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?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

One Flower Wednesday

Is anyone out there still posting hexie flowers on Wednesdays?  I have 9 to show you.  I made these over the past few days.  I love making these!  They are so relaxing.

And I needed that because I have had a lot of dental stuff happening and on Monday I had a non-healing sore on my cheek diagnosed as Basal Cell Carcinoma.  I had it cut out and now I have a huge scab on my face.  I have been assured that it will heal up over the next couple of weeks.  Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common skin cancer there is, but it is not complicated and usually doesn't travel to other parts of the body.  It is one of the easiest cancers to treat   Even so, I am sure you can see the need for some relaxing hexie flower therapy!



Now to sew them onto the rest of the top.  



Monday, April 13, 2015

I'm Still Here, But...

My sewing machine isn't.  They still have not been able to get the part for me.
I am seriously considering going to the Creative Festival and buying a new sewing machine.

I was sorting through my hexies and found this UFO that I started a long time ago.  It is all hand pieced.  I don't need a machine for that.  So, instead of feeling depressed and miserable, I decided to do a few more flowers. This is going to be great!



Here are some more hexie flowers.  I have several more that will soon be done.



This quilt top is now too big for a wall hanging.  So I\ll just keep on making more flowers and joining them.  Who knows where this will go.  Speaking of 'on the go'.  Here is a picture of W. He is really moving.  


I changed my header.  It is going to be 21C today and I don't want any snow photo to jinx that.  Bring spring on!  I'm more than ready!  I will try to post more often now that I have a focus.  But I'm not promising anything.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Getting Started

I only have a couple of borders left to sew onto my rabbit quilt.  But I just couldn't get started this morning.  Then I saw a tutorial for a cute log cabin type block on Tanyia's blog.  It reminded me of all the times I would sew a few scraps together in order to get my ass in gear.  So I tried that.  I did them in yellow because that is the colour for the monthly 2015 challenge.   Only got a couple of them made, but I really like them.  I think I will try to make them a bit smaller in order to use up more of my scraps.


I also have 15 house blocks done.  A new block should be posted in a few days.  These are really cute!


I might have to make a few more.  I'll wait and see.  Now back to the rabbit quilt.  I bought the pattern last year at this time and couldn't get it done.  I hope to get it done by this Easter.  I really don't want it languishing around for another year.