Sunday, September 22, 2019


Things that buzz, that is this month's challenge for the post card swap. Here's mine it will be off in the mail in the morning.
  I bought these buttons just for making bees. I have used a few different ways for making their wings. On this one I used silk ribbon in a lazy daisy stitch.
I used will ribbon and embroidery floss in French knots for flowers in the grass.
It's always fun to play a little and create these post cards to share.
We will be lost without these little guys.

In stitches

Monday, September 9, 2019

A stitch at a time

Always feels great to get a project done.
Quilted hug done.

It's  amazing what one accumulates over the years of left overs from quilts , either kits or fabrics purchased. I am working on the third quilt from such fabrics bought for one baby quilt. I decided it's time to get at them and maybe even sell them when done. I'm using a pattern on Mods Bake Shop called Jungle Path baby quilt.
With a cheddar accent
The other 2 with white and grey accents

And a weekly challenge on the design wall

Sew one stitch at a time and I hope to get a few more projects completed.
In stitches until next time

Monday, September 2, 2019

Stitching along

Well we are slowly bring our camping gear home, just the camper left. Kinda sad as this means summer is coming to a close. Falls not sew bad, shorter days may bring more quilting.
It's been a very wet day today, sew I was working on a few projects I have on the go. Binding is sewn on the Christmas quilt , now to finish by hand. Good tv work I think.
 I was trying out a pattern for a bag with some sample fabric my niece gave me..... just need a piece of hardware, a slider and it will be done.
Also working a little on a quilted hug made from fabric given to me , I think it was leftovers from a quilt. Working up nicely. I hope to make a few of these Quilted hugs to give to the nursing home here in town. I'm sure someone could use a warm hug.
Trail Tote by Anna Graham

Quilted Hug in progress

Happy stitching out there
In stitches

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Still kicking and stitching too

Hello to you all in the land of blog.
Life has been full of highs and lows over the past year, but I think it is slowing down a bit.
I have tried to do a little quilting and sewing from time to time. I find it helps me to focus and find calm.
I have been part of a post card swap, that happens monthly. Planning some classes for this coming winter, and just playing catch up. My friend Carrie and I are still quilting up quilts for Victoria Quilts Canada. Sew there is always something to work on.
Here's a couple pictures of some of my more recent projects.
Quilting Christmas quilt

Applique Holiday Mug Rugs for a class

Crochet table topper and a flower post card for a swap
Thanks for stopping in , hopefully I will get back into routine with blogging as I have missed sharing with you all.
In stitches

Now trying to link up with . The Needle and Thread Network

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Snow Much Fun hop

Hello folks in the land of quilt.
As I stated earlier I participated in a block of the month with Quilt Doodle Doodles designs. Its been a fun quilt to work on with some simple piecing and some fun applique. I still have to get it quilted and then add some fun buttons and such.
Snow men just hanging around.

This quilt made a nice back drop by the snack table over the holidays. I'm hoping to get back at it shortly. Everyone loved these little guys.

We have had a few twists and turns in our lives over the last while and hope to find a balance in the next couple of weeks. I do find that quilting helps me find some balance. It helps me find a happy place..
Thanks Cindy for a great winter quilt and all the stories you shared along the way. Pop over to her blog and hop along to see some of the other quilts.
In stitches

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Playing with a ruler

Had a class last night using a 10 degree ruler and here's what we made. Sew proud of what  the ladies did in just a couple
It was fun working on this quick and easy runner. I'm sure there are many ideas on line for other project using this ruler. We talked about a rectangular runner and a Christmas tree skirt.
Remember to have fun playing with your rulers and patterns are only a guide to get you started.
In stitches

Monday, November 12, 2018

A weekend in stitches

With Christmas less than 2 months away I  finished one gift and started another.. I like to make a few runners for gifts and here's one that I took inspiration from one I saw on Pinterest. I don't know the measurements she used and I used buttons instead of yoyos.  I like how it turned out , just a winter runner.

Yesterday my dear friend Shelia sent a picture of a quilted shawl she made for her mom. She also sent the link . It's call the quilted hug project. A pay it forward project, with a Facebook page and a YouTube video.
Thanks my friend for a great project I'm sure my mom will enjoy it. With a polar fleece back and no batting it is very light and cozy.
Now to figure out a couple more goodies to sew up. 
Have a great week, stay 
In stitches