Saturday, 22 April 2017

Cat Crazy!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends.

Busy day of running errands and doing a few things that needed to be done including installing the new over the range microwave!!!  Over a week since the old one exploded....had no idea how many times a day I use that appliance until it was gone.

This evening I took a bit of time to work on a few knitting projects and to sew the medium blocks together on my Tabby Road Quilt:

Tomorrow hopefully I will have a bit of time to sew or at least start sewing blocks together.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Friday, 21 April 2017

Holy Cats!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

The busy week is finally over.  Now to prepare for a busy weekend ☺

This evening I went out with some friends for a dinner party.  Great food, and friends made for a wonderful evening and a way to unwind after the week.

Arriving home, but not too late cause I am getting old.......I decided to sew some of the Tabby Road blocks together from the fabric I got at 4 Paws Quilting last week:

The large rectangles are now sewn to the small rectangles.  Tomorrow I will try to sew the medium rectangles to the other medium rectangles.  ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Block 16!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Good News!!!

I am all caught up on my Flock of Geese Blocks!!!!


TAH DAH!!!

Now off to see what else I can get into this evening.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Another Knitting Project

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I started yet another knitting project this evening.  Seriously!!!  I must not have enough on the go.....

This one is a yarn that my friend and neighbour Sharon of 4Paws Quilting brought in for her store ☺

There are three colour ways but this one is my favourite:

The yarn is not only very pretty in colour it is fun to work with because the yarn thickness changes throughout the skein 😺!

It seems to be pretty quick and easy to work with so might have something ready to show you all soon.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Block 15!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Back to school for my son and work for me.  A busy day in general along with extra curricular activities.

This evening I took a wee bit of time in my craft room and made Block 15 of the Flock of Geese Challenge from A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop:

I am still a week behind but hopefully I can catch up this week and maybe even get a couple more of last years Star Blocks done!!!  😸

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Monday, 17 April 2017

Holiday Over......

Good Evening Internet Friends.

The Easter Holiday is over and it's back to work and school tomorrow.

On Friday I did a Drive By of 4Paws Quilting - as some of you know Sharon the owner is also my neighbour so had I not already been out it would have been a Walk By trip.  I had no intentions of picking up anything - my craft room my husband has told me would be a de-commissioned site if feeral inspectors were to see it.  I also had no intention of EVER bringing home the fabric I did but once I saw it I had to get it.

My Grammy is a huge influence on my life and who I am as well as still my cheerleader despite having a stroke almost two years ago as a side effect of her atrial fibrillation.  She is a woman who was always ahead of her time.  She is the reason that I knew at three years of age I wanted to be a Registered Nurse.  She knew that she needed a post secondary education, she inspired her daughter to get post secondary education and myself as well.

She is left handed and sometimes lacks fine motor skills as throughout all of her education she was forbidden to use her left hand.  As such she did not perform a lot of fine art activities but at one time she did do two paint by number paintings.  These paintings are still in the living room of her home.

When I saw the fabric Sharon had on Friday it reminded me of those paintings!  So, I got not one but two bundles of this fabric!

This one will be made into a quilt and sent to Grammy because the colours are bright and she adores bright colours.


This bundle reminded me of Grammy's paintings ☺

This evening I took some time in my craft room and cut up the orange fabric so that I can start sewing it together tomorrow ☺

It really is cute fabric!

Thanks Sharon for once again finding a fabric that has meaning, and a story to someone's life ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter!

Good Late Evening Internet Friends!

I hope that each of you had a wonderful and blessed Easter Day.

My son, the dogs, and I slept late again.  

Had freshly toasted Babka for breakfast and searched the house for chocolate.  I am positive that I found it all - but at my age - who knows????

Then we went for brunch with my dear friend Sharon and her husband.  It was a wonderful brunch and for my son and I it was super special because it was the being part of a "bigger" family unit than just us ☺

I did a bit of knitting this afternoon while dinner was cooking, but then a random nap occurred. 

After dinner I decided to go down to my craft room.  Had not been there all weekend.

First off I decided it was time to perform the finishing touches on the yarn I dyed at Vogue Knitting Live Las Vegas:

The colours are now set and I gave it a quick rinse in Soak wash that I begged Sharon to stock at 4Paws Quilting.  It is now haning to dry over the laundry tub.  Hopefully I can get started on it later this week ☺

Next up I decided I should tidy up my quilting desk for some serious quilting tomorrow.   There was a lot of scrap fabric from the 2 sheep Knitting Project Bags I have made of recent so rather than putting it away I made:

A lined, zippered pouch!!!!! I happened to have a zipper and some mystery interfacing that made this a Top Drawer Project as my son would say ☺ I did not use a pattern, but think that later this week I might make another one from some scraps and show you how I did it!

It's "SEW" fun!!!

That's all folks.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Kathy