Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Creative Edge Quilt Shop

My wool group met on Monday at Creative Edge and I decided to share some pictures from the shop.

Great sign to share and encourage all of us.

Pick up the latest copy of the Country Register on your way in or out, or have a seat and wait.

Hard to find black and white batiks.

Need some stripes?

A great window display to bring you in on a grey day.

Do you need a solid for your modern quilt?

Some bold graphics.

Reet's wool project for Spring.

I love this line and they have a great quilt inspired by it. They are currently writing a pattern for it and I hope to share a picture of it when they have it back in the shop again.

Great black and white/cream quilt.

Split four patch.

Valentine fabrics, some in my stash already.

Cute mermaid.

Kitted tote packages.

Maureen has both Quiltmania and Sew Vintage magazines.

Cute displays watch over you.

My friend Debbie adapted a curved pieced heart into straight edges, this is her second one.

Here is her first one in slightly brighter colours take when we had dinner last week.

A beautiful heirloom she is making for her newly arrived first granddaughter.

The additions to my stash I got on Monday..if you check out Pantone's colour of the year, the orchid colour is close to what I picked. I'm pleased that you could use then all in one project but that is not my plan.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Valentine wishes

These are the lovely tulips a good friend gave me for my birthday on Sunday. They have come into full bloom for Valentine's Day.

One more bud to bloom.

Just lovely...

Another friend shared this post with me today and those of you who are quilters will enjoy this site I'm sure.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Birthday surprise...

On Sunday I had dinner with ten friends and was surprised with some lovely quilt blocks they made for me. Today at guild some other friends added to the collection. I've not been told how many people were invited to make these blocks but the guidelines were to use bright colours. If you visit my blog very often you may have noticed I love photography and quilting and Tricia figured out a way to "Capture the Moment" for my special day. Hey, that just might be the quilt name when I get it together.

They were also asked to sign their blocks on the camera lens.

My friend Tricia who co-ordinator this swap and handed out instructions and the black and white background.

She set March 11 as the deadline to hand them in so I guess I have more to come.

Opps! I just noticed this one has one of the pieces flipped.

Here are four together.

The blocks are 9" x 11" unfinished.

I think this is going to be a lovely project. I just may have to make some photographs to add to the cameras. Thank you everyone who has participated in this project.
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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Icy Fraser River along with some wildlife and memories.

Friday evening the river looked very peaceful as the sun was starting to set.
 We've had a cold stretch and you can see the ice if forming on our water feature in the courtyard.
 Yesterday morning the sun was shining brightly, the ice formed on the rocks at the side, there is a little "brook" that joins the larger pool at the bottom.
 Spring is starting to show signs of arrival.
 Large chunks of ice forming to the west of my condo.
 The reflection of the sun made some lovely imagery.
 Looking across the river towards Surrey.
 Can you see the heart shaped piece of ice along the top edge of the large piece?
 Check out the guy on the tug, just a t-shirt and sweat pants!
 The wake from the tug made the ice dance for awhile.
 Crocuses blooming.
 Looking east along the river at multiple bridge crossings.
 Some tulips and lettuce growing under a glass dome in Rita's Garden.
 A closer look the the goodies under the dome.
 Roses sending out new shoots.
 Yellow witch hazel.
 Orange witch hazel
 What a gorgeous west coast day.
 Love this flowering bush.
 One of multiple palm trees along the quay.
 A great blue heron was grooming him/herself in the chill.
 Daffodils already in full bloom, they must catch a good deal of sun in that spot.
 Look at the rings of ice around the fountain.
 Gorgeous views along the river.
 Love this shot.
 He/she was still there on my return.
 Lovely shades of green and red.
 This guy/gal was eating some bird seed on the pillar I was leaning on while taking some more photos of the Great Blue Heron.
 Checking out the neighbourhood.
Back to preening again, the job never seems to be done.
 This morning I walked down to Angelina's for breakfast and spotted some loons swimming amongst the ice.
 On top of the Inn at the Quay Henry our resident Bald Eagle was visiting...look at the brave pigeons below on the eaves.
 The ice is not as dense as yesterday.
 Spotted a Robin, look how puffed up his feathers are.
 Some smaller loons, I think they are females.
 Gorgeous profile and colours.
 Two old crows, makes me think of a friend and myself.
 What were you doing 50 years ago tonight?  I was watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan and celebrating my 10th birthday!  Have a great day and evening, I know I will.