Sunday, March 24, 2024

Welcome Spring

 It is wonderful to know spring has arrived and soon things will start to get green and colorful after a dull winter . I decided to make a little wall hanging to celebrate the season and brighten up our little home . This was a fun project I did after winning this great pattern at our guild when we had Darlene D'eon come as a guest speaker and I was lucky enough to win a door prize . 

I have also gone down the rabbit hole of slow stitching lately and made another Japanese rice bag and made some hexies for the sides which I enjoyed doing . It had been a very long time since making those . I did some shadow stitching around them which brings out the shape nicely . 


Thanks for taking the time to stop by i will try to get back sooner but no guarantees 😉

Friday, August 18, 2023

A little catch up

It's been awhile I know but i thought I would give this another whirl.  I hope everyone is doing well and stitching up lots of beautiful creations . I had to take a little stitching break due to a compression fracture in my spine but I'm starting to heal and getting back to sewing , not quite as much as I'd like but anything is a good start . 
 I have several projects on the go , two baby quilts , both just tops and a top I just completed that is meant for a stitch along with our guild but I got carried away . The quilt is called Be My Neighbor by Pat Sloan and Moda and was fun to make . 

I'm hoping to hand quilt this with my Tuesday group at the church when we have an opening .I won't share the baby quilts just yet they are a secret.  

I had a devil of a time even signing into my blog so hopefully this will actually post . Thanks for reading  and hope to be back soon . 

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Not quite finished

I'm not quite finished but we had to share anyway . This quilt was started early on in the pandemic when I joined a group on FB called the Pfearless Corona Fighters on a Quilters Mission hosted by the talented international quilter Claudia Pfeil of Germany.  This project is so much out of my comfort zone but I decided to leap in anyway with the hopes of learning something new . Well it certainly accomplished that and much more , it filled some stressful times with a fun project , well mostly fun lol . When it came time to quilt it I was rather nervous of that task as my skill level and experience in FM is pretty much NIL but I figured it was the best way to learn.
We have an old barn on our property which I thought would be a perfect backdrop for this colourful quilt . As I stated in the title of this post it isn't quite finished since Claudia is going to teach us to do a facing finish which means the green border you see will be folded to the back . Well we shall see how that goes and I can always opt to just bind it .
  So what have you been doing to help cope with this situation . Thankfully our province has not had any new cases in a week now , that's a big deal to me and I pray it continues that way . Stay safe everyone and I'll try to drop in again soon .

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Yes I'm still here

Hello fellow bloggers , it's been a very long time since I have posted and I'm sure many have given up on me long ago but that's okay , I understand fully.
 First off I will give you a quick report on Bill , it was a tough go to say the least and 33 radiation treatments took their toll on him and basically he is still recovering . He lost over 65 lbs which is a lot for a man who wasn't that big to begin with so it's been a challenge to now try to regain some of that weight . His energy level has improved but it isn't what it use to be and he requires a lot of rest . Otherwise he is doing fairly well and his visits for checkups have gone well .
 Since his treatments we have moved which took its toll on both of us and I'm still trying to recover from that , did I ever tell you I hate moving , well let it be known, I do Hate it !
I had not done any sewing from January last year until probably late September or early October,  I just didn't have the desire nor the energy to do so . I did get busy and made a few Christmas gifts and since that time have settled back into my groove of creating when time allows . So what have I created you may ask. Well I did complete the Moda Blockheads quilt from last year or was it the year before . It was being hand quilted until this pandemic arrived and so it sits in the church awaiting our return .
 I also did a QAL of a scrappy block and here is my result . This was hosted by Darlene D'eon of Darlene's Designs 

As you all know the world is in a pandemic , at times it feels like a bad horror movie , one I would definetly turn off , but here we are smack dab in the middle of it and the only thing we can do is do as the health authorities tell us and Stay the blazes home where we are safe and when we do go out which is not often to take all the necessary precautions,  wearing masks and washing our hand frequently and oh ,no touching our face.  It's a scary time for sure but I try to keep busy sewing to maintain my sanity and I hope you too are able to keep busy creating in whatever fashion makes you happy . 
 Stay safe and be well.  Hugs 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

More distractions

Tonight I shared a collection of fabric postcards I have received over a number of years through exchanges . The ladies staying at the Lodge along with one gentleman came to view them and were all quite impressed with these little pieces of art . None of them had even heard of these fabric postcards and were shocked that they had come through the mail in this manner . I also took a few minutes to explain how they are constructed and you just never know maybe someone else will catch this bug lol .
  When you are staying here going through treatments simple little activities like this help pass the time as well as distract from the reason they are here . It felt good to give them a reason to smile .
 Thanks for stopping by .
 Hugs Sheila