Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

My daughter, Chantel has gone all out this year..

Jaxon loves farming so she made him a JD combine costume.



But for the trick or treating where it's not a walking tour

and 

keeping with the farming theme...

Mamma and baby Holstiens
(There is a baby under those udders!)

Stay safe and warm out there tonight!!
Christa 



Thursday, October 29, 2015

This Farmer's Wife Has Been Busy

No time to quilt this week!!

The tractor had to go to the doctor in Manitoba 

No shoulders and some frigid rain made for a long day....

Then it was round up at the pasture...


Thanks to the Van den Hurks for hauling for us!! 

The wind and rain were bitter!!


It made it half the work....



These are a couple of blocks I managed to get done for the farmers wife quilt 

15 Blossom




49 Katherine


17 Bride




Christa

Monday, October 26, 2015

Heart and Hands Retreat 2015

How much stuff can you stuff in a van for a retreat??
5 sewing machines...

20 projects...

100 yards of fabric(literally)

4 queen size battings

All the sewing paraphernalia

4 people......

off for a weekend of sewing at Kenosee Lake
with 
the Heart and Hands Guild!!

I started the day with my Pfaff Passport.....



But ended with my new 'old' singer featherweight!!

Thanks to Heather Piermantier(my 'dealer') for this sweet little machine.

It a 1949 model and works like a dream!


The weekend kicked off with a mystery project

which

remained a mystery only till step ONE....

when Eileen accidentally slipped out how to begin your BAG!!

Too funny!!

There were all kinds of bags whipped up in no time!!



As the weekend progressed the projects emerged....





Show and Tell is always impressive...

Terry was taking this Stag home to quilt for a customer

Can't wait to see how she enhances this one!!


Great job, Amy!!

The show started with Karlyn's chevrons...



Amy and Karlyn worked these scrap quilts

putting a piece of every fabric they own in them

Stunning!!

This Dresden was by  Miss Rose Van de Woestyne


Hand quilted!!
Rose is amazing at her hand work!!


Marilyn Palmer with her placemats....


Terry made this with her Houston purchases in 2014


Terry wowed us with her Dresden  trapunto quilting


Sarah with her flannel pinwheels...


Ester's quilts...


Loved her Book shelf quilt...


Lori's Missouri Star tutorial quilt...


Even the back was beautiful...


Lori and Colleen's Quick Curve Runners from last weekend's class


Shelby's Houston purchases all sewn up!!


Peggy with her Duckie


Peggy is the queen of log cabins...Amazing!!


Dot showed her pot holders...
I think we could all use a new set of those!!

Dot is 80 Years young!!!
(or as her shirt said "16 with 64 years experience")


Isabelle's Hunter Star....


and X block stockings...


Joanne's Pastels quilt...


Mae's grey blocks


A project from a class in Crosby,ND


Betty's Successful Convergence with Ricky Tim Fabric


I was telling Betty about My Converging Mess of Mustangs...

You might want to show her what not to do Linda!!


Linda's snowman



Cindy's  mesmerizing squares quilt




 Heather...a.k.a....my dealer....

with her cute Kaeden's Farm quilt


And Piecemaker's quilt


Ann with a runner purchased on a vacation


and a cute little baby quilt


And Sports quilt


The twins, Elenor and Eileen dressed in the same thing without even know it!!


Thanks for the fun Hearts and Hands!!

It's always a great kick off to a winter of sewing!!
One person that was missed was Irene Roy!!



Irene recently moved to Saskatoon 
and 
I am happy to report she is really enjoying it.

Happy Birthday, Irene!! 

I hope your family spoiled you!!

Christa