Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all my fellow Canadian family friends and blogging buddies a happy thanksgiving.

We spent a wonderful weekend at our daughter's and husbands home.  They made a wonderful meal. They even tried making a smoked turkey this year ......yummy.
I am sew very thankful for my family and friends far and near. It's been a busy year and we could not get through it all without you.

I am thankful that I have a passion (some call a hobby)  I have done a little stitching in the last week or sew. Some quilt tops for Victoria Quilts and today a post card for a challenge.

Pot holders for a gift


Stay in stitches

Thursday, September 7, 2017

A start with fall.

The garden is productions lovely tomatoes again this year. And canning has begun.

I came across a nice quick quilt on the Moda bake shop site, where staring with a four patch you end up with a 9 patch block with only 2 cuts. The first one I pieced for Victoria Quilts and then I grabbed a couple charm packs as the pattern asked for and did one that size as well. I want to add borders to it and then get at quilting about 3 quilts for myself and a few more for Victoria.
Awaiting borders
Here are the 2 other tops I have ready to quilt, that is after a good pressing I see a few wrinkles there.

Well that's all for now, off to work .
Have a great day.
In stitches

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Summer cold

Well today is a cool and cloudy day. A good day to do s bit of sewing. Sew glad I did laundry yesterday with the sun and breeze.
From my header you can guess the you I've caught a summertime cold up to today just a sore throat and a scratchy voice and today just feeling a tired.  But I will try not to let that stop me..... too much.
I have gotten a good start on a Victoria Quilt . The goal is to have  50 x 70 inch quilt . I am trying to make one that is not to feminine, as you know our guys can get sick with cancer to.
This is what I have sew far. I used the lighthouse print to pull colors and a pebble print for stepping stones and top and bottom boarders.

I am hoping to work up some of my stash and leftovers into a few quilts for them. Heaven knows I have a bit of fabric to get used up.
Happy stitching and take care
In stitches

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A little sewing for a little guy

Well I am slowly getting back into the swing for sewing again.
Today I got started on a little project for my great nephew.  I have been asked to make a quiet book which I am still planning. But to get going I thought I would make a little road trip book. On the back side I included a pocket for cars and chalk for the chalkboard back center panel.

Nothing fancy just plain fun. Hope the little guy enjoys it.

One other project that.I worked on was recovering a small ironing board.

Even though these are small projects they are giving me the desire to get back into my sewing room and create a little more.
That's all for now thanks for stopping by.
In stitches

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A July to remember

We have had a very busy July in our house this year . The most memorable moments would be our daughter's wedding. Just last weekend she and her hubby were wed .

As the mom of the bride I forgot my camera and the couple pictures on my phone are way to fuzzy to share . As soon as I get a good one I will post it. We seemed to be too busy being in pictures and running around visiting to take many.

I did manage to finish a quilt for the happy couple and have a picture of it just before doing the applique. I will have to get a photo of that one on their bed or in the back yard.
It fits their king size bed with a drop just past the top of the box spring.
The colors go well with the room. And they were surprised that I got it done because at one point this year I did not think it would happen. It's amazing what you can get done for your loved ones one stitch at a time.
We will remember this July and all  the joy that their wedding brought us all.
In stitches

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Hello summer!

I have been enjoying the warmth and sunshine the last few days. I even enjoy it in the shade when I get tool warm. And then go down to my sewing machines to cool right off.
As I have been heating up my machines I have finished off 3 more Victoria Quilts for the Saskatchewan chapter.
Oops I see I got in on this one too.
If any of you have some time and talent to spare throughout the year check with your local chapter and help put a quilt or as I like to call them a warm hug in someone's l9fe who is dealing with cancer. I know Canada and USA both have this organization in each country and it may be in others as friend Carrie and I find that finishing the quilts with the quilting , binding and a wash is a good way to help get the quilts out to those who need that hug.

In the other parts of my life we are in the last month ... less than a month to our daughter's wedding. A few more alterations some more baking and we should be ready. Time sure seams to be flying here. I know there will be extra hours at work sew others can enjoyable summer too. And a request to make a quiet book for a little guy we know and love aka great nephew. Now to get started on some pages for that ... Here I come Pinterest to see what you can inspire me to sew.

Enjoy your week , happy stitching
Hugs.     In stitches
Hey I almost missed this ... it's Wednesday.  WIP and a hook up to The needle and thread network

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

It's a wrap

Just finished up the last lesson in the on line crazy quilt class. Adding some embodiments and a little more sparkle.
Now to decide what to do with it. It may become a little wall hanging, or one for my little wire stand.
A lot was learned over the last 12 lessons.
In stitches