Tuesday, December 29, 2009


…is finally in the Canadian bookshops and I’m definitely not disappointed!  Lots of great Christmas ideas for NEXT year! (BUT better late than never!)  Stuff like~ P1040546

this lovely appliquéd quilt and…. P1040541

these sweet little pillows… andP1040542

I love this wool felt presents runner!  P1040540

Hurry to your news stands today!  It’s a good thing….

On the quilting front….nothing! I have been so busy with my family and getting ready to Snowbird South for the winter that I have not picked up a needle in a week…it feels MUCH longer…My daughters and son-in-law left yesterday at 5:30a.m. as they wanted to catch the first ferry (living on an island definitely has it’s drawbacks…).  I was too busy to get that ‘empty nest’ feeling that I often get when they all leave at once.  Crying

Speaking of leaving….today is the big day…we have the 5th wheel loaded (my husband hasn’t looked under the bed storage area YET…as this is where I have put all the good stuff…like fabric, sewing machine, patterns, books and rulers…etc. etc. etc.  I’m sure you all know what I mean…:o)  In the cab of the truck I have put three totes…one has my different coloured threads and the other two have projects to keep me busy….so that I won’t notice when those giant trucks pull along side us..and there’s only 2 inches between our mirrors…I see none of this…if I am busy stitching!  So stitch I will…and I won’t look up till we get there!

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Quilting!


  1. They have some great patterns in their magazine.
    I hope you have a safe trip.


  2. That's a definite must have! Will look for it when I'm out and about.

    I'm assuming you're heading south very soon - have safe travels.

  3. Quiltmania is a treat when I go up North occasionally, its a lovely magazine.
    Happy travelling to yourselves and safe arrival.

  4. Safe travels to you Paulette! Sounds like your plan of stitching all the way will be the ticket to make the trip go faster. I think the little present table runner must have been published before b/c one of my stitch group gals made it last year and it is super cute!!

  5. Heading South sounds wonderful right now Paulette! Happy travels with your stitching beside you!

  6. Hello!
    We LOVE your blog and have added it to our Blog favorites and linked up. Your pictures are gorgeous and inspiring! Happy New Year and cheery wave from Bev

  7. Safe travels......I hope you're going to be blogging from there!

  8. Have a great trip, I know you are going to take load of pictures, and tell us of your tales, Happy Stitching.

  9. Olá, amiga!
    Seu cantinho continua lindo e criativo...
    Você é muito talentosa! Parabéns!!!
    Espero sua visitinha...
    ...que a fé e a esperança num mundo melhor sejam revividas a cada dia em seu coração!
    Feliz 2010!!!
    Itabira - Brasil