Monday, December 28, 2015

SSCS 2015 Sent...

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

SSCS 2015 The Gift.....

This is the gift that my partner Helen made for me. Now I will have a dedicated stitching set for my applique projects. Thank you Helen, I love them. Thank you Chookyblue for another awesome year of making a new friend at Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2015

SSSS 2015 Reveal....

photo is sideways, blogger is not playing nice tonight...
I participated again this year in the Secret Santa Sack Swap that Cheryl hosts every is always a fun swap and this year was great as well. My partner was Chiska and she really spoiled me with her lovely parcel of gifts for me. Thank you Cheryl for hosting again this year and thank you Chiska for making this swap so much fun. I love everything you sent out to me. The snow will be fun to play with. And the neck pillow will come in handy on the long road trips to TX. The wall hanging will find a home on my mini quilt wall very soon. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

SSCS 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 to be patient on opening the main gift at Christmas....

Santa Sack....

My Santa Sack gifts have arrived safely from my partner 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

Turkey Day...

Has come and gone. The food was wonderful. Our big family get together will be next week as we had three with the flu and one with pneumonia. Yay, more turkey to come. Although, I will be making my signature pumpkin stew made inside the pumpkin. So yummy!

Pottering about....

I finished and mailed out two secret sewing parcels this week. This little ornament went along with one of them.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Coverlet One

Quilt Flimsy
Coverlet Two

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

In Progress

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.


A new design sheet and a few fabric samples to begin stitch on. I am finally enjoying the process, now that I went back to my original ideas for fabric and such. These samples will be the inspiration for my wall hanging in the future.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

New Design Sheets....

(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 06, 2015

Stars Update

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

A Small Collage

Just a small design sheet collage...I am hoping to have more to show on tomorrow.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Working on.....

Natures Journey...

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

Only Two......

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

Liberty Pouch

A bit more done on the Liberty pouch. Slowly this pouch is coming together. I plan to secure the hexagons in place this evening while taking a rest from all the hectic activity from yesterday. Spent the day at the hospital with oldest daughter while she had exploratory surgery. I also worked on my diamond stars quilt a bit yesterday while waiting as well. More on that soon. Now for a cuppa and a sit down with a good book.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Doodling Again....

Another doodle for the ledger...I really like how this one turned out. I actually lost track of time doing this and it is now after 1:00 am, time for some sleep.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Liberty Pocket Update...

Made some progress on the Liberty cloth pouch...a sneak peek at the doodle cloth pocket as well. Off to do the domestic chores, then have a cuppa with some stitchalong blocks to work on this afternoon.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Mini Pocket

On a pocket. I used fabric that I had doodled on a while back. This will be another pouch/pocket when completed. 

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Liberty Pocket....

I have been working on a new pocket for class using some wonderful Liberty fabric that was gifted to me.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sampling, Doodles, Play

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

Playing With....


these have long been my  nemesis and I almost skipped over this process in class. Then I decided it had been years since I tried making them, so why not try again. Something clicked this time and I am now making them without all the angst that I had previously had. Also, I am doing them two different ways for two different looks. More on the second way in a later post. This fabric is just a sample and will be made into a pocket at some time in the near future. Now off for a cuppa, enjoy your day.


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