Monday, 8 February 2016

My First Conquest of 2016

I finally conquered my silly fear of  C.U.R.V.E.S.!!!
Having been away from my sewing machine for a while I decided, as a reintroduction, to try something new to me.  The dreaded curve.
It all started because I was re~reading Clare O'Donohue's, The Drunkard's Path. Every time I picked up the book that design was there, mocking me. I jumped online to see just how to construct a Drunkard's Path and found that there are many ways to lay out the blocks! The options are endless.
Since this was a first attempt, keeping the projects on the small side might be prudent idea. Foxy and Carli (who played camera shy today) thought it was a good plan too, they both received a new flannel bed cushion and I no longer fear curves!

Until next time ~

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweater QAL

 has already started and I must admit, I've been drawn in. 
This weekend I'll be rolling up my sleeves and stitch up some ugly sleeves and bodices from scraps of Christmas fabrics. The options are endless but my plan is placemats and by starting in February I might just have them completed by Christmas 2016!! 

Monday, 1 February 2016

Pieces of Me

My Dad & I,  this past October. He's 85 and going strong!
Below are Phil, Danny & CJ at the Drumheller valley edge.
It's been so long since I've been here that I almost forgot how to post! 
(I will admit that I'm finding myself at a bit of a loss for words.)
I have pieced a couple of quilts over the past few months but I only have pics of this one.
I believe it's Buggy Barn for the backing.
I hope some of you are still around out there,
I'd like to reconnect and gain some advice!

See you soon :)

Saturday, 15 August 2015

A Giveaway and a Reminder

First off, the giveaway!
Visit my cross stitch blog, By the Pricking of My Thumb, to get the details 
for a chance to win this  collection of autumnal floss.

Secondly, the reminder!
Pets on Quilts starts Monday, August 17th (link in sidebar). Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Beautiful Win

A few weeks back I entered a giveaway at  Wisdom with Needle and Thread ,
Kim was celebrating her birthday with a giveaway and I was so lucky to have won this beautiful Lion bag and some extra goodies ~ ironically for my birthday (it's not until August 13th)!!

Not only is there the gorgeous bag with this amazing needlework Leo (zodiac sign) but also a sweet butterfly charm, tissue holder and stunning fabric with an Oriental flavour.  
Thank you, Kim for this early b~day gift!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Greatest Show on Earth!

Ladies & Gentlemen! Children of all ages!! It's Coming!!! August 17th!!!

If you've never seen Lily Pad Quilting's Pets on Quilts Show you have no idea what you're missing!

This is the show to, well, show off not only a favourite quilt but to have your precious pet be your model. Yes, you'll see pampered pooches, favored felines maybe even a huggable hamster or lovable lizard!  No one is excluded in this show of shows.
Did I mention that there's prizes?  All kinds of prizes to be won!!
It's a grand time for one and all so snap those pics and show off your fur, feathered or scaled baby!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Are You Up for a Challenge?

I've signed up with Val's Quilting Studio for a challenge of a different kind!  

 Saving all the found, lost and accumulated change you come across on a day to day basis in a piggy bank or vessel of your choosing to spend, at a later date, on some quilt and stitchery pleasure.
 I'll be saving towards some floss and Aida cloth as well as quilt fabric (not sure what yet).
 Just think, a lovely little (or large) stash next July.
 Every penny counts.
Join the challenge and see how much you can sock away!  
 Grab a jar, bottle or bowl and start saving!

Happy Stitching ")