Friday, November 21, 2014

Blogathon Canada 2014 - Day 5

Good day, and welcome to my little corner of Quebec!

Rawdon is a municipality located on the Ouareau River in southwestern Quebec, Canada, about 60 kilometers north of Montreal. It is the seat for the Regional County Municipality of Matawinie, in the Lanaudière region. Wikipedia   (area 193 km²)
Should you ever be out this way, here is a link to a list of activities.

A big thank you to Sew Sisters for hosting this event 3 years running...and to our other sponsors: Aurifil, Northcott, Camelot Fabrics, Robert Kaufman, Timeless Treasures ... It is great to see the Canadian quilting/blogging community come together and be outspoken at least for one week...and then return quietly to our respective corners. *wink*

And heartfelt gratitude to our two host bloggers today:

Josee of The Charming Needle, and
Janet at Cariboo Crossing Chronicles

I am a crafter, somewhat new to the quilting world. I love to knit, cross stitch, sew, and now quilt also. I read somewhere that quilters love to cut fabric apart into itty bitty pieces and then sew them back together...yup, that describes me!

I also love to participate in the sew creative and fun blog hops with Madame Samm of Sew We has been a year now that I've been tugging on the coattails of some very creative people...and I've been learning so much. Today is actually the last day of the the T'was the night hop...the only hop of the year that I did not participate in.

Here are a few of the things I have done this year...

Ten minute table runner for the Black Tie Boogie blog hop.

My first foray into EPP. This is a needlekeep designed by Debby Kratovil. 
This was for the Kona blog hop in January.

Door stopper

My first foray into paper piecing. I fell in love with the process!

I love to feed squirrels . . . and as a result I have many that come visit me and provide daily entertainment for peanuts (pun intended)

My first full sized quilt is a picnic blanket. Really works more like a table cloth over a picnic table as most of us cannot sit directly on the ground.

I also made my own checker board (Quebec game with 30 tokens per person); using gingham, decorated with chicken scratch stitching and a wooden dowel for the tokens.

My first fabric postcard...see this post for info on the next exchange; sign ups open till Nov. 22

A friend of mine is having a baby (actually she had a boy, named Liam just recently), and this was the baby quilt I made...

New kitchen curtains with RBD gingham, with some hand stitching.

Testing of a paper pieced bear paw for Tartankiwi. Great pattern!

A fabric travel placemat for the Black Cat Crossing blog hop.

A blackwork kitty WIP for halloween next be made into a table runner.

I just love making things; and jumping from blog to blog meeting new people!
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

If you have time, take a look around...I look forward to any comments you may have.


  1. oh i love that bear track paper pieced pattern…i love bears

  2. Shari, you are a talented lady...I love seeing all those wonderful creations in one post ! Have a wonderful weeken d !

  3. Love your little kitty block for Halloween.

  4. You've had a great crafting year....such fun projects.

  5. I see a serious Dr. Who fan, with the two Time Lord hearts there! I love your blackwork kitty, too, that's going to be cute!

  6. You have lots of great projects to show off! I didn't know that checkers is a Quebec game. I grew up in Montreal and we played checkers all the time. Never chess. We have lots of squirrels in our yard and they are entertaining. And they keep my dog well entertained too. :) Love your little squirrel piece.

  7. Sweet squirrels and your black work is gorgeous!

  8. Nice to meet you and see all your projects! I love to feed my squirrels too!

  9. Your work is beautiful! Love your black cat cross stitch.

  10. I would say that you like 'hearts'. Lots of lovely projects you have. I've tried paper pieces and totally loved it and want to do more. Yours are lovely!

  11. Hi! I was in the Canada Day postcard exchange too! I'm signed up for the snowflake one as well. I'm stopping in on the Blogathon Canada blog hop. :)

  12. You have created lots of wonderful things in different media. I have seen that 10 minute table runner that I am thinking about trying out. It would be lovely in a variety of fabrics.
    Hope that you meet some wonderful new to you quilters.
    Regards from Alberta,

  13. So many neat projects. You dabble in the same techniques as me! I signed up for the postcard exchange too!