Friday, March 5, 2010

Today I went to Rokko's in Little India at 46th and Fraser and bought some dioponi silk to complete my mermaid purse. It is such an amazing store with saris and beautiful fabrics. Pictures at

On Wednesday, I went to Dick and Jane's at Duderave and bought some DMC5 Perle embroidery thread. I love to see the array of colours on the wall and choosing the ones that match my blocks. I love colour!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This is what I have done on the mermaid so far. The little seahorse is the one I made. The feather stitches are done with two strands of bird feathers and one strand of coral silk thread. I dyed the cheesecloth with Lumiere Pale Turqoise Acrylic. I diluted it with water and dipped, very easy. So much fun to do all these different things.
I went to little India yesteray to get some silk for the lining but couldn't find the right colour. They have the most beautiful fabrics and saris there. I will have to venture downtown either this week or wait for the Olympics to be over because that is where all the action is. Too crowded and noisy for me!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I spent the afternoon finishing off the crazy quilt blocks I started a few days ago. It's surprising how long it takes to put the colours together. I guess it gets quicker and easier with practice. The first one needed more light weight and more delicate colours but I didn't have any so I will have do some light colours for the embellishments.

Jasmine kitty is nudging me telling me it is time for bed.
Sleep well every one.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Today, I joined One World One Heart and am entering my latest faerie pouch as a giveaway. I am just learning crazy quilting, silk ribbon embroidery and embroidery and this is the fourth pouch I have made.

Please leave me a comment if you wish to enter my giveaway and leave your e-mail address so I can send the pouch to you if you win.
I look forward to meeting many people from around the world.
If you would like to do your own draw visit to enter.
I will draw a name on February 15th, 2010.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I visited The Cross today, my favourite store where I go occasionally to fill my soul. The have such beautiful things there. As luck would have it they were selling fabric sample bundles for $5 so I bought seven of them. Such beautiful fabric for crazyquilting.

Friday, January 1, 2010

I hope to spend more time on this blog and have many new crazy quilt projects to show. I gave the three bags I had made to my daughters and granddaughter for Christmas so it's time to spend some time in the garden and start some new ones.