Dots & Poppies

Ten Little Things

Ten Little Things -

Here is a quilt that I made for the brand new son of my friend Jenny!  Benjamin was born on July 16th.     I first saw something similar to this quilt on Pinterest and I used my charm pack of Ten Little Things to to make this.  I quickly realized that I needed more then one charm pack! … [Continue reading...]

Friends through a Flood


It's been 45 days now. On Friday, June 21 I was evacuated from my home, and on Sunday June 23 the river peaked. It was a one in one-hundred year flood. The 4th one we've had in 18 years (1995, 2005, 2010, & 2013). I knew I was in the flood zone but I never expected to get any damage.... … [Continue reading...]

Sock Monkey!


So, ya. Sara made a crocheted sock monkey! And of course it's adorable! She was not content with a plain straight tail so she added a stitch to one side and subtracted from the other so this little guys got a curved tail now! Did I mention that she only started crocheting like 8 … [Continue reading...]

Summer Sampler


Drum roll please! After two years I finally finished my Summer Sampler! Horray! I made the quilt top during the summer of 2011 with Faith (Fresh Lemons quilts), Lee (Freshly Pieced) and Katie (Swim Bike Quilt) and their Summer Sampler quilt along. I really wanted this quilt to also be a … [Continue reading...]

Batik Lovers Giveaway!


Contest Closed I am please to announce the Lori S has won the batik bundle! Thank you so much to everyone who entered, and especially thanks to Sew Sisters Quilt Shop who sponsored this giveaway! ----------------------------------------- I'm super excited to announce this first giveaway on my … [Continue reading...]

Pink Cowboy Boots and Blue Sneakers

Sara's cowboy crochet

      Sara crocheted these adorable pink cowboy boots and matching hat for a sweet baby named Quinn!  Her family are ranchers here in southern Alberta and this was the perfect gift for her!  Little Quinn has been around for several months now and I'm sure that she has worn … [Continue reading...]

New York Beauty Table Topper

New York Beauty

Here it is!  I finished this beauty this morning and it couldn't be a more perfect day for pictures!     I originally saw this layout at the Heritage Park Quilt Festival in Calgary in 2011 and I started making the blocks.  Finally, 2 years later, there were all finished and I … [Continue reading...]

The Happy Hookers


I was just telling you how little sewing I've done this winter but I should let you know that I have been staying creative with a bit of crocheting.  I learned to crochet over Christmas with my mom and have been doing a little here and there lately.  When I encouraged my friend Sara to learn her mom … [Continue reading...]

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

It's been over two years now since I started this beauty of a quilt!  It was my first experience with paper piecing and it turns out, I loved it!  It took me about 2 months to finish the quilt top and then another 22 months to decide how to quilt it! I've had this quilt finished and displayed in … [Continue reading...]

Work in Progress


So this is what I have been doing lately. I've been trying to get different projected finished, stated a few new projects and even learned how to crochet! Yup, I decided to learn crochet over Christmas! Since I have never been much for hand sewing (except for bindings of course) I thought it … [Continue reading...]