Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Inspiration Outside My Window

I was getting a little cranky and tired, with the move, the other night.....then I looked out my window.....


Monday, August 29, 2011

Still Moving/Still Distracted

Making a mess at the new place....

Cleaning at the old place...grumble grumble.

But still distracted!!!

Isn't this plate, just a quilt waiting to happen?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Accident....Or the Distracted Mover

I thought I would buy a new duvet, for the new apartment, because we will have a regular bed rather than a Murphy bed, so it will be seen from many angles and this one struck my fancy. My new duvet wrinkled like crazy in the wash (grumble grumble) but you should see how many of our things work with this fabric. 
So being the color junkie that I am, I'm running around the apartment taking pictures, smiling about my happy accident, instead of packing.....we move on's a bit strange because we are moving, right across the street.

Are you seeing a bit of a color theme here??

Well, back to packing......

and some more packing. My new sewing space is going to be bigger!!!!!!!
Hmm, maybe I'll just take a break and read a novel or something. I'll keep you posted

Also, Thank you Heather, for featuring Strips on Stripes on  Modern Day Quilts. Heather features a quilt a day...well worth checking out.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

It was Love at First Sight....for Jessica

It was love at first sight for Jessica, when she saw Strips on Stripes 2011

Quilt Label
So guess where Strips on Stripes is going ?
You guessed Montreal with Jess and Jeff. It will be so hard to see them go tomorrow, at least a little of my love is going with them.

Love you guys.....this quilt should look right at home in your new, funky, loft-like apartment.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Island Inspiration

 I may not be quilting...... but there is so much inspiration all around me.
Interesting lines.....
Interesting textures

Interesting Shapes
Beautiful Colours

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Some Unexpected Goodies....on Salt Spring Island

We took  the ferry over to Salt Spring Island today.

Guess what I'm holding in my hot little hand??? Can you tell by the grin on my face???

I managed to sneak off, on my own, for an hour (it doesn't take me long) and this is what I found........More Marcia Derse Fabric...Woo hoo!!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

At last Jess and Jeff are here...we haven't seen them since last March.

I did manage a quick trip to the quilt shop and managed to pick up a copy of Block Party. What a lovely day.

Plus I'm surrounded by three fantastic cooks....something smells wonderful as I'm sitting here typing. I know, I know....I'm spoiled rotten.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back on the West Coast

Back on the beautiful west cost.....and off to the airport to pick up Jessica and Jeff, flying in from Montreal. My beautiful, daughter actually shows my blog to her, who knew. 
Jeff and Jess by MariQuilts

So looking forward to spending time together.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I Don't Feel Like Starting and I Don't Feel Like Finishing

Stacks of fabrics to start....

Stacks of starts to finish..but I got nothing. What's up with that?

But I do have, a beautifully organized set of book cases.
 I'm sure my motivation will be back soon...I hope. I must have that new West Coast Studio on my mind...I'll keep you posted on that.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Fresh Sewing Day.....some finishes

How is it possible that another month has passed? It is once again Fresh Sewing Day at  Lily's Quilts. Lynne has come up with another fantastic idea.

Here is a chance for small blogs to interact with each other and for everyone else to meet some new bloggers. So scary when you first start blogging....remember????

Small Blog Meet

And now, on to what I've been working on this past month.

Dresden Gone Urban....finished.

Dresden Gone Urban (back) 

Answered the call of the Hexalong

 Strips on Stripes.....finished

Strips on Stripes.......Back

Fairly productive, I would say.....I might not fair so well for the month of August. I'll be visiting with my kid's from Montreal and throwing in a move on the west coast. The plus side is, I will end up with a larger West Coast Studio than I had before....yay!!!!


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