Sunday, October 13, 2013

#29 Happy ThanksGiving.....

I know early for some...but I am Canadian....and really, is it ever to early to start being thankful....or to express our gratitude or to be generous... I know I need to take more time to think about how fortunate I am and how I can give back to my family, community and the world I live in. In the business or busyness of life I forget sometimes. So I thought I would make a list of things I am thankful for....

1    I am thankful for Family, I cherish
2    for  Friends, to laugh with and cry with
3    Home,  a safe haven, and space to create!!
4    Food, an endless variety of choices
5    Nature, Seasons, sun, moon, stars- all spectacular
6    Technology- that can keep us connected in ways that are amazing when the distance is far
7    Health- to enjoy it all,
8    and isn't taste and touch and all our other sensory abilities fantastic...can you
      imagine not having them??
9    I am thankful for today!!!
10  I am grateful to God for all these gifts and more!!!

Hope you are having a great weekend and taking time to enjoy life and be thankful......


What I've Been Up To:
I made my own ice cream sandwiches! I used Dare Simply Delicious Cookies, Chocolate with Black Cherry and Spice with Praline Crunch, but find a combination you like. Just make sure you make them the day ahead and leave in the freezer over night to soften the cookie.     
I also tried a  new recipe that I found on a new online friends blog, . Jacquelynne has a wonderful website and blog, and puts out a free e-magazine, The Art of Home,  full of great ideas. 




even shared with friends that moved to an amazing new home, they designed, last week!! ( ok I was a bit  behind on delivery, lol )   
                                                         



Finished appliqueing all the red and green numbers, only brown left to do! Then I can start assembling the pockets!!


 Finished the tester pattern for Kristy at Quiet Play !  I loved this paper pieced block and quilt pattern. It went together so quick and easy! Great beginner block, but with such versatility great for all. (I took some pictures of other ways the block could go together)








3 more City Sampler Blocks down!



37 comments:

  1. Those cookies look way too yummy!! ;)

    I love how your Winterbound quilt top came together - such great colour choices!

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    1. Thanks Kristy!! I love your quilt pattern and I am so glad you like what I did with it!! Always available to help!!

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  2. I am now salivating looking at those cookies with chocolate while looking at your wonderfully test quilt! Need to find chocolate now! Wow you can make various blocks that are all awesome!

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    1. Thanks Joanie!! You are so sweet!! I love chocolate too!, I hope you found some!!

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  3. You are making me hungry girl! Never thought of all the ways the chevron top could go together either. Bee-u-ti-ful!

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    1. Thanks, Paula!! I'm sure there are other ways too,but it was fun playing around before completing the top as written!!

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  4. What a wonderful Thankful list! Those goodies you made look delicious! I'm drooling!

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    1. Thanks Christine!! I had fun writing it, need to think like that more often!! Your broken herringbone is fantastic!!!

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  5. Wow, you are one busy lady! Love all those variations of that block. Nice work on the quilt, it's beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Lindsey....I have so much fun in my hobbyroom!!! Can't help myself, still in the learning and exploring stage!! I'm glad you enjoyed your stop on the blog!!

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  6. Hope you're enjoying Thanksgiving. All your sewing looks beautiful :)

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    1. Yes thank you, Janine, I had a great thanksgiving!! Hope you enjoyed a nice weekend too!! Thanks for such a nice compliment on my work!! I am having such a great time learning and growing in the quilting world!! and it is so much fun to share with everyone, because I get inspired by what I see too!!

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  7. Your tester pattern quilt top looks great! I love the way you arranged the blocks into various patterns....great selection from the block!

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    1. Thanks Sewing Mom!! I love helping Kristy out, her patterns are always fun to do!! This one is very versatile, which is fabulous!! Thanks for stopping and sharing your lovely comments!!

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  8. Ooh, interesting pattern! I like your test quilt a lot, and love that you laid out the blocks differently for us. It's hard for me to see that kind of thing in my head.

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    1. Thanks, Pinspot!! I'm the same, I learn visually too!! It was fun playing around with the blocks and I was amazed at the different patterns I came up with! Who knows there maybe more...

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  9. What a versatile pattern! I love when component blocks can have different looks when put together just by rotating them!

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    1. Thanks, Lucy.... I like that too. One pattern many different quilts!! Makes life simpler and saves me money for fabric....lol

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  10. Oo! I am definitely going to make those ice cream sandwiches. What did you wrap them in for the freezer?

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    1. Hi Sabrina! I just use a rubbermaid container and place either wax paper or parchment paper in between each layer of cookies so they don't stick to each other. They really are good and easy!!

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  11. I like the blocks you were testing, especially when they are laid out as pinwheels or infinity symbols!

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    1. Thanks Kim!! It's amazing how one block can make so many different quilts!! That's one of the reasons I love quilting so much!!

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  12. I love that you showed how the blocks could create a different pattern. Makes me seriously consider learning paper piecing! Great motivation! And those 'smore cookies...amazing!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie, that is the greatest compliment!!! You should definitely try paper piecing it really is pretty straight forward when you get into the rhythm of the process!

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  13. I love all those yummy treats - both the fabric ones and the edible ones!

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    1. Thanks Christa, its been really fun the last few weeks with the test pattern and now Christmas projects starting to get thrown in!! I hope you see a picture of the modern trees lap quilt top, but I also added the modern trees to the top of the advent calendar QAL I am doing!! It turned out great too. They will be posted here next week!!

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  14. Love the quilt! Such a great pattern!

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    1. Thanks Nicole!! It is a great and versatile pattern that Kristy came up with!!

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  15. Great pattern! I love your quilt!

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  16. All those pearl bracelets layouts are so pretty! Your cookies...make me want to eat cookies.

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    1. THnaks Renee, I was amazed at how many other patterns I came up with too, just rotating the blocks around, who knows there could be more!!
      lol!! The cookies were pretty good!! Sorry I was a bad influence on you!!!

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  17. you have some crazy awesome stuff going on! love that paper pieced pattern. and all of the treats- what can I say- YUM! And yes, thankfulness should be a constant.

    I'm so happy you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  18. WOW - I love the colours you used for the Winterbound quilt. Gorgeous. And the variations you showed with the different block placements are so cool. Very clever! :)

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    1. Thanks Erin!! It was so fun to test the Winter Bound pattern, and the string of pearls was a perfect fit I thought too!!

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  19. Thanks for sharing my cookie recipe! We ate all of the cookies that I made in about 2 1/2 days! I really should make some more.... Or maybe I shouldn't?????

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    1. I know what you mean!! sometimes not making them is the safest thing to do!! I haven't had a chance to make the other ones yet, but will post when I do!!

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