Sunday, 31 January 2016

Memories For Charley

It has been a long time since I posted a project, but I can assure you I have been doing many things.  I think it is time to begin doing what I set out to do when I first started to blog-- to keep some record of the things I do and to share that with family and friends.

This project is a quilt made for Charley Parsons for Christmas 2015.  It is made from the clothing that Charley wore in her first few months.   Charley is the daughter of Joanne (Burry) and Troy Parsons.   I have included a copy of the letter that I wrote to Charley explaining the Christmas gift.

Here's the letter

Here are some photos:

A project I loved from the beginning to the end.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Young Citizen of Canada

My nephew, Matthew, recently took part in the Avalon Regional Heritage Fair in Bay Roberts and as a result has been chosen for the Young Citizens of Canada Program.  This blog entry is about him and his project.  First go watch his video and vote from June 11- August 7, 2012.  There is one vote per email address.

Matthew Rogers, a 10 year old, grade 5 student of Roncalli Elementary, received the Regional Award (Overall Winner) for his project on Silver Fox Island.  Matthew is the Grandson of Garland Rogers and the Great Grandson of the late Samuel and Tryphena Rogers (nee Matthews), who resettled from Silver Fox Island is 1956.

Although the island was totally abandoned during the 1950s and 1960s, Garland Rogers returned to the island each spring to fish.  When Matthew was about 18 months old, he made his first trip to Silver Fox Island and has connected with his fishing heritage.  He enjoys returning to the island each summer and he enjoys learning about life on the island- both the present and the past.  

The theme of this year`s Heritage Fair was By Land, Sea, and Air.  In his project, Matthew showed how the people on the island survived by depending on the land, sea, and air; how they moved from the island and resettled in larger communities; how the heritage of Silver Fox Island continues in three generations.

Matthew Accepts his award
Standing by his project in his costume

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Keepsake for Mom

A little while ago Allison gave me Blake's receiving blankets to make into a quilt.  It is a great keepsake for mom and Blake.

I started with a pile of receiving blankets.

Cut them into 10 Inch Squares.  

I also appliqu├ęd some pieces.

I did horizontal stitching for the quilting

On the back I put a Teddy Bear Flannel.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Nutritious Muffins

I can remember my mother making these muffins for us when we were younger.  They had all kinds of good ingredients for the picky eaters and a great snack.

They are really good.  I use a mixture of large and small muffin tins.

Nutritious Muffin Ingredients

1 can (16oz) 2 % evaporated Milk  ( I usually use skim)

1 cup all bran
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp flax seed meal
1/2 cup oil
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips ( Or blueberries)

1.  Combine the first 3 ingredients and allow to soak until you are ready to use them.  
2. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients, including chocolate chips.
3. Add oil, eggs, and vanilla to the wet oats mixture.
4.  Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients.  
5.  Mix only until all ingredients are moist

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes for large muffins.  Makes 24 large muffins.  

 This muffin just came out of the oven.  Still hot.  

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Mod Podge Makeover

Over a year now, I got a deal on a wall hanger, flower holder thingy.  It was ugly but I got it for $1.00.  I made a couple of attempts to fix it, and settled on this one.

This was my second attempt at painting it.

I covered it with fabric using mod podge.  I made a little garden flag and using a wooden flower shape made the flower. 

 Then I added some lace and buttons to complete it.  

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Lace cloths

 So it's time to pull out more lace from my stash.  This time I am making a cloth to go on my sofa table.   I have a very wide lace that will be perfect with a different one sewed around the edges.  Simple change for a little while.

These were the two types of lace that I used.  Like I said, simple!  

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Knitting Needle Holder

I don't do a lot of knitting, but I have several pairs that may be found in one of a number of places.  I thought that I would make a place for them and as I find them put them where they belong.  Nothing too difficult to make, but it does the job.  

I started with  an empty Pringles container and covered it with scrapbooking paper.

 Then I added some more strips on top of that.  Added an enjoy sticker and the letters to make Knit.