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Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative

Entries in 100th Blog (5)

Tuesday
May182010

Winner of the 100th Blog Post Giveaway (113)

Hi Everyone, thanks so much to all of you who left a comment congratulating me on my 100th blog post, here's kudos to all of you :)

Mishka at Quilting Gallery

Vivian at Northern Needles was my e-interview for May

Jenny at Sew Colorful

Sandy at Sandy Quilts

Heather

Jocelyn at Happy Cottage Quilter

Lee at Lala's Lovelys

Sequana at here flickr Page

Shannon

Anya at Hills Creek Quilter

Megan

Linda at Bumble Knit

Sheila at My Empty Nest is Full of Cat Hair

Deanna

Karen at Lee Haven

Wendy at Inky Threads

Marta

Andrea at Millions of Thoughts Trapped in my Head

(she will also be our next e-interview for June)

Vicki at Dotty Jane Designs

Krista at Poppy Print Creates

Amie

Barbara

And the Winner is Karen by using (Random Number Generator) over at Lee Haven, thanks so much Karen for checking out my blog and leaving me a comment, I'm pretty sure you came across my blog through Cathi's right?

A gorgeous bundle of Dupioni Silk Quarters, Quilters Tea and my very own Scissor Keeper Kit and Pattern with all of the goodies, please send me your address (separate email) and I'll send this out!!

Thanks everyone for all of your support and kind words, it mean so much to me :)

Until next time have a happy and creative day, 

Wednesday
May052010

e-Interviews: Vivian B (entry 108)

Hi Everyone, WOW I've had such an overwhelming response to my 100th blog posting...thanks so much!! You can still vote the cut off will be May 15th!

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Today is all About Vivian B from Whitehorse, in the Yukon here's her blog: Northern Needles 

I've changed up my e-interview style as I was inspired by Darlene's style over at the Whimsical Honeypot and thought I would try something different, so thanks Darlene for the inspiration:)

Also it's Vivian's Birthday Month - Happy Birthday Vivian...I won't disclose your age lol.



 

 Please let me know what you think of my new format, I love doing these interviews and getting to know everyone out there in blogland on a new level...thanks so much!!

Friday
Apr302010

Quilt Canada 2010 (entry 107)

Hi Everyone, so now we have 20 people in for the amazing 100th Blog Giveaway that I'm hosting..WooHoo! Please tell your friends :)

I'm writting this blog today (Wed) as I've been so busy with Quilt Canada (2 days volunteering) and filling up with inspiration while I'm there...I'm also getting ready for my Lakeside Guild's Quilt Show on Sat where I will have my first booth, please wish me luck and if you come by to see the show please say "hi" to me I would love to meet you and chat with you!!

So short but sweet today :) A little sneak-a-peak from Quilt Canada

These birds were calling my name...I could almost hear them "tweet" "tweeting" amazing work.

Look at the detail she put into their faces, incredible...

I loves this colour gradient, jesters hat. I don't think it's a Jesters Hat but I do love the concept and she talked about travelling through our lives and the changes we go through, amazing...AND the background I think is silk which you know I love!

 These cherry blossoms were almost moving in the breeze, all 3 dimensional and the quilting is stunning...

This one is so dainty, it's all created with half square triangles and pieced, so beautiful...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So...a bit of a sneak-a-peak, I'm volunteering today (Wed) and will for sure get more photos, I'll update soon :)

Until next week, have happy and creative days, I'll have so much to update you on, I'm so excited!!

Friday
Apr232010

100th Blog Post, Chestermere Quilt Show (entry 105) 

First I want to thank all 16 of you who entered your name in for the amazing 100th Blog Giveaway draw that we are having...THANKS and HERES to YOU all!! The draw closes May 15th so share and tell you friends about it!!

Hi Everyone, for days and days I've been cutting, bundling, cutting, bundling, stitching my banner, cutting, and bundling and loving every minute of it!!

Chestermere Lakeside Quilters Guild is having a Quilt Show. Saturday, May 1st 10-4pm, Quilts, prizes, and a few vendors...come out and see us!! It's our 10 year celebration of our Guild and we're having a little party!!

