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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2017 TIAS - Days 3, 4 and 5

Grrrrrrr!!!  Not impressed that I messed up on Day 4 and had to restart from scratch so I could redo the tatting mystery Day 4 and get Day 5 caught up.  Now I'm not sure but if you flip it upwards it could be the start of a hot air bloom or as is a turtle?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Well I did go out for a careful stroll on some kinda slippery wet streets in this awesome spring like weather!!!  So here's Sylvia working on her mystery project from Quilters Connection magazine and Pat working on their embroidered wedding block wall hanging using a flower panel she bought here from Jocelyn's shop.  I picked up a few notions on sale, hemmed up my two newly purchased pants - girls are happy I've pants that fit and finished my mini tuffet pin cushion - just need to paint legs white.  Next is my 2017 Year of Stitches to work on before tonight's prep work for the retreat bag for tomorrow's class and then back to my Canada blocks!!!

Gimli Retreat - Friday's Update

OK here's what I accomplished today!  First off I made up another 6 Canada blocks.  Then received demo for prep work for tomorrow's mini tuffet pincushion class.  It's gonna be CUTE!  Then I caught up on my 2017 TIAS - Day 4.  I still have no idea what this will grow up to be.  OK I'm off to bed!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Gimli Retreat - FRIDAY'S Update

Lovely buffet supper for 29 registered quilters.  OK here's a recap of today's projects for Pat' table toppers or the top two could become a runner and Sylvia's 9 of the 10 Canada blocks so far.  I've stitched 5 and just waiting to sew up on more and then will post again.  I'm doing prep work for my mini tuffet pincushion class tomorrow morning.

Gimli Quilting Retreat

Relaxing with Sylvia and Pat at the Gimli Retreat.  Supper last night at Seagulls and here's what I sewed yesterday.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Feeling Energized and Pained!!!

After a lovely mild winter weather 6.6 km walk with the group for 75 minutes.   BUT also in pain as I developed another sore spot on the ball of my right foot again.   When I got home and checked it out it was a burst blister this time - dang these are happening even with the new blister preventive hiking socks and with two different footgear!!!  Definitely will wash them and take them back to find out if they honour their customer service.   I've the short ankle ones and have not had these problems even in my old worn out runners and I walked a lot more in summer.

DOUBLE DANG - I hate blisters and pain!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

TIAS - Day 2

Day 2 of 2017 TIAS and no idea of what this could be. This image looks like the Ninga Turtle mask! I see my size 40 Lizbeth thread will make a miniature whatever.

Feeling Relaxed!

I've had a few very cold outside days - nice and comfy inside stitching, watching hockey and curling and enjoying my stitching and tatting!   So much so that I've kept up with my 1 Year in Stitches: 2017 but failed in daily uploads on my personal pages - I'm doing weekly uploads in detail in my pages but summarizing on the actual stitching site.  😊

Here is Week 2 of the 'Annual Panel':  Chrysanthemum  (Daisy) - Chrysanthemum morifolium, Diosma - Coleonema pulchrum, Easter Daisy  (Michaelmas) -Aster amellus, Forget-me-Not - Myosotis sylvatica, Foxglove - Digitalis pururea, Gardenia 'Florida' - Gardenia augusta, and Wattle (Cootamundra) - Acacia baileyana.

And on the 'Rose Table Topper' worked on the shaded fillins in long and short stitch and the leaf outline in stem stitch.