Author Archives: Lisa in Port Hope

Slow progress – Coming home

Hi folks, I thought it was about time I checked in with you on my adventures for the Coming Home quilt, this year’s Sarah Fielke block (blocks) of the month. This is a medallion style quilt, so each month we are doing part of the next round, not necessarily a block. I used mostly scraps […]

Just One Thing

Like you, my to-do list is longer than my arm. Water the plants, clean the bathroom, wash mitts and hats and get out summer hats and jackets…I could keep going but you get the idea. Amy from Amy’s Creative Side has started a weekly challenge on Instagram where we list one thing we want to […]

Goals for 2019-Q2

For 2019, I have set a goal to finish as many WIP as possible. And I’m using various motivations, including the APQ UFO challenge and the Finish a Long.1. Summer Sampler 2017 meant for my sister – finish filler blocks, add border, and quilt 2. Glamp Stitchalot 2015 which is for me – add final […]

Q1 accomplishments (finish-a-long)

Three! Yes indeed, three sparkling finishes! Well, better than one, but certainly not as I might have hoped. My original list is at this post, but here is a quick summary: 1. Summer Sampler — I worked on some of the joiner blocks and started the border 2. Glamp stitchalot – no progress 3. On […]

Mini quilt WIP progress

You know, I don’t make minis for myself but I do for swaps. I’m not sure why I jumped in and broke my self imposed ban on swaps, but for some reason the #easterbunnyquiltswap2019 appealed to me. After perusing my partner’s mosaic, I decided on this cute rabbit from Quilt Art Designs (found thanks to […]

Reading variety

I have a few blogs I read regularly which are interesting in non-crafty ways. So I thought I would share those today, and who knows, perhaps some of you could find a new blog to follow. Also if you would like to suggest another one or more for me, please leave me a comment about […]

Clothing Trials

I really wanted to make this tunic (Late Lunch Tunic by Oliver +S), despite the fact that I know that my short and curvy shape is not generally good with tunics. I finally got this cut out on a hot day last July when i didn’t feel like sewing, and decided to focus on it […]

Denim ring sling

When I saw the January pattern for the Bag of the Month club, I immediately felt it had to be made in denim. I found a 1/2 metre of this soft light blue in my stash of garment fabrics and got started. For the pocket print, the bright colours of this Tula Pink print from […]

On Ringo Lake (TGIFF)

Welcome friends old and new to TGIFF this week! This quilt has taken me longer than it should because I have jumped into some other projects in the middle. With the small pieces of the Bonnie Hunter design, I knew an all over stitching pattern would work best, and I am happy with the dahlia […]

Purses and pieces

I had imagined I would have time to finish some projects while on shift, yet I feel with the period half over I haven’t accomplished as much as I should. Despite working on many projects. My daughter asked for a bag to carry her new clarinet, and we picked the Sew Sturdy messenger bag from […]