Thursday, June 21, 2018

Some Cyreous Business

June 21....

First day of Summer


My parents anniversary!!

And not just any anniversary.....


Take one pretty woman...

Heather Cullum

And one handsome man...

Gerald Cyr

Next thing you know you have one cute kid....
(yah..I's me)

Heather, Gerald, Christa 

or three cute kids!

Tannis, Christa , Larissa

Larissa, Tannis, Heather, Gerald, Christa

True love...

Those 3 cute kids get married and make more people.....


 We have grown to a family of 21 people!!

This is my immediate family..

We had an awesome time celebrating this event at Cypress Park last weekend!

My sister, Larissa put together a slideshow that had us all in tears!!

It's been so long since we all had time to just hang out together.

All our kids are adults now...

The only little kids are my two grandsons!

Thank you to mom and dad for all you have provided us!

Life has been an adventure!

25 moves - BC to Ontario and back

Owned 2 grocery stores and a video store

Sailed and canoed the lakes

Lived in the Bush with a pack of sled dogs

Thanks for being amazing role models and parents

Love yah,


Monday, June 18, 2018


Otherwise known as the season where you hit the ground running...

8 short weeks of sun and fun!!

As you can see...

Summer has arrived with all the flowers blooming!

I realize I have been a very bad blogger....

But in my defense...

I have been super busy with seeding and getting cows to pasture.

The cows are usually gone around May 5th 
 with such dry conditions there was no grass yet.

Thank goodness for the last few rain storms!!

I hope Thursday's storm is the last for the summer!!
This photo was taken by Jeremy Russell
 of the possible tornado
 on Thursday near Estevan,Sk

With crops in and the cows finally gone.....

The garden seeded....

My 50th Birthday celebrated with family and friends...

Spoiled with gifts of fabric and this amazing bench made by Chantel

My sisters and mom made a list of the things that make me special.

It was pretty cute....

#29 Can get a weeks worth of work in 2 days.....

 Brenda King?? Were you talking to my family???

I loved #31 and 32...

31 - I am an animal whisperer....


32 - I can castrate a pig....

Justin's piglets were not whispered when #32 was in use last week.

Also not something I usually put on my resume.

Now you know... the secret is out!!

I haven't had a ton of sewing time.

It's a good thing I bought a big machine as Lucy can be 'close'

I did give Amy Ellis' pattern Hyperspeed a try...

I have to say my version has failed Amy miserably....

I thought the blocks would work...

No contrast what so ever- 

I am going to have to use this as a back or add some kind of snazzy border!!

Sorry, Amy!!

But on a brighter note...

My Ricky Tim's exchange quilt arrived on Friday!!

This was made by Gwen Mitsche of Wisconsin.

She made a mini bargello as her rendition
 the Canadian Rockies 
the open Plains.

She did hand quilting and bead work which is hard to see in the picture.

Thanks so much, Gwen!!!

This was my exchange quilt for her.

I made a mini wedding ring quilt.

This quilt is only 20" square 
 has 72 rings!!!

I used bias strips to make the rings stitching down both sides of each ring.

This is truly international as the blue is from Hawaii 
the green is from Bali.

The intersections were too small to piece so I used little sequin flowers 
beads to tie it all together.

My free hand machine stitching definitely needs improving.

They really do not flow like I would have liked 


It was a fun project.

 I love thinking outside the box!!

Hope she loves it!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Claudette's Quilt

I had the pleasure of seeing an INCREDIBLE crazy quilt!!
It was all hand done!!

This is Claudette's Quilt.

She was known for fabulous cross stitch and hand work throughout her life.

This quilt is filled with years of perfecting the art of embroidery.

Pictures will not do it justice....

But gives you an idea of the fabulous-ness...

There are 3 spiders and her webs on this quilt.

It is supposed to be good luck to have them on a crazy quilt!

There is every kind of embroidery you can think of on this quilt!

Cactii,wheat sheaves, pansies, roses...

Fabrics from any source...

All stitched together by hand...

Claudette may be gone...but not forgotten.

An ode to an incredible fellow quilter! 

Such inspiration!!

Claudette Dubreuil

August 17- 1944 ~ October 24, 2017