Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Block of the Month

Block of the Month is Saturday, July 9 - have a nice long weekend and don't forget to celebrate "Canada Day".
Keeping you in stitches,

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


As you probably already know, Debbi and I were in Toronto on Monday 
for training on the new Designer Diamond Deluxe embroidery machine. 
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

At it again

Debbi and I are in Toronto - we have to be at Husqvarna Viking tomorrow morning at 9 am for our certification training on the new Designer Diamond Deluxe.  We have our Diamond Deluxe with us in our room and guess what??  We're working on our blogs - gotta have your priorities straight!
We are in a beautiful hotel right downtown courtesy of my daughter Jessica - the mini bar is on motion detection - so, whether you actually drink or eat something in the fridge - if you move it you are charged for it - I accidentally moved a can of beer - too bad I don't drink the stuff - now if there had been a bottle of Shiraz I may have had to shake the whole fridge.
Keeping you in stitches,
P.S. You may want to check out Debbi's blog for more information on how we're doing.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Sorry for the delay in posting these pictures - if you haven't cut your fabric yet please be careful when cutting the background - you should cut  the four as per the diagram - 2 x 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" across - the other two  same size below and the the 2-  4" sq.  1 on top of the other and then finally the 4 1/2" sq.  I hope that helps - if you have any problems leave me a note or call me at 613-389-2223.
Keeping you in stitches, Margaret
BTW - I am wearing my brace at night and it's makes a huge difference - thanxs for the hint!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Morning

Have to tell you that I went to see "Bridesmaids" with one of my girlfriends last night - it's a must see, with a word of caution:  it is not for those of us who may be a little prudish.  Oh, and go with a girlfriend not a husband or boyfriend!  I am not (prudish) and I haven't had that good a laugh in years - how nice - the critics were right!!
I'm getting excited about Shop Hop this year - should be great fun - each of the four stores have made terrific quilt's for it - the kits are a bit more this year but, you don't need to buy 5 or 6 this time.
Keeping you in stitches,

Friday, June 3, 2011


I'm trying to change the look of our blog and can't figure out how to get rid of the patchwork background - any ideas!!  I'm close but it's still not right and it's starting to look a little BORING!!
FYI - I took back the brace that I accidentally bought for my left hand but of course, the drug store didn't have another one in my size for my right hand.  It's taken me a couple of days but, I finally found one that fits @ twice the price (story of my life).  I've been wearing it off and on ever since and I think it's making a difference.  As recommended - I will wear it to bed - thanks for the advise Suzette.

If you don't already know I walk my grandson to school every morning.  This week we were talking about what we were going to do in September - I asked him if it was ok if I still walked him to school - he said yes he expected that I'd continue (and I quote) "pretty much until I graduate Gram".  He's made my year!!
Keeping you in stitches,

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I took tons of pictures of all the quilts that Lyne Lusk brought to last nights guild meeting and dinner - however none of them compare to those taken by Ariane - please take the time to check out the following blog - amazing pictures of beautiful quilts  http://arianescrafts.blogspot.com/
FYI Lyne Lusk will be coming to Quilt & Stitch this fall - watch for dates and times!!
Keeping you in stitches,

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Could it be... too hot!!
I just want you to know that the reason you don't hear from me as often is because I'm having a problem with my right hand.  Last night I got smart and went to the drug store to buy a brace -$27 ugh!   When I got home I decided to do some work on the computer and went to put the brase on.  Guess what - yep - I bought it for the wrong hand! 

We're off to the Guild dinner tonight - it should be exciting and the food is always great!

Keeping you in stitches, Margaret