I made another pair of Sunny Days shorts (free pattern from Oliver + S) this summer. I selected this lovely Rifle Paper Co fabric from another local quilt shop, Annie’s Quilt Shop in Newcastle, Ontario, knowing I would have scraps to add to my stash. I’ve made this pattern in sizes 5, 6, 8, and […]

And I’m not trying to be teacher’s pet, honest. But this has to be my favourite quilt that I made this year.  This post is to join in with the Blogger’s Quilt Festival over at Amy’s Creative Side. The #comfortquilt I made during the quilt along (thanks Amy!) this spring is scrappy and cozy and […]

Mint is very easy to grow. Put it somewhere you don’t mind it running away from. Ours is around the birdbath and has spread into the driveway and adjacent gravel path. Previous years, I picked mint and dried it. But since I only ever made mint sauce for lamb, I had a brainwave last year […]

I decided to pull out my #glampstitchalot2015 quilt and continue the paper piecing round. I’m using turquoise and green for the arrows and black and white or gray and white for the background pieces. The sections finish at 6″ high and I’ll be spacing them out with 3″ x 6″ strips. The current top is […]

Hurray for cooler evenings and a chance to get out my hand quilting. I am quilting the stars with 12 wt Aurifil thread 2915 and the background diamonds with 50 weight colour 2000. I find it difficult to make my starting knot with the heavier thread so I cut a piece double long and start […]

I didn’t plan on making 5 out of the 6 patterns from the 2018 bag of the month club, but somehow it happened. With the warmer weather, quilts are less appealing as a sewing activity so I pulled out the pieces of the March Stargazer bag. Patterns are never written the way I want to […]

It’s summer, which means taking it easy, right? Well, with almost 3 weeks without rain I was spending 20-30 minutes every evening watering the garden. I discarded two five tomatoes with blossom end rot (caused by lack of water), the rest seem to be ok. One of my zucchini plants may not make it–there’s one […]

To write this post, not to get things finished! Beacause I only finished one item on my list last quarter. I’ve got a few items started which I will add for this quarter. Halloween QST quilt (now named Spooky Jack) — basted, needs quilting Beach Ball baby quilts — I’m planning to make two smallish […]

It’s summer, which means a well laid out plan of camps (including Camp Grandma) for the short person and a busy time at work for my husband and me due to other people’s vacations. I haven’t done much sewing this week due to the hot and sticky weather–our home air conditioning was broken last year […]

And a gloriously scrappy finish to boot. I had tried to resist, but I had fallen into the #comfortquiltqal from Modern Heritage Quilts (hosted by Amy’s Creative Side and shared on instagram). I even managed to keep up (although sometimes ahead or behind) with the schedule, to finish this wonderful baby quilt. And as luck […]