Thursday, May 21, 2015

Baby Bibs

I've been away for a while.  Haven\t done much sewing.  But the garden is planted, just in time for some frost on Friday night.  I will have to cover everything with plastic sheeting.

Yesterday I made 8 bibs.  My DD wanted me to make some more because she likes them better than the store-bought ones.  So I got out my larger scraps and made these.

The Batman and jungle ones are my favourite.  I wonder which ones William will like.

Now back to the garden.  I have to get everything ready for the cold night.  This is so annoying.  It is supposed to be spring!  What is Mother Nature up to?

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Can't Get Enough Scrappy Blocks Done

Working on some scrappy blocks.  Some were started a long time ago and some are new.  My DD wants me to make a picnic quilt for a friend of hers.  I found these blocks in one of my UFO bins.  I have been working on them while I wait to get my Bernina totally fixed.  Yes!  It was not working again yesterday.  It seems that the last time I had my machine cleaned and serviced the guy did not clean it properly. That was only a couple of months ago and I did not use it in that time. The motor was full of carbon and had to be cleaned.  Now waiting to get it back. Hope nothing else goes wrong with it.  I have put the blocks on my design floor.  They are not in any specific order.  I will sew these together in a quilt-as-you-go fashion.  I think I want it to be 8 blocks square, (or maybe 7) so I have a few more to make.  But these are really fun to do.

I have given up on my Guild's PhD Challenge. My quilts would have to be done by the end of this month and since I have been without my machine for so long, that will be impossible.  Since I have decided to not finish them I feel a whole lot better.  No more stress.  I will still try to do them as soon as I can, but not for the challenge.

I am linking up with Oh Scrap at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Has Anyone Seen my MoJo?

I seem to have lost it.  I have my machine, all ready to go, but I can't seem to get started on anything. I've been working on hexies though.  That is the only thing I have done this week.

Here are five of them.  And here are four more.  Sorry about the colour of these.  The sun is just too bright.

\I have a few more prepped to finish this evening.  Maybe tomorrow I will be able to sew something on my machine.  My kids both want me to make curtains for their homes.  Maybe that is why I don't feel like sewing.  Ha!  Curtains really are not my thing.  Does anyone else feel that way?  Or do you love to make things for around the house?

Friday, May 01, 2015

Good News!

My sewing machine is fixed.  My DS drove me to the Bernina Shop in Newmarket.  They had the foot pedal I needed.  The guy there wired it in and I was good to go.  Just got home and haven't had a chance to set my machine up yet.  I am exhausted, so that will have to wait until tomorrow.

I have done a few more red hexies.  Here they are in my dandelion garden.  I have never had so many dandelions before!  I'll deal with those tomorrow too.

Have a terrific weekend, everybody.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Purple for April

My DD and William took me to the Creativ Festival yesterday.  There was not a lot of stuff I was interested in, but I did get a chance to talk to a Bernina dealer.  He had wonderful advice for me.  He can fix my sewing machine!  Yay!  I can buy a new foot pedal for about $150.  Or he can fix the broken one for about $40.  So I have options.  And that is a great help.

On the RSC15 sampler front, I have done a couple of purple blocks.  Purple is the colour for April.  I am way behind and still haven't started the blocks for the beginning of the year.

 But now that I can get my machine fixed as soon as I can get up to the Bernina shop, I have plans!

Linking up with Super Scrappy's ScrapHappy Saturday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day

Today is Earth Day.  Only one day a year?  I think it should be Earth Day every day of the year.  Let's recycle, clean up our environment and plant trees and wild flowers.  I planted some peas and lettuce. Not just for Earth Day, but because I love the fresh bounty from my garden.

Just some garden photos.  This is what my urns look like now.

And some Scilla Siberica in my front lawn.

We've had a lot of rain over the past few days.  Today that rain was interspersed with hail and snow. The temperature will go down over the next few days.  But the sun should come out.  And that will be nice.

And now some hexie flowers.  I could make many of these for Earth Day.  And I will!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Keeping Busy

I cut and prepped another 6 hexie flowers yesterday.  But that is not what I want to show you.  I watched a quilting show yesterday afternoon.  It was a Fons and Porter episode.  I love those! Marianne demonstrated a block that she used for a large quilt.  It's a very simple block.  I decided to make a couple just to have them when I decide to do something new.  I made 4 blocks.

These blocks are 5 1/2 inches and finish at 5 inches.  That means I will need a lot of them.  I think this quilt will be a terrific stash buster.  But I have no idea when I will get around to starting it.  .

Also, yesterday afternoon, I planted some spring bulbs into the urns by my front door.  Spring is kind of slow in coming this year and not much is blooming in the garden yet.  So I bought some bulb plants in pots.  There are daffodils, tulips, hyacinth and pansies.  I should have taken a photo yesterday when the sun was in the west.  The pictures would have turned out much better.  I took these this morning.  Maybe I will take a few more shots when the sun has moved around.

  I bought plants that were not in full bloom yet because I want them to last a bit longer.

This daffodil was not open yesterday, but it is starting to open now.  I love spring!  Oh, have I said that before?