Saturday, 18 November 2017

I'm Still Here......

Good Evening Internet Friends!

 I have had a very busy week despite only working three days....... but I am still here.  😼

I did spend some time on a couple of my projects but not enough to really show any progress.

Here in Edmonton it feels like the middle of winter.  In reality the snow has only been here about 18 days, but the cold and the snow are already starting to get annoying.

As a result of the cold that won't go away I decided that I needed to make Corn Chowder in the slow cooker for dinner tonight:

It was warm, delicious and filling.  Made taking the dog out for his walk a little easier.

After walking the dog I spent a bit of time in my craft room and made Block 12 for me of the Sharon's Scrap Sack Star Block:

I LOVE my scrap basket.  I have the most amazing fabrics in there 😉

Here are all twelve of my blocks:


Now, off to see what else I can get into this evening as tomorrow is get ready for the work week day.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Monday, 13 November 2017

Look What I Found!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I am back on my cleaning mission in my house again.  It is amazing what I have managed to stuff into 1800 square feet in the last 17 years.  Some of my finds I am not sure why I kept in the first place and some are FABULOUS!!!

My find of today was this quilt that I started a few years ago.  Over time in my craft room the fabrics, the blocks, the rows, and the pattern all got separated.  From time to time I would encounter a portion of the quilt but could not find the pattern.  Worse yet the pattern seemed to be out of print.

Fast forward to earlier this year when 4Paws Quilting & Knitting brought in a book entitled Miss Rosie's Farmhouse Favourites.  I loved the traditional patterns in this book so had to get a copy.  Imagine my delight when I found the Raise the Roof Quilt Pattern in the book!!!  It was out of print because it is now in the book.

As of this evening I have the main portion of the quilt top completed.  On a side note the fabric for this quilt all came from my stash ☺

Tomorrow I will apply the inner border as I have managed to find some cream fabric in my stash that will work will with this.

On top of that just a few minutes ago I found the outer key border pieces for this quilt!!!  I just might have it finished this week ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 12 November 2017

Scrap Block Sunday....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

It is Sunday somewhere so close enough for me to post this weeks version of Sharon's Scrap Sack Star Block:


I love seeing how these blocks all look together and of course with each one I remember the quilt or project that it is from ☺

I am one week ahead of most due to starting these blocks when they were first launched.  "Sew" do not feel behind if you only have 10 blocks ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 5 November 2017

Weekly Block Check Up...

Say AWWWWW.  Just kidding.

Good Evening/Morning Internet Friends!

It is Sunday (somewhere) and on top of that it is time change weekend.  Don't even get me started on the absurdity of that entire concept.

Here is my weekly Scrap Block:

This is a weekly block that Sharon over at 4Paws Quilting & Knitting started on the Labour Day Weekend.

"Sew" far I have:

Ten of these little 6 1/2" cuties made.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Star Block 33

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Almost 2 years ago I started this weekly Star Block Quilt Challenge with the intent of making a quilt using only my scrap fabric.

There are to be 52 blocks for this quilt; one for each week of the year.

As of right now......I have block 33 completed.....


Maybe I can get this one completed by the end of the year.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Mouse Trap...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

It has been a crazy busy weekend and this is the first time since Saturday evening that I have spent any time at all in my craft room.

I have the privilege in living in an older neighborhood and that means big yards with mature trees.  It also means that when the city does remember that we also pay taxes and our infrastructure needs repair they spend all summer digging up the area.  One of the side effects of that was the disturbance of a bzillion mice!!!!  

The pesky critter(s) have made their way into my house!  I CANNOT stand mice.  I have tried every device from the home improvement store and nothing worked other than the tri-fold glue tent that the mouse got partly stuck in so took it with him!  I am missing a glue trap and there were disgusting tiny glue foot prints all across the floor until I lost the trail on a different flooring surface.

Very early Monday morning I decided that I need to resort to the only effective solution to mouse control.  

The smallest one was Madeline, she was not afraid of mice.  

Meet Madeline, named after one of my favorite book characters who is not afraid of mice.

We brought Madeline home last night.  Almost immediately she was tracking and she has spent a ridiculous amount of time investigating the sump pump area of the basement where I thought the entry portal for the critters might just be.  She has been in the house just over 24 hours and I as SUPER pleased to signs of mice 🐭 

That meant that this evening I could spend some time in my craft room and make:

Another block for the Star Block Challenge that I started almost 2 years ago!

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Scrap Star Block

Good Early Morning Internet Friends!

This is just a quick post and check in with my weekly Sharon's Scrap Sack Star Block:


I really do love making these blocks and using up my scraps. 🙫

Hope this inspires your own creativity...