Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer stitching...

I have quite a bit of hand sewing I need to work on this summer...so while away camping I was able to catch up on a bit of that.  I still have a lot to do thankfully I have lots of camping booked for August.

My fibro has been flaring and while it is really hard to do housework while exhausted and in pain I am managing to get some sewing in so I though I'd share some pics...

3 of these are my hand stitching projects...

I am making this lap quilt for a friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer...I hope it will lift her spirits...

loving it so far!

Oh yes I was in Pentiction this past week and checked out their little quilt store and picked up a few projects while there...love the vintage Santas

This beautiful piece of fabric is going to make a market bag...love the owls!

And these little bundles are going to go together with some other fabric I have in these colors for a scrappy quilt...

Oh I am so excited wish I could bring my machine with me when I camp...I might just figure out a way to do that yet...lol...


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

a little bit of this and that

I have been up to something...lol, well it's the same something as before.  That is the thing when you are doing block of the month projects, there is something new to show each month but nothing finished yet.  Although I have been making cards and have been quite happy with the results of late.  It helps that it usually means friend time as well as I am very blessed to have a few awesome friends who also love card making.

So here are some of the latest pics...

This is a wonky star block for Quilt alongs project.




This is my most awesome washi tape dispenser...so excited an easy way to use my tapes and I got it for a great price online...love those deals.

So I shall keep sewing and crafting until next time!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

really I've been crafting

Wow looking at my last post and seeing a Christmas project is humbling....and a bit embarrassing I have actually been fairly busy sewing, in between 2 colds and an inflamed muscle over my scapula.  I have two block of the month projects on the go and am loving them...let me see if I have any pics on my laptop to share...be right back

this is the first block of 9 it is a huge applique project

this is all 9 blocks!

Part one of a mystery quilt from quilt along club

block 2

block 3...

Plus I have pieces cut out for a child quilt and need to make some coasters for my new end tables and a remote caddy for my new lazy boy chair...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

handmade with love...

This year our Christmas isn't it's usual bustling busy time...this year it is busy but for another reason.  My mom was diagnosed with end stage lung cancer at the end of November and is very ill.  We are trying chemotherapy to shrink the tumor in order to give us a bit more time but we are still uncertain as to wether it will work or not.  So I have spent the better part of early December on the road and in Armstrong/Vernon.

I am so thankful that crafting for the most part is portable and I have been able to get a few projects done...very therapeutic during this time of grief.  I have only 1 project complete and 4 others awaiting the final binding stitching...so here is the 1st one...made for my mom


Monday, November 25, 2013

humming along...

Things have been humming along in my sewing room this past week.  I have quite a bit on the go...2 wall hangings and a table runner, as well as my mystery project to finish off.

I had a great outing to Katja's Quilt Shop where I bought another Christmas panel and finishing fabric for my other projects.

I have been throwing in some paper crafting and prep crafting for our church's annual Christmas dinner.

Thought I'd throw in a few sneak peaks...



will be a table runner...

not the best lighting but had fun using my new embossing tool

love the clothespin!

I absolutely love this card...my favorite one I've made so far.

So stay tuned for some finished pics...hopefully soon!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

new creations...

I joined a quilty group that meets 1st Saturday of each month and I am loving going...it helps that 2 friends from church are there and I am really enjoying getting to know them better...Since joining we have been working on a mystery project and we got the final instructions last Saturday so I whipped mine together today...loving it.  Now I just need to finish it...border...backing...and the quilting part...I need some fabric to finish it off so it might have to wait a bit till I get my hands on some cash...but here is the almost finished project it will look even better when finalized!

And man is it hard to get a good picture in the basement with an iphone camera lol...guess I need to start taking them outside like so many others do!

Oh yes and this is just a little sampling of my next projects....yup I bought a kit...supposed to make 2 wall hangings and a table runner I was pleasantly surprised to find it had a lot extra in there too so there will be more than just those three on my machine in the next few weeks...very excited!