Monday, April 30, 2018

All You Need Is Tea & Warm Socks

All you need is tea and warm socks is one of my mottos. I would include books and chocolate as well. I am always amazed at how a ball of yarn can end up becoming so many different things.

My ball of yarn became a wonderful pair of socks. It has been a long time since I made a pair of socks.

It was like riding a bicycle. Once I started knitting again it came back to me. I have worn them all day and they have are so cozy and warm. Handmade socks are going back on my to do list.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Not My Work In Progress Wednesday

This is not my Work In Progress Wednesday. It's my daughter's. She started another quilt on Sunday and as always I wish I had picked the fabric. Now she will talk about her quilt.

I found the brown floral fabric and I absoulutly fell in love with it because I loved the almost vintage feel to the fabric. I found the floral jean looking fabric soon after and thought it would be the perfect pairing and then I began to build my quilt around them.  Funnily enough my mother made a quilt using the same pattern almost ten years ago.

Me again, I tried to sneak a new quilt past my daughter yesteday. I had a quilt kit that I have had about eight years and I saw a pattern last week that I thought would be wonderful for it. I organized it yesterday and then my daughter caught me and persuaded me to return to what I need to get done which is the bindings for my upcoming quilt show. I will try to sneak the quilt in sometime when she is not looking. 😊

Linking to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Friday Night Sew-In - Lotus

I got a couple more blocks done for the Friday Night Sew-In. I am still auditioning fabrics to go into the quilt and I think I will change some of the fabrics. I find it easier for some projects to cut as I go along because it gives me more options for change or to adapt a pattern if things are not going as I hoped.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


I am working on a new quilt by Jaybird Quilts called Lotus. I have a journal where I keep a record of the quilts that I make. When I added in the start date for this one I  realized that it has been a long time since I have started a new quilt. I cut out the blocks for one earlier this year but have yet to start working on it, because I have been spending my time getting quilts ready for my guild's quilt show. It has been wonderful to get to start on a new quilt. My daughter was my pattern and fabric consultant for this quilt. She is the brains and I am the worker bee.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Binding Time Part 2

The first quilt has been bound and now I am working on the second quilt for the quilt show. It is my Snowbound quilt. I was not expecting to be binding it during an ice storm and snow in April. I really appreciated this quilt more after it was quilted but I am definitely ready to appreciate some Spring quilts!

Linking to Slow Sunday Stitching.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Binding Time

It's binding time! My quilt guild is having a show in June and it is time to get the quilts ready for the show. My daughter made this quilt and it is her entry into the show. She has an amazing eye for colour and whenever I see her quilts I always wish that I have thought of the great colour combinations she chooses. This quilt is for herself. Unlike her mother, she starts a quilt and finishes it. I have a lot to learn!

Linking to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.