Friday, 28 July 2017

Christmas In July...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

The first week back to work is complete and for the next almost 2 weeks I get to go to work like a regular person every day until my next vacation.  🌴🏖

This evening on my way home from work I stopped by 4Paws Quilting & Knitting.  Sharon was unpacking a couple of the new fabric lines that she has brought in, one of which had a green colour way that just might match my next knitting project. 😀

After dinner and before taking horse puppy for a walk I made:

I decided it was okay to get this fabric because everyone seems to be having Christmas in July sales or themes right now so why not me?

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Thursday, 27 July 2017

Oh S"crap"!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Took a wee bit of time to sew in my craft room just for fun tonight!

Decided to try and make another Flock of Geese Block for the 52 Week Block Challenge from A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop:

I love making these blocks because not only are they traditional quilt blocks but they allow me to use up my fabric scrap stash!  😊

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Sock It Up!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Back to work today at least for a few days....I will be back on vacation again shortly....😏

Very late yesterday evening, or early this morning dependent on how you look at it I finished my first sock from the Super Amazing Awesome Fingering Yarn Club that 4Paws Quilting & Knitting carries from Ancient Arts Fibre:

The sock turned out quite lovely but I cannot seem to get a decent photo of it to show off the cables and the lattice work in the pattern.  Trust me though.....the socks fit amazingly well.  😊

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Monday, 24 July 2017

I'm in a Bit of a Jam...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Seriously, I got myself into a wee bit of a jam today!  Literally, I used up one and a half gallons of strawberries today to make:
Seven and a bit jars of Strawberry Jam!  🍓🍓🍓

I think we shall be having toast with fresh strawberry jam for breakfast tomorrow.

On top of that I actually have something crafty to show you today.

I LOVE strawberries.  I really do.  Last spring my neighbour Sharon of 4Paws Quilting & Knitting brought in this very lightly scented Strawberry Fabric.  

Of course I had to have some of it.  I love the fabric because it is not only has strawberries but that the very light scent to it reminds me of my Strawberry Shortcake toy from when I was a child.  

The scent on this just makes me "HAPPY" and seriously we ALL need a bit of that these days.

I used the Strawberry Fabric, to make a Dish Towel from Dish Towels that 4Paws Quilting & Knitting stocks and their pattern along with the Strawberry fabric.

Putting the jam jars on top made the kitchen smell just a little more summery for a while this afternoon.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 23 July 2017

What's For Breakfast???

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Guess what we had for breakfast today and yes it involved strawberries (lots of them):

Strawberry French Toast!!!🍓🍓🍓

The strawberries were really sweet and delicious.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Saturday Drive....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

The weather outside was beautiful today so my son and I decided to road trip out to Stevens Strawberries.

The drive, the weather and the strawberries were perfect:

In about 15 minutes and 6' we had these two pails full of delicious and beautiful strawberries.  🍓🍓🍓

A bit of knitting after dinner and then watched a movie with my son.  

An all round awesome day.

Hope this inspires you to make a road trip of memories...


Friday, 21 July 2017


Good Evening Internet Friends!

I am on some kind of a Canadiana theme this week!  

Earlier in the week I made a pillowcase, yesterday the table runner and today I decided to make a quick Knitting Pouch with the scraps from the pillowcase kit!  

Love how this turned out.  Now I have to find me some kind of a knitting project to go along with this Knitting Pouch!  😸

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Table Runner!!!

Good Late Evening Internet Friends!

This evening I worked on piecing a Table Runner that I just HAD to have because I LOVE the colours.  You likely know that I love these colours:


This is the Canadiana Table Runner Kit that I got at 4Paws Quilting & Knitting the other day.  

The finished size will be 16 x 55" and I love that I stretches across most of my table.  😺

Hope this insprires your own creativity...


