Saturday, August 20, 2016

FNSI report



I have the advantage of stitching on Thursday and Friday evenings for FNSI with Wendy . So what did I do , well on Thursday evening I finished up the July bom for Buttermilk Basin BOM,  yeah .

These are such fun to do , thanks Stacy.
 Yesterday afternoon I started back on the Frozen quilt I need to get made for my granddaughter Elise.  I did finish one for Sophia so now for number 2 . I had a few of the pinwheels started months ago so yesterday in between chores I made a few more.
Let's see , I can count 5 there and then last evening instead of stitching I prepped some more . I had the hsts made but not trimmed so that was my job .

All trimmed and stacked for stitching . Unfortunately that was all I accomplished last evening but it will give me a great start on finishing up this quilt . Thanks Wendy for hosting this event I  love to stitch along with others . 
 Thanks for stopping by and I promise to share the second quilt show real soon. 
 Hugs Sheila 

Friday, August 19, 2016

More of the quilt show

Here is more of the quilt show in Saulnierville Nova Scotia , get ready for a treat .

                                               A gorgeous red and white sampler .
                                    I think this was another one by Darlene but not sure . I sure love it .
This is a version of the mystery quilt that Darlene of a Needle Pulling Thread so kindly shared with us a few years back .
 This scrappy masterpiece to me represents a LOT of work but isn't a fun quilt and a great stash buster ,not that any of you have any scraps ;-)
                             Another sampler , love the border treatment on this one .

 A different version of the above quilt I think , lighter colours . Pretty pretty :-)
A little different take on the churn dash block , quite interesting for sure and again a great stash buster.
                                 Combination of stars and log cabin blocks .

 OH I love this one , quite a unique pattern and love the applique border , really sets it off . This one was by Joan Tufts , I know some of you know her blog . She had several quilts in this show .
Beautiful nine patch , you cant beat a nine patch , so many possiblities , this one is perfect,
                                                         French Braid pattern
Maple Leaves in fall colours , wonder if she would lend that to me for a while ;-0

                           Another pretty nine patch , love how she framed the blocks.
 So the above quilt is also made by Darlene , I thought it might be and I didn't take many of the labels attached but had for this one so thought I should share it.
                                      Nice border treatment on another nine patch .
 Don't know the name of this pattern but so effective and a great use of scraps , You see I have an abundance of scraps so am always interested in finding interesting ways to use them up but have found that no matter how many I use I seem to accumulate even more , I think I have scrap monsters in my closets lol.
 
 Another view down through the church . I do love a quilt show in a church , all those colours just seem to fit in a church where there are often stain glass windows . Oh I see I took this from the front of the church looking towards the entrance , you can see the crazy quilt hanging from the balcony . 
I thought you might like to see this little work in progress by Carol Swinden the artist who created the beautiful thread painted baby , fox and antique car . Thanks to both Linda's for providing the name of the artist , I appreciate your help . She is simply amazing  . 
 So that is it for this quilt show but in a day or so I will share the show from St. Davids Church in Port Hastings . 
 Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the show , not quite as good as being there but better than nothing I suppose .
 hugs Sheila

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ready for a quilt show ?

Good morning from a very Wet Nova Scotia , lots of rain today which we are thankful for as things had become very dry and a ban had been in place for any fires or even hiking in the woods . This should help in many ways and I know the farmers will be very happy .
 Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to share a few photos of the quilt show . I have had the pleasure of visiting the quilt show in Saulnierville Nova Scotia , just incredible and I also recently visited a beautiful show in Port Hastings in a sweet little church so I will share those another day .

 This is the church where the event took place in the French community of Saulnierville , it is massive .
A view down the isle , as you can see there are a lot of pews and each had two quilts in many different colours and styles .

This crazy quilt hung in the entry just above my head so a little difficult to get a decent photo but it was quite lovely .
 A fan quilt all hand quilted , something that really impressed me about this show was the number of hand quilted quilts and they were such tiny perfect stitches , wow .
A simple design that I quite liked .
Another example of fine hand quilting .
A cathedral window quilt which was mesmerizing .
Gorgeous ,
                                 This quilt was made in memory of the Priest in the photo .
 I thought this was stunning . 

                                          This cutie just spoke to my soul, just adorable .
                                      For you hexie lovers , just look at that quilting .
                                          Pretty log cabin , again with nice hand quilting .

