Friday, June 24, 2011

Another week out..

I just got back from Swan River. I had a good work week, I was very busy, but it was interesting. I always feel like I've learned something new after each of my trips out.

I only took one picture this week, which is such a bummer because the area I was in was so beautiful! I guess I will just have to go back. Duck Mountain Prov. Park looks really cool to camp in. I definitely want to go there! It was weird to see so many hill's in Manitoba!

pretty trees

hoping to finish my quilt this week! Fingers crossed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A few more...

 I found a few more pictures that I thought were worth sharing today.  Check 'em out.

Weird looking bug!!

Kinda cool though, but still, really weird.

PS: I won't be quilting the "Quilts Recover" Quilt until next week, but I need to get back at it asap, there is a deadline looming! Hopefully I will at least have it basted by the 26th. (My Goal is Quilted by July 1st, and sent by July 3rd! Lets hope I can do it.)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pictures from Northern Manitoba

I just got back this afternoon from Northern Manitoba, and I am wishing I had a better camera! I just want to share some of the things I have seen, and some of the pictures I have taken.

a cute little puppy following me around

so many big trees!

Small plane, heading north!

one of the many lakes

Some abandoned vehicles, the roads are SO hard on the vehicles up there

The remains of a small forest fire

My dorky picture of me in my gear pretending to talk into the radio! haha :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A new Pillow! (and some family pics)

My cousin Andrew wanted a pillow with the Skull Candy logo on it. I tried my best to applique it on, and I am actually pretty proud of how it came out. I have never done such a complicated applique, and it was a lot of fun to try!

Here is the logo picture and the Pillow.


the pillow, looking a bit lumpy, but it has been smoothed out!

So there it is, the skull candy pillow, now living in my cousin's room!

Also, here are some pics from my Friday evening with my grandparents. Ya, I party pretty hard here, chillin with the G and G on a friday night! ;)

Me and Grandpa, not the best of me, but he just looks so cute!

The view from their balcony

The decorations on the balcony!

I won't be doing any crafting for the week because I'm gone up north to St Theresa Point until Friday, but hopefully I will have some good pictures to share when I return! :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A new quilt, for Quilts Recover!

After finding out about the Quilts Recover charity, I looked through my stash and found a great set of fabric to make a quilt out of. Because of my job this summer, I am away pretty much away every other week, so I don't have a ton of time to make it. The quilt I am making is very simple, but I hope it will still bring someone at Slave Lake a little comfort during this truly horrible disaster.

I (almost) finished the quilt top today, I just need to add a 2 inch border, and then I will be ready to baste it! I am going to visit a quilt shop on Saturday to get the rest of what I need! (I haven't been to a quilt shop in Winnipeg yet, and I am very excited to check it out!)

picking a layout for the quilt

quilt top sewn together!

Oh hey there!
Well, that's it for now. It felt soo good to be sewing again, and I will hopefully have the next stage to post after next weekend.