Monday, July 25, 2016


On my last post I showed you a quilt top for my grand daughter.  It's now quilted with beautiful texture but I have yet to do the binding. I love doing binding so I should get around to it soon.

I'm enjoying puttering on the second one now

I finished the slouchy hat and my daughter agreed to model it for me : )

This her

The texture shows so well with the reverse stocking stitch.  My daughter wants one now but in a turquoise yarn.  I have just the one!

These little socks are so fun to knit. The pattern is 'rose city rollers' and is free.  The yarn is by Smith and Ewe here in town in the 'liquorice candy' colour way.  I added in the orange

And lastly,  this little hoodie.  Oh my goodness I just love it ! The yarn is Merino and Alpaca. It will be so cozy, soft and warm for a baby

the bubble wrap is kind of creepy but it works : )

Look at all my blackberries!!!

So cute!

Thanks for reading again.  Enjoy your week


Monday, July 11, 2016


Happy Monday Morning!  We've finally got us some summer here so I am loving it.
I finished the quilt top for my grand daughter and have blocks cut for the second one. She likes pink so I hope I chose enough for the quilt  : )

I started a slouchy hat for the shop.  This is from the Okanagan Knit Co. in Kelowna and is available on revelry.  She bought the yarn for her sample from my shop, so I thought I would make my sample out of the same Malabrigo yarn

This yarn is so beautiful to work with and shows the texture of the knitting really well.

And, because there is always left over yarn, I started a pair of baby socks

I'm just about at the point of a colour change in the yarn, so the next sock will be different.  Such saturated colours in this Zauberball yarn

Toasty toes for some little guy next winter : )

Happy stitching this week!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


With the nice long hours of daylight now here, my evenings can involve some constructive play time : )   The other night, I did a fabric pull to see if I could get together enough 'girlie' fabrics to make a quilt for my oldest grand daughter.  Her first quilt is a bit tattered (which I'm happy about)

I started with these

I pulled a couple of fat quarters from a bundle I had never touched, but the rest came from my scraps

I cut the squares 3 1/2" and rectangles 9 1/2" x 3 1/2"

A couple of evenings playing around and this is what I have.  I tried to keep it quite girlie and found things that I know she likes

Horses, frogs, butterflies and pink!  While I was cutting, I made sure to cut extra blocks because I have a feeling her little sister is going to need one too  : )

It feels good to be playing around in my sewing room just for fun. Here's hoping I can stick with it and get it done this week -- the top anyway

Happy stitching!

Friday, July 1, 2016


I can hardly believe it but another month has blown by. These were fun blocks to sew mainly I think because of the fabrics : )

It's fitting that on Canada day I was sewing with red and white (sort of)

I really like the fresh look of this block

With our pending postal strike, I hope the blocks get to those of you who are receiving them via snail mail
Fingers crossed  : )

Happy Canada Day !!!!