Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Fare Thee Well 2013......

As we bid a very chilly goodbye to 2013, it only seems fitting to have a look back on some quilting and crafting done throughout the year.
It was so much fun to gather the photos for the mosaics, but also a reminder that I should organize them properly!!
So... here are some photos from 2013.......
 do. Good Stitches
 Zakka Along 2.0

 Bees and Swaps
 Pretty Much Everything Else!
 As I look forward to 2014, my plans are quite simple.....
I want to do much more hand sewing: EPP and embroidery.
I already have a couple projects on the go, and loving it so much.
Although I haven't officially joined Fabricholics Anonymous , I do plan to use mostly stash fabrics this year(fingers crossed)!
Wishing one and all a very Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 07, 2013

This is what I've been up to!

Considering it's been a whole month since I've done a post, I don't have a whole lot to show for it!!
The Saskatoon MQG had it's year end Sewcial last week-end. We spent a whole day at a lovely lodge, just sewing and eating.
Wonderful way to spend a day!!
I started a scrap vomit postage stamp quilt...
 Considering all the scraps I have, I am hoping to make a good sized quilt!
I cut and sewed, cut and sewed all day, and still have a ton of work ahead of me!
The tutorial from Rita @ Red Pepper Quilts is a really good one, so that's what I am using.
I have spent a whole lot of time making microwave bowl holders! Such a surprise how popular they are, and friends have placed orders for Christmas gifts.
Who knew!
I used this tutorial.
I am also using the same basic tutorial to make holders for some larger pottery bowls. For these I am using insulbrite, so they are not for the microwave, but more for using as a hotpad.
Our last block for the Happiness Circle @ do. Good Stitches is a scrappy improv block using the tutorial from Aneela Hoey.
I had something fun happen to me! Last year, I made a cute wall hanging found in Quiltmaker magazine....
It is a paper pieced pattern by Sonja Callaghan aka Artisania. I had a terrible time with the backing fabric bleeding through when I spritzed it down to remove marking lines. Anyway, I was contacted by Quiltmaker magazine, and here is what came of our e-mail exchanges!!!!......
Eek! My little guy is actually in a magazine!!! 
This is the Nov/Dec 2013 issue.
He is such a snob now!! Un-bear-able.........!
sorry :-)
I also couldn't resist getting a couple of Christmas panels from Laurie Wisbrun, and made cushions from them. Love!
I've probably got more things to post about, but I can't think of anything else right now.
I have a new ipad that is keeping me very busy! Quite the learning curve!