Author Archives: Lisa in Port Hope

Cats and Smiles

On the subject of travels around town, today my daughter and I visited Toe Beans Cafe here in Port Hope. In partnership with the Humane Society, several cats stay here on their way to forever homes, in addition to the permanent resident cats. We were lucky that 3 half grown kittens were dropped off while […]

Time change sewing

First let me say, I’m so glad the clocks change back tonight (for Eastern North America at least, I know not all of the world does this strange thing). Mornings have been dark…heck, it’s closing in to winter, it’s just dark all the time. I’m very fortunate at work, the building is a large open […]

Goals for 2019-Q4

And , rolling into the last quarter of the year, shall we see what’s on the list this time? 1. Summer sampler for my sister, add final border and quilt. 2. Glamp Stitchalot 2015 which is for me – add final border and quilt 3. On Ringo Lake – finished in Q1 4. Beach Ball […]

Cozy

As the temperature drops, I’ve squeaked in with another finish for the Q3 finish-a-long (original list here). Socks for me are a long term project for otherwise idle moments, and these ones turned out great. The pattern is from Eclectic Sole, a book from my local library, and the first time I have tried two-colour […]

Warm weather skirt finish

“Mom, since when do you wear a skirt?” “Why can’t you just say, gee, that’s a nice skirt, you look pretty.” This is the size XL of the Oliver + S Everyday Skirt, really easy to make. I’m not sure I like the 1/2″ elastic (two rows), I had to gather it a lot before […]

Green Shoo Fly

If you love scrappy quilts as much as I do, then you know all about Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. This year’s L-E (Leader & Ender) challenge is a shoo fly–close enough to my favourite, the churn dash, that I just had to join in. Rather than use neutrals combined with a colour, I dumped out […]

Salsa making

Yep, that time of year again. Pears were a good crop, although 2 weeks late due to a cool spring. So this batch of pear salsa was made with red Bartlett pears which are the early pear of my tree. To make 8 half pint jars, I used 1 yellow bell pepper, 1 yellow hot […]

It never is

It never is my intention to be absent so long, but with so many demands on my time in the summer, sitting down to write a blog post is rather low on the list. I’ve been participating in the #100days100blocks2019 over on Instagram with the Kinship fusion sampler quilt. My colours are teals and blues […]

Quick shorts

I rediscovered these shorts — or at least the pieces — a few weeks ago. My daughter is 9 and after wearing her last pair into holes, I knew I should get these made up. The cutting was a bit crooked but at the end of the day, the $3/metre remnant fabric from 5 years […]

Finally a finish (TGIFF)

Hello, and welcome to TGIFF for July 26. It seems like forever since I’ve had a finish–at least of such a long time UFO (unfinished object). I confess, playing with pretty fabric is my favourite activity meaning more quilts seem to get started than finished. This was a bee quilt from 2014 (yikes) . I […]