Tuesday, June 23, 2009


HERE WE ARE AT CRIEFF .....We have been coming here for the past few years every June. It is a wonderful peaceful haven where we enjoy each other's company,exchange gifts, sew, eat,read or just nap!! The House of Prophet
is one of many buildings on the property and it dates way back to the 1800's

Karen finished this quilt isn't it beautiful. It is a raw edge applique...Stunning Karen!
Karen got these quilt blocks at a Mennonite relief sale. She put them to-gether and look how lovely they look. A real treasure.

Here I am grabbing a few rays of sunshine... I needed a break from the project I was doing.

This is the quilt I am making.

It is unique as the sashings are 9-patches.
I am sewing on my Singer Featherweight machine. It is the first machine I owned. My DH bought it for me in 1956. I sewed clothes for my 4 kids and myself along with curtains and anything else I made. It has been a real little workhorse. I love to use it when I travel as my computerized Bernina and Baby Lock machines are so heavy to lug around.I spent the whole time at retreat working on these 9-patches, as I needed to make 175 blocks and then add the 700 half square triangles!!!!
I can now get on with the blocks which are hand applique which is one of my favorite techniques.

We really enjoy this sunporch where we sew. They set up 4 large tables which we work on. Perfect set-up. so bright and cheery.

Heather was selected for "Teacher of the Year" with the Canadian Quilters Association. It is our big conference once a year here in Canada.We thought we would have a little ceremony just for fun and surprise Heather .We gave her a big container of Smarties... which is her fave, along with fur cape and tiara. Signs. balloons and streamers decorated the sign "Your Teacherness" which is what we allowed to address her now!!!!! hahahahhahahaha

Here is Karen in the kitchen . She makes us eggs benedict the first morning ... Oh my they were good.... (PS.... note the apron Karen is wearing... well she made each of us one the same... Oh what fun!!!!)

so that it for this year. My camera was not co-operating and I missed a lot of shots of us opening our gifts and more...sigh.... I will do better next time...
PS Seems I still haven't caught on but you have to scroll way down if you want to comment!!!!