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sew Bee It!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Today my friend and neighbour Sharon of 4Paws Quiltng & Knitting came over for lunch and a Sewing Day.  😀

I made macaroni and cheese for lunch but forgot to take a picture before it was dug into.  I also baked a rhubarb streusel pie.  It was delicious!!!😋

This afternoon in addition to making some really awesome plans for 4Paws Quilting & Knitting, one of which involves one of my very, very, very, most favourite crafting company that I made connections with with in Quebec.

While Sharon worked on a shop sample with the fabric below I made a pillow case to coordinate with the quilt she is making and sewed some more of the 320 squares that are to becomes half square triangles soon: 

The Pillowcase that I made this afternoon.  I love the Canadiana theme that is this fabric.  🍁

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 16 July 2017

Comfort Day

Good Evening Internet Friends.

Awoke today to an overcast and smoky sky.  There are forest fires burning in British Columbia at present.  I went out briefly this morning but my asthma did not like the air quality so I returned to my house/bubble with all it's air quality instruments etc.

This afternoon I did some knitting on my June box of Super Amazing Awesome Fingering Yarn Club that I get through 4Paws Quilting & Knitting (literally my neighbourhood quilt and yarn store). 😊😁

I started these socks while in Quebec on Summer Vacation and of course since getting home and going back to work have not done a lot of work on them.  Today I was able to get the heel flap and heel done.  😺

For dinner I made fresh Tomato Dill Soup and we had the Green Onion cakes along with.  Super awesome:

This was of course comfort food to add to the perfect comfort day.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Off to Market

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Today my son and I headed off to the St Albert Farmers' Market.  There was lots of wonderful products and after stopping by the library as well we picked up some vegetables and two bags of green onion cakes.  Yum.

We did not eat any of this bounty this evening as we went out for dinner with the neighbours for my son's 13th Birthday 🎂  

After dinner we ventured over to Rundle Park to check out the goats they have grazing the river valley this year.

Not a goat person, but I have to admit they are kind of cute, but they can stay in the park.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Friday, 14 July 2017

Where am I???

Good Very Late Evening Internet Friends!

First off I know that I am home and that I think I am over jet lag and holiday fun and exhaustion at the same time.  Back to work this week for four days and as of this evening I am back on vacation for another 12 days.  As of yet, I have no real plans for this vacation time.  Might go to Farmer's Market tomorrow 😊

Have done a bit of knitting this week in between important things like getting to and from work, kid to his events, and baking bread the other evening because my son does not like the taste of store bought bread:  🍞

This evening I sorted through some more of the scraps in my craft room and made:

Another Flock of Geese Block for the 52 Week Block Challenge.  Not sure what week I am supposed to be on, but this is MY current block and I feel accomplished that at least another one is made. 😲

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

What's the Buzz???

Good Evening Internet Friends!

We arrived back home very late Saturday or very early Sunday morning dependent on time zone that we still seem to be adjusting to and also due to a delay with departure of the plane from Ottawa.

Back to work now for two days and at home starting to get organized and some sense of normal restored.

This evening on my way home I stopped at 4Paws Quilting & Knitting to pick up a couple of necessary items.  Got the "necessary" items but also found the new kits that Sharon has put together for her 4Paws Knitting Pouches.  These pouches have a different colour base from the main part of the bag 😊.  

Of course I had to get one of these.  I decided on a colour way that would coordinate with my next knitting project that I hope to start soon with a pattern that I picked up while in Quebec:


Now off to check on the bread I decided to bake this evening as I was too tired to stop at the market on the way home this evening.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Happy Canada Day!

Good Evening Internet Friends from a very wet Ottawa and Canada 150.

Yesterday on the flight and between naps I finished my Canada 150 Special Dye exclusive colourway for 4Paws Quilting & Knitting.

These socks are a necessity in the rain today as it is not even a warm is a cold rain.

This afternoon we spent some time inside at the Canadian Museum of History.  Not only do I love the exhibits in there, but it was dry.   One of my favourite things to see there are the totem poles:

Now to try and dry out for the fireworks this evening!  Happy Canada Day everyone and 

Hope this inspires your own creativity...