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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Not Much Sewing, but a bit of Crocheting

There has not been much sewing going on around here.  I did think about sewing.  That counts too, doesn't it? 

But I did do some crocheting.  One of our Tuesday morning members had a pattern that was based on a little crocheted blanket shown on "Call the Midwife".  I love that show, so I decided to make the blanket.  You can find it on  It was easy peasy,   I finished it and donated it to the church. 

I also found the photo of my amaryllis.  This bulb was dormant and sitting behind some other dormant bulbs.  I spied a little flower stalk on it and decided to take it out to see what it would become.  I watered it and was not disappointed. 

We bought William a Turtle sandbox.  He loves it!  He just couldn't stop playing in it.

Do you see those purple flowers behind him?  Those are lungwort or pulmonaria.  They are already in bloom.  Pretty, eh?

That's it for today.  Hope to have some sewing to show you soon.


Monday, April 11, 2016

I've Been AWOL for a Long Time.

Things have not been easy since my last post.  I have not done a lot of sewing.  But I did find some 12 inch blocks.  I sewed them together, just to get them out of my UFO bin.  Here is what I accomplished.  It's totally scrappy.

I also made a pair of socks for William.  These are to go inside his Wellies to keep his feet dry and warm.

He has not been feeling well over the past week.  He had an ear infection and needed antibiotics.  He is feeling better today, but yesterday was another story.  He went to sleep on the kitchen floor, right in front of the dishwasher.

I was on antibiotics too.  That is my main reason for not blogging.  I had an infection in my foot and my leg became red and sore.  The infection had spread.  So I went to the hospital and after 5 hours, they gave me an injection pump.  A nurse had to come each day to re-program it.  I had to carry the pump around my neck.  It was not fun.  I had no energy or interest in blogging.  But I did plant a few lettuce seeds.  they are coming up nicely.  If we could just get rid of the cold and snow things would be ideal.

An orchid was hiding in the back of the other plants.  It flowered and looks amazing.

That's about all for now.  I have some more flowers, but I can't find them.  I know I downloaded them.  So I will save them for later.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A Long Month

I have not blogged for a long time.  January was not a good month for me.  I was not well for a couple of weeks.  William had an ear infection and a cough and runny nose.  So he didn't feel well either.  But I got a photo of him before his ear aches.  Here he is feeding himself.

I made a small crocheted blanket.  I finished this quite a while ago, but haven't shown it.  I donated it to the church where we meet on Tuesday mornings.

I worked on my hexies.  Still lots to do on this one.

Lots of lovely flowers graced my home this month.  You see, my mother passed away.  She was in her 90th year.  She will be missed.