Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Trip Around the World

I was finally able to take a photo of my Trip Around the World top.  Now that I look at it, I think I could have made it bigger. I think it is a twin size right now and I could have made it into a queen.  But since I am still sleeping in my hospital bed it will be just right for me. 

William is photo bombing my picture. 
He loves riding his tricycle around.
So I think I will call this a finish.  Hopefully I can quilt it myself.  If I can't I will send it out to my longarmer.  Now I have to find myself another UFO to work on.  Don't worry.  I have lots of them.  The hard part is figuring out which one to choose.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Slowing Down

It is too hot!  And Dry!  So I am slowing down and joining Kathie's Quilts, Slow Stitching Sunday.  I will be working on my hexies.  I need to get back to these.  Haven't worked on them for a long time.  I know I promised photos of my TAW, but I have to slow down first.  Here is my hexie top.

 Lots of colour and lots of opportunities to use up leftovers.
I am following William's example.  Just lazing around in the pool.  Ahhhh!  That feels good.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

My Camera Works Now

My son came over and we tried some different things to make my camera and computer talk to each other again.  And it worked.  Now I have to take some photos of my quilt endeavors.  But that will have to wait until I have someone to assist me.  That TAW is very big and I can't hold it and photograph it.  So for now I will post a couple of photos of William.  We took him to Centre Island and he had a blast!

Chasing the gulls.

Riding the ponies.

Driving the fire truck.
I am so happy that things are working again.   I will post my quilting progress as soon as I can.

Friday, July 15, 2016

No Photos

My Trip Around the World is now a flimsy.  Yay! I wish I could show you a photo, but something is wrong with my camera, connection wires or perhaps my computer.  I just can't seem to be able to upload my photos from my camera.  I plan to have this looked into soon.  Perhaps on the weekend. 

But because I hate a post without a photo, I will show you some of my poppies that were blooming in my garden a while ago. 


Friday, July 01, 2016

Challenging Myself and a Colourful Crocheted Blanket

Today is July 1st.  It's Canada Day for us.  We are 149 years old.  Young, eh?

I saw a crocheted blanket on KaHolly's blog.  I fell in love with it.  And I hoped it would use up a lot of my yarn stash.  Here is my version.  Not completely finished yet.  And I still have to weave the ends in.  But I have all summer for that.  And it is using a lot of yarn.


Barb from Bejeweledquilts is challenging herself and wants others to join in.  She is trying to finish a quilt that she started many years ago.  I also have a quilt that I started quite a while back.  I want to get this one finished.  No, I need to get this one finished.  So I am joining Barb.  How about you?

I only have 6 more strips to sew on.  And that is only on the bottom part.  I think that is doable. Don't you?


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Green Hexies and a Finish. One Button

I promised to show you another finish.  I am kind of embarrassed about this one.   Believe me when I tell you that this UFO was sitting around in my 'Things to Finish' bin for months.  And the only thing I had left to do was sew on a button.  Just ONE button.  It took me less than 5 minutes to finish it.  Why didn't I do that earlier?  Procrastination, I guess.  I'm good at that.

This is what I have been working on in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  At first I didn't know how I would join these hexie flowers together, but now I have decided to applique them to a background fabric and join them together that way.  I will probably use a sashing, but I haven't figured that out yet.  I am hoping that a colour will present itself when I have them all appliqued.

We are having a hot and humid weekend.  This weather is crazy.  Only a couple of weeks ago we had night frost.  And today it is going to be 30C with a humidex of 40C.  Crazy, right?  Oh, well.  Enjoy it while it lasts, I guess.  Who knows, by next week it might freeze again.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Flimsy Finish

I found a UFO that was almost finished.  I had a couple of extra blocks and after I put them into the quilt I only had to make 2 more.  I think this is Bonnie Hunter's design, but I can't remember what it is called.  I started it a few years ago, at a time when everyone was making these.  If you know what it is called, please leave me a comment.  I couldn't get a photo of it by myself.  So I took it to my Tuesday morning group and they helped me hold it so I could get a picture.

Here is a close-up.

I have also finished another charity baby blanket.  This one will also go to the church where we meet for our quilting group.  I used the rest of a white ball, but it was not enough.  So I added a border or blue to it.  I like how it turned out.  It is from the 'Call the Midwife' pattern.

I have also started a new project.  These are little pneumonia prevention vests.  They will be sent to third world countries to keep babies warm at night.  It is cold in these places so the tiny babies need to be kept warm at night to give them a chance to stay healthy.  You can read more about them here.

And now a look at my garden a few days ago.  My cherry tree was in bloom.  It almost died a couple of winters ago when we had the ice storm.  The tree in my neighbour's yard dropped huge branches, covered in ice, onto my little cherry tree.  There was not much left of it by the end of that winter.  But now it looks fantastic!

I have one more thing to show you.  It's another UFO, but I can't take a photo right now.  My battery is dead.  I'll post it as soon as I can.