Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snowmageddon and Sue Spargo

I picked up a Sue Spargo pattern for the Victoria tote bag when I was in Michigan. I fell in love with the sample they had hanging in the Cousins Quilt Shop. I finally finished it a few weeks ago. Being me I had to make my own applique design, which of course included a kitty!

I've been pretty pre-occupied with Christmas sales at the store and recovering from Snowmageddon I & II. London received record amount of snow on the weekend of the 6th, and then another dump of snow the following weekend! Leading to more snow in those 2 weekends than all of last winter! We also had to deal with some pretty wicked icicles at home (see below) and at the store!

Keep in mind my windows are 6 feet long! The next 2 photos show the view of the icicles from inside the house!

It's like living in the jaws of the Abominable Snowman!

We have since paid a couple of people to remove the icicles! I had fear they would come crashing through the window!
I didn't finish any handmade gifts this year, just way too busy. I did manage to make a few gift bags, though. Usually I just make simple drawstring bags out of scrap holiday fabric, but I did manage to make this one from Lazy Gal's website...perfect for the dvd's.

Happy Holidays everyone! Promise to blog more often in the new year!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Congratulations Tonya!

To celebrate Tonya's new book many of us are showing off the Word Play Quilts that she has inspired us to make. This is one of my favourites that I made for her first on line class:

Thanks Tonya for the inspiration and good luck with the book!