Thursday, January 14, 2010

Anne Of Green Gable Quilts and Blustery Weather

Hello Everyone,   My fingers have been vey busy stitching for the last couple of months and unfortunately I am behind in visiting with my blogging friends.  The project that I am working on is due February 1st'  I am very hopefully it will be done in time.

During the meantime I am also planning our wonderful  upcoming trip.  Karen does not have a blog. My new friend Gail from NB Canada has been very helpful in many ways and we now have our confirmed reservation at "Green Gable CottageGail has a lovely blog called "Quilt,Knit,Run, Sew"  please have a look. From my last posting about PEI
 "Linda from Stitching Lines"  and Karen, "Sew Kaaren-ly Create" have also been helpful.  You can see Karen's very lovely prize winning "Anne Of Green Gable Quilt" created a couple of years ago on her blog.  On Karen's blog you will also find a photo of the "Patchwork Quilt Tsushin" Japanese Magazine with the wonderful PEI Lighthouse on the front cover along with the most gorgeous "Anne Quilt"  This issue is filled with everything PEI and their quilts. The next 6 photos below are some of the Anne's Quilts. I think they are all truly beautiful.  I ordered the Japanese Magazine from
 "Center Diamond Quilt Shop" in Cannon Beach Oregon  see it below.  I also purchased this PEI DVD from Amazon and it was so lovely to watch.

Below is a photo of another Flower Dorset Button I created recently.  I think I will use it as an embellishment to the in progress "Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams".

The photo below is of my first needle weaving attempt.  It will be included in the project I am working on for the February 1st Exhibition.

For the last couple of years I have been mainly creating crazy quilt projects. Judith Baker Montano new book called "Fibreart Montage" is truly lovely.  Last year I was introduced to Tilda's Books "Sew Sunny Homestyle" came out last August and it also has some very lovely patterns in it to create.

Below is a couple of very lovely "Rose" buttons I received from a Dear Friend in Australia.  They will also go on my Hearts and Roses Crazy Quilt I am working on.

My Husband created the two bird feeders below. Our winter birds are enjoying the protection and the food after our blustery very cold and abundant snow fall last week.

The stitching project I have been working on has the theme of "Winter Wonderland" and you can see all I need to do is look outside and I have all kinds of inspiration.
Last evening I could not put down the Patchwork Quilt Tsushin Magazine. Oh, how I wish I could read Japanese. It has so many "Beautiful Anne Quilts" that were so awesome to look at..  The Japanese Magazine also took many photos of Lovely Businesses on PEI whose owners had made all kinds of truly beautiful quilts. They were a delight to look at. I will have to make it a point of discovering and exploring all the "Quilt Shops on PEI".

Back to stitching My First Online ProjectThank You All for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely messages for me to read.  Much appreciated.


Jasmine said...

Those buttons are lovely. Hope you are well xx

Miss 376 said...

The dorset button you have made is so pretty

Liz Schaffner said...

LOVE your dorset button!
Did I mention that pink is my favorite color ??LOL

RagJó said...

All the photos are so lovely. very inspiring. The birds in your area are lucky to have a house and food during this winter weather and you get to enjoy watching them instead :-)
Happy New Stitching Year, may it be filled with wonderful stitching work and inspiring trips :-)

GailM. said...

You are just going to melt away the minute you drive on to the island. It's so relaxing and beautiful. I love all the pictures you showed us from the Japanese magazine. Did you know that the Japanese have a facination with PEI. When you go, you will likely some Japanese people there. They even go there to get married. I think it's because they study about Anne of Green Gables in school as part of their studies. I can't wait to see you at Green Gable Cottages.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jasmine, Jane and liz, Thank you all for the very lovely comment on the Dorset Button. Much appreciated. Hugs Judy

Hello Rags, I am glad you enjoyed the all the photos. HAPPY STITCHING TO YOU TOO. Hugs Judy

Hello Gail, Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely message. I have often thought about what my feeling will be when I cross the bridge to the Island. I have waited so long for this trip I am sure the tears will flow from the Happiness of finally arriving. In the newest PEI DVD they show a Japanese couple getting married at the home of Anne. It was lovely to see. i am sooooooo looking forward to meeting you to Gail. Hugs Judy

Heather said...

What a delicious post... so many things to look at, so many beautiful things, lovely blogs to visit.... and your Dorset button is soooooo cute! Hugs.

Kayla coo said...

Hello Judy,
So much inspiration in this post.
It's just the weather for curling up on the sofa and reading a new stitch magazine.
Our snow was washed away today,we now have fog!

Bev C said...

Oh Judy those books just ooze inspiration. I can't believe the snow you have been having are you sure the birds can manage to fly when it is so cold!!!! Stay warm.Have a lovely weekend.

Susan said...

I love your dorset button! You've been doing some great things. Thanks for sharing the Japanese pictures.

I've given you the lovely lady award for your blog. You can see details on my blog,

karen said...

what can I say, i love so many things about this post! The dorset button is exquisite, well done! and the rose buttons, oh my, they are absolutely beautiful!

sparkle jars said...

Your dorset button is beautiful!

Solstitches said...

Hi Judy,
What a lovely post full of the most interesting things.
Your Dorset button is so very pretty.
I received Sew Pretty Homestyle for Christmas and love it. I'd like to get the book you have eventually also. So many wonderful things to make!
Ah those Japanes books are so fabulous. I have a bag making magazine and, like you, I wish I could read the text!


Hi Judy

Just popped over to say hello and hope you are having a happy weekend
Carolyn ♥

Romantist said...

Thank you for great Anne of Green gables' quilt informations.

Susan said...

Looks like you've been busy! Love the weaving, that looks so interesting. And the bird feeders are great!

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