Saturday, November 23, 2019

Countdown for Crafting

Most of us crafters love to make things for Christmas gifts.
When do you usually start gift/christmas crafting?  I think the end of October is a good 
time depending on how many people you have to make things for.

I've been working on various projects. I started on some English Paper
Piecing, first pic from a charm pack I got on sale. These are one inch hexies.

And these two inch hexies for some Christmas projects. 

I had some scrap triangles from cutting the hexies so I whipped up this little mug rug.

This patchwork I started a while back and today just decided to do something with it 
and make it into a zip pouch.  There's nothing like stash busting.

I completed this snowflake crochet cushion for a fundraiser at work.

I was quite proud how it turned out and someone from my office did end up 
winning it. 

And of course a few pics of the fur kids.

Happy Weekend All!!!

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Finishing Projects

As much as I love starting new projects it's always full filling to finish them.  I've wanted to make these snowflake squares for years.  I only made four but they are joined and almost finished the front of a cushion cover.  

And speaking of finishing, I've finished my quilt I started in June.  Binding process finished
yesterday with ample binding left over.  I'm happy with how it turned out.  

 I made this for our niece in mind, I'm sure she'll love the colors.

Last weekend I made my first fabric pumpkin. 

Fall is here and I love watching the changes in the trees. Here are a few of my
faves from our neighborhood. Both now are nearly all red leaves.

My girl covered with mini crochet blanket.

Happy Sunday!!!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Welcome Fall

It's officially Fall here and the pumpkins are starting to come out.  I've been going to a few yards sales lately and have found some great craft supplies.  I found a skein of orange yarn which of 
course I have started to make pumpkins with.  And one yard sale was a gold mine for
sewing supplies.

The first week of Sept I had off for vacation.  I had been wanting to make this Ultimate 
Wallet by So Sew Easy.  There is a PDF pattern as well as her You Tube tutorial. 
I made some alterations after to keep my cards in place.

I also started and finished the quilting on this blanket.  Nothing special as far as the quilting 
pattern, just stitch in the ditch. Now I just have to do the binding.  Not my favourite process.

I ordered some Halloween fabrics an found this pattern by Fort Worth Fabric Studio and
nearly finished it yesterday.  I just have to finish the binding.

I made a puffier cushion for the Cat bed, I think she likes it.

Happy Weekend all!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday Project

Happy Sunday!! And for me the start of a nice week off work.  I'm hoping to do more crafting than I have been able to get to.  I made this one today, a car caddy with the pattern from @sewcanshe.  
This is a great stash buster project. 

Happy Labour Day weekend!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Lazy Summer

I have been doing a bit of crochet these last few weeks.  I have so many projects started in various project bags around the house, drives hubby nuts but oh well.  I know where they are and if they are visible it's more likely I'll pick it up and start working on that project more. This is my gumball squares blanket project.  

I had a few days off last week and made it a point to work on some sewing.  I've always loved this block and wanted to try it. 

We went to some yard sales yesterday.  I found one in particular that said Craft, Sewing sale.
It was a must. I got some quilt batting, fleece pick fabric a good amount of a pink cotton fabric
easter print, cat print fabric, about 1/2 dozen zips, bias binding, small sizes pom pom maker,
and some storage box things all for $23. The craft sale the lady had her own business and 
she said there was more fabric in containers.  We may just have to go back next weekend.

In the garden we have been getting more cucumbers and the bell peppers are starting to 
get a decent size.  

Happy Weekend all.

Sunday, July 28, 2019


Hubby and I have been getting out on our bikes most evenings this past week.
It usually cools down enough for a bike ride.  I've noticed a need to add some
extra cushion, So I crocheted this up and put in under my existing cover.
We'll see if it helps.

Other than that I haven't done a great deal of crafting lately. Mostly working and
trying to enjoy summer despite the heat warnings.

I quilted these two extra print panels to go with the other one. 

Evening rides

Garden is massive now.

Happy weekend all!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Enduring Crochet Love

I've added a few more rows of squares to this blanket project started a while back.
Despite ongoing tendinitis in left shoulder and tennis elbow in the right I've
gotten some crochet time in this week that has been greatly missed. 
Has any injury prevented you from doing your favorite hobby? If so, please
leave a comment on how you endured and dealt with it. 
I bought the skeins of colors on sale at Michael's for  $1 each and am 
determined to make squares until I run out of the colors.

I made a few pet bandana's as well. They're super easy to make.

My boys chillin.

My girl loves to sit on back porch with us and watch the birds.

My buddy chillin.

And the garden is growing nicely.  

Cukes and beans growing well.

As long as these little visitors stay out of the garden.

Happy weekend all!!