was born on May 17th and her name is Darcy May River. Another Canadian name - for D'Arcy McGee (Thomas D'Arcy McGee was a writer, poet and one of the Fathers of Confederation), she was born in the month of May and River was to keep her connection to her twin big sisters Mackenzie and Severn (names of Canadian rivers.)

Sewing news:

This is what my kitchen table looks like. The polka dot fabric and the floral under it are two remnants I picked out this morning. Under it is some Heat and Bond lite because I am in the process of fusing a few appliques and one of the fabrics I am fusing is the brown log or 'wood' fabric.

These are two surprise polka dot fat quarters. They were found in a box that held a pattern for a summer top and lots of photos in frames. Surprise, surprise.

Well, I'm off to a quilt show tomorrow with my friend Judy. I'll try to remember to bring my camera.  ;-)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Another tie breaker

Two years ago this coming Sunday little Teemu was born and he became a tie breaker. I then had three grandsons and two granddaughters. On May 3rd, his little baby sister, Esme, was born and she became a tie maker (three little boys and three little girls.)

Little Esme just a few hours old.

This past Wednesday, May 17th, the twins (tie makers since I only had two grandsons when they were born) became big sisters. Their little baby sister (who became a tie breaker) was born. She weighed a healthy 7 lbs. 10 oz. While mom and dad were in the hospital, the twins stayed with us.

Me and my brand new granddaughter just over one day old.

Having the twins here for a couple of days was fun but today they left.

Their daddy, my son, came to bring them home to be with mommy and their new baby sister. They don't live far.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Highlights of a Quilt Show

Here's a few photos of the Rouge Valley Quilt Show that I attended this past weekend. I couldn't dawdle too long because we had matinee tickets to see Strictly Ballroom at 2:00 p.m. I got to the quilt venue just before they opened and met up with Judy. We saw all the quilts first and then checked out the vendors.

Being a 'rower' (one who participates in the Row by Row event) myself, I was immediately attracted to this huge quilt. I know the shops where some of the rows came from.

This took some planning...

Sorry for the glare.

There are still some hand quilters.

A nice story.

I just had to take a photo of this one.

What a nice grandmother.

I have this pattern. My youngest daughter likes elephants so I'll get to it one day.

Another Row quilt.

This is the only thing I purchased. It's Canada's 150th birthday this year and I thought this would make a nice little framed picture on the wall.

That's it for now. I'm off to get some sewing and quilting done.

Friday, May 5, 2017


In addition to trying to keep up with Caroline's Monthly Minis on Sew Can She blog, I am also trying to do the Sun, Sand and Sea BOM (block of the month) on Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends blog.

I missed making the April one but here's the May installment. I'll catch up with April when I have more time. It has four blocks of fusible applique whereas this one only had one.

It's not like the pattern in colouring at all but I love my fabrics. I took the photo at night so the light blue background fabric doesn't show up all that well.

There are a few other things that have been started but not yet finished. Once they have been completed, I'll post a photo.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

More Pink

It looks like there will be more little girl sewing in my future. I became a grandmother again for the sixth time early this morning. This little one evened things out and there are now three grandsons and three granddaughters. Little Teemu is now a big brother.

Since I didn't make a quilt yet, I wonder if the little one will like pink?

Or maybe something bright?

Or just perhaps something neutral. So many ideas to choose from.

I do know that the other grandmother will be very excited to have a little granddaughter. New mom, my daughter Maili, proud dad, Casey and baby are doing fine. The little one has quite a bit of dark hair and it may just be curly - like her dad's. She is ever so pink and weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. Everyone is home already and resting while I look after Teemu for the day. He'll go home after his nap and maybe I'll get to hold the little one again. Oh yes, one more thing - she arrived the day she was due.