Sewing and photo edits

by Carol Browne on March 21, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Photos, Sewing

FVMQG photobombed!

I had a great day of waffles (with Nutella, bananas, & strawberries),  sewing and then photo edits. I worked quite a few hours on last week’s wedding (not shown) – I think I should let the bride and groom see the photos before I post them here. Just know, I would love to show you. And I will once they’re all done. I also went through some of the Quilting Bee photos (shown above) and I still have a photoshoot to edit. I’ll do more edits tomorrow.

I also made the long walk (LOLS! I think it’s a 15 minute walk one way now that I think of it.) to Costco to  buy THESE Liberty print blouses: [click to continue…]


With special guest, Krista!

by Carol Browne on March 13, 2015 · 0 comments

in Family and Buddies, Sewing

Krista's award winning quilt

Quilting Bee was fun tonight (it’s always fun!) and we had a special guest, Krista, come visit us to tell us about her new book (bought it!) and talk about her dreamy trip to Quiltcon. This quilt won at Quiltcon this year. You can read all about it here. She told us she entered this very quilt in to another competition, but the judges deemed it, “not modern.”. What? What’s a gal got to do to not be a modern quilter? She did win, “Best Use of Negative Space.” And I know what that means because of modern quilting. Hooray!
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Fixing it.

by Carol Browne on March 1, 2015 · 0 comments

in Photos, Sewing

The dreaded seam ripper

Today was spent doing errands, laundry, and test driving a car that we may or may not be trading in our old car for (which is very sad and very noisy at this point. Some kind of belt needs to be tightened or replaced, and so do the brakes. It’s so loud when we drive it, we’ve started calling it, “The Opera Car” because it’s singing to us to, “Please! Fix! Me!). Not nearly as much fun as yesterday was. No candy! No lemon donuts! No sewing and reading modern block quilt books.

However, we did watch several episodes of House of Cards. And that was put on hold only long enough to made some dinner and then watch the Walking Dead. I predict we’ll be watching at least one more episode of HoC before bed.

I will not spoil anything, just know that Kevin Spacey is an excellent bad guy. So is Robin Wright.

This made today the perfect day to fix the binding on my quilt. The bottom corners were very tight and curled and since I have the time to fix it, I will do it. I spent a surprisingly short time picking out the seams around the edges and will make a new border this week.

I’ll get the corners right this time – I didn’t sew them right in the first place, I’m certain of that now.


Debbie and her Nan's Quilt

Debbie and Her Nan’s Quilt

I got the new Amy Poehler book for Christmas and this is by far my favourite quote:

“You do it because the doing of it is the thing. The doing is the thing. The talking and worrying and thinking is not the thing.”
― Amy PoehlerYes Please

So, today? We did the thing. It was such a fun day. And the thing we did? Sewed scrappy quilt blocks.  We sewed and learned how to sew and then sewed a bit more.

We even had show and tell.
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The big reveal

February 27, 2015

  MOVE! THAT! CAT! Okay. Here’s the big reveal!

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Glass Owls

February 26, 2015

Our local Sally Ann sometimes has the coolest (and wierdest) stuff. And it’s open late – 9 pm during the week. It works out well for my schedule. Clearly. Yesterday I found these two glass owls for $4 each (I think. Yup. $4 each). They are actually bottles. Their heads come off!

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And sewing and sewing and sewing…

February 24, 2015

I could not bring myself to sew diagonal (or straight) lines through the kitties’ faces, so I opted to do plain old straight stitching all around the outside of the cats. Even though I put a border on this mini-quilt, I’m going to quilt straight lines right into it. Oh yes I am!

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Counting the sheep

February 22, 2015

Yesterday afternoon before the Maria Bamford show, Mike and I wandered around Granville Street and the surrounding areas. After following the drum beats to Holt Renfrew to see the Lion Dancers, we headed a couple of blocks over the Vancouver Art Gallery and found about a billion little sheep covering the grassy area of the […]

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The new Bruvah

February 14, 2015

All I can say is, Happy Valentines Day to me! Mike bought me a new sewing machine (that I will never, ever take apart.). This meant that he got to watch TV and play World of Warcraft all afternoon all by himself. Happy Valentines Day to HIM! I carefully unpacked my new sewing robot (he […]

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What could possibly go wrong?

February 4, 2015

Or, how hard could it be? I have youtube. Well. That didn’t work. Like, at all. I did have youtube, but they didn’t have my exact sewing machine and, as per usual, I thought I knew what I was doing. Why? Why would I think I could know how to fix a sewing machine? I […]

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