Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas progress

I finally got back to the baby quilt I am making. Unfortunately, "Georgi Giraffe" isn't going to work- the fabric in the kit is definitely not suitable for hand applique. I changed it up and am going to add this adorable orange tabby cat instead. The design is from My Favorite Things by Cabin Fever Designs.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A busy few months!

Looking back on this year, I wish I had gotten more quilting in. The last couple months have been pretty crazy. We went to Jamaica, we got ENGAGED, had a medical emergency, moved and now it is Christmas. We are finally getting unpacked this week so I sorted all my fabric, set up the table and I am ready to start.

Here are some random photos from Jamaica and the farm!

Hope to have more quilting photos soon!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

It's Winter Here in Canada

Yesterday, it snowed and snowed all day. First day of November and the first real start of winter. Luckily, I booked my car in for winter tires- just started snowing when I went to pick up the car from the shop. Perfect timing.

I finished my birds quilt top.

close up of the fabric
Last weekend, I visited my parents and the puppy!

look at that face
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Check one item off the bucket list

Thanksgiving weekend we ran our first marathon! It was a rough go, I dislocated a tendon (which I found out later at the emergency) at 30 km. There was an audible "pop" and horrible pain but I managed to run through it to finish up the 42.2 km. I ended up with a bad time but considering the circumstances, I am pretty happy. I got my medal AND an aircast. It was worth it to not quit at 30 km, even though it sucked royally.

Now that I have 3-4 weeks off from running, I can focus on more quilting. :)

I finished up the quilt top center, I am starting the applique of the giraffe this week. I love the neutrals and browns fabric.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving????

My summer has been insanely busy. We are training for the Kelowna Marathon (it is in less than 5 days) and I am starting to freak out. The most I have done is 32 km so the 42 km seems very daunting. I know we will finish but I still can't believe we will be doing the race.

On the 28th, we ran in the Melissa's Half Marathon in Banff. It was gorgeous (slightly cold weather) but perfect for the run.

My BF and I both also got new jobs this summer, so with that and the running, I haven't gotten around to quilting.

Until yesterday!

My friend is having a baby girl in November so I am making this super adorable baby quilt. The quilt is quite gender neutral so I am thinking of adding a cute little pink bow-tie to the giraffe.

More pictures to come :)

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Rockies!

I ended up getting food poisoning on the last two days of the trip, in BC, so there aren't many photos. I did manage to get a few good shots on the drive home though.

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Road Trip Part 4:

Seattle! We hit up the Public Market, the aquarium, the giant FERRIS WHEEL ( I am afraid of heights) and more treats.

cheesecake bites

the famous Gum wall

water tower
it's like he is smiling at me