Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This is the post from the ModaLissa Blog.                                                                                              Mistletoe Make and Bake 2010

Join us as we share recipes and projects for the holidays along with giveaways!
Mark your calender and spread the word by sharing the fun on
your blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

Each designer will feature a project on the following days.
Leave a comment to be eligble for the GRAND PRIZE drawing.
November 15
Sherri Falls – This & That
Monica Solorio-Snow – The Happy Zombie

November 16
Heidi Kaisand – Hen and Chicks
Monique Dillard – Open Gate Quilts

November 17
Celine Perkins – Perkins Dry Goods
Patrick Lose – The Latest News from Patrick Lose
Kelly Ann Richardson - Kelly Ann’s Quilting

November 18
Lissa Alexander – Moda Lissa
(yeah- that's me- I feel like I have made it to the BIG TIME)
Julie Stewart – Quilts4Julie

November 19
Roseann Kermes – Rosebud’s Cottage
Brenda Riddle – Little Acorns

November 20
Vickie Eapen-Spun Sugar Quilt
Melisa Morrison – Sweet Home Quilt Co.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A good Way to Recycle your old sneakers

Nike Shoe Recycling & Sustainability | Reuse-A-Shoe & Nike Grind: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth!!

I realized today that it has been a long time since I posted on my blog. I have been having back and leg pain for so long that I haven't felt much like sitting at the computer. My DD Beth suggested switching from ibuprofen to extra strength Aspirin. On Saturday I took 2 ASA at 6 hour intervals and was pain free all day. Yesterday I was down to 2 doses. I am still having a little hip pain from the arthritis but I can live with that. The back and leg pain sucked everything out of me as anyone with chronic pain knows. I am going to start doing Gi Gong with emphasis on the back and see if that will strengthen my muscles.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Round Robin Photo

Here is a photo of the participants in the Round Robin that I joined. We are all mailing out blocks today.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MRI Results

Had my MRI on Saturday and saw the Orthopedist yesterday. He said that he was looking for something in my sacral bones but the MRI was negative. Now I am breathing a sigh of relief and will continue with the Chiropractor. Sunday I had no pain until after lunch and yesterday, only twinges. Hopefully this will pass too. Being in constant pain is physically draining. I now know what my daughter Beth lives with on a daily basis with ankle pain that cannot be resolved even though she has had surgery, physical therapy and nothing has improved.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stash Busting idea

He's at it again! Who you ask, why the IBOL guy that's who! Check it out!

Mailing deadline is October 1st so get those boxes in the mail quickly!


I have been spending a lot of time lately running around to doctors. I have been having hip pain since Christmas. As a retired nurse, I am a terrible patient and hate going to the doctor. The pain finally got so bad that I decided to see my
Chiropractor. He did some adjustments and has been hooking me up to electrodes for a couple of weeks. Sent me for some x-rays and they couldn't decide if I had a hairline fracture of my hip.
Yesterday I want to the orthopedist and he took more x-rays which were inconclusive and sent me for a CAT Scan. I was happy to hear that it was negative. Now he is planning an MRI of my spine. I have Osteoporosis and scoleosis, so I know that isn't going to come out great.
Did I mention that I hate going to the doctor?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Daphne Greig: Quilt Market Report

Daphne Greig: Quilt Market Report: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

What is the US Customs Agency Protecting us from? Quilters?

This was written by a fellow quilter on her blog. Her name is Daphne Greig.                                               My difficulty is about my trip to Minneapolis for Market. I have been attending Market as an exhibitor since 1998 and most times travel from my home in Victoria, through Vancouver and on to the Market location. All Canadians travelling to the US are required to fill in a customs form. When travelling on business I always say that. This time was no different. I carry the quilt samples to be hung in my booth in my luggage. I guess I think it is safer that way than sending them by mail.

This time I was questioned as usual by the US Customs agent, he decided they needed more information and I was directed to another secure area to be further questioned by other officials. They were upset that I was taking my quilts with me, saying that there was no guarantee that I wouldn't just sell them and that I should have shipped them. The upshot was I was delayed for over an hour, missed my flights to Minneapolis and was forced to write on the front of my quilts with a felt pen provided by the agent. So, the word 'SAMPLE' now appears on 8 of my quilts. As you can imaging, this was very upsetting both to me and my business partner Susan (who had a different agent who wasn't concerned about what she was taking to the trade show, she made the flights and really wondered what had happened to me!)

So, from now on I will have to mail my quilts to Quilt Market and hope that they arrive safe and sound.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Do You Love Lavender?

If you love Lavender, you might want to enter the Alderwood Quilt giveaway.
Marydon grows Lavender and is giving away some on her blog.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jenny of Elefantz BOM

Jenny is going to start a new free BOM on July 1st.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Introducing the Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along « A Quilty Kind of Girl

Introducing the Summer Star Sampler Quilt Along « A Quilty Kind of Girl
I have been really neglectful with my blog. Anyone who loves stars might want to do this quilt along.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kelly is having a sew along.

{Make} A Bag Sew Along

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jenny is having a May Giveaway

Jenny is having a giveaway. Here is her blog. http://www.elefantz.blogspot.com/  

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy and Blessed Easter

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Giveaway by Geta's Quilting Studio

If you want to enter the giveaway go to the site above.  This is the info on the giveaway.
If you want to be one of the winners of my patterns:
1. Leave a comment at the end of her post.
I will choose three winners and I will send them Amelie or Belle bag pattern (their choice).

Double your chance to win both patterns
2. Write about this giveaway on your blog and leave another comment.
If you will be one of the winners, I will send you both patterns, Amelie and Belle.

The giveaway is open until March 31th (midnight, local hour). I will choose the winners using a random number generator on April 1st.
Thank you all who will participate in this giveaway. Good Luck !

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Received my Pendant

Just received my new Pendant from Deborah. It is even more beautiful in person.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

National Quilt Day

Today is NATIONAL QUILT DAY!! In an effort to get 3000 fans on her her facebook Fan Page, Pat Sloan is having a giveaway. You can find her page here: