Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Splendid Sampler and some auction finds

This looks like a fun project that will last a year with 2 blocks a week until we hit 100 blocks.
Pat Sloan and friends ( I think about 80 designers have helped out to make is happen )
Pop by her site to get started. There will be bonus projects as well.
We started off with this cute little pressing/design tote. There is even a pocket for your 6 - 61/2 " ruler.

I think I will do a little more quilting on the little guy

Here is the first block ( I did post it yesterday but here it is again )

I plan on using up a lot of my bits and pieces as some of them are quite large. And this year that has been my plan to use up some of my own goodies before shopping. I know I will still get some shopping in but I will try to stick with my plan.

This past weekend we went to an auction and I found a couple of goodies
a set of sock dryers and some great wool.....

 Prairie Wool from Custom Woolen Mills ltd in Alberta 8 balls in all, should be enough for a sweater or poncho.

well that's it in a stitch for today
in stitches

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A few more stitches

Well the last couple of weeks we have been battling colds here..... now just a lingering cough, that's driving a little crazy. My elbow is healing nicely. I am still being careful what I do with it
I did get a pair of socks finished and started another that is a knit along on Craftsy, with Lucy Neatby. It's a fun pattern that knits up rather nice. I am behind as this month there is a toe up sock with cables. I am looking forward to giving that one a try too.
the sock on the right is the one from Lucy's class
it fits perfect and feels nice and cozy on

I have also been sewing along with the 2016 BOM with Lynette on craftsy.
round 2 on and star blocks for March and May complete
And another sew along just started this weekend. Pat Sloan is hosting  the Splendid sampler, which will have blocks released twice a week. There will be 100 - 6 inch blocks over the year.
February 14th block #1 
Another fun project has been a baby quilt. I did use a fish from a magazine as well as a few cut from fabric, other than that I have designed this one. It has taken longer than I had planned with limited use of my one arm.
just a peak until it is delivered 
I did get a little mail last week.... from the December quilt /pillow challenge. Some lovely lotions to try out. Thank you to Darlene aka SewCalGal for hosting the FMQ Challenge last year.( She has another on the go for this year check it out )
udderly smooth

Sew that's what I have been up to the last little while...... what have you been doing?

In stitches
 PS I am linking up with The Needle and Thread Network , it is always great to see what the other ladies have been up to.