Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Weekly Book Review

I am an admitted book addict. There I said it. I regularly shop Amazon or Chapters looking for the latest and greatest in craft books, magazines, books on business etc. I thought I would share with you my weekly review of books I currently own. This book is called The Creative Entrepreneur and although I am not that big into art journaling, I have to say if you take your time and read through this book you will be startled at the results. I was taught to do a typical business plan when I started my business and it was really tough and boring to do. This book is a creative way of doing a business plan without all the boring stuff. I think you will enjoy it. I am going to start reading it again to see how I have changed  my views over the past year. Let me know what you think?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Twilight Sighting

I have blogged about this a little, however I thought I would elaborate a bit. Several years ago, my business was asked to be in the gift bags for the 2008 Night Time Emmy Awards. I make organic and natural skincare products. My husband and I flew to L.A. and spent several days in the gifting suite meeting some of the up and coming stars. I met Ashley Greene of Twilight fame and several other stars. Edita and her husband from dancing with the stars. I still continue to make the products, however I realize that sewing and quilting is really my passion.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ten Things I Love

In lieu of Valentine's Day , I thought I would list the 10 things I love.

1. My Husband
2. My Mom & Dad
3. My Dog Sam
4. Chai Tea Latte's From Second Cup ( I don't know, but I think Second Cup is a Canadian Thing)
5. Sewing
6. Embroidery
7. Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate ( We have the greatest Choclatier in Stayner, about 1/2 hour drive)
8. Fabric, oh touching, sewing it, making it
9. Chapters & Amazon.ca ( Both great spots to buy books)
10. Magazines ( my husband calls me the magazine queen).
11. I know I said 10 , however I can't end without saying you for reading this.

Enjoy your Valentines Day with whatever or whoever makes you happy.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Some New Things I'm Working On....

I have been working for the past year on a block of the month that consist of 12 blocks that I designed and screen printed. I heavily embroidered the print and this is a small sample of  one of my blocks. I am so happy to see the fruits of my labour finally coming together. I approached my first quilt shop yesterday and they want to use all 12 blocks for their block of the month starting in April.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Christmas Quilt for Mom

I know its February, however I finished this quilt for my mom for Christmas and I am just getting around to sharing the photo's. My mom is one of my favourite people in the world. She was born to be a mom. Always thinking of her children and grandchildren first. I have made a number of quilts over the years and yet never seemed to make one for her. This was the year I decided to make what I call "My Quilt of Many Colours". I used Robert Kaufmans Hard Candy strips and sewed them in strips and then cut them into 2 1/2 inch blocks . I had never had someone else quilt my quilts for me before , however I dont expect to be quilting them with my sewing machine anytime soon. I used a local lady who did a fabulous job.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's Been a While...

Hello to my fellow readers and bloggers. It has been a while since I blogged, however I am going to do my best to be consistant with my writings.

Recently I recieved a disc from my aunt of old pictures of my mom and dad and aunt's and uncle's growing up. It is so interesting to look back and see the similarity between family members. I look like my mom, my cousin looks just like my aunt and so on. Almost every picture of my mom she is pregnant. She had 7 Children so it makes sense. The old car, the bee-hive hair and the colouring of the photo are priceless to me. I think she looks so beautiful and carefree.


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