Hey It’s Good To Be Back Home Again!

Vacations are wonderful!  Coming back home is wonderful, too.  Don’t get me wrong…we had an amazing time in Florida.  We swam, we lounged by the pool, we walked and we ate (boy did we eat!)  Of course, the best part was the hot weather.  When we left Barrie on Thursday the 24th, it was snowing!  Fast forward a couple of hours and we were basking in the sunshine!  I stitched when I could and managed to finish the bottom border of my Civil War Bride Quilt.



As soon as I came home, I washed my border in the bathroom sink.  Then, I placed the wet border on a couple of towels to dry.  I turned my back for a split second and saw that Jenny was making herself very comfortable.



Of course, Bruin had to get in on the action!



And now…on to the last border!


Til next time…



A Tasty Block!

Onward and upward!  I was eager to start the next block of  The Civil War Bride Quilt, so that is what I did!  First, I traced the pattern on the background with a Clover water soluble marker.  Next, I made some stems using my 1/4″ bias maker, and then, I stitched them in place.

stems 1

I wanted skinnier stems for the cherries, so I took the stems I made with the bias maker and folded them in half lengthwise.  They are really skinny!

stems 2

Next I added some leaves and a bunch of grapes….

grapes 3

….and then I added the pears, the strawberries and the apples….I started getting a little hungry!

grapaes 5

Next, I stitched all of the remaining leaves in place.  Jenny can hardly contain her excitement!


I added the cherries and Voila!  Another completed block!

completed block

For some reason, I was craving fruit salad…so I went to the fridge and dug out a pear, some strawberries, an apple and some grapes.  I did not ave any “real” cherries, but I did have some dried cherries.


I added a few pecans and had myself a very healthy snack!

fruit salad

Til next time….