Friday, January 10, 2020

In the Land of Sun and Sand


There is nothing better than vacationing in Florida when the weather is -30 C at home


Arnold and I went to the Wandering stitches quilt shop today.

In Orlando, Florida!



I love when a store has the same quilt in different colour ways! 
Each quilt was quilted in a different pattern so a great way to sample what that store can offer!

It was surprising when the owner asked where we were from




We said Saskatchewan. 

No one knows where that is! 

But she was from Saskatoon!!




Her husband and her run the wandering stitches! 

They were also a Bernina dealer

I have been wanting a bigger hoop for my embroidery machine


I love all the possible 3D things you can make



But at 500$ I am going to have to make do with what I have!





This morning we met a couple from England. 
They are doing 14 days at the Disney parks!!





She had a friend who was ready to crawl in her back pack for some snacks!


Soaking up the sun! 
Will try to blog from here but no promises! 

Stay warm at home! 

Christa 

Ice Castles Gone Wrong

I was so excited to make this next quilt.

I usually do a Quiltworx quilt at least once a year.


I do love paper piecing so this is not my first kick at the can!

But as I finished the first diamond sections, 

I realized something was really OFF!!

I put this away as I started it at a retreat a year ago.

This week,

 I thought I had enough brain power left to tackle this PROBLEM



I had already cut all my fabrics so I was locked into it.


Too far gone to turn back now. 


I had read the legend all wrong.

This was alot of my Bali fabrics from our trip.

So I just started turning the fisr wrong blocks 
till
 I thought I had a new game plan.


Each new set of diamonds had to be individual planned out to use what I had cut.


Who knew there were so many possibilities?!?!


In the end, this is what my HUGE center star is going to be.


Now to reorder new Paper piecing papers 
so
 I can do it the right way next time!!

Yeeesh.

Christa 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Brayden's Birthday Book



Well, Today is this little Rodeo Clown's Birthday!!
Brayden is 4 years old! 


Where does the time go??

Seems like yesterday he was this big...



Justin came up with a fabulous gift for him this year!

Justin takes amazing quirky pictures.

Brayden always asks if he can see my 'perk-chers' on my phone.

He LOOOOVES animals as much as we do.


Justin put an album together for him to look at any time he wants!!


So there are some of family 


and 
a bit of farming...


But he really wants to see the critters...

Like little Gingy 



who thinks he's really a feathered friend


The baby chicks...


Baby geese...


Baby piggies...


Who are now big piggies...


Lots 


 of 


cows....















Pasture crocus


This one was chosen by Ministry of Agriculture for their Thank You card




No farm with cows
 is
 complete unless there is at least on Border Collie!

Scouter!!



Every good farm has a really old horse...

Cricket


And some local antelope just for fun!!


I think he is going to love this gift!!
Christa
(otherwise known as the Grandma with the puppies)