Recreation Center beside the Lake across from Tim Hortons on 17 Ave SE, Chestermere. Here's our flyer

I've also been learning to do some coding on my website and I must say I'm enjoying this part so much, thanks hubby for helping me out and giving me some training...who knows maybe I could be called a "code monkey" someday lol!

Here's some pics of what I've been up to for the last week...I still need to get my banner completed but it's so close!!

My class on Wednesday was on the dresden fan block, all needle turn applique...I think they were a bit nervous at first but I hope they liked it in the end :) It was a nice class to just stitch and visit together..

I met with Piecemakers Guild on Monday to tell them a bit about myself, show them some of my goodies, and commit to going to their retreat on Oct 2 with my Traveling Store. It's like a blitz from what I gather...so I'm so excited for it! Thank you ladies for making me feel right at home, mic and all :)

My Mum is up visiting she got here yesterday, spending time with us girls and shopping for fabrics (of course)...she is also going to help me with my books today hopefully (fingers crossed). We spent most of the day yesterday visiting Traditional Pastimes and Out of Hand and they are both such gorgeous stores - we definitely love them very much! Spent the wad which was totally fun! Then my sis and mum came back to my place and we hung out in the studio looking at fabrics, jackets, quilt projects, stitching projects and so much more...until 2:30 am - can you say bliss... 

here's one of her quilt tops we were dissecting and trying to figure out sashing...how fun and crazy busy this one is...

Last but not least is my sweet kitty, Tig. Always a delight and brightens my day, everyday!

Quilt Canada is in Calgary next week and I'm so looking forward to it!! I don't have a booth in this show as you know I just started this business so I wasn't really prepared for that big hoohaw so soon :) But look out world I'm ready now *smile*

Another Quilt Show that's coming up the St. Albert Quilters' Guild "How Green Does your Quilt Grow" Quilt Show May 6 - May 9 including a Quilt Walk in downtown St. Albert contact Michelle E for more information at quilting_michelle@hotmail.com

Until next time, have a happy and creative weekend everyone...

 

Friday
Apr162010

Sunny Friday with Updates, 100th Blog Post Giveaway (entry 102)

Sew...I've surpassed 100 blog posts and feel totally awesome about it. Thanks to all of you who've followed me through the beginning of this new book in my life...yes a book as the previous book consists of my old professional world that has moulded me into the person I am today and I'm very thankful for that.

I would like to do a GIVEAWAY!! The winner will receive a tin of Quilters Tea and a Scissor Keeper Kit & Pattern and a bundle of 4 FABULOUS Silk Quarters for you to drool over :) How does this sound?

Here's a picture of the Scissor Keeper Kit Jen E created!

Didn't she do such a FAB job!!

Here's what your kit will consist of: fabrics, silk quarters, thread, silk floss, letters, buttons and needles and of course the pattern...colours may not be exactly as shown. The Winner will be announced May 15th!!

A Bundle of Silk Quarters colours to be picked my MOI and trust me this is something you will adore in your collection!!

What do you need to do for this great prize? Leave a comment, Refer people to this blog posting and have them leave a comment including your name, the more people you refer the better your chances of winning :) Sound Good!!

Because it's a bright and cheery morning here...I have a pile of stuff to do today:

- get brochures, patterns, newsletter ready for my show May 1st

- Piecemakers Guild Presentation on Monday, need to prepare for this

- finish my Pastimes Online Banner for my studio and my show..here's a sneak pic since this picture, I've completed the applique and now onto the stitching of my adorable spool from my logo then onto the quilting and finishing...yikes time is of the essence :)

 Here's the pizza box block I did for SH...

here's the finished pieced block 4 for Journey of a Quilter...I'm so in love with this project it is so beautiful!

Here's block 2 for A Kittens Tale, arn't the pinwheels adorable?

So as you can see I have a few things on the go and I'm loving it!!

Update on my class, the second class went really well we completed this pinwheel block and now onto the dresden plate, needle turn applique.

The colours I've chosen come from two fabric lines

Little Palm Paisley and Metro Blue Remix

Any questions about my projects, the GIVEAWAY or anything else you see in this blog please email me valerie@PastimesOnline.ca. Good luck to you all!!!

Until next time, have a happy and creative weekend!!

OH Yeah, don't forget to visit my Photo Blog when you have a chance as it's a collection of pictures I love...