I have so much fun making cute clothes for my daughter to wear. And I think she is starting to appreciate the effort I make, and likes to participate as much as she can. She fixated on this Tula Pink Birds and Bees fabric from my Pink Castle fabrics secret stash bundle, and fortunately I […]

I have been working every day on this quilt, to get it done in time to enter in the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge. And I finished it, by the skin of my teeth. And it’s fabulous, if I do say so myself! Some of the characteristics of modern quilting — use of grey as […]

Oliver + S bucket hat for Sidney

Along with my quilting activities this month I decided that my daughter needed another summer hat, using the free pattern from Oliver +S. She picked out the fabrics–pink of course–and was thrilled to wear it after I finished it late one evening. It is small-ish because I graded it up from the largest size on […]

Baby quilt for MQG fabric challenge

Here I go again. Last quarter, I finished one of my projects. I also started a few. Which I shouldn’t have. I’m still trying to resist quilt-alongs because I really want to get some projects Done! But alas, I must confess that I started two quilts that are now on this quarter’s list. I took […]

simply sweet grouping

These shop newsletters are dangerous. 20% off here! New fabric over there! So now that I just bought 10 yards of new fabric from Pink Castle….This was the secret stash box–with the promotion they were running, essentially shipping was free. One think that worried me was if they would be repeats to what I already […]

Oliver + S bucket hat reverse

Halfway through the year that is. I was thinking I haven’t done a ton of sewing in June but actually I’ve done quite a bit. Blocks for May and June in the Sugar Block Club are done. I made a bucket hat (free pattern here) for my daughter with a pair of shorts in progress. […]

robin pillow front june 2014 web

I dabble in a lot of different techniques, but I love paper piecing for the precision and creativity. Last June, I offered to pattern test one of the lego heroes patterns that Kristy at Quiet Play was putting together for a quilt for her son (the theme morphed a bit along the way). The mask […]

So first Erin at Sew at Home Mummy was showing off her new/old toy. Then Melissa. And don’t forget Christine. While perusing Kijiji one day, I saw a old machine for sale. Even for the measly price of $25 however, it was a 100 km (60 miles) round trip. But when my husband the next […]

racoon june 15

Father’s Day was Sunday, so I suggested that we go out on the boat to enjoy the sun and nice weather. It was very busy at the boat launch, with cottagers bringing in their boats for the first time this season, but we got off fairly quickly and toured around. We had to stop again […]

scrappy star

My challenge project for the summer Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge is getting close to completion–well, the top is, at least. After auditioning Kona Iron, Coal, and Ash, I decided to use the Kona Iron as my background fabric. This pattern is mostly based on the centre of a quilt called Wyoming Star, which was […]


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