Showing posts from July, 2014

Crazy Quilting from Blog Land

Just because I cannot do embroidery, knitting or spending too much time on my computer, my son said, "Mom, just profile others for a while, so you  can heal and still keep your blog busy and interesting,  you know?" I'm blessed with sons who love their mamma ! So I went checking up on all my hundreds of bloggers that I follow and look what I found? First up is my friend in Europe. Lin Tarrant is a crazy quilter and she recently posted about her odds and ends and look at this photo!  Now, I found the site some time ago and when I searched for crazy quilting, alot comes up as you can imagine, so I chose for you a new person to my attention, Abbyholverson made a lovely tutorial on the Instructibles site, this is the finish, its so easy, strips are used and its a great way to get started. And of course, if you'd like to check out my own version of making a crazy quilt block, then you'd best pop over to my link on Crazy Quiltin

Taking a break

Hello my faithful followers, I'm writing today with both hands in wrist braces. I've come down with a major carpel tunnel attack. So what can I do with that going on?  I must take a break. It will give me time to sit back and reflect on my quilting life and writing a blog. I've got some new ideas that I think others will appreciate and that all takes time to prepare for and new links for anyone doing a few projects. So take care over the summer and I'll start writing more interesting posts in September. Have a great summer! I'll be spending some time camping here!

My Garden is blooming Hexagon's!

At our home, the Bleeding Heart is in bloom. We have two gardens, one in the lower garden which shows you the garden development and most of this went in the ground on May 18th Canadian Long Weekend. This photo shows the garden early into the growing season of the fabulous Northern valley. In our area, we can get an overnight rare frost so, we keep cloches and veggie covers handy.  Our front garden has another little growing climate all its own, dryer soil and has had lots of previous years composted chicken manure. This year not any other than a slight covering of compost on the strawberries patch in the heavy green leafed area to the right of this photo is our strawberries patch. My husband is notoriously camera shy, shows only his moccasin-ed feet and blue pants at the top of the screen below. We are very happy to be back gardening, even though you need to have bug dope on most days until around the beginning of July, then its almost a rare occurrence, so do