pinwheel sampler

Blocks #5

And blocks #6.

I had originally planned the fabrics in the separate blocks; one block being red and green and the other being the multi-colored and brown. But when I ironed the blocks, I liked the way they looked and this is the way they ended up.

I'm absolutely loving this quilt!

And thank you sooooo much for all your compliments on the quilt yesterday. I'm not a big pink fan but this quilt grabs me. It's going to be hard to give it away tomorrow but I know she is going to love it :)

quilt monday

My Thangles pastel quilt. Quilted and ready to go to a special little girl. Once I finish the binding that is.

I absolutely love how this turned out. And I think the quilting pattern couldn't be more perfect for this quilt. Love love love! I hope the recipient loves it too!

Quilted with Flowing Feathers.


I can't believe it is Sunday night already. Where did the weekend go? We had a fabulous one spent with lots of friends but it was busy. Thankfully the upcoming week is a short one!

I've crammed this post with lots of odds and ends so let's get to it!

When I last posted, I had planned on going home and posting a Card Friday post. Instead, I came home to discover that a CN train had derailed across the street from us. That than involved numerous trips up and down the street taking pictures through out the night.

We were lucky; the train had just left a storage yard and wasn't travelling at full speed. And most of the cars were empty. If the train had been going full speed, it may have ended up literally in our street.

The derailment happened right by our house; 22 cars were derailed in total. From what CN told us, something was put on the tracks and caused it. You can see in this picture how bent the rail is under the car. Scary. Thankfully no one was hurt and none of the cars tipped over.

You can see how the rail is bent under this train car. That is not supposed to happen.

The lights were soooo bright! This was taken at midnight; and all the lights were running off gas generators. Lots of noise! We didn't get a very good sleep Friday night as a result.

Saturday morning just a few of the 22 derailed trains were left; most were pulled down the tracks and off during the night using these big diggers. The noise that created was insane. We were very glad to live on the opposite side of the street.

The road was closed until this morning. This road has only been open since October; it caused lots more traffic on the other city routes.

We had been originally told that the road would be closed until Monday at the earliest. It was a pleasant surprise that it was open sooner than later.

Than new track was brought in and by late Saturday afternoon, the trains were running again.

Saturday morning, one of my besties, Jill came for waffle Saturday. I had promised Jill waffles a few weeks ago but I was out of flour so it didn't happen. She came straight from her night shift for waffles and than went home happy.

Than we had friends over for dinner than off for a double date to see Remember Me.

Today consisted of teaching Sunday school(sheep races anyone? it's a long story lol!) and than Jim and I went and watch game 6 of our WHL team's playoff battle. Sadly we lost(and are now out of the playoffs) but it was nice to get out just the two of us.

And now it is time to fall into bed and rest up for another week. Thank goodness it's a short one!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend as well.

And to end the post, Friday's Card Friday.


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So click on their button in my sidebar or this link here to enter.

And while you are there, check out their gorgeous Twilight themed quilts they have made. Love them!

snack saturday

Floating Fruit Parfaits

1/2 cup sliced strawberries
3/4 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (10.1 g) Jell-O Strawberry Jelly Powder
1/2 cup cold water
3/4 cup ice cubes
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. thawed Whipped Topping, divided

PLACE berries in 6 dessert glasses. Add boiling water to jelly powder in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add cold water and ice cubes; stir until ice is melted. Pour 3/4 cup evenly over berries. Refrigerate 20 min. or until jelly is set but not firm. Meanwhile, let remaining jelly stand at room temperature until cooled and ready to use.

ADD 3/4 cup whipped topping to remaining jelly; stir with whisk until well blended. Spoon over jelly in dessert glasses.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Serve topped with remaining whipped topping.

pinwheel sampler

Finally had a chance to get started on my Pinwheel Sampler Quilt. I'm using Moda's Portobello Market for mine.

Here's my first 4 blocks. I have 5 done but realized I made a mistake in block 5 so I'll correct that than show it.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Each block is done in 2 color schemes. Week 6 starts tomorrow. Click on the button in my sidebar and join in the fun!

I'll be back later today with Card Friday. And in case some of you were wondering, Jim DID get my New Moon dvd working last night-YAY!

home alone day

Today is going to be a great day. All the kids are in school, Jim had to go out of town for the day. I fiddled with my work schedule so I could have today off; because I am home ALONE. ALL DAY.

And best yet, my New Moon DVD finally arrived yesterday; so much for guaranteed delivery for last Friday.

So while I work on my Pinwheel Sampler Blocks, I'll have a variety for these playing.

It's going to be a great day.

edited to add that it would be a great day if my New Moon dvd WORKED! *sob*

i need to stamp

I have zero cards left in my card stash; I don't like having to scramble for birthday cards.

Made this new home card last week. Saw the layout on a blog(can't remember who so if it's you, let me know and I'll link ya) Not sure if it works with this image but I thought it was cute.

I had to hide this quilt

From my boys. It is the perfect boy quilt, regardless of age I think! Anne did a fabulous job creating this queen-size quilt for her grandson.

And Chai really liked it too.

Quilted with Flames.

quilt monday

What a day! Back to school after 2 weeks of laze and relaxation. Back to family/work after a weekend away(more on that later this week). Busy doing music lessons, grocery shopping, laundry and totally forgot about today's blog post. Opps!

I've finally finished the rest of my doll quilties. These are *official* doll quilties; that is just what I'm calling these. But they are for dolls lol.

Some are meandered; some have a loopy stipple. Which is now my new addiction. LOVE looping stippling!

Now to get the last two bindings finished, some labels slapped on them and off into the mail to some special little girls.

happy spring

Some of my favorite *spring things*.

snack saturday

Quick Fix Cheesecake Brownies

1 Package 900-g brownie mix
1 Package 250-g cream cheese, room temperature
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk

Prepare brownie batter as directed on package. With an electric mixer, beat remaining ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and spreadable.
In a greased 9" x 12" ovenproof dish, pour in half the brownie batter. Drop half the cream-cheese mixture by spoonfulls over the brownie batter and spread. Pour in remaining batter and dot top with remaining cream-cheese mixture.
With a knife, gently stir batter and cream-cheese mixture together to create a marbled effect. Bake as directed on package.


I started this Thangles quilt in January 2008. When I first bought this quilt, I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I am not a big fan of pastels and yet this came home with me lol. 10 days ago, I had the first 9 blocks completed. I finished the remaining 3 and sewed the top together with all the sashings. And it was tiny. Teeny tiny tiny. Smaller than a baby quilt tiny. So I made 8 more blocks.

I was able to buy more of the fabric from the blocks for borders and I started cutting and adding. I did something I don't like to do; added more borders to make the quilt top bigger. But I think it works.

I ended up cutting the side borders narrower than the top and bottom to get it close to twin size. I absolutely love how it turned out.

I do have a recipient in mind but can't say too much because it will give it away.

are you ready?

Quilt show season is just around the corner and Hamels has been keeping me busy with quilts for the shows.

Absolutely loved the backing for this one.

Quilted with Camellia.

Two quilts, same pattern, different fabrics.

Quilted with Bayside.

Quilted with Rainbow Trout.

Love the detail in the panto.

Perfect for these fabrics.

And the perfect flannel quilt for a quiet afternoon and a good book.

Quilted with Treetop.

Don't you love my slipper in the corner? lol
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