Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another sneak peek

I have been diligently putting in hours hand quilting this quilt that's on the frame.

This is how much I have left to quilt.

Some of my 'tools.'

I'm hoping to have it all finished this week - fingers crossed.

I'm linking up once again to The Needle and Thread Network. Pop on over to see more of what Canadians are up to this week.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New quilt - sneak peek

I finally got the top of a new quilt put together. 

It's on the frame and I am hand quilting it.

Here's just a couple of hints and sneak peeks for now.

We had a lovely long weekend. I have so many things on my 'to do' list right now but I'm just going to concentrate on one thing at a time.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A new tote

I managed to make a new bag - but not for me. My eldest daughter, Laila, likes totes and wanted a cross body one. I did some online searching and came across a pattern that she liked. It just so happens that we had visited Value Village and I found a piece of fabric that was from IKEA. It was quite nice and I picked it up even though I didn't have any idea what I was going to use it for at the time.

 The lining is a bottom weight in light blue. I didn't use any interfacing since the two fabrics together were enough and the pattern didn't call for any.
Laila liked the size and the fabric but she wanted a closure.

So, I sewed on a tab and added a handmade button that her husband had made me.

It turned out to be a very nice size. Big enough to transport baby Esme.

Today is a special day.
Happy Birthday Laila!!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Super Penguin

Before my daughter Laila and her family arrived for a visit, she asked if I could make a softie based on her six year old son's drawings. Little Luc has also dictated four stories involving the escapades of Super Penguin.

Here he is.

I based his body on Wendi's Itty Bitty Pocket Pirate from her free patterns found on Shiny Happy World.

I did have a smile on his face to begin with, just like the drawing, but he looked more like a little boy than a penguin so I gave him a beak. I also stuffed him more than the original pattern called for.

Luc drew step by step instructions on how I was to go about re-creating Super Penguin. (his backward #2 looks more like a sideways #5)

Please excuse the blurry photo. I had Luc come into the kitchen, close his eyes and hold out his hand.

Super Penguin was hiding on the table under the bag of parsley so he couldn't see it. Luc appears to like his creation.

Just like with Patric and his llama, I had Luc choose all the fabrics.

Just a 'thank you hug.'

The original drawing and the real thing - with the two colour 'S'.

And here they are watching a movie on mom's tablet.

Totally engrossed.

Here ends another saga of Super Penguin. I hope he has lots of adventures in British Columbia.

I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network and also with Kokaquilts and the post Sew, Stitch, Snap and Share.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


I have finished a couple of things lately.

Little llama got finished with his blanket.

Patric with a little llama love. He's wearing an apron because he painted a bird house.

Blue, his favourite colour.

Then he got into beading.

This shoulder cowl is done too. I started it quite a while ago (last December) and it was meant for my daughter, Laila. Since she was here visiting, I figured that I may as well complete it once and for all so she could take it home with her. She has a home office in her basement and so I wanted to make something to keep her warm while she's on the computer.

I have started some knitting but can't show it since it's a gift. You see, there are two more babies due later this year. At least baby things don't take that long to do. Busy times ahead...