Friday, January 16, 2015

If the socks fits it's a labour of love! - On The Needles

Striped Socks

I had to buy some new socks for myself this week and found quite a few for 50% off costing me less than 75 cents each.  It made me realize and appreciate how much work and effort go into knitting a pair of socks. Much more than the cost of 75 cents. I finished up these socks for my son for Christmas and he loves them so much. I am appreciate too that I have people to knit and sew for who in return appreciate me back. It's definitely a labour of love which I am happy to do!

Bright Striped Socks

This is the one that I am working on now for my daughter. She is as bright and amazing as these socks!

Linking to On The Needles at Patchwork Times!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cactus Wreath - Work in Progress Wednesday

Catcus Wreath

I have all the blocks done for my Cactus Wreath and now I need to put them together. Probably my least favourite part about quilting is trying to organize the blocks and arrange them in a pleasing way. I tend to save some scraps or extra bits in case I find I have a few blocks that are too similar.

 Bright Striped Socks

I have also started working on socks for my daughter. I love the brightness and boldness of the colour. Socks are so nice to work on. Even doing a bit at a time makes you feel like you are getting somewhere.

Linking to The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Year in Review

1. Pinky Owl, 2. Woodland Trails, 3. Rainbow Bright, 4. Flurry, 5. "C The Tulips", 6. My Three Hearts, 7. Christmas countdown, 8. Christmas tree, 9. Boxy Pencil Case, 10. Star Pencil Case, 11. Pencil Case Pouches, 12. Sock Monkey Pencil Case, 13. Cable Socks, 14. Striped Socks, 15. Mug Rug, 16. Potholders, 17. Poinsettia table runner, 18. Halloween table runner, 19. Poinsettia Christmas Runner, 20. Owl be waiting

I had a good year in terms of getting my projects done. I stuck to my objective of focus for the year, and worked on projects until they were completed. I did not start too many new projects and most of those I got done. As always looking back on the year I accomplished more than I realized. I hope to continue that trend this year too!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Countdown

The Christmas countdown has been on for me for a while. I have been a busy Elf making Christmas gifts. It is a fun thing to do and puts me much more in the holiday spirit rather than buying lots of gifts which I need to do too.

Christmas countdown

One of my projects has been making this advent calendar. I love Snowmen and it was a sweet project to make. The panel was given to me by a friend to make for my children. I added some stars into the night sky for quilting. I think this will be a treasure for years to come!

Linking up to TGIFF, Finish It Up Friday and Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Forward Momentum

Striped Socks

I have started getting my momentum back. The first sock was done in a week and a half.   That is pretty fast for me, considering the limited amounts of time that I have. It always seem to take the longest to get started, but once you do the ball keeps rolling! (Pun intended)! It feels like that is the same with life as well. I am looking forward to taking a break at Christmas and having time to spend with my children in our homemade socks.

My son bought this bag for me at his school with his own money. He gave it to me last week and I love it. It fits my sock project perfectly. My children are very thoughtful. Life is good!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Hard to let Go

Mug Rug


As I near the end of a project I always find it hard to let go. After all the time, sometimes months that go into a quilt or project it is hard to realize that it will soon be over. Part of my quilting retreat focused on getting these projects done and letting them go. I also have a tendency to take my time getting labels on quilts that I make for myself. I am committing to getting all of my labelling done by the end of the year. The quilting retreat made me realize that it is time to let go and move on to other things. I am going to use this in my life as well.

Linking up to TGIFFFinish It Up Friday and Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop.