The end of an era.


During harvest at our farm I don’t have much time for sewing. I do get on the computer and have a quick look at what others are posting about though. When I saw that Amanda, aka CrazyMomQuilts, had her own line of fabric out I did find the time to order a fat quarter bundle !

100_3437 ” Good Neighbors”, what a great name. Amanda so generously shares tips and ideas on her blog that I have no doubt that she is truly a good neighbour.

When my package arrived from Connecting Threads there was a pincushion bloghop party going on. Did you see it ? There’s a link to the round-up of the 30 pincushions made for the hop right here.

If you’ve been to my blog before you know that I have a moderate demented affliction for making potholders, so of course I made potholders. If Amanda ever does a blog hop for Good Neighbors potholders… I’m ready !




These are paper pieced and all but the binding and backing fabric ( which I didn’t think of taking a picture of ) is from the Good Neighbors collection.


In other news; on a wet and cool day in late October I officially said goodbye to our loyal and dependable soccer-mobile. The kids named it that. It’s been quite awhile since it has seen a soccer field but the name has endured 🙂


It was time for a new vehicle – we’ve had it for almost 14 years !


This is my new ride… I certainly hope it lasts as long. I’ve only had it for 2 days but I think my favourite feature is the heated steering wheel !!?!! It came standard – my, have cars changed in 14 years hahahaha – duh !

Happy Halloween everyone !

linking up with Amanda for Finish it up Friday.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allisonreidnem
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 11:14:19

    Liking your pot holders ☺I know you’ve posted in the past about the wadding you use etc. Would you mind sharing the link to that post please? I’m going to make a couple to celebrate the near completion of our kitchen. We changed car this year too – really enjoying aircon and adjustable temp for each side of the car – excellent for me as my built in temp control system has gone haywire the past few years! Have a great weekend.



  2. Tracey
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 17:05:07

    Great job on your potholders. I am on the hunt for a good Christmas exchange gift for our guild Christmas party, but potholders might not be enough. Hmmmm??
    I wanted to ask you if you’ve heard of RayGlen Commodities or if you deal with them? They are grain brokers out of Saskatoon and my brother works for them. He seems to know half of the farmers in SK!!



  3. jennamarynowski
    Oct 30, 2015 @ 21:08:45

    Ohmygosh, I can’t believe the soccer-mobile is gone! Congratulations!



  4. jody
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 11:12:18

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your pretty potholders … much too nice to actually USE! I like the new line of fabric too. There are so many great ones to choose from these days – I just bought ‘Gooseberry” and it’s wonderful too! would make scrumpious potholders!
    Good luck with your new car – after 14 years you deserve it! Mine is advancing on nine years and I have my eye on a subaru.



    • Colleen
      Nov 03, 2015 @ 14:56:38

      Thanks Jody! My brother bought his wife a Subaru Forester and they really like it and he is a “car guy”. I may have bought one but the dealership is too far away and we decided we would buy from a dealership that is a reasonable distance from where we live ( the middle of nowhere) agh, I have seen Gooseberry and love it too…



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