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Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival...

Amy, from Amy's Creative Side, is hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival for Fall 2011. Click on the pic to go to her website to see lots of wonderful/gorgeous quilts, and try to leave comments when you visit these talented quilters! New blogging/quilting friends to be made, and lots of inspirational quilty goodness to see...

My entry for the quilt festival is 
my "Summer Logs" quilt. 
It was my first lesson in paper-piecing. 
The logs are only 1/2" wide. The blocks are only 4" finished, and there is 36 of them! Tedious it was, but I love the outcome.
  I also love the country look of
the appliqued flowers. 
This quilt hangs in my living-room today...

You can see more of my quilts

I hope you enjoyed your visit! I'm sure enjoying my visits to the other quilter's blogs that have linked in to Amy's festival post!!

Happy stitching!

Myra

Friday, October 28, 2011

Some Wonky Bits Show and Tell...

 It was quite the frosty and foggy morning yesterday! We were all late with getting to our quilt gathering due to this, but we all got there safe and sound...
 The sky was clear and sun was shining when we left, so that was good...

Here are some Wonky Bits Show & Tell finishes for you to enjoy...

This is Lp's Scrappy Hexagons quilt. All pieced by hand, and then machine quilted. 
 It was a great grab and go project, and Lp spent many hours on it over the summer at her cottage/trailer... Looking good L!
I need to catch up with mine now!!!

This is Pg's beauty! Love the fabrics (mostly batiks), and the look of this pattern. Pg has such a good eye for color arrangement...
 Here is Pg's end result from Bonnie Hunter's "Roll Roll, Cotton Boll" mystery project. 
 P really enjoys a good mystery... Especially Bonnie's. She is looking forward to the next one that is coming up sometime soon...

Here is a close up of the quilting, done by a local longarm quilter. Looks wonderful...
Pg herself does an awesome job of
machine quilting on her home machine,
on smaller projects, such as the quilt below...
 
 This was Pg's "leaders and enders" project with scrappy red 9-Patches. She then set them with light and green backgrounds, and found the perfect border to bring it all together...

Just thought I'd share some of
my friends' wonderful talents...

I best get some more of my PhDs done soon too (though I am enjoying creating more. lol...). I think I will indeed be taking a couple of my quilts to that new longarm quilter that Pg has been bringing her quilts too...

Happy stitching and have a great weekend!

Myra

PS: If you have any trouble opening up the Mystery PDF files, do let me know...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm back from a wonderful retreat weekend!

 Before we got to the retreat center we stopped for lunch, and HAD TO stop at a friend's quilt shop. This was the damage to my credit card... ;)
 I also bought these 2 patterns...
Though the magazines I bought at my local grocery store before heading out...

There was the sign we had to watch for!!! Yippee! We were there!
 Nothing fancy, a kids camp kind of lodge. 
Very comfortable, and wonderful meals...
 Here is the workshop (and dining tables to the right). There was 16 of us participants. A nice size group, and very friendly ladies...
 This is friend Dw's and my work table... I was some concerned that we wouldn't be using chairs, but it wasn't too bad...
 Friday night I finished a 5 year UFO bag... Finally!!
It has 2 outside pockets...
 It is a zippered bag, and still needs 
dowels on each end...
 Two inside pockets too...
 I then started on these 2 Fall table toppers, and finished the tops up on Saturday...
 Love the colors, though they aren't 
true on the photos...

 I also made this Christmas table topper top...
 I got all my Purples cut up Saturday night, and got lots of it sewn this morning...
 I shall keep that project bagged up 
for the next retreat I go to...

The gals that organized this event had 
a "Make & Take" project for us to do.
Luggage Tags...
 I also won one of their 6 door prizes... 
Some wonderful fabrics! Oooo lucky me!
A wonderful time was had...
Next retreat in 2 weeks!!

Hope you all had a safe 
and wonderful weekend too!!

Myra

Friday, October 21, 2011

TJ's turtle quilt finally done...

So many interuptions, but it is washed and ready for the little monkey to snuggle in... 8-)
Off to another quilt retreat weekend. 
I shall be working with my purples collection.

Happy stitching, 
and have a wonderful weekend friends!

Myra

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Life around here...

 I've been visiting my parents every few days... Dad is doing well now, being on his pain-killers. Sleeping much better, and slowly on the mend... Been helping Mom with her new computer and the internet. Bouncing around online with her. She is just amazed at all that shows up on her screen...

My Bro is pretty much back to normal now. Still has to take it easy at times though, as doing too much reminds him of that... Hopefully these broken ribs between my dad and bro, don't come in threes, as we've had enough of that now! lol...

Hubby came home from his "work visit" to DD1's in Wisconsin. Worked on their upstairs bathroom... Dry-walled, puttied, painted, put all the bathroom pieces in, and made sure that it all works. Now back to routine of going to work...

I've been stitching this and that in my sewing-room, and finishing up the binding on TJ's quilt... Yup! Still not finished, but close now...
 Our little Fall-time pumpkin 
came for a visit today...
 He is already 12 pounds!!! Little porker! LOL...
We are really enjoying him... 8-)

Happy stitching!
Myra

Friday, October 14, 2011

Oh My...

