Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Friday!!

It's Friday already.  The weeks are flying by.  Tonight is our splinter quilting group meeting.  We are a small group from our guild that live in the same neighbourhood and we have decided to meet during the summer to work on projects.  So far all we have done is drink wine and talk about quilting.  Oh well.
I have been working on my hexies but I decided to make them into diamonds instead of flowers and then assemble them into 6 pointed stars.  What do you think??

Have a great day!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday already!!

Boy time has been flying by this summer.  Next week will be August already. 
I will be having a booth at another quilt show next weekend.  It is local show on an island about 30 minutes from my house.  It should be nice.  They do this show every year. I will be posting some photos after the show.
I have another embroidered piece done to put in my etsy shop.

I will be separating my shop  into two different shops.  One for handmade items and one for patterns.  I will be keeping Due North Designs for the pattern shop and opening a new shop Due North Creations for the handmade, personalized and holiday items.  I hope it goes well.

How about this to put a smile on your face.  Two sleeping beauties.

Have a great day!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Design Wall Monday!

It has been a while since I posted.  We were away in Ottawa, Ontario for a wedding.  It was a 9-10 hour drive from our home (we added extra time for our Tim Horton's stops) and we hit a couple of thunder storms which slowed us down a little more.  When we were there the weather was great and we had time to do a bit of sight seeing before the wedding day. We managed to get in to see the Van Gogh exhibit at the National Gallery. Since we got back I have been sooo busy this is the first time I have had to get to the blog.

a view down the Rideau Canal that runs through the city

a view of part of the Parliament buildings

spider outside the National Gallery - unfortunately they were working on it so I didn't get a clear photo

I made a monogrammed pillow for the couple and since then I have been a little addicted to embroidering words hence my design wall photo.  Both pieces are hand embroidered on linen fabric and they will be made into pillows.  I did not back the linen with muslin before I embroidered them and I wish I had.  The monogram pillow I did back with muslin and it was much easier to keep square.  Oh well we live and learn.

Should I outline this one with black also???

Hopefully by the end of the week I will have these finished. 

I had to leave my baby behind so I took some pictures to take with me.

Have a great day!!