Thursday, December 31, 2015


When I was little, my Mom used to tell me that as we get older the time goes faster.  For a young child waiting for Christmas, I never believed her.  Now I wish someone would slow this whole thing down!
Another year has gone, but I had an eventful one. We had a wedding, and two babies so there was always some excitement in the air : )

I thought it might be fun to link up with Meadow Mist Designs , and feature my five most viewed posts of 2015.

A Little Bird Told Me

Inside Addition

Shanty Town


The Wedding Quilt

It was fun to go through and look at all the finishes : )  There were more, but these were the favourites
I do hope 2016 allows a little more sewing time than this last half of 2015 did.
Happy New Year to you all, and I look forward to 'seeing' you in 2016 !

Saturday, December 19, 2015


I know i'm not alone in saying this, but does Christmas come a little earlier every year?  Perhaps it's only been 11 months since the last one.........

I am nearly finished my knitting for the stockings.  The boys didn't get anything knitted, but all the girls and babies have a little something from me.

This Walking Rib Muffler was a really relaxing knit.

The pin was purchased locally and is by 2 Good Claymates.  The pattern gives this such a nice texture

Sunday, I'm being featured over at Made in Home.  Pop over and have a look if you like : )

Merry Christmas to you and yours and thanks for all the kind comments over this past year.
Looking forward to 2016!

Monday, December 14, 2015


Tis the season to be finishing things up.  I have sewn the last of my Bee blocks for this year.  I was late on a couple, but I got them done and in the mail.

These blocks are for the Joy circle of do.good stitches

Houses for Jaclyn

These two are for Lara.  Simple 9 patches to end the year

This little house is for Michelle in our Mid Century Modern group. Michelle is a speech therapist so I added a little texty print for fun

and this one for Elizabeth in the same group.

On the knitty front, I picked up this little onesie and knew I had to knit matching socks.  These were fun to make but I think they may only fit for one day : )

and my daughter has wanted a pair of 'work socks' for forEVER!  I cast on and it's a race to get them finished in time to stuff her stocking

Lastly, I hosted our staff Christmas dinner again this year. Turkey dinner with all the fixings. Here we are looking stuffed : )

These are a great group of ladies to work with and I look forward to another busy year!

What about you.  Are you ready?

linking up to Wool on Sundays
Scraptastic Tuesday

Monday, December 7, 2015


You may remember a while back I posted some feather blocks.

This past week I figured out a way to get them together into a little quilt. I sewed them together like a braid, and used different size setting triangles to fill in the gaps.

I had no idea my fingers would look so creepy!  They look backwards or something.............

Anyway, for the quilting, I did straight lines following the angles of the seams. The quilting goes in four directions and I am very pleased with how it turned out. No puckers.  Loving my new Elna machine!

I added a few little scraps to the binding, just to give the edge a little something extra  : )

All the texture is brought to you by Aurifil thread in light grey. I played chicken with the bobbin a couple of times, but I won!  Got to love that about Aurifil. The bobbin lasts forever.  Even though it is heavily quilted, it maintains a soft drape. For the batting I used a piece of bamboo batting I had in my stash. It is lovely and soft.

The backing is from the same line as the feather fabrics. It's called Wanderer by April Rhodes for Art Gallery fabrics.

The quilt is for this little guy. Grandma's little precious

wearing the hat I knit for him : )  His mommy loved the diaper bag too

quilt stats:
28" x 40"
pieced and quilted by me
fabrics are Wanderer by Art Gallery

linking up