Thursday, 22 February 2018

Kathy's Day Off...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Today was my day off during the work week.

I had BIG plans for the day, but it turned out to be just a really nice day.  I will have to do the BIG things on the weekend.

After dropping my son off for school I stopped by a friend's house for tea and scones.  YUM.

Home then to wait for the alarm company in the 4 hour window they had given me.  It was not a hurry up and wait as the tech was here 20 minutes into the time window.  I really do love my house alarm company.  They have really good customer service.

Afterwards I had a nap because the dog and the cat were both napping in the sunbeam and I did not want to disturb their siesta.  🐈🐕

Once I had my nap I decided to go pick up my 2 new skiens of self striping Biscotte Yarn in colours that were specially dyed for River City Yarns.  On the way home I decided to make a minor detour and stop by the new location of Earthly Goods.  Had a lovely chat with the owner and picked up (of course) a couple of fabrics I HAD to have:

Here are my treasures for today.  The fabric has music notes in it!!!!  The yarn has fuchsia in it!!!!

I think I shall make another of the Professional Tote bags with these fabrics. 

Now I should go work on some of my current projects, but these are "sew" pretty to admire.  Thankfully the weekend is coming...

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Thirty Five Minutes....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Home from work.  Left overs for dinner.  Out the door and onto the freeway to get to extracurricular activities.  Stop for weekly grocery trip at Costco.  Line up for fuel at Costco as they are a Top Tier Fuel and significantly cheaper than the other Top Tier stations.  Back on the freeway.  Home.  Unpack groceries.  Take out the trash and recycling.  Walk the dog.  Clean up after dog.  Kiddo gets ready for bed.  Unpack lunches and start to prep for lunches tomorrow morning.  Fold last load of laundry from yesterday.

All done and all is quiet....... so I took 35 minutes to myself and made another block for my Flowers for My Wedding Ring Quilt:
Points all match, seams are straight and my time on making each of these is improving.  "Sew" happy.  Now off to bed for a few hours of sleep.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Monday, 19 February 2018

It's Over.....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Well, the long weekend is over and it's back to work and school tomorrow.

Laundry and house cleaning kept me busy today.  On another of my rampages to clean out clutter that is not necessary.

This evening after the millionth load of laundry was finished I did take some time in my craft room and made another 3 blocks for my Flowers for My Wedding Ring Quilt.  I now have 19 of the 49 blocks made:

I am starting to get my groove with these.  It used to take me almost an hour to make one block.  These three were made in just a few minutes over an hour 😸.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 18 February 2018

Moving Along....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

So far this weekend kiddo and I have accomplished not a lot of anything other than some marthon tele watching.

I did spend part of yesterday and some of today in my craft room and as of this evening I can proudly say that I have 16/49 blocks made for my Flowers for My Wedding Ring quilt.

I am especially proud of myself for this quilt because it is a quilt I have always wanted to make.  The second reason I am super proud of myself is for how well my points match up.  I am not usually a fan of batik fabrics and this is my first time using them.  I was once told by another quilter that the points on her quilt did not match because batiks stretch and are hard to work with.  Welllllllllll...........

This is making me super happy 😼.

Here are the completed eight blocks from this weekend:

Points all matching!!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Thursday, 15 February 2018

Week 37!

Good Late Evening Internet Friends!

DO NOT re-set your clocks or calendars!  

Now that I have my 2015 Churn Dash Block Challenge hosted by A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop I am motivated to get my 2016, and 2017 versions of these quilts done.

Meet Block 37 of the Star Block Challenge from 2016:


I am choosing to focus on one task at a time now to try and get caught up on these projects "sew" wish me luck.......the long weekend will be here and gone before we know it.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine's Day.  

Late last evening I decided that I could not possibly make the number of chocolate hearts that my son wanted for his classes for Valentine's Day.  Not one to admit defeat though I opted for something that if I just got up a little early (okay an hour) this morning I could still pull off; marshmallows.

TAH DAH!!!! Two pans of marshmallows were cut up, sprinkles added and dusted for off to school.  As usual they were a hit.  The recipe is from Butter Baked Goods and is my all time favourite marshmallow recipe.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Fourteen Years...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Today is 14 years since I was pulled by the jaws of life from my F150; unconscious and 13 weeks pregnant.

My son and I are both fine and doing well.  

Two years ago I found this panel and coordinating fabric at 4Paws Quilting in Edmonton.  Along with some Kona Solids from Sew Sisters I made the panel into a quilt:

Unfortunately the finished quilt top was "losted" (yes a made up word but fits the situation) to me.  Recently I was able to get it back and a fabulous long arm quilter (she has done quilts for me years ago) who is part of my local quilt guild long armed it for me and had it completed for me yesterday in honour of today.

I LOVE how it turned out:

I am "sew" intrigued with how the checkered area points all match and the stitching corresponds to it.  😻😻😻

Hope this inspires your own creativity...