Thursday, December 08, 2016

Just a Few More Blocks

I have been looking after my little grandson all week.  He has a bit of a cold and was having trouble sleeping, so my daughter thought he would be better off at my place.  He has his own room here.  Even though he was sick, he was still a bundle of energy.  I didn't have time to sew anything!  But I did get my 150 Canadian blocks done for this week.  Here are numbers 10 - 12. 

I am also working on a new leaders and enders project.  Here are a few blocks that I have completed so far.  

And one last photo of my Amaryllis.  It is just gorgeous right now.


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Waiting For Tuesday

I am waiting patiently impatiently for the next installment of the 150 Canadian Women blocks.  They should be here today.  I am really loving these blocks and can't wait to do blocks 10 through 12.  But in the meantime I have been working on another prayer shawl.  I used up some leftover yarn.  Which was nice.  This shawl was in the booklet, "Let's Wrap" by Red Heart.  I didn't enjoy this shawl as much as some of the others.  Since each row was a different colour, I had to run in many ends.  Not my favourite past time.

I bought an amaryllis bulb a couple of weeks ago.  The picture on the box made the flower look kind of mauve, which seemed interesting.  It was called Apple Blossom and that also seemed interesting.   But the flower turned out to be pink on the edges with white in the centre.  I really like it though.  It's beautiful!  Today it has 8 flowers in bloom and is very top heavy.

Today is the last day of our Tuesday Friendship Quilters group before Christmas.  We are going out for lunch.  That should be fun!  And when I get back the 150 Canadian Women blocks should be here!

Friday, December 02, 2016

More 150 Canadian Blocks

I made the rest of the blocks that were posted so far by Next Step Quilt Designs.  I now have 9 of them and I am all caught up.  I haven't put the sashing onto them because I may just do a quilt-as-you-go technique.  I am having trouble doing large quilts.   


Monday, November 28, 2016

Oh, No! Not Another New Project!

I really shouldn't be starting anything new!  I'll explain in a minute. 

I am having a UFO quilted by my favourite longarmer.  But I have to iron everything first.  And...wouldn't you know it!  My iron stopped working!  I will have to go out and buy a new one.   But I have William today.  Nothing seems to be going my way. 

But then I discovered a new quilt along.  This one is called 150 Canadian Women.   It is by Next Step Quilt Designs.  I'll try to find the website and link up to it later.  Edit:  Just go to Next Step Quilt Designs and join their site.  They will then send you the new blocks each week to your inbox.  There are 150 blocks, all done in red and white.  Next year is our country's 150th birthday.  This quilt will celebrate it.  The thing that I find interesting about this quilt along is that there are write-ups of 150 famous Canadian women.  I minored in Women's studies in university, so this is very interesting to me. 

Each week there will be 3 blocks, until the entire 150 blocks are posted.  This is only week 2 so this is what I have completed so far.  I still have block 5 to do.


Sunday, November 13, 2016


A cool, but beautiful day!  Time to play in the fallen leaves.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

More Prayer Shawls

Still not much sewing going on around here.  I think I may have to buy a new sewing machine.  Can anyone suggest one?  What is your favourite?

I did finish a couple more prayer shawls.  These were very simple.  I am sort of getting addicted to these.  They make great evening crocheting.

As I drove along in my scooter yesterday, I noticed that there are not many red maples out there any more.  Still some yellows, but even those are getting scarce. 

I hate to say this, but winter seems to be getting closer.  Soon it will be too cold for me to go out on my scooter.  Then I will have lots more time to sew.  So give me some ideas about getting a new machine.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Some Crocheting Going on Here

I've been absent for a long time.  Did not get much sewing done.  I had a bad cold that prevented me from sitting at my sewing machine and also kept me from attending my quilt groups and volunteer work.  In addition to that, I have also been fighting an infection on my foot which requires a nurse to come every other day to put a clean dressing on it.  She is not very good at that and the wound became infected several times.  I am still on antibiotics.  Tomorrow I have to see the specialist (who prescribed the treatment which wasn't followed correctly)  I am sure she won't be happy, but then, neither am I. 

I have been doing a lot of crocheting though.  Been making prayer shawls for the church where I attend the quilt groups.  They give these away to people who need comfort.  I have been told these prayer shawls go all over the world.  I am glad to help.  The shawls provide comfort and they give me comfort to make them.  I wish I had a photo of the first one I made, but I forgot to take one.  Here is the one I delivered on Tuesday.  I have a couple more that I am working on.  Most of them are a combination of yarns because I am using my stash.

This one is bright and fall-like.  I am now working on some more subdued ones.  I hope to post photos of those soon.