Tuesday, August 27, 2013

More progress

Yes you would be right if you mentioned that the points are a different color once again. A couple ladies in the yahoo group pointed out that my points got lost with the browns so l switched them an am now once again moving forward instead of back. I hope you are all having a great day. It is so hot here right now .... kinda makes a person grumpy. I love the heat but not quite this much. More later. Have a great rest of the day.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Quilting

Well. I am finally making progress on the Love Entwined. Slowly getting it right. Still no word on any pictures for the original quilt but soon I hope.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Long time no blog

Happy Saturday.Hope all is well in everyone's world. I have not blogged in a long time and I am sorry about that but sometimes life just gets in the way. I have had a lot of changes in my life in the last month. First off I took a trip out to British Columbia, went to the island. I love the island, it will forever be home to me even though I am in Saskatchewan right now.
We visited the Parksville Beach festival with the Sandcastle competition. This years theme was fairy tales.
I have some pics to upload but they will be at the end of the blog. We also spent a couple days in Salmon Arm. I had never really spent much time there before but it is very beautiful and as always BC'ers are so friendly.

I also moved and started a new job. I am now living in Melville, SK and working at Melville Embroidery. We will be building a website soon but as of yet it is just opening and not online yet. So, many changes in the last month. Hope that they turn out to be good ones.
I have been diligently working on the Love Entwined marriage coverlet but for me it is slow going. A lot of little pieces to applique and of course I just get colors picked out and then change my mind lol.
I am hoping over the next couple of weeks to be adding new patterns to my Craftsy pattern shop and also,
I will be starting the work on my US quilt. I had a lovely lady who was going to do the pattern testing for me but as I mentioned earlier, sometimes life just does not go how we want it or plan it to.

This is a map showing this years visitors to the Parksville Sand Castle competition.
Lucious. He is such a darling grandson
My 2nd granddaughter. Aurora.
I am going to be making this quilt as soon as it gets closer to the cold weather and will post the files and progress as I go. It would be nice to have someone follow along with me. So if you are interested - stay tuned.
Can you believe that this quilt is now approximately 225 yrs old and still exists?? I wonder what kind of shape it is in after all that time?

I am not really a romantic but this quilt just grabs you by the heart strings and really gets a good hold on you. I am really glad that I was slow in making it cause now I can see what the original fabrics look like. OH NO,
that means possibly another re-make. 

Other news, is that I am settling in ok with my new job and my new living arrangements. That is such a drag remaking your everyday life again but it is happening ever so slowly but the clock keeps ticking so...

My sister and I made some hot dilly beans last nite. Can't wait to try those. Recipe is below if you have a mind to try making some. They are really hot but good.

Printed from COOKS.COM
7 pt. jars
4 lbs. whole green beans
1 3/4 crushed dried hot red peppers
3 1/2 tsp. dried dill seed or 7 fresh dill heads
7 cloves garlic, peeled
5 c. vinegar
5 c. water
1/2 c. less 1 tbsp. pickling salt (non-iodized)
Wash beans thoroughly, remove stems and tips, cut in uniform
lengths. Stand upright in hot pint jar. In each jar place 1 dill, 1 clove
garlic, 1/4 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper. Heat together the
water, vinegar and salt. When the mixture boils pour it over the
beans, filling each jar 1/2" from the top.
Run a table knife down and around to remove trapped air, adjust lids
and process in a boiling water bath at 212 degrees for 10 minutes
after it starts to boil. Remove from water and store for two weeks
before use. Substitution: 1/3 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper can
be used in place of crushed hot red pepper

On my way home from work tonight I took a wrong turn. If you have ever been in Saskatchewan in the smaller areas you will know, that a wrong turn is a bit scary. You really never know what the heck you are gonna come across. The road turned to mush after about a mile or 2 into it and had a hard time getting back out. Glad I have AWD or it could have been bad lol. The other thing is that because it rained today, there are these lizards crawling all over the roads. I hate killing anything so it was like playing dodge ball so you don't hit them and then, the gophers. They are really cute but .... they all of a sudden have to stop and sit up on their back legs to look at something. God knows what, but they seem real interested anyway.
So if anyone had seen my tracks - well, they must think I am cracked. lol. Silly Islander living in Saskatchewan.  What was I thinking??? But the people that are good here are really good and it kinda makes it all ok when you meet them. 

The Richardson's ground squirrel, also known as a gopher, is now an official pest in Saskatchewan.

Have a great rest of the day and HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Rumor has it that this was parked in Melville, SK last nite. If you follow the storm chasers you will know who owns this one.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Circle of Love Entwined

Well .. I finally have the compass together snd am happy with the results after 4 tries. I am now moving on to the little parts of triangles and flowers. I have been taking things back out if I am not happy with my stitching as I go along. It is working but a slow process.