Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's been a couple of days.

Once again I just finished going thru all of the wonderful blogs out there.  I love seeing the pictures, and all the quilts people have made.  But I haven't found any time to play with the blog other than to write a couple of stories.  I finally figured out that pictures are easy to post also.  Here is one of the tops that I have made quite a few years ago, and of which a portion is part of my profile picture.

A sampler done up in purples and greens

This was a class that I took years ago, and for me it was a chance to work with some colours I am not too fond off.  I really don't like green, but it worked with the purple.  Some of the blocks have the markings on them already for quilting, just haven't gotten around to it yet.   The back of this quilt is totally pieced together also, with all the leftover fabrics from the front.  One of these days I will take quilting up again, but for the last couple of years my main sewing has been for alterations, and fixings. 

This week has been a crazy one.  With the warm weather we've been having lately, all our plants in the greenhouse grew faster than expected.  I ended up transplanting already a couple of days this week, and will do some more later this week.  We are even looking at opening the greenhouse for retail earlier this year also.  Here is a sneek peak at last years flowers .  I took most of the pictures and with help of a friend put the website together.  Hope you have fun looking.  I have to change some things on it pretty soon, and put up new pictures again. 

This is all for now.  Happy reading, and keep sewing!

Maria K

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Just starting

I really enjoyed participating in the blog hops over Christmas and for St. Patrick's Day, and reading the many blogs out there.  This one will be a mix of everything:  family life, my sewing business, and our greenhouse business.  I am a mother of 5 children, who slowly but surely are growing up.  Our oldest is almost 21, and already out of the house. Number 2 is ready to head out to University come fall. The third one just got her G1 licence, and will be getting driving lessons during the next couple of months.  Number 4 is the only male, and prefers it if his sisters weren't around to bug him all the time.  Our youngest is 11, and thinks she knows everything about anything and everything. (Which of course she doesn't!)  

Hubby has a greenhouse business, and we're busy planting, transplanting and making baskets and planters ready for sale for the spring season.  I love walking in the greenhouses, and seeing all the colours and all the plants getting ready.  Can't wait to get in there myself to help him.  Which will happen within the next couple of weeks.

I have my own sewing business.  I do a lot of wedding attire alterations, will make some things from scratch, and have a stack of quilt tops ready to be made into quilts.  However, that is more my hobby, and sewing takes preference right now.  I make dresses, pillows, bags, and anything that can be sewn together.  Lately it has been pj's for family members.  I do most of the sewing out of my own house. I like that I can set my own hours, and even evenings to have people over for fittings.    During the last couple of years this part has really been taking off, and I love seeing people come back for different weddings, or their own. 

I will be putting up some pictures of the things I have sewn in the next couple of weeks, but wanted to introduce myself in this blog first. 

Thanks for reading, and thanks for following!

Maria Kievit