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!!

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!