Friday, September 25, 2009

Habitat for Humanity

Next Thursday I will be helping to put siding on a house for Habitat for Humanity. That should be interesting. The office I work for in Red Deer is sending a team to volunteer for the day and they have told us they plan to be siding that day. The choice was to work regular that day or volunteer so why not? Hopefully the weather is still decent then.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Some pictures of what I've been doing

Finally here are a few pictures of what I've been working on lately.
First there are bags for 5 sewing caddies; now I need to make the pincushion base.
Next is a table runner which was from a kit I bought from Connecting threads, it went together really fast and I did the applique with machine blanket stitch in a variegated Sulky thread which I am very pleased with. I then decided to use the same variegated thread on the Welcome wall hanging and also like the way it turned out. I have one more similar wall hanging in opposite colors which I am doing the blanket stitch by hand so it will be interesting to see the 2 side by side when I get them finished.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

So Hot today

It was sooo hot here today. Not complaining but it is very unusual to be 33 Celsius on Sep 23. It is usually only about 16 at this time of year but it is allowing the farmers to get their crops off in good time. I finished a table runner top the other day that was made from a kit I purchased from connecting threads. I have to get my camera going-the battery is charging and get some pictures posted. Not too much sewing the last couple of days as I have been cutting kits for the mystery quilt that we are doing at my retreat the end of October. It will be good to have those done and packed away ready to go.
I can't seem to concentrate lately and have started a number of small projects when I have a few big ones that need to be finished but at least the small ones are getting done. I need them for a craft sale that I have a booth at in November. I have made a few market bags, kleenex cases, 2 WELCOME wall hangings(just the top), and part of six sewing caddies. I will try to post pictures in the next few days.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My team came in 2nd!!!!

Golfing yesterday was fun and my team came in 2nd with 1 over par...woohoo! Not thanks much to me although when the other balls disappeared in the trees we could always find mine cause it didn't go to far and it went straight down the fairway. When we started out it was so windy we were wishing it would go away but we soon discovered if you got out of the wind it was too hot. 26 above I think which is not usual for Sept here but it was a great day.
Then on to the bbq at Ken's house which was great. My prize for coming in 2nd was a package of 3 small LED flashlights-they will be very useful. Now I just have to buy the batteries for them.....

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Today should be interesting as I head off to our company 'fun' golf game. I have never golfed much and not for a few years, I love mini-golf as I can putt really well but driving???? I was once told if I could get any distance I would be a great golfer because it usually goes straight down the middle of the fairway although I'm lucky if it makes 20' usually it rolls about 6' so it should be interesting. The only good thing is that most of the other people also never golf so it should be fun. Tomorrow I will have to get busy making applesauce as our two trees produced really well and there are a lot of apples to deal with.
Then back to sewing; I finished a strip twist top the other day(when I get a minute I will post a picture) and I've been busy cutting for some sewing caddies I want to get finished for the fall sale I have a table at in November as well as dreaming up a million more ideas for things I would like to make. Never enough time but at least I will never have an excuse to be bored.