Friday, December 17, 2010

Celebration on Ice

Last night I went to see Celebration on Ice at the Gardens with my daughter and granddaughter.  We were absolutely enthralled for the 2 hours of skating.  The show featured Kurt Browning, Jamie Sale & David Pelletier, Jeffrey Buttle, Joanne Rochette and Violetta Afanasieva and Pete Dack.

I think Joanne Rochette received the biggest applause.  She is Canada's sweetheart.

Jeffrey Buttle

Jamie Sale & David Pelletier

Violetta Afanasieva & Pete Dack

Kurt Browning

The Finale.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mail Delivery

The Purolator Truck stopped in front of our house today and had a delivery for me.  My friend Joyce had a really nice quilt book that I borrowed but really wanted my own copy so I ordered myself one.  It is "Patchwork Quilting" by Company's Coming . 

It has a lot of nice projects that I may make one day. 

I love quilting books.  They are so full of ideas when you are looking for something new to make.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Thursday Group

Four of us have decided to get together on Thursday afternoons to do some quilting.  It has been an interesting time.  We are all working on something different and everyone helps everyone else.  Some days it seems we get very little accomplished but that is alright because we eventually get things done.

We took a 5 week course in the fall so we are all still working on our quilts.  This past Thursday we spent some time looking out at the snow and wondering just how much we were going to get.  Not much fell, about 5 cm, but it sure was blowing.

This is Joyce and Maria wondering about the snow.

Joyce's quilt.  I love the beautiful colours in this quilt.  They are maple leaves.  It is called "Autumn Ridge Lap Quilt" from Company's Coming Crafts

Maria's table runner is the "Little Charmers III" pattern but she added a another square and triangles to the end so that it would be very long.  What beautiful gold colours and accented with black!!

Joyce and Pierina busy sewing.  Pierina's is a Buggy Barn pattern done in flannelette.

Pierina's quilt all finished.

Here's the four of us.  Me, Maria, Joyce and Pierina.  We are so lucky to be able to use Joyce's plant room ( as she calls it) with all the natural light coming in through the windows.  It makes for a great afternoon.