Progress on both the quilting and health front to share with you. Would you ever think that quilting is an activity where physical health and strength in your feet is important? Well, with a standing setup for cutting and ironing, I have realized how hard that is on my feet. Fortunately with some dedicated effort […]

Well, I seem to be continuing my trend of finishing one quilt per quarter. However at the rate which I start new quilts, that pace really needs to pick up.  So I’m going to join the #ridiculouslylongFALlist club with Helen (Archie the Wonder Dog) and Leeanne and Jess and everyone else! So here goes, my […]

It’s a perfect summer garment. I really wanted to be able to wear this at the cottage, only to find that with the change in the weather I was wearing a fleece sweater rather than a breezy tunic. The pattern is from the book Handmade Style, by Anna Graham (Noodlehead), and she had a little […]

Not bad, not bad at all. Two previous finishes have been linked up already, my espadrilles in fabulous echino, and the Yuma pillow, completed and gifted to my in-laws. (Q3 goal setting link here.) I’ve been working away at the quilting of this Christmas Grand Illusion (mystery quilt pattern from 2014 by Bonnie Hunter) this […]

Thanks again to Amy at Amy’s Creative Side for creating this opportunity for bloggers to share and showcase the work which we do, primary alone with only a bright screen for company. I was fortunate enough to win a prize in the spring instagram version of the BQF for my niece’s Refracted Quilt, but somehow […]

Wow. Can I just say it again, wow. I love the bold bright colours of this quilt top. I can’t put myself into any one style of quilting, I think that every quilt top I have made is very different, and this one is so fun! Helped by my favourite short person, here is the […]

So you see, every year we go to Plattsburgh NY for a weekend in September. One opportunity this gives me is to use my duty-free allowance on fabric shipped to the hotel. However this year, with the Canadian dollar around 0.75 to the US dollar, it’s really not worth it to buy fabric in the […]

It started with having blue thread in the machine.  So I grabbed my aqua scraps and started piecing. I had a lot of strings so for one section after piecing I cut 3.5″ squares, spun them 90 degrees, and sewed them together again.  After one evening, I had three panels.  After the second evening,  there […]

Finally it was time to finish this pillow off (see tutorial for adjusting the pattern here).   And it was a good choice to practice free motion quilting on my new Pfaff before i finished my MQG challenge quilt. Once it was quilted, it got set aside again waiting for a back and a pillow […]


This summer, I’ve really been enjoying my Saturday sewing retreats. Without even needing to leave home, I sew or knit along with Meg and friends for #saturdaynightcraftalong on Instagram. And, by the way, did you realize that when you search for instagram posts under a specific hashtag, they do show as chronological. I have three […]