is sponsoring this fun way to
"celebrate Canadian quilting bloggers"
and perhaps become acquainted with a few new-to-you blogs.
Today's Canadian Maritimes host is none other than
the lovely Linda from Scrapmaster.
Linda has her hands in so many pies, I can't believe
she has found the time to do this, too!
If you are visiting from Linda's blog today,
hello and welcome.
My name is Karen and I'm a quilt-a-holic.
I make Cape Breton my home for 6 months of the year.
Right about now, I'm
supposed to be packing up my
to head for south Texas.
Cape Breton is a wonderful refuge,
with a little bit to offer everyone.
I go hiking,
and paddling around in my kayak.
If I'm not out of doors,
I'm quilting and sewing.
Free Motion Quilting is my newest challenge.
It's hard, but it's a lot of fun.
I've been quilting for over 30 years and needed something new!
A few of the projects I am still working on
and haven't packed away are:
My version of Stephanie Dunphy's Hailee Bag,
a mix using an old corduroy shirt and suiting wool.
It was pretty ugly
until I put the Purple Coneflower on the front.
And here is my take on one of Stephanie's newest bag patterns,
still in the audition stages on the 'design floor'.
It was on my list to make yesterday,
but I just haven't gotten to it. Yet.
This will definitely reflect living in the maritimes.
(I tried to embellish the picture with a few of my shoreline treasures.)
I pulled out my Christmas fabric, finally,
and like every year, I'm wishing I had pulled it out earlier.
It's not like there wasn't a lot of inspiration
to focus on Christmas projects
from the quilting bloggers.
I can't show you what I've been making with it just yet.
It's a secret!
As are the rest of my most current little projects.
I'm in a real mess here. I leave in 8 days.
Every time I organize one pile of my stash
and take it upstairs to store away,
I come down with 3 more to spread out and play with.
At this rate, I'll never be ready to go!!
Thanks so much for stopping by.
If you haven't been to Linda's blog,
please pay her a visit
and meet a few other quilters
from the Atlantic Provinces.