Thursday, April 2, 2015

Vacation #2

As they say....everything always comes at once. Home for 36 hours and I was back up in the air again 
At Christmas my kids have me tickets to a Maroon 5 concert in Vancouver. So off I was to meet daughter #1 and go to the concert. She managed to get excellent floor seats. And at times Adamevine was so close. 
It was an exciting night. 
The next couple of days were spent doing motherly things for mydaughter while she was at class, internship or rehearsal.  A big grocery shopping, food prepped and cooked for the freezer, and some baking all got done. Laundry and a apartment tidy were also completed.  I did manage some sightseeing on my own. 
Another highlight of this trip was watching my daughter dance again. Love  watching her grace the stage in her contemporary dance pieces; always interesting and so original
That's her on the promotional poster. 
Very proud of her 

Today it's back home and back to reality. 

I've missed my Lily and Lucey. 

Happy stitching

Vacation #1

It's been a busy couple of weeks. 
Hubby, daughter 2 and I had some great R'n R at a week's vacation in Puerto Moreales, Mexico. 

We enjoyed the blue skies, blue pools and turquoise ocean. Oh and the daily Mud Slides, buffets, nachos, walks on the beach too

And now we wait for spring and warm weather at home. 

Happy Stitching


Sunday, March 15, 2015

This one is for you Peg

Once again I am apologizing for my lack of activity on this blog.

It's not because I haven't been sewing, I have.  
I will let the pictures show you all my finishes from Dec to now.
mug rug for my tea mug

These pouches went to my husband's German aunts and cousins

Pillow for my BFF who is a snowflake collector

Wall hanging for my nephew's girl friend who has a cake decorating business

quilt for Oma, because she didn't have one from me

Christmas runner for a friend's request

For an Aussie swap partner. Sadly she never received it

another memory quilt from a grandmother's shirt to her 1st grandson

and for her 2nd Grandson

a little luv from me to my daughter

mini ticker tape wall hanging for CDN birthday club

Pretty pouch

Sew Together Bag

iPad case for me!

Three head phone pouches

Finally quilted this top made in 2013

Christmas panel bought at Value Village for $3.99. I added the borders and quilted it.

See I have been busy sewing and quilting.  There are even a few missing projects on here.  Must get those photographed.

What have you been sewing lately?  I must get back into the habit of reading blogs.  Now days all i have time for is a quick buzz through Instagram.  

Happy Stitching


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Three flannel finishes

I was approached last October by a friend that had recently lost her father to cancer.  She wondered if I would be able to make quilts from his shirts for her sons.
On every special occasion over the years she would buy him an Eddie Bauer flannel shirt.

In June she came with a bin of more than 20 shirts,.   There was a great assortment of colours, solids, plaids and checks.  They were all size XL tall.  There is a lot of useable fabric in an XL shirt.

First up came the deconstruction of the shirts.  Cuffs and collars removed, plackets torn off, leaving lots of fabric.

Then came the cutting of squares.  I chose to cut 6" and 12" squares maximizing every bit of shirt.  I was just going with squares randomly placed.  I used the 6" squares on the front and 12" for the back.  So it was like getting two quilts in one.  I even used strips of shirts for the bindings.

Progress was slow over the summer with other pressing project deadlines, vacation, start of school etc.  But I did manage to complete them by the middle of Sept.


She is thrilled with the quilts and has saved them for the grandsons Christmas present.  There is even a picture of the boys and Opa on the label.   

Ok say I said there are three finishes.    Here is the third.  After these two quilts were done I still had squares and shirts pieces left over.  Further cutting into 4.5" squares (this time using my Accuquilt Go). I knew the squares wouldn't like up row by row, but I was ok with that.  Sadly not quite squares enough for back this time.  This quilt was going to be for Oma.  I chose a bright cheery pink with tiny floral for the back.  Kind of a'His and Hers' quilt.

More on how I finished these quilts in my next post.

I am so glad to be finished these quilts to work on some of my own projects.

Are you happy or sad to be finished a project?

Happy Stitching

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's been awhile

Where has the time gone?  I hope to get back to blogging more. 
I've got lots to show and news to share. 

Here are two fall tea towels I made for Thanksgiving a couple weeks ago. 
Happy stitching