Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Slipper Update

Remember these clownish knitted slippers
Well look at them now.
After some hot water, minimal agitation and four days of drying time I have a great pair of slippers made by me!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wool Project

Still plugging away on this wool project but I can finally see the "light".
Pineapple paper piecing class at Sawyers Sewing Centre was a fun day yesterday, learned lots and the  potluck lunch was outstanding.  Quilters never go hungry that's for sure and we all seem to know how to create great salads and desserts, yummy.
Off to clean an untidy sewing room, why oh why does that happen when you prepare for a class and when you bring your "stuff" back from it?

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Sewing Machine Cover Frenzy

This cover is for my Bernina and I love how it turned out.
Now it's time for a box style cover for Valentine and I think she'll be responsible for sewing her own.  Here is my fabric all cut out ready to sew but I'll make sure that she has some sort of batting or stabilizer to protect her.

Enjoy your day, we finally have sunshine but it's brrr, cold out yet, so it'll be warmer clothes for my walk for sure.

Friday, February 21, 2014

My Sweet Valentine

Oh yes she is and may I introduce you to my sweetest Valentine gift ever, a 301 Singer Vintage Sewing Machine.
Sew now I lovingly call her Valentine, doesn't she make your heart go pitter, patter too!  After 38 years my hubby still gets top marks and I will always remember my 2014 Valentine gift.  He won her on Ebay for me and what makes my heart happy too is that in the Instruction Manual there is the name Stella Simpson so I assume that was the first owner? and maybe the only.  I don't really know but may I send it out there Stella Simpson that I will love and care for my sweet Valentine as much as you did all those years ago.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

What's Your Thangles

Well my new Thangles is the Block Of the Month I started today and its going to be sweeeeeet, just check it out.
Don't you just love how your camera can make blocks look  all askew? No I don't either but you know sometimes you just got to move on.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Funny Shapes

An I'm not talking about my body but I do have a secret to tell so keep your ear close now...I've lost 10 lbs. Shh, I'm looking to lose another 10 so lets just keep this between you and me OK.
The funny shape I'm talking about is this pair of slippers that will be felted soon.  This is my first attempt at said knitting project so I'm very excited to have them down to my size soon.
See  how one is bigger than the other, well that's just my inconsistent knitting tension but that will work out because I have one foot a half size larger  than the other which is my Mom's fault.  Once they get felted they'll be awesome.
Also did a couple of more Owls In The Hoop and hope to make a couple more as they'll be gifts for my Grand daughters plus a couple on hand for gifts if I need something really quick. They need to be stuffed yet so that's a project to do while watching the Tellie.
Hope you are keeping warm or cold or somewhere in between depending on where you live.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hoop It All Class

This is from our monthly Hoop It All class this past Saturday where we learn how to get the most out of our Embroidery machines.  It's a sewing machine cover which I made larger to cover my 830 Bernina though I do alot of my stitch-outs with my Husqvarna Ruby.
Here is some pictures of other ladies projects and what a great morning we had with lots of giggles and quilty stories.

I actually finished my project so it didn't end up in the UFO pile and I can actually use it, do you hear a loud Woot, Woot?
The weather outside is cool and windy today so I'm going to park myself in front of my sewing machine and play some more, hopefully you get some time to do the exact same thing.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Bags of late

This will be 6 bags in total I've made so far and I'm thinking that's enough.
I made many of these cute card holders with my Embroidery machine which are done in the hoop and are gift or credit card size.
This Saturday I went up to Nanaimo to take a quick 2 hr wool hand applique class which was so much fun.  The shop is called Snip and Stitch and they are bringing in wool and kits from The Wooly Lady and it is so pretty and luscious that I picked up a kit, wool pieces and some 12 wt Valdani Perle Cotton.  Yes, there were some stops on the way back and here is my pictorial confession.
Here is closer picture of some stunning fabric by Robert Kaufman which I immediately fell in love with.  Because of the graphic nature of it I'll have to be very selective in how I use it but it was a "must" have.

We had lunch at a fabulous place called the Crow and Gate Pub.  I'm sorry I couldn't post a picture but please click on the link and it'll take you there. If in the area it's worth a stop and the atmosphere is warm and inviting though that day being Robbie Burns Day was so....busy!
Have a great Monday and I hope you can take the time to be a little creative.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Hoot, Hoot

I'm an owl fanatic so when I saw this project in a Hoop-It-All class at our local quilt shop I knew I had to make it.  Thought I didn't take the class I was told it was very easy to do my own and so I gave it a go and here it is.   The colors are wintery in feeling and I'll add it to my growing Owl collection.

So you see it's not just another pretty face, it's actually a great needlework holder!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Secret Santa

I received the most delightful surprise while at my monthly quilting group this past Friday, a gift from Santa.

I was absolutely taken by surprise but what an amazing surprise that touched my heart beyond what words can express.  To know that someone or some people cared enough about me to go to all this trouble is amazing.
Here is my initial reaction and I'll tell you it only gets better but I'll not embarrass myself any further with the stunned look I had on my face the whole time I was opening this wonderful bag of gifts.
It's chock a block full of Christmas treasures and I can't wait to show them all to you!
So here they are in all their Christmas glory, waiting for December 25th to be enjoyed.  Well, OK we did enjoy some cookies that night but I'm waiting for my oldest son to arrive next week for the holidays and then I'll definitely start enjoying my Secret Santa Surprise! 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Time is slipping by

The days are just flying by and before you know it will be our last Quilt Club for this year so I thought I should post pictures from last month.

Hope you enjoyed what some of our local quilters have to offer.