sally dress april 2014 finished

I haven’t been doing much garment sewing lately, but it is how I learned to sew. Kids Clothes Week challenges us to sew for an hour every day for our kids. Does this mean I will sew for an hour per day? No, I don’t have that much sewing time. But I will use what […]

April, the month of warm temperatures and temptations away from the ball and chain of the sewing machine.  Just kidding.  Fortunately this spring has been slow to start, but I soon will add gardening to my leisure time which will reduce sewing time. I only finished one of my 5 projects from last quarter, so […]


A quick visit to y’all, today, to let you know that I have been sewing hard all week. So much busyness converging, I love it. Triangle QAL with the Sassy Quilter–triangles all cut and ready–I only cut 158, I want to make a baby quilt, maybe about 40″ x 50″. I cut these using my […]

FMQ detail

I am so glad that it’s the last day of March.  It means that spring, and flowers, and warm temperatures are almost here.  But on the other hand, it means that my Q1 goals for the Finish-A-Long must be almost completed.  Wishful thinking. But seriously, knowing that I set this goal for myself has (mostly) […]

My favourites, especially the teal.

**Giveaway now closed** Well, I’m not going to tell you exactly when my birthday is (but it’s in April), but this story starts a few weeks ago when I was musing that I was mostly buying blender type fabrics, and having a hard time finding multicoloured prints that I really liked. And I had just […]

garment prints march 23

On Friday morning, I posted about a dilemma with my fabric selections for my Easy Street quilt borders. Bolstered by your advice, I made a flying visit to Fabricland (Ontario chain store, I went to the one in Peterborough) on Friday evening, with some good bargains to be had. Although I purchased some potential border […]

fabrics for Triangle Quilt-A-Long

On Wednesday, I happily ironed, starched, and cut the border pieces for my Easy Street quilt. I originally hadn’t planned on a border at all (it is 63″ x 85″ without a border, so this works for the twin size I wanted) but I realized that I might get wonky edges during quilting, since they’re […]


It’s official, my favourite part of quilting is playing with the pretty fabrics. I am still working on putting together the Easy Street quilt top, but I decided to break from that last week to make the March block for the Canadians Quilt {bee}. Shena is my co-administrator, and asked for a fun block called […]

charm squares

Time to put the clocks ahead one hour (for at least eastern North America). Crossing my fingers that a certain 4-year old will actually go to bed at the “new” seven-o’clock. I’ve been sick for a couple of days, so I haven’t done any sewing, but I do have a happy mail day to share […]


Just popping in to say hi!  I’ve been working away on my Easy Street quilt top, and trying not to get distracted by new blocks in the Canadians Quilt {bee} and Sugar Block Club. I have finished the setting triangles and started sewing the blocks together since this picture, but I need to make the […]


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