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!!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Summer Joys

My crocheted rainbow purse or pride purse is complete. I finished sewing the straps on today as it is too hot to do anything outside.  It feels great completing a project originally started so long ago.  First just the granny strip crochet, then the liner and finally the straps.

I completed my first quilt top from a jelly roll I got in the Sew Sampler Box a few
months ago. Now for the next steps, quilt, backing and binding.  

I made a few bitsy box pouches from the pattern I bought from Ticklegrass Designs.
Super addictive to make and so cute.

Our garden is coming along, with so much rain it's grown so much daily.

And Hubby and I get out on our bikes as much as we can.  Last night was quite late with 
heat, between 8-9 pm.

And of course all the kitties are doing well.  

Happy Canada Day!! And weekend to all!

Sunday, June 9, 2019


I found the perfect strapping for my crochet purse and starting to attach.  Since it's pride month it's the perfect time to finish this project off.  

I had a week off work last week and really didn't do as much crafting as I intended. 
I did make a few pouches and strawberry coaster mug rugs.

We went to the Toronto Zoo for a day trip.  I wanted to go a few years ago as they had Panda's on loan from China but they've since moved on to the Calgary Zoo.  It was a cooler day which was good 
as I heard it's not a place to be mid-summer heat.  We painted the bedroom and re-arranged the 
living room.  A little change always helps. 

I've still been dealing with some elbow shoulder issues but still determined to work
on my crafting projects.

Happy weekend all!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Cushion Love

If you following me on Instagram @laydilyke you may have seen this cushion I made.
I used the #chantillyfabric from Moda that I got in the @sewsamplerbox for the front
side.  Quilted it, added a few fancy stitches from my machine and finished the back with
a starred canvas type fabric.  I gifted it to my aunt recovering from a surgery. 

Another quick project I made with a Hexie Mug Rug. I got 2, 3, and 4 inch Hex templates 
that I can now make various things and the paper pieces.

It's finally been a bit warmer here to get out on my bike more.  

Showing off my bike basket liner. 

Found some Lilacs that my girl enjoyed as well.

And this weekend we got the veg planted. It's Victoria Day weekend here
in Canada. Always nice to have a 3 day weekend.

Have a good weekend all!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Quilt Show and More

This week I only managed one small project.  A coaster mug rug.
I found the pattern and template from Ellis & Higgs site.

And today was our local area Quilt Show.  I picked up a few things. 
Grab bag of magazines/patterns/books for a buck.
And a few fat quarters.

As well yesterday some material from Fabricland.

The stars is a canvas fabric.  

They had some other cute canvas fabrics as well.

So now for some quilt show pics.

Love the Canadian quilt with a square for each province.
How unique is this dog quilt. 

Canvas fabric, new trend.  This cross body bag was really nice.

I think I want to make a hexie quilt for myself someday.

Delicious fabrics.

How cute is the key holder quilt.

I wish I had a machine like this.

And this week I got another Sew Sampler subscription box from the Fatquarter Shop.

Gotta love spring when the garden centers open up.  This year the cool weather is 
lingering a bit long than usual.

Happy weekend all!