Feb ALYoF and FAL#2

I can’t believe it but I actually still made my February goal (original post here) and have my second FAL (original post here) for this quarter.  Having a new puppy has really limited my quilting time but when the little, furry devil-child is sleeping I am able to steal a few moments of creative time.  I did a lot of ruler work on this quilt to enhance the shapes in the design.  If you want to read more about my Quilts of Valour charity quilt and see more pictures  click here.


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Hypothermic Half Marathon



Little Spirit came to cheer me on at the start of this morning’s race.  It was a tough one with very icy conditions and a cold breeze.  I did manage to finish tied for fourth and 2nd woman overall but I had a very slow second half of the race.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay for the after race ceremony so I didn’t get my medals.


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WIP, BOM and a new puppy

It doesn’t matter how many dogs we have had in our lives, I always forget how much work a new puppy is. I’m not sure I will be making my Feb ALYoF goal. By the time I get Spirit settled in my sewing room, it is time to take her out for a potty break. Don and I tag team who is watching her.

I did manage to finish the borders for my Quilts of Valour top. I hope to get them sewn on this week and maybe get the backing finished so that next week I can start on the FMQ before I head back to work on the 23rd.

Thank goodness the Feb BOM is a very quick and easy one so I managed to get it completed. That’s two months in a row….only 10 more to go.

Here’s a couple of pictures of my sewing room helpers.  I love that Wally is holding a pink stuffy between his paws and Spirit is snuggled up next to him.  The second pictures shows why I can’t get much sewing done.  Spirit is all wrapped up around the legs of my chair so I can’t move it to get up and shift between my sewing machine and iron.  I love that cute, fat belly (you can check out Spirit’s blog here).


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Made by you Monday @Skip to my Lou

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Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

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WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

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Welcome Spirit


Meet our newest family member Spirit.  She is a Bernese Mountain Dog and she will be 10 weeks old on Feb 7th.  We just picked her up tonight and brought her home.   She already has her own blog.  You can find her at LIFEWITHSPIRIT.CA


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A Lovely Year of Finishes – FEB goal


It is time to set my February goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes.  I hope to finish piecing, quilt and bind my Quilts of Valour Quilt.  I started it in January and have 75% of it pieced.


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A Lovely Year of Finishes and First FAL

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Yeah…..I made my January goal for #ALYOF.   Back on January 5th I blogged  about finishing my baby boy quilt made with Zen Chic Fabric.   This is the first quilt I’ve made with the “L” shape block.  I didn’t realize how versatile it was and how many different designs I could make with it.  I just played with these 3 ideas on my design wall before settling on the last one.


I’m happy with the way it turned out.  First goal for 2015  ALYoF completed…..yeah me!!!  Hopefully this will be the start of a 12 month streak.  This quilt is also my first FAL quilt for the first quarter.  I originally blogged about it here.



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Inspire Us Tuesdays @Two Little Cavaliers 


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