Friday, February 27, 2015

Socks and stuff

Well I finished that pair of socks in the pink twist bamboo yarn. My tension was a bit off with the first sock and that used a bit more yarn and then I ran out of the yarn for the toe of the second sock.
I did a blend of two yarns I had on hand
this is what they turned out like

Sew with them done it was time to grab another ball of yarn to see what they turn out .... here's the start of the next pair
 some great yarn I picked up in Alberta last fall. I really like that pattern that is appearing as I knit.

I have the place mats ready to bind and I have started on the panel for the Relay for Hope Quilt.
Here is my sketch with the panel underneath.
and here is the panel sew far
And that brings me to the the winner of my blog-iversay 
Sheila from Sheila's Quilt World was the lucky on in the draw.
Thanks to all who left a comment and thanks to you all for stopping in to see what I have been up to.
Sew until next time 
in stitches

Sunday, February 15, 2015

samples under constuction

One of the classes that I will be teaching later this winter is a place mat class ......a mini quit of sorts.
I call the class Pick a Block Place mats
Here is a sample of them ready to make into sandwiches
pick a block
I started with a leaf print and went from there.
Now to quilt and write up the directions and I will be set for class.
Stay in stitches

SNOW and more Snow!

Well maybe not as bad as some areas but we are still getting snow this morning. I hope everyone stays safe and warm while these storm systems go through the country. The weather man says it will be warming up again soon and we will all get through the winter.

And with that said on to some good news, I have been blogging for 4 yrs now ( as of Feb 14) .
Sew do you know what that means......... a Give Away of course. I will put a give away together select a winner next Sunday so that will give everyone 1 week to leave a comment to be included in the draw. I will add a picture later today of the give way, so do stop by again to check it out.

I have been teaching classes again this winter and we are in the middle of a learn to quilt class. The next class will be making a quilt out of your T-shirts.  I have 3 more classes after that and have to finish up the samples for the class and write up the info to go with them as well.

I have also taken on the challenge of creating a quilt panel for the Relay of Hope. The panel is to represent Saskatchewan. It will be part of a larger 12 foot square quilt. The Relay for Hope will be run from April until mid summer where it will finish up in Hope BC. I have to check out the starting point again. You can also check it out by looking up Relay for Hope. This project will help to raise awareness and education for Aids and HIV. here is the link
I will share a little more as I get going on my panel.
Thanks for stopping and leave a comment if you would like to be included in the draw. Please leave a contact email if you are a no reply commentor  ( I know it is hard to keep resetting that button , I have ot found a long term  fix for it yet )

in stitches

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

the one I sent off to Selina

Sending warm wishes and lots of hugs out to you all for this Valentines Day.
With the  snowy weather we could use all the love and warmth we can get.
I received a wonderful Valentine from Selina in the mail earlier this week.
We were part of the post card swap that Sheila had organized.
thanks sew much for swapping with me
So stay warm and cozy out there and have a great weekend.
in stitches

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We Support You.......Feb 11, 2015

It has been a great hop. I've been blown away with sew many great ideas and sew seeing much support shown through the quilted items.
Thank you sew much Pat and Mdam Samm for putting this hop together through time and talent a lot of support has been spread out there.
a show of support ....... one cup
or two

I had a start on my project before going on a holiday. Sew when I got home and got rested up I was back on track working on it. Once I got started it was easy to keep working on it.

I chose to make a tote for a cousin of mine who is going through treatments. I thought it might be a nice way to have everything she might need while at the hospital and other appointments  There is enough room for a quilt or extra sweater, pockets for glasses, water, novel or what ever else she might need. And it is already in use as has received it in the mail already
 I have been sew impressed away by some of the other totes you ladies have made. All the projects have been great, and such a nice way to show our support to those around us.
Now to pop it into the mail sew that she will have it soon.

Do stop by and see what the other ladies have created with this little bra design.
I am sorry to say this is the last day of the hop .......... but I know there is another just around the corner.
Thanks for stopping by and remember
to stay 
           in stitches

Thursday, February 5, 2015

We Support You..... the the hops goes on

I hope you are still following along with the hop.

There have been some amazing quilted items made with Madam Samm's design.

The "We Support You" Friendship Quilt Pattern is available 
for purchase for $12.00 by emailing Madame Samm directly to