Friday, September 30, 2016

Settling In...

 We have decided that this is a wild pear tree and not for human consumption. The birds fill this tree everyday to eat the fruit. We are thinking of taking it down and planting an Asian Pear tree in its place.
 The boys out for their morning walk. They really love to run and play on the property. They have also become great at rousing the rabbits and ground squrells around here. Of course they have not caught any thankfully, but they do love the chase.
 There is also lots of wooded area on the backside of the property that the boys love to explore.
 A spider spun a web overnight in the ornamental bushes 
 Our second walk for the day...these boys are really enjoying themselves.
 I put a wreath on the door today, but may move it to the back door and make a new fall wreath for the front door.
We are settling in really well and now the unpacking and sorting out is almost complete. Just a few sewing room boxes which will stay packed up until the sewing studio is enclosed and set up. This project will begin after the first of the year. Right now I have a small sewing space set up with my machine in the bedroom and stitching space next to my chair in the family room. Doable but small space wise. Keeping all the stash in tubs, so have to dig in them when I want fabric. Its all good though, we love our new home and we are settling in wonderfully. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Braids...


Added some braids to the bumpy bit. I was not sure how I would like them, but I really like how it looks laying against the top. I also like the shadow play. Also finished the smaller circle applique and added a bit of knots around the edge. Off for a cuppa for now.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016





My silk cloth which will form the base of my cloth arrived and I have started my first block. I have made up a total of four blocks to get me started on the wrapping cloth. I love my focus fabric choice and the beautiful colors. There is a lot of patterning going on in the cloth, so loads of inspirations. It felt good to do a bit of stitching again. Although, my stitching stash is still un-organized from the move. I am setting up a little corner in the living room for me to stitch until I can get the room for my studio done. Now a cuppa is order and then more boxes to unpack. I try and unpack/go through at least ten boxes a day. I am downsizing, so going through everything takes time, but is well worth it. Talk again soon.

ps/ my sweet daughter Bliss swapped me her really nice Nikon camera for my Minolta, so I am learning to use a new camera as well. :) This camera has all kinds of bells and whistles, so wish me luck during this learning curve.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Class With Karen Ruane

This is the focus fabric I have chosen to use for this wrapping cloth. This cloth will be for me, so I wanted to use fabric that I absolutely love. I have had this yardage in my stash for some time now and decided that it would be a good one to use for this class.

This is a close-up of my fabric. I have decided to use white as the background. Hope to get started soon. On the home front, I am still going through the boxes in the garage culling as I go through them. I am making progress though. Have a great day!

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