Showing posts from December, 2015

Stitching from My Heart 2016

This holiday season has brought thoughts of New Year Resolutions. My bleak stitching time has begun the seedling roots of resolving my wish to stretch my heart in stitches. Stretching my heart in textile expressions of my fears, my hopes and my suggestions on ways to help myself make the changes I can to reduce my use of a car. Every winter I read the Jean Auel series starting with Clan of the Cave Bear. I've begun crocheting an original shrug pattern. I'm just playing around. The great thing about a New Year is the ability to start over, to try new things and to reach out to new groups of community. I want to meet more First Nations women in the art world and starting with a new retreat in January. I want to make at least one Amish Quilt and I love this one made by Mary Marcotte of Fluer de lis Quilts. I love a little box given to me by my friend Nola! This one in the photo above was made by a blogger buddy Rhianon Taylor over a

2015 In Review-wow!

Hi everyone, I can see that everyone is a busy little elf right now!! Such fun! I decided to do a Year in Review as suggested by my son.  Burkley's Quilt  39 x 54 in. Bat Girl Goes Out 31.5 Square Clever Embroidery Series was a total hit. Wendys Quilts and More does beautiful cross stitch and so much more! I finally completed earrings and necklace in return for a donation of beads in turquoise from Zenia Rene. And I've continued writing my Artisan Crazy Quilts book due out in the New Year. I'll be joining up with Faeries and Fibres for her 2015 EPP Quilt Along.  i urge you to visit Karen's blog to see her mouth watering EPP goodness for any further encouragement to become a follower and join us. As I was constructing this last blog post of 2015, I learned that I've done a lot more quilting this year and that means my quality of life has improved as my doctor put it, less pain equals a happier Caroline.

Modern Makeover Finish!

Hello, folks!  I'm really happy to have this little quilt all finished up and I delivered it yesterday to my friend Myrtle. As you all know by now, that this quilt was an issue of what to do with it from when I decided it just wasn't' working for me.  I'm not wasteful and enjoy the challenge of taking risks in my designs. i believe that if you just hate the finished quilt, it can always become an awesome doggie quilt! I took a risk to cut the small quilt top apart and start fresh like It seemed to take on a new life, one that was guided by another hand. I meditated on this risk and adopted the motto from WW 2 "Stay Calm and Carry On" I was feeling pretty happy the day I took these photos at one of our local United Churches. This lovely little church has so much local history and it resides at the end of St. John the Devine Church on Quick West Rd in Telkwa. When hand quilting began, I was some what overwhelmed for a few days