Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Beginning of a New Project

These shirts are the beginning of a new project for me. They belonged to my Father-in-Law who passed away in the Spring. I have been collecting ideas for what I might do with them.  For now, I am cutting them up into usable pieces of material for my project. This will take a while--he had a lot of shirts!  I need to have this done before I head off to my 3rd Beaver Island Quilt Retreat with Gwen Marston in a few weeks.  I plan on taking them with me to work on my project there. I am looking forward to my week away to spend some quality time with my friends and my sewing machine!

I made another pillowcase this week--another gift. The tractor pillowcase and this one are for some friends who are going through a rough time right now with health issues. They will be delivered tomorrow afternoon.
We had a little getaway on Labour Day weekend. One of the places we visited was Kingsmere in Gatineau Park, Quebec. Kingsmere was the vacation home of William Lyon Mackenzie King, the Prime Minister of Canada for most of the years between 1921 and 1948.
The buildings and grounds have recently undergone extensive renovation including new shingles and paint, landscaping, etc.
"I felt better the minute I was at Kingsmere. The air here is fine, the trees fresh, lovely."
I loved the moss growing between the rocks in the stone walls.
Of course, there was a log cabin quilt at the foot of the bed...
Everyone needs a quilt on their bed, don't you agree?
I did not do a stash report last week because we were away so here is my report for the last two weeks. Our getaway did not include any fabric stores, so nothing was added to the stash this week.

Fabric used in the last 2 weeks: 1.85 yards
Total fabric used this year: 130.11  yards
Fabric added to the stash in the last 2 weeks: none!
Total fabric added this year: 120.41 yards
Net fabric used this year: 9.7 yards
I am off to cut sashings and corner blocks for my Lazy Sunday Quilt.
Have a good week!

1 comment:

  1. Have fun on your retreat! The trip you just took looks great too.