Sunday, August 28, 2016

Slow Stitching Sunday

Today is a gorgeous day.  It is not so hot and there is lots of sunshine.  But it we could get a thunderstorm this afternoon.  Only a 40% chance though.  If it does rain, I think I will work on my hexie quilt.  Haven't done much on this one for a couple of weeks.  I really enjoy it when I have time to add a few more hexies! 

 

I am linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy Quilts.  Hope we get lots of rain, so that I can work on my hexies!

 

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.