Friday, November 27, 2015

post cards - Seasons Greetings

Well the weather here in the prairies has a definite feel of winter, and Christmas is less than a month away.
I was impressed with how fast my post cards made it to their different points of new homes.
They all arrived within a day or two of the other and that is something with them going across the country to Nova Scotia and then one to The  Netherlands and one to Portugal.
 opps I see that I took the photos before adding the finishing touches of a little embroidery and a small ribbon

I will post the ones I receive as they arrive.
the little collection of ornaments hanging in the evergreen boughs 
Have a great weekend
in stitches
here is Jeanneke's with the trimmins

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas in my Heart hop

Christmas In My Heart

November 18 that's my day ......
A Christmas Heart

Today is the second last day of the hop. It sure has gone by quickly. I would like to thank Marian from  Seams to be Sew    for hosting the hop and    The Fat Quarter Shop   for the daily give away . Stop by Marian's blog to get entered.

Tis my turn to share what I have enjoyed making in the last little while for the holidays.
And for me it has been stockings .....lots of stockings for gifts , for family. I've even taught a class for making them.
I like to use a mix of Christmas prints and some times to up cycle some denim.

a country Christmas stocking

scrappy stockings

a little love added with a
stitched heart
Thanks for stopping by, please visit the other bloggers on today hop.

Wednesday, November 18
Pink Doxies
Miss Loreen’s Schoolhouse
Morning Glory
In Stitches and Seams
Moose Stash Quilting
There have been a lot of wonderful ideas shared to show you all where are hearts can be found at Christmas.  I think they all lead towards our families and friends . We all have been
 making items for those around us that we love.

And on another note here is a hint of an evergreen, done in stitches, that will be in a future post ........
Here are the blogs for the last day of the hop.....
Thursday, November 19
Tea Time Creations
Selina Quilts
Living My Dream
Seams To Be Sew

Thanks for hopping along with us, and have a Merry Christmas
In Stitches

Saturday, November 14, 2015

other stitching this week

I learned how to knit the cable stitch and knit this hat for my daughter. Boy did it stitch up quick with the chunky yarn.

I can see a few more of these in the future
I have finished a couple more quilts for Victoria Quilts Canada, I was the quilter another lady made the tops

And then I worked on a few samples for some class ideas for after Christmas
Dresden Plate traditional and I also want to do one
that is machine appliqued

a start on a Bargello runner

a twist and turn tote
I have a couple more ideas one is the 3 block runner I did in the past as well as a T Shirt class.
That should keep me busy in the new year I am sure. Now to finish up those and get supply list etc done up for the college.
in stitches


Fall post card swap

 As part of the post card swap I was swapping with Selina at Selina Quilts
lovely fall pumpkins in stitches
from Selina
 Here is the post card I sent ... falling leaves ... football and Charlie Brown
Thanks Sheila for hosting the Fall post card swap, as well as the Christmas swap ..... that's my weekend project ... now off to the sewing machine
Happy stitching everyone
in stitches

Sunday, November 8, 2015

up up and away

Well this past week I have managed to get a bit of sewing in.
I have worked on a stack of capes for the kids in my daughters kindergarten class. Soon they will be flying in P E class
here's one

here's 25
and of course they needed a tote to contain them all
I hope to get a picture of the capes in action .
 I have also made a few mittens for gifts this Christmas ..... recycled denim.

and a neat another little tote bucket.
sew many uses for this little guy
 I will be making more

I was teaching a couple of friends how to stitch up some Christmas Stockings . Sure like how they turned out and I am sure Santa will too.
it was sew much fun showing you how to do these

Sew that has been the last week or sew for me.
 and now I am working on a few ideas for classes for 2016 ..... sew far I have 4 ideas to present to the 
college and sample to make. 
Have a great weekend and play a little with your machines.
in stitches