Monday, January 17, 2011

Dream On

One of my all time favorite blogs is Camille Roskelley's "Simplify".
Camille, is a pattern designer, fabric designer (for Moda) and has a new book (shown above)
as well as a wife, and a mom to three little men.
Her post today is about dreaming. Visit her blog and see for yourself...
Set your goals... and then set your mind and see your dreams come true.
It happened to Camille, it can happen to you!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

The Niagara Falls Quilt Guild "Rainbow Country Quilters"
asked me to design a block for February for their Block of the Month.
It was to have a Valentine theme and finish 12"x 12".
Here's what I came up with...
I hope that they like it!
Now they have my wheels turning and I'm on a roll....
Watch for a new BOM in the spring at Kindred Spirits!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nancy's Newest Hang Up!

This newest "Little Hang Up" is to celebrate Valentine's Day....

I love the new fabric line from Moda called Bliss
and the reds and pinks from that line were just perfect!

Patterns and kits will be available at Kindred Spirits Quilt Co.
in St Catharines, this coming week end!

Here's wishing all of you lots of love on Valentine's Day and always!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Saturday...A Good Day to Bake

These are my family's favorite cookies.

It's snowing outside today and I'm not working so baking seemed like a really good idea.
I've included the recipe just incase any of you feel like baking this Saturday too!

Nan's Chocolate Chip Skor Bit Cookies

In a mixing bowl cream together the following:
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

Add the following dry ingredients and mix together:
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Mix in:
1 pkg of Milk Chocolate Chips
1 pkg of Skor Bits

Place on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

Warning: Blogging and baking don't mix well...
the cookies tend to get a little over done! :-)

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Goals!

Welcome 2011!
2010 was a year of big changes for me, including some big challenges.
I am stronger for it but I will say, that I am definitely looking forward
to a new year and the positives that come from the challenges we face.
I didn't make a list of New Year's Resolutions
because usually within a few days they are forgotten
and life continues on as it was.

I did however, set some goals for 2011.

1. Decide which direction my life will go and make a plan to achieve it.
2. Read more.
3. Blog more and learn more about creating my own blog backgrounds, developing my blog to include more tutorials, free pattens and increase my followers.
4. Be a guest blogger on other blog sites and
invite other bloggers to be a guest with me.
5. Design at least one Block of the Month pattern and publish it.
6. Create individual pattern designs and publish them.
7. Offer my designs for sale on the internet by setting up "shop on-line".
8. Make at least one quilt to donate to charity.
9. Spend more "girl time" with Em
10. Walk Kadie at least 5 days per week no matter how cold or hot it gets.
11. Be the strength and support that my family members
are going to need this year.
12. Quilt and knit as much as possible! (My favorite goal!)

I hope that you have a healthy, safe and creative New Year!
Thanks for visiting my blog and come back often. :-)