Car fire, Firetruck/men, Medics, Police, Tow-truck... An eventful evening outside my front window tonight...

video

I have no clue who's car it was, but it is now gone... Thank goodness no one was hurt...
We'll see how much glass there is 
on the street in the morning...

Time for bed...
Nighty-night!
Myra


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tactile Pleasures...in Fabrics


That is what Dawn at "As Sweet as Cinnimon" has asked us to post about!

Why I named my blog as...
As quilters, we all love the feel of fabrics, especially new fabrics. Thus I chose "Tactile".

Working with, and creating with fabrics, is purely a pleasure... For the most part right!? 
So I chose to add "Pleasures".

I thought, "Tactile Pleasures" alone may not be good, as you never know what might pop up on the internet if you google just that, so I added "in Fabrics" to cover my butt so to speak... LOL!!  8-)

And there you have it! The meaning behind my blog name "Tactile Pleasures...in Fabric".

Pop on over to Dawn's blog to read why others have named their blogs what they have... 
Then perhaps you will post such a write-up, about about why you named your blog
what you did, and add your post link
to Dawn's list of links...

I'm off to feel my fabrics now!  8-)

Have a wonderful day!

Myra
 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Something yummy for you...

Mmmmmm . . . . .
I decided to make some muffins on this 
cool cloudy day... Bran Flax Muffins! 
  With carrots, apples, raisins, and walnuts too! Oh so yummy.... 

This recipe is soooo darn good that 
I had to share it with you!!
Hope you will enjoy them also!

Myra

Sunday, October 9, 2011









Wishing all my Canadian blogging friends, 
home and/or traveling, a safe and
wonderful Thanksgiving weekend
with your family & friends...

God bless you all,
Your friend in blogging,
Myra

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mom's on the internet, and Dad's ouchie...

Yesterday I spent the day with Mom, her new laptop of 2 weeks, oversaw things with the guy who did her internet hookup, and spent some time getting her a bit familiar with email and such... Seems it was all too much for Mom, cause she had a whopper of a headache last night...

DD1 had set up an email account on http://www.famililink.com/ for my mom while my parents went down to Wisconsin to visit last week. This site is apparently good for seniors just learning about emailing and the internet... Way to go DD1!!!

You read about my Bro and his broken ribs here this past Summer, and now, not to be outdone, my dad broke some of his... 
Accidentally of course...  8-( 

Dad has this motorized scooter, and goes out for a daily spin, away from the apartment, since he is unable to go for walks... This past Wednesday, while looking around on his spin,  he hit a pothole, and over he went. Two wonderful truckers stopped to get his scooter up-righted, and helped him up and back on it... Thank goodness there are helpful people out there...

Anyway, Dad has three broken ribs, and a possible 4th... Now he's on pain-killers, so hopefully he will be more comfortable. 

 Never a dull moment in my family's lives these last 2 years... Sheesh!!

Hope you are having a good weekend!

Myra

Friday, October 7, 2011

This and That from the week...

 A few retreat photos from last weekend...

This is friend Dl's creation from the weekend. 
It still needs a border... 
 It is a Swirly Girls Designs, "Focus Pocus" Pattern. Love it! Wouldn't it look great in Oriental fabrics!?!

 Friend Ls' darling baby quilt in the making...
 Friend Yn's table runner... 
Photo doesn't show its true rich colors...
 Another of Yn's. This is from a class she took at the Fargo quilt show a couple weeks back...
Y finished it up at our retreat.
 Sometimes at weekend retreats, 
you need a break from sewing... 8-)
 This week I've been quilting my little TJ's baby quilt... Nope! Still not done!! Shame on me... but life seems to keep getting in my way of finishing this up!!! 8-(
I just have the borders to quilt, 
and the binding to do now...

At my CCC group this week, we had our monthly BOM raffle. Eight and a quarter blocks. LOL!! 
 The quarter is a block promise, plus there is one more block, a blue one, that will be added for a total of 10 blocks...

These are the samples of October's BOM... Another thing to add to my list "to do soon"...
We went to DD2's. DD1 and her were making pierogies (me too some)... 
All shapes and sizes it seems... 8-)
 But mostly I was on baby TJ 
watch/play/snuggle... 
He's lost his hair on top his head... 8-(
See, I was supposed to have TJ's quilt done to bring to him yesterday... 8-(

Hope you all had a great week!

To my fellow Canadians,
enjoy your turkey/thanksgiving weekend!

Myra

Sunday, October 2, 2011

On my retreat weekend...

 I put together Septembers BOM...
Paper- pieced... 
 The BOM group project is supposed to be "EASY", that every level of quilter in our group can accomplish... Not so with this block, and way to time consuming!!!

I put together a jelly roll. Quite a few quilters are doing it like this right now. I won the jelly roll at the Carberry Retreat in the Spring...
 I plan to put some applique on it. Some of the gals suggested a silhouette. We'll give it some thought, and do some creating on it later, after I get more of my PhDs done...

I also put together a table runner
out of a Charm Pack. 
 Did it in 4-Patches the Billy Lauder way...

We had a cute little visitor...
 ...that tended to "linger" after someone
gave it a bowl of milk... lol!

We had a wonderful weekend with lots of wonderful creations on the go, and good eats...

Time to plan the next retreat! 8-)

Myra