Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Saturday 25 October 2014

Saturday news......

There actually isn't much news. I've been in recovery mode since the quilt show, and all the work it entailed. I actually missed going on Saturday, since I wasn't feeling at all well. I saw the doctor on Thursday..... he seems to think I have an ulcer.... of all things. There is a trip to a specialist and an endoscopy in my future...... shall we all say YUCK!!.  Anyway, enough of that. I'm doing better than I was, and we'll leave it there.

Gail and I went on a small fabric acquisition road trip today, out to the store  Cherished Pieces in Tillsonburg. She needed some flannel for a quilt back, and I needed some Kona Snow for a swap Jannette and I are planning for the new year. And while I was there, I picked up some Kona grey as well, that I have plans for, come the new year. I've been concentrating on UFO finishes this year. I'm thinking next year will be a using up scraps and strips and strings year. I'm thinking of a scrappy type quilt, using 1 1/2 inch scraps and 3 shades of grey as background.

While we were driving home, going down the back roads, we came across
this barn quilt. The colours are terrible in this picture. I have no idea why the camera in my phone decided that the sky was yellow. It's actually a lovely, blue sky sort of day.
Right beside this barn was this intriguing little antique shop called The Henhouse. We decided to stop and check it out. I didn't take any pictures of the inside. It was crowded, and nothing really caught my eye and said "take me home", but it was a fun adventure. And there was the cutest litter of kittens...... all grey and soft and cuddly.

For the rest of this evening, I think I'm going to concentrate on putting together the Irish Chain quilt that was designated as this month's UFO. I just might make it.


  1. Praying you will be feeling 100% soon and that your doctors will come to good conclusions and after-care.

  2. Oh dear! Hope you get well very soon and back to the fun of life as a quilter! :)

  3. Awww, Cathy, that stinks -- hope they're able to treat it and you'll be feeling better SOON! I love the barn quilt -- it's so fun to spot them! :)

  4. Love the barn quilt. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  5. Just wondering if you have an iPhone? The same color changes happened on my iPhone last summer and I think the settings got reset when an update came out...I hadn't done anything to change it! It was an easy fix. When you open your camera just switch to the black and white mode and then switch it back to the color mode. It worked for me. This also happened to another friend. All of the sudden her Facebook pictures were yellow. I finally remembered to mention it to her and that fixed her problem. Hope that helps!

  6. Hope you're feeling better! I hate feeling sick, but I'm always thankful for our medical system...
    Cherished Pieces is one of my favourite quilt shops - and there seems to be quite a few barn quilt trails in our part of Ont. - I'm hoping that hubby and I can do part of the tour this winter.

  7. I had an ulcer, way back in my early 20's. No fun. Hope you recover quickly.


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