Thursday, September 29, 2022
Sunday, September 25, 2022
so as you can see I have been busy still working on some secret sewing and as well my other churn dash will post more about that piece a little later. I am debating to add some applique but still thinking on that. Designers dilemma I guess.
Hope you are enjoying the change in weather we are coming into fall which is perfect for me.
Monday, August 8, 2022
There is also another finish small but still it is a utility quilt for the fur kids. It was supposed to be for Ted he likes to dig the quilts into mounds so I gave him his own...or so I thought.
Sunday, July 31, 2022
I have great company as we sit on the porch and enjoy our Ontario skies it has been wonderful weather not so humid so I have been porch quilting.
Ted loves it on the porch and will stay here all day if allowed. He gets VERY disappointed if I step out and he is not able to come, but sometimes it is just to get the mail and he is not a courier lover.
Well back at it there is a deadline too.
hope you have time to slip in some stitches.
Saturday, July 23, 2022
there are requirements that I have to meet to go further so I am busy stitching this sweet redwork of Alice in Wonderland. I am changing the layout but this is the first part of my incentive.
I am still working on my big stitch quilting as well on Row 5! did slow a little bit due to the redwork deadline.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
I used fabrics from my own fabric collection and made a few adjustments
That is okay, no worries I will find something else so a did a little digging well just so happens I had the same fabric line in a different design not much different and so I decided to add to each corner, kinda reminds me of the swede patches on the jacket elbows.
There is lots of open space to hand quilt a nice design but I think it will just be some cross hatching and some sperodic feathers here and there.
just to give you a few close ups. I had to hang it on the garage door to show it a bit. there is no room in my house to show the whole quilt!
I laid it on the bed and it fits just perfect with the quilting it will shrink of course and it will be wonderful.
I am happy and hope to do her next one. that is coming up fast stars with nine patches and lots of quilting space.
What makes this fun as well is working outside quilting on quilts and enjoying the weather at the same time.
Best advise today would be remember to take time for yourself.
Friday, July 1, 2022
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
These wee birds will hold the quilt up as it marches through time.
There is still 2 more borders to put on a thin one and then a bigger one I think I have enough of the bird to go outside the quilt as well.
There was a lot of unsewing at one point because i pieced the rows upside down of course but took my time, didn't swear, and then I was able to finish.
Waiting for Monday...again. I don't want to wish my retirement away that is for sure! Time is surely speeding past though!
Thank goodness for electronics I am able to talk to friends and family while the birds/plans and helicopters fly past. We are on the path of the Orange Choppers that fly by with sick in need of care patients. It always reminds me of where I was for 30 years.
Well hope you are getting some R&R we had our eavestroughs done getting trees cut back today the yard is becoming ship shape.
Sunday, June 19, 2022
I also like to hang quilts that I have finished in my bedroom. So when I first walk in I can see it before I go to bed and when I wake up it is a great incentive for me to continue with the next project I am working on knowing that I will have a finalised project in the end. Some projects take a long time. I love how the sun picked up the quilting on this small What Not quilt design by Kim Dhiel it was a kit using her pattern and fabrics.
Sunday, June 12, 2022
I also made a rhubarb crumble and brought this one to work cut up and wrapped individual pieces served COVID protocol. This is the way we bring our foods to work so that everyone can enjoy!
I also thought you would like to see what my feet have been looking like just working in the gardens, its my natural pedicure, I better go scrub!
Saturday, June 4, 2022
Quilt Mania mag # 138
It is the cover quilt. I have adjusted a little because I am not crazy about the skinny embroidered circle I have a skinny biased stem around, preferences are up to the maker right?
On top of everything else my new job is cutting the grass, in doing so I have a helper, look at those green paws! That's okay they cleaned up well.
Also Chooky Blue has challenged us to make Churn dash blocks so guess what I can't pass up a challenge. She directed us to a wonderful double Churn Dash and I love it. This block is so easy to make and so effective!
I love Chooky she has quilters meet from all over the world for wonderful sit and sew chat! the Catch is you have to blog which I have no problem with at all, it actually got me blogging again! I am not sure why I fell out but glad I am able to revert back to working on my projects and keeping a history of them again.
A final note, live life lightly!