Monday, April 14, 2014

April showers in the fabric way

Wouldn't it be lovely if April Showers came in the form of fabric showers rather than rain (or if you are in Alberta, snow)? 
Pretty colourful Fat Quarters falling from the sky ever so gently.  Dreamy
Or perhaps in your corner of the world you are tired of April Showers or dreary fall days and need some brightening up of your day. I think I have just the thing. 

I have been asked to host a giveaway from a fantastic quilting shop.  

Sew Sisters is a Canadian quilt shop dedicated to all things quilting. 

For the past decade they have offered Canadian quilters great quality fabric, notions, books, kits and patterns, both in our store in Toronto and online. 

At Sew Sisters we believe you should buy fabric, not postage! So we offer terrific shipping rates on orders within Canada.  They will also ship internationally too.  They also host weekly giveaways on Facebook

Look what will be raining down in the giveaway.
Timeless Treasures Basic Rain 
10 FQ bundle  You can see more of it here

The colours remind me of my garden when it blooms with blue delphiniums, red petunias, yellow daisies, pink cosmos, purple irises and blue skies
My garden last June

If you would like this wonderful bright bundle to rain on you just leave me a comment of where you are from and your favourite flower.
If you are a follower or want to be leave a second comment for a second chance.

Giveaway open until Saturday April 19th
International comments welcome

Happy stitching or gardening if you are so lucky to be out doing such.


Sunday, April 6, 2014


Has it really been almost another month between blog posts?  Where does the time go?

I have been busy sewing and running the house!  I made a few quick projects.  

A new pencil box pouch for my daughter.

 A huge box pouch for my toiletries

A welcome spring front door hanger

And also this springy table runner

Can you tell we are just itching to have some spring like weather around here.

I did manage to get some much needed vitamin D with a quick trip to Florida to visit family and Mickey Mouse over spring break.

stay tuned for a sponsored giveaway coming this way soon. 

Happy Stitching


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Please help support my daughter

My beautiful daughter is working hard co-coordinating a Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life Event on the campus of Simon Fraser University.   
As well as participating in the 12 hour relay and co-ordinating all the events she will be cutting off her beautiful hair. 
16" will be cut and donated to the Angel Hair for Kids 

If you are so inclined and would like to make a donation to this wonderful event, I know she would be truly thankful.  (and her team can beat the other teams on campus)

 Follow this  LINK to her personal donation page.
 (Canadian residence will receive a tax receipt)

Thank you for donating

One proud Momma

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Behind again

I know when I am behind with blogging when my mother sends me an email telling me so. (Hi Mom)

However if you are on Instagram I am keeping up over there all the time.  Come look me up lalaslovleys.

What have I been up to:
finished this cute little rag rug

a quick embellishment of a tea towel 

pieced and pin basted these blocks together. I have also started FMQ this. 

choose fabrics from my stash for a new quilt project

On the home front:

  • attended an out of town hip hop convention with daughter #2
  • drove and watched many of her basketball games. They lost in semi-finals.  What a great season!
  • took a day trip to the mountains
  • attended a few National Lacrosse League games
  • welcomed daughter #1 home for a week for her Reading week. Loved having her home
  • baked, cooked, cleaned, laundry, shopped.... the usual
  • working out; increasing my time on the stationary bike and weights in my arms!
So needless to say I have been busy, just not always quilting.  The weather has been so cold and we are now heading into our snowiest month.  yuck

Have you been keeping busy?

Happy Stitching


Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day