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Tuesday, 17 February 2015





An update on my quilt? It is all together. Very happy with how it turned out. It looks like wheels spinning around. I added two more Dresden plates and it filled it in better. Now to get it stretched and quilted.  This one is for me.

Love how the sun is shinning today. Even with all the snow it is beautiful out.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

What a snow day. It has been years since we have had a storm like this. I am amazed that we still have power with the way the wind is blowing around the house. The snow is pretty near up to my living room window and it is two stories in the back. Can't see out the windows downstairs. There is going to be lots of shovelling tomorrow.

I have spent the day working on my Dresden plate quilt and this is what I got accomplished today. So happy with the way it looks.




I am trying to decide if it needs one more in between the two big ones. Tomorrow I will do the boarders. We will see. A good night to put a good movie on and pray that the power stays on.


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Settling in for a snow day....

Well getting ready to settle in for the next big storm for the winter. Im really feeling the cold today. We were support to be touring Key West today and on a thirteen day cruise tomorrow. I bet you it is so warm there. Oh well maybe next year. I hated to have to cancel this trip but my husband wasn't able to fly so my mother and I will head to Victoria island in a couple of weeks to visit my brother. Looking forward to spending time with him and his family.
So is everyone preparing for another snow day. I have my grandson here for the night and also started another project.


I bought this ruler when I first started blogging and it has been hanging in my sewing room ever since. I saw a design on the internect a while ago that I have always wanted to try. What a great weekend to work on it. I won this fabric quite awhile ago and it is perfect for what I want to make with it. This ruler makes a great Dresden plate. It should be really pretty.




I finished this tree skirt for my daughter n law for Christmas. It is a Sew Karen-ly created pattern called Woodland Forest. A very easy pattern. I have a few of her patterns that I really enjoy making.





I also have this material for another one of Karen's patterns called Orential Beauty. This is a paper piecing piece. Looking forward to seeing how this one looks.




So I hope everyone is ready for a snow day and have a chance to enjoy their sewing room tomorrow. 


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

 Do love these snow days for getting things done. I finished these two projects and had a   very nice visit from my granddaughter  Lauren. She beat me at cards but other than that a  very nice visit.

I love how this Christmas tree skirt turned out. I like when projects come together. My granddughter Lauren was wondering why I was doing Christmas gifts in February.  Never to early to Start.


This is a project I love and a very pretty runner from Sew Fresh Quilts, a Kona Club challenge. This was a new way for me to do the binding,the Flanged binding. Sew Sisters quilt shop has  a tutorial for this. I also found  a video called Susie Magic binding video tutorial from Aunt Marti's
 52 Quilts.com. I narrowed the binding by 1/2" as I found it to wide. I really like the effect and it had a very nice finish.



Looks like more snow Thursday. Wonder what I will finish up then. Have  great snow day.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Easy Zippered Box Pouches


These were fun little bags to make. I tried a bag like this last winter and could not figure how to get the zipper in right. Let night I was sitting here and found this on you tube. So easy. If you would like to try this bag go to Easy Zippered Box pouch Tutorial. Www.iheartstitching.com. you can make this little bag in about an hour. She did a great job explaining it. 




I finished machine quilting this lap quilt. Since it was bonded in black I got this lovely black material for the back. I just did a simple quilting on it and was very happy with how it turned out.

I love this next project that I am working on. A Christmas tree skirt for my mother . A very easy porject.



I couldn't get the pattern to turn right so you will have to look at it side ways. I am sure this is a free pattern from crafsty. So far a good week in the sewing room.


Saturday, 17 January 2015


I really enjoy a week when I finish some great pieces. I made one of these lap quilts last winter for my friend for christmas. I love this pattern which is a kit from connecting threads. This will be a Christmas gift for my daughter n law. I am sure she will love it. I also made this snowman pillow that fits a king size pillow. The only mistake I made on this piece is my background material and the snowmen were to close in color. This I will keep for myself.



I made this quilt a few years ago and finally got my friend Marjorie to quilt it for me. I felt this needed hand quilting as it has the look of a old quilt. She did a beautiful job. Thanks Marjorie. There is a lot of fabric that I have picked up on my vacations. This quilt will be a keeper

It looks great on my quilt rack.


I also finished some other winter pillows. I made four of these. Great Christmas gifts.  I was trying to find some Christmas buttons to add to the Christmas reefs but will have to wait to closer to christmas. They are hard to find this time of the year. 


The sewing room is cleaned up so wonder what I will get accomplished  next week. I do have a quilt to machine quilt which will be my goal to finish. I am also working on some cross stitch Christmas socks for my youngest son and his family. They lost theirs in a house fire. If anyone knows cross stitch I am doing the Shepard Bush patterns. I am doing them on alphan material so they will be a nice size. 
I should get lots finished this winter as I had to cancel our vacation on a cruise to the Panama canal. My husband had to have surgery and is unable to fly. I am debating whether to use my ticket and fly to victoria and visit my brother. I think it is a possibility as I will loose my ticket. This is the first time I never insured my flight tickets. I Had the rest insured. So we will save the cruise for a later date.

Well we are off to my grand daughters basketball game this afternoon. So hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful winters day.


Thursday, 1 January 2015

First project of the New Year.

It finally looks like winter. Not as cold now. A great time to work in the sewing room on this New Year'so  day. This is my first project for the new year.


This is a kit from connecting threads. It was a fun and a very easy kit to do. You start by sewing these rows togeather.



Then you need a 81/2 inch ruler.

Then lay the ruler at different angles and cut.


Then they look like this.



Now this is the finished project. So cute. I just love this one.. it is 50 by 58. A nice little lap quilt.

I think I will get some flannel for the back to make it nice and warm. I also got my new TV hooked up in my sewing room that my son gave  me for Christmas. My husband wondered how I got the cable into the room. I told him I can do things if I need to. I don't have the patience to wait for someone to do it for me. 

So a very productive day.