Thursday, July 17, 2008

Sneak peak

What could I be working on?'s a peak.

I'll tell you why these are actually work when I'm finished...sewing and swearing lol.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Canadian Gail and On Commenters

You didn't have your settings set so I couldn't reply via e-mail. But it is a good topic for a post too so here goes.
For me here in Ontario, it costs about $9 to ship up to 8-10 yards of fabric. I find that it really is worth ordering fabrics from the States. I try to suport my LQS (local quilt shop) when I can, but it really is very expensive in comparison, and to be honest I don't feel very welcome or comfortable there.
Fabrics at LQS run between $13-$17 a meter, rarely decent sales, and Jelly Rolls are about $45 and charm packs run about $4-8 more than the ones in the US. Fabric from the States at full price is more around 7.50-10, and with all the options it is easy to find sales. Jelly rolls normally under $30.On top of these we pay sales tax.
If you order from the US go over a certain amount, and Customs picks up on it, you can end up paying an extra 5-18%.

Especially if you live in rural areas, or don't have a great LQS I think it is worth ordering from one of the big US online quilt shops.

And for all others who have commented, if you have not received a message back from me, especially if you asked a question, and haven't received a message back, check your settings. You could be sending messages from blogger with a no reply email address to protect your privacy. I can't e-mail you back and I'd love to.

Birds and Bees BOM

I got more blocks done for the Birds and Bees BOM from the Fat Quarter Shop. I really love the fabrics. I'm sure I've said it before but Fig Tree Quilts designs the most beautiful fabrics. And for some reason not matter what mood I am in they always seem to fit. This is the Dandelion Girl line.

Here's a close up of the fabrics.

I didn't trim them because I couldn't for the life of me find my 12.5 square ruler and I don't like using the long rulers to trim unless I have to.

I'm still feeling the effects of the wedding on Saturday. I'll say one thing for that side of my family, they really know how to party! It was the most beautiful wedding. Outside, surrounded by hundreds of family.
The groom has two children and the bride took vows to love them after the signing of the registry. It was the sweetest thing.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Lots of stuff

So I lost my camera. Well not lost exactly. More like misplaced. I do this a lot. With everything. I'm always looking wildly for something, and most of the time it is something I have put in a safe/proper etc place. Like my camera. I had put it in my backpack on Canada Day so I could take pictures. I just also happened to completely forget about it.
But like most things, eventually it turns up.

This is a great way to spend a weekend.

Little Bit was so happy about fishing. Her poll has a little yellow fish attached so she always catches something, and it makes a plop noise when she casts so she was in heaven. The only problem? Well she is developed a fear of all bugs. They are all bees or butterflies to her, which she is terrified of. She used to like everything but the butterflies, that's an old phobia for her. So every time a fly, gnat, or other random flying bug got within 2 feet of her she'd start screeching. And man does the child have some lungs.
We were here

and here

On the quilty side of things I have gotten a few blocks done for various projects but only have Lillebet's Garden photographed.

I really like the blues, and the instructions are really well written. My only tiny complaint, and it's the first one in 5 blocks, is the template given to make the skinny triangles wasn't quite right. But not so far off I couldn't fudge it. Which I did. And am pretty good at LOL.

I will attempt to get pics of the other things I'm working on up soon. I am going to a wedding this weekend so will be totally not doing it but maybe Monday...if I've recovered...

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day!

I got this pic in an e-mail, I wish I knew who took it so I could check out their other work.
Spent the day by the river with Little Bit and DH. They fished, I worked on prepping leaves for Lillebet's Garden quilt. Though first we drove out to Ailsa Craig to the Cotton Post, which was having a killer sale. I'd hoped they'd have a blue to go on my Two colour quilt challenge but no luck.
I've been crazy busy lately, I'm really hoping to get back into blogging more regularly.