Monday, December 28, 2015
This is what I sent out to my partner in the SSCS 2015...this is hosted by Chooky here every year for her readers and it is always a very fun swap...Thank you again Chooky for another great swap year. I will be taking a bit of a blog break until after the first of the year...stay safe and see you in January....
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
My second swap package has arrived as well...this is the SSCS swap that Chooky hosts every year...I have enjoyed participating in all but two of these as well. We make our partner an ornament and a gift...this is the ornament that I received this year...thank you so much Helen, he is so lovely and is hanging on my tree already...now to be patient on opening the main gift at Christmas....
My Santa Sack gifts have arrived safely from my partner Chiska...now to wait patiently for opening day. This swap is hosted by Cheryl from over here and I have participated in all but one of the years. I love this swap and always enjoy meeting new people through the swap.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
I found these beauties while out celebrating my birthday on last Friday. Two twin coverlets made with feed sack fabric centers and one vintage fabric quilt flimsy. All washed and ready for use. Well
the flimsy is waiting and ready to be quilted. I am going to be hand quilting this one. Undecided whether to use big stitch or just regular stitching on this one. Decisions, decisions....
Thursday, October 15, 2015
I have thought long and hard before posting about this project. As anyone who reads my blog knows that I have a love/hate relationship with knitting. I wanted to try one more time for a sweater. I don't know what happened, but it seemed to have clicked this time. This is the first of four pieces for the sweater and it is coming along nicely. I am now at the decreasing stage for the sleeves on the back of the sweater. I hope in a few days to start on the front and then move on to the sleeves. I am so stoked about this project and hopefully it will be the first of many sweaters to come. I am using Lion Brand Wool Ease in Wheat for this one. Off for a cuppa now.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
(don't know why the red is reading orange here)
I decided to start all over with my class design sheets. I had tried to use a different type of collage and there is nothing wrong with the first one I put together. It just was not what I really wanted to work with. Before class had started I wanted to use some of my gingham in my stash as I have loads of it sitting on the shelves. I have five yds of pink, three yellow and three or four yds of the red. As my project from the samples will be a wall hanging, I thought the gingham would suit really well and I would not have to go out and buy anything. I am now a very happy camper with this project and can proceed without a creative block. Sometimes our first ideas are truly the best ideas. Off to stitch a bit now on a wip of the applique variety. I am way behind.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
I have added five more stars for my quilt, bringing the total up to 26 so far. I really need to buckle down and work on this in the evenings if I want to finish this sometime in the next year. To my credit though, this has been a slow work in progress quilt. I only work on the stars when I take my parents to dr. appointments or have to go to the hospital to sit. I am thinking I want to work on it more now so I can get this one on the bed. Off for a cuppa and some domestic chores that needs to be taken care of. Have a great day and may your needles always have thread.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Natures Journey is being worked on today. Now that dd is at uni again, my mom recovered from her minor surgery and unexpected stay in the hospital and the oldest dd recovered from her surgery, I should be able to get these blocks knocked out soon. Prep work is done for two sets of blocks. Now off for a cuppa and some stitching time.
Monday, August 10, 2015
More little hexagons to go for this seam to be finished, then I can move on to another area to embellish. Still thinking on what else I will be doing for this. I also have a new book that I have wanted for ages and finally decided to buy it. It came today so I will be sitting with this wonderful book this evening for a closer look see. I browsed through early this morning, but I am looking forward to sitting and quietly looking through this book of techniques. I have been up for ages as my mom had a bit of surgery this morning and I am a bit tired. Now off for a cuppa and some quiet time.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Monday, July 6, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Taking a bit of time to warm up before actually working on a project has been really enjoyable for me. I will most definitely continue this practice. A few french knots, fme on mulberry paper, knots amid a few yo yo's as well as french knots on gold tissue. These are the pages I have added since the last post. Now off to complete some domestic chores left from yesterday.
Friday, June 12, 2015