Friday, August 25, 2017

Solar Eclipse August 2017

My tribute to the Solar Eclipse 




  Thought it would be safer on my eyes to stitch rather than look. Even if most was obscured by an overcast day.

Frances


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Spring Dreaming

Spring Dreaming

Despite April 1 arriving tomorrow and nature gifting us with more snow I am dreaming of warmer days. And what more perfect way to dream than to complete the March BOM block  from Amy at  SewIncrediblyCrazy 

                            

Looking forward to next months block of Sun, Sand and Sea to sunshine and warmer weather.





Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SPRING AHEAD

SPRING AHEAD


Spring arrived Monday with a definite cold punch.  My car rested under a blanket of snow with little warmth provided by my "quilt-in-training".   


 As I was digging (sorting sounds much nicer but I was really digging) through my stash I found a very cheerful Jelly Roll; bought a new quilt magazine (which I desperately needed 😉) and a new quilt idea was born. 



                                      

My neutral print featured snowflakes which seemed appropriate and the pattern was called "Hello, Garden ".  Perfect for spring dreaming or a really mixed up nature.

 I have been trying to clean, sort and organize my fabrics and sewing stash. I found an extraordinary number of UFO'S and am determined to finish. Some of these only need binding while others are in early stages. My New Years resolution was not to buy any more fabric but I must confess the resolution had been broken many times . And we are only 2 1/2 months into 2017 !!

 I want to call this my Happy Quilt because it is so cheerful. I had to buy some stashing today and found the perfect border. I only have a few blocks left to stitch and the top will be done. 

The weather forecast predicts that tonight we can expect 15-20 cm of snow, -22 degrees temperature and extremely high winds. Blizzard conditions. A good time to stay in and sew if the power doesn't cut out and if there is any energy left after shoveling.

Might be a good time to have a cuppa tea ready.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

EERIE NIGHTS


EERIE NIGHTS


Welcome to Day 6 of a spooky Halloween blog hop. Marian of Seams To Be Sew and Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy have done a great job of keeping the witches brew stirred with magic potions from so many scary stitchers.  Kitty seems to be checking out the competition for Halloween night. Visit today's witchy stitchers and see their creations. And you might just win an awesome prize of Aurifil thread if you leave a comment. 

                                      


              Check out all the hoppers in Eerie nights at :                             Sew Incredibly Crazy: The Eerie Hop

My first project was black cat place mats. And they did get kitty cat approval for spookiness.


Pumpkins are essential to Halloween and after seeing this cute pattern I knew I needed a table runner. Part of this hop challenge was to show an older project. My witch has survived at least 25 years and has aged well but does need a dye job. The cute hand quilted cushion was a gift from long ago which surfaces every fall. My real pumpkins are less likely to be carved than to be used to create pumpkin jam from a recipe that my mother used when I was a child. 

And cats always watch over and are in control of their domain as they stretch lazily on a fall quilt.

 This is a UFO which I am sure the ghouls did not want me to finish this week because they took control of my sewing machine time. It is too cute not to share. 


So brew some tea and enjoy the other EERIE blog projects.





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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Repeat QAL

~Quilt ~ Eat ~ Sleep ~ Repeat~


I joined Elm Street Quilts for their QAL this summer. 

~~ QUILT ~~ EAT ~~ SLEEP ~~ REPEAT ~~


My intention to stitch a white background and colored letters was lost when I spotted these colors in stash. Must have been the summer heat which led me to the print.


The pattern had easy to stitch paper-pieced letters.  And Patty just came out with a Chunky Alphabet pattern which looks like fun. I can see more names in the future. 

I reached the stage of a flimsy. Quilting to come.....


In sunlight with the light streaming behind the quilt has a stained glass window effect. The dark shadowed blocks still have their paper backing. Surreal looking.

 Join Patty at Elm Street Quilts where different visions are shown. Sew neat to see the variation in colors.

Have a great stitching day,


I could not resist such cute frogs especially when they matched my fabric. Happy Thursday.




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