Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Just a Hug

I belong to an online quilting group called Quiltville Hearts - it is a sister group to Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Chat.

Our group voluntarily puts together "hug" quilts for quilty sisters and/or families, near and far who are going through a rough time, be it surgery, cancer treatments, loss of a loved one, etc.

I've sent in blocks to add to them over the time we've had this group, but this was my first chance to quilt and bind one.  I happily accepted the position when asked... since the recipient lives in Cambridge, ON. It was way cheaper for me to mail a completed quilt to her than it would have been for one of the members from the states.

I enjoyed every minute of quilting this "hug" and was so grateful to all the members who had contributed blocks, some were even signed by a member in Australia!

Anyways, Kathy posted on her blog about the quilt and I was awestruck with the pictures she took and the things she wrote.

It just goes to show that a "hug" comes in many forms and they're always appreciated.

Click on Kathy's name above to go to her blog, or here

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Si CAN do anything!!

I can't take credit for finding this.. Bonnie had it on her blog today.  But since I love watching Duck Dynasty, and I know my MIL loves Si... this is for her!  :)

Thursday, December 27, 2012

No... he's not a Husky...*insert sarcasm* LOL

If pictures are worth a thousand words... this one speaks volumes.  Yes Jake is a Husky, although he doesn't have the stereotypical colours, this is most definitely his element.

Homemade Gifts

Now that some of the recipients have received their gifts, I can show you what I made.

Fleece jammy pants with adorable paw prints!

Eyeglass cases, zippered pouches (she has some great tutorials).

Table runners (search the internet and youtube, there are all kinds of tutorials on these).  DMIL received the Christmas themed one, DSIL received the orange and green one as those colours, along with chocolate browns and bright yellows are her fav's.

And of course, some mice stuffed with stuffing and catnip for the kitties.  

The kitties loved them!!

I forgot to take pictures of the Christmas Crackers, without the "crack", but they turned out great!  

There are other pics.. but they'll have to wait until the packages are received in London, Ont.

I really love the idea of giving handmade gifts versus overly-priced store bought items.  Supplement those with some good quality items from the dollar stores: cooking utensils, glass cutting boards, note pads, etc. and everyone gets items they need and can use.

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