Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Countless hours and several grey hairs later- I have finished my Jan Patek's Favorite Things quilt!!!!

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Monday, July 29, 2013

My Time Mondays #2

I took my sewing machine in to see the 'doctor' for its annual checkup so for the next two weeks I need something to do. I drew up these little Tulip flowers and I decided I would make an applique with it. I am doing a trial run with some spare charm packs that MommaBird bought me. So far, I think they are pretty darn cute. I didn't add a stem because I wanted them to be a little more abstract.

I also got my hair cut today. Took off over 8" in the back. It's a tad shorter and darker than I requested but it will grow out. Not sure, I may look like a 'triangle head' when it's curly- I may have to go back for more layers. The good thing is that it is giving my hair a healthy fresh start now that all the bleached highlights are gone.

Monday, July 22, 2013

"My Time" Mondays

My BF has Muay Thai Kickboxing every Monday so this has become my main sewing day. It definitely helps relieve the stress from being back to work after the weekend too.

Tonight, I worked on the binding for JP's Favorite Things. Tomorrow, I will start hand stitching the backside of the binding. I also finished a little table runner for a friend. Can't wait to give it to her tomorrow; I hope she likes it.

The backing fabric. 
Kansas City Star quilts also has an article that features my favorite LQS "Traditional Pastimes", check it out here: http://www.pickledish.com/2013/07/18/diamond-in-the-rough-to-polished-gem/

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Johnston Canyon Hike

Today, a few friends from my running club and I went hiking out west of Banff. We did the Johnston Canyon hike. It consists of two sets of large waterfalls- the Lower and Upper. 6 km to the top of the Johnston valley is the Ink Pots- six clear greenish pools filled with spring water. This water stays roughly 1 deg Celsius all year round. It was an awesome hike and the weather was beautiful. It took ~ 5 hours including a nice long lunch (with wine!).

The Ink Pots

Johnston Valley

The Ink Pots

The spread!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Giveaway results!

Today is my blogiversary and to celebrate, I have had some ice cream (it's a heat wave right now and feels like 42 deg). :)

But more importantly, it's time to announce the winner of the giveaway! I put the names in a cup and had my boyfriend pick out the winner.

Drum roll.......

The winner is Janet!!!!  You win the Fat eight pack from The Sugar Pine.

But since there were only two entries. I have a runner up prize for JustPam too!!!! A cute little charm pack Central Park by Kate Spain for Moda.

I will mail these cutesy fabrics ASAP.

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