Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another Great Sale

The Fieldstone Vintage Market took place in my home town of Abbotsford, BC, last Saturday.
I've been waiting for something like this to happen close to home for SUCH a long time!
And after a week of rain, could the day have been any more perfect?
Over 50 vendors of wonderful vintage items and handmades
were selling their wares.
The Market was produced in conjunction with
Bakerview Eco Dairy.
A barbeque was set up behind the barn.
Along with wonderful vintage items.
Lots of white eye candy.
My friend Kimberly of My Brown Bag Studio
and her daughter Julianna,
in their wonderful booth.
More oldies and goodies.
Even some Parisian-style macaroons!
Hopefully next year, I'll have a tent there too!
Of course, because it's a farm, there were animals to visit.
I couldn't figure out what this thing was.
My husband says it's a recently-shorn llama.
I think it had a face only its mother could love!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Brag Friday

I love it when quilters send me photos of something they've made using one of my designs!
It's fascinating to see how by choosing other fabrics, a quilt can look so different.
This photo of the "Garden at the Cabin" pattern in my Country Comforts book was sent to me by Joan Tufts of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Didn't she do a beautiful job?
And here's the original quilt, for comparison.
Thanks Joan, for sharing!
I've posted your version in the Photo Album section of
I hope more of you will send me your photos to brag about!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Great Sale

Thanks to everyone who came to our sale and helped my sister and I to downsize!
For a few hours, my garage was transformed into a country store.

Today I'm so stiff and sore from moving all those boxes,
I'm hobbling around like an old woman.
(Who am I kidding--I AM an old woman.)
Even my MUCH younger sister, Col, was a bit tired by the end of it all.
Lots of our treasures have now made their way into new homes to be enjoyed by our friends.
Thank you everyone!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sold--to a good home

We're trying to "downsize" to fit a suite into our basement.
So I'm starting to part with some of my quilts and other treasures.
My "Saltboxes on the Corner" quilt has found a new home where it fits perfectly.
It's one of my largest quilts--80" x 88" but it almost looks dwarfed in this living room.
Doesn't it look like it was always meant to be here?
On a similar note, my sister and I will be hosting an Estate Sale on September 17 from 10 am - 3 pm at my house.  We'll be parting with furniture and antiques, quilts, primitives and handmades, and of course, fabric and patterns.
Please come by if you're in the area.
And tell your friends!
(Email me if you need more info.)