Category Quilting

I should

I should put away the rest of the plant pots. I should think about cutting the grass. I should pick some oregano to dehydrate. But right now I’ll finish my coffee, knit a few more rows, and continue to make a list of “I should’s” . The pattern is Gothix, from Joining up with […]


Pandemic. Our routine is broken. And just when we find a new fragile path forward the rains sweep us away. My work laptop is set up on top of the Singer 301, I quietly hand stitch during online meetings — so many meetings. I am grateful to be working full time but stressed over doing […]

Sidetracked (Finish a Long goals)

Like thousands of you, this week I made masks and scrubs bags. My local hospital, Northumberland Hills Hospital, partnered with my employer to make reusable masks for outpatients and others who require some protection but aren’t ill with Covid-19. I dropped off the scrub bags and mask buddies (to hold the elastics instead of sore […]

Seeds planted

I started pepper seeds today March 8, with the plan to add tomatoes next weekend.

Q1 2020 finish a long goals

The finish-a-long has moved over to instagram, but I’m going to post my list here as well. If for no other reason that it’s easier for me to find. I pulled out my 2017 Quilters Planner to use the project page to list everything (plus a pair of purple mittens). There is a pdf available […]

Lonely Q4 finish

So I finally got this quilted over Christmas. Then after a frustrating meeting of one of my extra-curricular groups, sat down and attached the binding. Most of the quilting and binding is with Gutermann white, easy, looks good, and will be sturdier than cotton thread. I may do more quilting with Gutermann, it’s easy to […]

Project Quilting Mystery Quilt finished.

No time to talk, must go link up!

Frolic sewing

Well, the only thing I can check off my to-do list from last week is that I have pieces for clues one through three of the mystery quilt cut out and some sewn. Making one-quarter of the pieces is much easier to manage in and around the busy activities. For sizes and piece counts please […]

Pre-Christmas To do Tuesday(ish)

How is it already 2 weeks to Christmas? 3 Christmas parades and 2 concerts already, 2 concerts left. Fortunately I haven’t planned on any handmade gifts, which allows me to enjoy my sewing without time pressure. First up, a new project! Yep, Bonnie Hunter’s Frolic mystery quilt has started. I used this photo of the […]

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 […]