Category Quilting

Summer Sampler (TGIFF)

It’s a truth, that I do most of my quilting (as opposed to piecing) in the winter. I started quilting this one last winter, only to put it aside for other projects after we went into Covid lockdown. For a change, I started with the background, and I was very happy with the cone of […]

Mystery Quilting mid-way point

Here we are again, locked down due to the virus-that-must-not-be-named–this time, when I was planning to stay home anyway for the holidays. I’ll be logging in on Monday to check in on the 3 people who are also working, and putting together a proposal for a meeting I have after New Year’s. Leaving lots of […]

Happy Christmas Eve

Wishing you all warmth and happiness as we look forward to a brighter New Year. Enjoy the simple pleasures of Christmas.

Mystery Quilt – Frozen Grassy Creek

The release of each clue of Bonnie Hunter’s (Quiltville Quips and Snips) annual mystery is a time of excitement for quilters around the world. I much prefer to use my own colours, so instead of the fall leaves of Grassy Creek, I am trying to evoke a winter scene with purples and blues. I am […]

A Mini Machine Finish

Does it feel like when the daylight hours get shorter, the amount of time also reduces? Thanks to Covid, activities have changed completely. On a weekday, I get up at 5:40 am and go for a walk, returning by 6:30. This is new since I stopped going to the gym–initially it replaced my drive to […]

My Q4 Goals list

The Finish A Long is still on hiatus, but looking forward to a New Year’s Eve sew-in ( now that’s my kind of party) and picking things back up for 2021. (visit them on Instagram @finishalong) I finished exactly zero of my goals for the quarter. I did start some new socks in May so […]

35 mm and Mandolin

Last Christmas I bought myself a 50 mm lens for my somewhat old Nikon. I did a lot of research on this and learned that the DX style which I have is smaller because it also has a smaller aperture, so in the end I purchased the FX lens in 50 mm, giving me “close […]

Scraps container (TGIFF)

I haven’t had much time to sew this month, despite the almost-drought in July the garden fruits and vegetables are now coming along so I have been making various items and canning them (see my pear salsa recipe post). So I was determined to make something, and I was inspired by Sandra over at mmmquilts […]

Ready to go

The long weekend in August was busy and frustrating with calls from work. So what’s a girl to do but start a new quilt? I have never joined in the Meadow Mist Designs’ Morewood mystery quilt. But no time like the present to start! I used the medium grey for the background, and by looking […]

Twilight shimmer

Popping in to share the mosaic I made for the latest contest at Stitched in Color. (I want to write colour, you Canadians will understand). Her prompt of “Gilded Age” made me think of the summer twilight, as the last peach and gold colours of the sunset reflected in the clouds fade into deep blue. […]