Well, here I am friends,  stitching in my away location of the training course I told you about.  In the end, I decided to bring all hand projects,  a little hand quilting and my hexies and applique for my Glamp Stitchalot quilt project.   The second week of the training requires a flight,  so i […]

Very slow, as in 3 years worth. Although originally I thought I would be able to use this hand quilting project to take along to the park or in the backyard while enjoying family time, but realistically that didn’t happen, and the only opportunities I had to progress these has been at the cottage, in […]

Exciting enough that once I added watching “The Crown” to chatting with others via #saturdaynightcraftalong on instagram, it was practically done. I mentioned previously that I used fleece to back it with. Well, I learned some very important things. 1. Although the thrifted fleece throw with the hockey sticks (how Canadian!) was cheap ($2.00), it […]


It seemed to take forever to make the backing, I am trying to consciously use up older large cuts of fabric (so I can justify buying new fabric.  With the saturated colours i used in the front of my Star Light, Star Dark quilt,  I like to use strong colours on the back too. It […]


A little of this, a little of that. I’ve been enchanted by the fall colours recently, trying to incorporate the brilliant chartreuse greens and deep magenta into a palette which speaks autumn without being just brown and orange. I used the Play Crafts palette builder for this one, and just had to add my dark […]

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 […]