                                         How about the quilting on this beauty !
                                                          This one speaks for itself

Do you recognize this little baby in the center ? This gorgeous quilt won viewers choice in the CQA when the show took place in Halifax a few years back . Can someone help me out with the artist name , her first name is Carol and she created these three quilts , the fox , the baby and the antique car , amazing work . She was present at the show doing thread painting which I thoroughly enjoyed watching .
Opps I cut off her head but you can see she was creating a little postcard size scene and had several on the table that she had created .

Don't you just love this churn dash quilt made by Darlene of a Needle Pulling Thread .
Maybe I should end this for now , it is getting picture heavy and I don't want blogger to start acting up so I shall share more later , hope you enjoy this part of the show .
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day , it is a great day here for sewing for sure .
 hugs Sheila

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Some fun mail

I have lots to share but not today , my life has been in a little turmoil lately and I will explain in a moment  but for now I have some lovely postcards to share with you .
The last week in July Bill and I took a few days for a road trip with my main intention to visit the quilt show in Saulnierville a 4 plus hour drive from here . I will share some photos from that trip another day . When we arrived home there were three postcards waiting for me , what a lovely surprise.  I was expecting one from Ana as she was my partner in the swap but I also received one from Sunny and also Eglea,  how sweet of them . I am sure you would like to see them so here they are .

This is from Ana who lives in Portugal and depicts a scene she had seen while vacationing recently,  isn't it beautiful . Ana is new to postcard making  but you would  never know it , so we'll done . Thanks so much Ana , I love it ! 
Next up is one from Eglea in Brazil , a special flowering tree native to her country , so beautiful,  it must be incredible to see these trees in bloom and Eglea did a fabulous job of recreating this landscape with the flowering tree in this small postcard size . Thanks so much  Eglea.  
This pretty cone flower was sent from Sunny who is well known for her photography of flowers . I love cone flowers and don't have any growing this year so I really appreciate this one , thanks so much Sunny , I love it . 
 Now today I received yet another postcard,  this one from Marsha who joined the swap a little late so I became her partner . 
This sweet little stitchery I believe is a Gail Pan design , correct me if I am wrong . So cute , I love it , thanks so much  Marsha,  a perfect theme for this gal who loves to stitch . 
I can't share the card I  sent to Marsha as it hasn't arrived yet but I will share the one I sent to Ana .

 I forgot to take a picture before I sent it off to Ana  but  she kindly took this photo for me and I was really touched that she had framed it . I am glad you liked it well enough Ana . 
On Wednesday evening last week I received a call from my mom telling me she had fallen and spent the night on the floor so needless to say I left the next day to be with her and make sure she was okay . She has many bruises and a broken rib or two but overall she is doing okay . She is one tough cookie but she sure was hurting and even sitting was difficult.  I stayed until Sunday and felt she had improved enough to be one her own . I will check on her daily but to be honest I also needed to get home to rest . The drive was extremely stressful and my body is exhausted . So on that note I will close and I promise to come back and share some photos of the amazing quilt show and some of our incredible province . 
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day .
 Hugs Sheila 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A finish to share

Hello from sunny Nova Scotia , simply a beautiful summers day here . I finally have a quilt top to share , it has been a long time coming and hours and hours of stitching to get this to this point but I couldn't be happier .

I don't have a large enough space to spread this out properly and on the bed you can't see it all so the floor it is 😊 This quilt is the Craftsy bom for 2016 designed by Lynette Jensen.  I enjoyed making this quilt even if there was a ton of work . 
 I have also added to my vintage sewing machine collection recently,  did I tell you I love vintage machines , well if I didn't i am now lol . This machine is in near pristine condition and the young lady selling it said it was her grandmother's and I couldn't help but think the day will come when she will regret selling this beautiful machine but she is moving out west and can't take everything with her . This Singer 401 does multiple decorative stitches and a perfect straight stitch.  I have tried it out and just the sound makes me smile . So tell me what do you think of it ? 

This machine has a slant needle which makes it easier to see what you are stitching,  nice feature and I learned it was the top of the line machine at that time around 1957 -1958 . Now my dear hubby also brought home another machine but it will never sew anything again , it is simply  decorative as it is rough shape and missing parts . 
Meet Raymond,  the older brother to Ruby I showed you a while back , they will keep each to her company on the old church bench . 
I want to thank everyone who signed up for the postcard exchange , there was a great response and I hope by now most postcards are in the mail or in the making . Please be sure to share your postcards when they arrive and also on the flicker page at the top right side of this blog page . 
 Oh before I go I will share the last three blocks I made for the splendid sampler. 


All caught up until Sunday , what a nice feeling . 
 Enjoy your day and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by .
 Hugs Sheila