Sometimes a small thing you do
can mean everything in another person's life

Thursday, October 16, 2014


I was able to get over to visit the new quilt shop in Burlington.
Have you read the book series by Marie Bostwick.......the Cobbled Court Series.....this is how I imagined in my mind the store would look like.  I wasn't disappointed.  Yes, you do walk down a bit of an "alleyway" to get to the door.  It was fabulous.  Some of the best shops in the world are tucked away in little alcoves and alleys.

The inside of the shop is fabulous.
Beautiful high ceilings
Beautiful lighting
and best of all 
fabulous, fantastic......... 
jelly rolls and layer cakes
gorgeous quilts on display
A Christmas corner
No, the snowman isn't for sale.  Deborah calls it "her buddy".
This quilt is stunning
I should have asked, but I didn't.....these shelves were breathtaking
Nifty notions......
embroidery patterns too
great children's fabrics
Do you need neutrals?????
Here's the location and telephone number of the shop
422 Pearl Street, Unit 54
Burlington, Ontario
and the website is
If you drop in during the month of October
Batiks are 25% off
We bought some......Karen and I.  Freda and Margery bought some too, but I couldn't stick around to get a photo.  Gorgeous fabrics.

I also bought the barn red to go with the panel I bought recently.  It is for the sashing and binding of the quilt.
Drop by and say hello.
You'll be happy that you did.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The making of

Wordless Wednesday......almost

 Have the pattern reduced in size
Tape it onto a piece of plex-i-glass

Trace onto fusible web

Select the fabrics
making sure you put your favourite in
fuse the appliqué pieces in place
take a few hours to stitch it all down
check to make sure you "got it all"
Spend an afternoon machine quilting the piece
This is a new Fantastico thread by Superior Threads
and this is a King Tut variegated
 all done!
sew a sleeve in place
make a label
 sew on the binding
Take a day at stitch and chat to do the hand sewing and voilà
it is done!
Not much to it at all.

After I snapped this photo at the Museum I turned around and saw this.  I know it's there, I've seen it many times.  I could take my Muskoka chair down to our harbor, sit near the tree and watch the sun go down.  
Tranquility in Oakville.

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