I’ve been slowly working my way around the binding of my Modern Butterfly quilt and loving the bright and bold prints I used on the backing. Of course I didn’t have a half-metre for binding in my solids box, then I remember the 4 metres of grey Freespirit solid I had purchased last year in […]

Some things I have loved doing and seeing over that past few weeks. Snowshoeing in Haliburton — this was the last week of March, about 6 degrees Celsius (hence no coats), to enjoy the last of the winter. Biking on the Easter long weekend. My husband and I walked about 5 miles on Sunday and […]

Because my income taxes are done for 2016, and I’m going to get a refund! (wait, that’s my money anyway) I maxed out my RRSP contributions this year, which I really should make more of an effort to do, for that day soon in 10 or 12 years when I can stay home and sew […]

I have tried to keep up with cutting out the Jolly Little Christmas blocks (free sew along from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts), so that whenever I have a free moment I can sew a few seams.  The Partridge in a Pear Tree was fiddly to start, but came together nicely as long as you […]

I just love how this Modern Butterfly quilt is turning out (ok, actually I’m not completely happy with the gray block over there on the right, but as a whole the quilt works.  And those little imperfections make it more interesting, say I.)  At 11 pm EDT on April 2 when the Q1 finishes were […]

A visit to our shared ownership cottage this past weekend allowed a little handwork so I was able to finish the binding on my Grand Illusion Leftovers pillow.   This was a goal on my Q1 Finish-a-long list, as well as a goal this week with To-do Tuesday. Along with that, I progressed the assembly […]

There’s a calendar on the wall in the kitchen, where we note doctor appointments, violin lessons, and which babysitter is booked.  One month at a time, we track the important activities which affect the daily routine of the family (and I was still 45 minutes late for my physio appointment last week). I have an […]

It’s March break this week in Ontario, so my daughter is off school and at camp while Mom and Dad still have to go to work.  It doesn’t seem quite fair.  And while I usually get some sewing done on the weekend, this past weekend I came down with a cold so caught up on […]

This quilt is notable for a couple of reasons   First, it’s the first time I did such a variety of quilting on a full size quilt.  Second, it’s the first quilt finish where I don’t have a recipient in mind.  That’s right,  I am now an official quilt stasher. These pictures were taken at […]

Once I got into a groove with these slab blocks for the #bigquiltbee , it sure was quick!  You may remember that I started with 6 aqua blocks.   After I had the 6 red blocks done, since I have a lot of pink scraps I decided to slide into a girly palette by using […]