Sunday, October 4, 2015

Goodness and Thanks

Recently I received the latest instalment of the Colonial Gatherings Club.  Another lovely piece by Paulette Stewart.  I've made a bit of a start on it, such luscious colours of threads.  I may have to put it aside for a bit though as I joined a Christmas ornament exchange and really need to get stitching on it.

Have you started stitching for Christmas?

Edited to add:  I realized I haven't shown the finished piece of the last instalment by Scarlett House. Love it, haven't sewn it into a finished pillow yet.


Hibiscus - first class of the year

I just love this quilt.

It's by It's Sew Emma and it is such a fun pattern to piece together.  I chose to use fresh floral and fabrics that reminded me of summer.  I gave up my self-imposed rule of not ever crossing over while free motion quilting to create loops and circles.  I am not all that comfortable with crossing my lines, I much prefer stipples that never cross.  It's good to push yourself though sometimes as I think this quilt needed some fun loops.

When I saw this patern at It's Sew Emma I just knew it would be fun for a beginner class at our local quilt shop.  I was very pleased to discover that everyone enjoyed it as much as I.

Here are some shots of the quilts in progress during the class.  Unfortunately I am missing the picture of the completed baby quilt someone managed to finish before the end of the second night.

I can't wait for the class I will be teaching this week, there are SNOWMEN!!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stay Tuned!!!

Life will shortly be back to normal!!!!

Once again I have a lap top...whoop whoop!

Be warned I will be going crazy updating photos, etc...try not to be too over(under)whelmed!

Also I am reinserting my blog lists, time to start visiting your blogs again!  Cannot wait to get reacquainted.

In the meantime, as I patiently get everything set up once again, here is a litle blast from the past, one of my most favourite little quilts that was given to a special friend.  I really need to make one for myself!

See you soon!


Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Stitching

Summer is slipping by at a furious pace.Remember when you were a kid and summer lasted forever?

I have been working on my class quilts so can't share until after the September sign ups.  So excited!

I spent a time stitching this weekend, something I haven't done enough of this year.  I so love the feel of linen in my hand, the smooth wooden hoop and playing with delicious hand dyed fibres.

Above is the last instalment received from the Colonial Gatherings Club with Dyeing 2 Stitch.  It's called Button Posies by The Scarlett House.  I should be receiving the next shipment soon, looking forward to that.

Have a wonderful week!


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