Thursday, April 21, 2011


Arriving home from "Club" night last night I noticed my parking spot was taken!  My son had a few friends over and apparently they assumed if the spot in front of the house was empty it was free for the taking..........NOT!!  Regardless, I didn't fuss I parked down by the dog house.  It was a nice night after all, snow was melting and it actually smelled a little bit like Spring rain!!  Turned off the truck, gathered my quilty goodies in my hands and stepped out of the truck (it was dark - 10pm ish) "SMOOSH", ankle deep in mud......"PLOP"- new fabric in MUD puddle!!  ARGH....

To make a long story short, my fabric was washed and hung to dry over night and I don't think those kids will ever park in my spot again!!

Freshly washed and hung to dry!!
I think I will tell my son I would like a sign that reads "MOMS Parking Only" for Mothers Day!! LOL

I hope wherever you are in this big world that spring has made it to your back yard!  We are finally seeing some nice temperatures here in Alberta (around 10 degrees celcius) and the snow is slowly starting to melt.  I still have drifts around the north and west side of the house that are over a meter deep though, so we need lots of sunshine to melt it away!

Have a Very Happy Easter and keep stitching,


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Whats Up!

There is a great Giveaway over at Raggedy Station  She is celebrating the opening of her new store.
Its a sharp looking bundle of black and whites with a pretty little lace button!!   It would make a pretty spring bag I'm thinking.

My Friend Heather, over at Creative Confessions,, gave me a little gift.............450 little paper pieced diamonds!!  Enough to make 75 - 6 point stars!
Well I really didn't need to take on another project, but hey why not!  So I have been putting away at these little stars and have 4 finished.  They are a very portable project, and whip up in no time.  Its something I can work on here and there and eventually (possibly years!!) I might actually have a Star Quilt, and it will be all done by hand!!

We are in the middle of calving here at the farm.  Calving is a sure sign that spring is near.  Snow is melting like crazy, our road and the end of our driveway are totally flooded.  Its nice to go checking cows and see the little calvies running and bucking in the sunshine.  I will have to get a picture and post it next time.

Happy Spring to all and Happy Stitching,

Cindy :)