Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Check List

Butter Lamb made - check!

Homemade Mustard made - check!

Heart prepared ...... why is this one so difficult?
How is it possible that He died on the cross for my sins?
I stand in awe
and am humbled by this
Love so Pure.

I have been redeemed - check!

Till next time ........ have a wonderful Easter.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mini-Art Quilts

Last week I took my sweet little
Janome DC3050 sewing machine
to a Mini-Art Quilt class...

It was so much fun and best of all
I learned new skills on how
to use the embroidery stitches
on my machine!

Our fearless instructor, Brigitte
gently guided us me, the rookie,
through the steps of how to
create a sweet mini quilt - fabric art piece.

Each "art piece" started
to take shape as the 
class progressed.

Our machines whirred and
hummed, and the creations
began to take shape.

All the while I relaxed and
enjoyed the "there are no
wrongs" way of sewing!

I learned about bobbin thread,
how to properly thread the machine,
about using and adjusting
the many embroidery options,
and so much more!

The final project - finished at home,
turned out delightful.
I can imagine that this may be VERY addictive!

Brigitte has made many, many of these
wonderful little quilts and some
of them will surely soon appear for sale on
her awesome ETSY shop!
That is, if she can bear to part with them!

Here is the link to her etsy shop:  

Thanks to Brigitte and to 
Triangle Sewing Centre
for offering this class.
That was fun!!!!

Till next time ............... warning to family and friends - future gifts may be a mini-art quilt - it truly IS addictive!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Aprons, Hospitality, Biscuits and Borscht

What a great Day!

We travelled by bus to St. Catharines for the
Annual Spring Enrichment Day
Women of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada

Creative and witty organizers,
Delicious food,
Outstanding music,
Reconnections with old friends,
Meeting new friends,
and best of all,
meeting Bev Klassen from

Pretty much a perfect day!

Bev taught us the many uses of a good biscuit recipe!

We were served delicious Borscht for lunch!

Look who I met today!!!!  Such a thrill!

I am so thankful to have been
able to attend this day.
It was worth the drive and 
I have been truly enriched on so many levels!!!