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Saturday, 15 January 2022

Happy New Year!

We have had weather. Maybe that would be WEATHER. Freezing cold and snow and then buckets of rain. All is now green in our neck of the woods. A snapshot from our walk Christmas morning with my girls.


I have been working on finishing up projects. At least that is what I tell myself. It does not see like it is happenig. I bought a quilt for my nephew that they were selling at my LQS. It has fireside on the back. Wow is it lovely and soft, with a lovely weight to it. Very tempted to keep it, lol. I love it and feel like I got a real deal. I will send the quilt as a wedding present and this little quilt for their daughter, Nora, born the beginning of December.





I finished a couple of tops but am not really too keen on them. That's okay. I do not need to love all the things I make.


I did finish my quilt kit and it looks fabulous. I love baby quilts with flannel on the back, so cozy. 

I went for a walk and thought I would take a picture of 3 shrubs for the beaver scouts to identify. With covid we have moved back to virtual meetings. Not nearly as much fun as meeting outside in person but definitely warmer and dryer. Cedar, salal, huckleberry and fern.




Saturday, 18 December 2021

Is it time?

I ask myself, "Is it time?" 

Then I answer myself, "Soon, but not yet."

I usually reach my "I am not doing any more for Chistmas" around December 1st. This year I am happy to continue making, but I think it is for next Christmas. I had an aha moment when I was thinking about how am I going to get everything done? and how early do I need to start next year if I don't do it now? I think I need a better plan. 

 Maybe one Christmas thing a month? or just keep going so it is already for next year? 

That being said I have not started my Christmas sewing, lol. I have a quilt cut out and 4 more waiting in the rotary cutter pile. I have bowl cozies I am to finish. And the all important baby Christmas Quilt. 
That one I will finish.

I have several baby quilts in the pile of "Let's get this done" and 4 nephew neice quilts that are in various stages of needing just the binding to finishing the blocks. 

My mind has been preoccupied with my A1C lab results, the dreaded sugar marker. I am on the cusp of diabetes 2, 0.1% off. I am a firm believer in diet and exercise so that is what I will do. I have cut out all wine gums and chocolate. I have cut out most chips and cheese puffs. I have quit buying baking as that has huge amounts of sugar. (Good-bye lemon blueberry scone)

 

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

October Update

 I have been quite a squirrel. The mind goes off and the fingers follow. I have started lots and finished none. And I can tell you that creates a huge mess in the quilting area, and the surrounding space. The Kaffe quilts are the remaining 2 of 4. I do think I am going to cut more squares. One quilt was to be green and it is looking decidedly blue. Sigh! 


And I went to my LQS. Who ever thought that was a good idea I have no idea. I bought all kinds of material that I loved but do not need. I have enough fabric for my lifetime I am sure. Oh well, I did have fun!! As I have a new baby in the family I bought material for her Christmas quilt. I make one that is 2 peices of fabric, one quilting fabric, the other flannel, and make a special blanket they can use for the season. It is a big hit!!!I used to make stockings but am not sure if I am still doing that or not.

And into November we go!!


Friday, 16 July 2021

Economy Block WIP 4

 Yay!! to terrific Bee Mates. 

There are so many great fabric bits in this quilt. I can't wait to play eye spy with my grandkids!

Another fabulous long arm job by my cousin.

This is definitely a keeper! Now to finish up my Bee Blocks that are 1 1/2 years overdue! I may be able to find some of my fabric now that I have cleared up some WIP's.


Tuesday, 6 July 2021

American Jane WIP 3

Love this fabric! Love this pattern!

American Jane Pot Luck and Cluck Cluck Sew Shortcake pattern. A winning combination! 
My cousin, the long arm magician, made this quilt amazing. 

This is the first of what was to be a twin set. Maybe when I clean up I can find the other jelly roll. 

Monday, 21 June 2021

Kaffe Quilt WIP 2

Two years ago Martin's daughter was going to get married. I asked her if she wanted a quilt. The answer was yes. Her colour preferences were autumn. Hmm what do I have in yellows, browns and golds. Kaffe Fassett to the rescue. His fabric is a favourite of mine for family quilts. It feels like awhile since I had visited my stash, they were better than I remembered. 

I put this together from some pre cut squares I had from some project I do not even remember (note to self, please include a note or pattern with cut bits). I am very happy with it. 

I sent it to my cousin for long arm quilting, it is now stunning. And there it sat for almost two years as the wedding was postponed due to covid.

In an effort to have some order in my quilting space (which is also our living room/lounge) I am finishing off past projects. The binding went onto this beauty as this was a low hanging fruit so to speak. 

I am very proud of this quilt. I know Kaffe is not for everyone sooo if she doesn't like it I may have to keep it.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Kate Spain WIP 1

 Happy New Year! So I am a little behind in my posting and my quilting.

I pulled fabric for 3 adult nieces quilts. I have quite the stash of Kaffe Fasset, however I ordered a ton more fabric. And I decided to make the nephew a quilt too. I should have kept with the make one quilt idea. I am having difficulties focusing and getting them done.

Of the fabric I ordered I have now misplaced the piece I need to finish off the blocks, grr.

I am taking the opportunity to put the binding on a few quilts I sent to my cousin for long arming. She does amazing work.

This quilt has been a top for quite awhile. It is Cuzco by Kate Spain. Loved it then, love it now!!




The next quilt to finish up!

I am hopeful when I clear out some of the WIP's I will find my fabric!

Gifted to Jenn and Joseph for all the help they provided at my wedding!! Thank you!!