Author Archives: Lisa in Port Hope

Another quilt-along

No, I swear I’m not joining in with Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs. But if I were, these might be the fabrics. From left, the grey (background) is from Freespirit, Kona Cerise, the gold is from Windham Fabrics,and the last is from Joel Dewberry. Ok, maybe I will. Advertisements

Goals for 2019-Q3

Wow, here it is July! Since I didn’t get anything finished in Q2, the list doesn’t look too different. I did make some progress so how about a couple of new pictures 🙂 1. Summer sampler for my sister, add final border and quilt. 2. Glamp Stitchalot 2015 which is for me – add final […]

Long weekend WIP

Yes, finally some hot weather here in southern Ontario. And a Monday holiday for Canada Day. For me, summer means a knitting project–portable and little risk of losing needles, unlike EPP. As I mused on my stash, I received an email from Purl Soho advertising a knitted bag. Perfect. A few minutes (ahem, 45 minutes) […]

Teacher totes finished

Well, it was 11 PM on the night before the last day of school but I finished the tote bags for my daughter’s teachers. Each has a back and handles made from a toile canvas, with the inside edges finished with a zigzag stitch. Because the canvas was 56″ wide, the handles were just one […]

Half done is

Better than none.  I finished one of the two tote bag “panels” I wanted to this past week, so my goal for next week will be to finish the other and make them into tote bags! I used a variety of free motion quilting designs to suit this picture.   This tote bag was designed […]

Digital reduction

I’m trying something new. Between work and home, I always feel that I’m fighting information overload. Thousands of emails clutter my multiple email inboxes. Files are here there and everywhere–dropbox, google drive, onedrive, hard drive. I’m sure this dilemma is common. And all I want to do is play with pretty fabric. So that’s what […]

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 […]