Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Stitches Conference 2016

I can hardly wait The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference is about to start. Some classes start in the morning and run for  10 days. I will be taking a ruler work class this weekend and the a couple of classes with Pat Pauly from New York. The teachers come form all over , across Canada , Untied States and sometimes even over seas. We are sew very lucky to have all of this right at our finger tips.

As I get myself ready I have been getting a couple of things done too. I have the runners from my class quilted. I came across a couple of blocks left over from a baby quilt and the fabric and now I have a baby quilt ready to quilt. I have another Hawaiian block ready to stitch, and I have gotten started on the wool wall hanging. I am trying to get caught up with the Splendid Sampler and the BOM on Craftsy.  It's kind of funny how just planning on going gets you inspired to get things done.
I am looking forward to getting recharged at the conference and seeing all the other ladies doing the same. That all for now I will try to post a little over the week while I take in the different classes.

Stay in stitches I know I will be ........

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Bargello class is a wrap

The last 2 Tuesdays I was teaching a class at our local community college. We did up a runner using the Bargello technique. The pattern was based on the Row by Row pattern  that the 4 40 Quilt Shop, in Saskatoon, had last year. Jackie the shop owner was very kind  and let us use her pattern as a starting point for our runner.
Here is the class pic I took of my lovely ladies and their runners.

Sew many color choices and sew many great runners. I am very proud of you all and what you accomplished in 2 nights. For some this was their first quilt project!
I also made a couple more Bargello runners for samples that now need to get quilted.

Yesterday we has a light rain throughout the day and now it is a light snow the is starting to gather on the roof tops and a little on the grass....... oh well it is moisture and the snow will be short lived I am sure.
Sew if this is your weather today as well stay cozy and stay ........... in stitches

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

spring rain :0)

Well we are getting a little spring rain this morning ...... much needed as it has been sew dry sew far this spring. You can see the grass greening up and the trees in leaf and some in flower.... sew pretty.

Sorry that I have been in the missing mode for a while , I have been under the weather and still in a fog. I have been getting some sewing done but not near what I am used to doing.

The Splendid Sampler is keeping me busy I think I have 5 to catch up on but here is the last one I did ( not in order ) it was for Derby Day

I also received a wonderful little kit from Sheila ( from Sheila's Quilt World ) for my birthday to get me started with working with wool. Last night I got it all cut out and ready to stitch. I saw somewhere that you could staple baste your wool sew that is what I did ....... looking forward to stitching this cute little bell pull.
thanks Sheila

That's all for now I will try to keep in touch with you all even if my head is still in a fog with this bug.
I almost forgot   I am linking up with Monica and the gals at Needle and Thread Network , stop on by and see what everyone has been up to..... see you there ;0)
in stitches and hugs

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Splendid Sampler

Well we are on block 9 as of today. I have just finished block 8 and will tackle # 9 on Monday.
Here are the last few that I have finished. Cute little blocks that should make up a nice quilt with many different techniques.

Here is a little grouping of the blocks sew far. I do have doubles of some but I only put one of each in the picture.
Other than working on these little guys I have done some quilting for a friend. This is a lovely quilt with some great maple leaves on it. I chose to quilt the red leaves and centers with read thread as I did not want to take away from the showiness of  the quilt. I used a ruler technique to quilt stars in the red centers.

the back side of the quilt show off the leaves
 done in red on the cream
Sew there's what I have been up to this past week. I am sew happy to be able to get back to my stitching.
Have a great week and stay 
in stitches

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

WIP's and a few finishes

I see that there has been a lot of stitching going on when I checked out The Needle and Thread Network....... great job ladies.
I have a few things to show as well. My Splendid Sampler blocks to date ( sorry lots of photos this week)

I played with a second block and
did yo yo flowers

a couple of runners/toppers finished
E quilt class from a couple a
 summers ago
not your grandmothers log cabin

Trying my hand at ruler work quilting
as well as a pair of socks..... cozy toes here
knit along on Craftsy with Lucy
and a pair of booties

and now that it is delivered my Under the Sea minion baby quilt
Well you can tell I have not posted in a week or sew and I have gotten a few stitches in here and there ..... thanks for stopping by .I will be linking up with  stop over and see what the ladies have been up to this week.
in stitches

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Splendid Sampler and some auction finds

This looks like a fun project that will last a year with 2 blocks a week until we hit 100 blocks.
Pat Sloan and friends ( I think about 80 designers have helped out to make is happen )
Pop by her site to get started. There will be bonus projects as well.
We started off with this cute little pressing/design tote. There is even a pocket for your 6 - 61/2 " ruler.

I think I will do a little more quilting on the little guy

Here is the first block ( I did post it yesterday but here it is again )

I plan on using up a lot of my bits and pieces as some of them are quite large. And this year that has been my plan to use up some of my own goodies before shopping. I know I will still get some shopping in but I will try to stick with my plan.

This past weekend we went to an auction and I found a couple of goodies
a set of sock dryers and some great wool.....

 Prairie Wool from Custom Woolen Mills ltd in Alberta 8 balls in all, should be enough for a sweater or poncho.

well that's it in a stitch for today
in stitches

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A few more stitches

Well the last couple of weeks we have been battling colds here..... now just a lingering cough, that's driving a little crazy. My elbow is healing nicely. I am still being careful what I do with it
I did get a pair of socks finished and started another that is a knit along on Craftsy, with Lucy Neatby. It's a fun pattern that knits up rather nice. I am behind as this month there is a toe up sock with cables. I am looking forward to giving that one a try too.
the sock on the right is the one from Lucy's class
it fits perfect and feels nice and cozy on

I have also been sewing along with the 2016 BOM with Lynette on craftsy.
round 2 on and star blocks for March and May complete
And another sew along just started this weekend. Pat Sloan is hosting  the Splendid sampler, which will have blocks released twice a week. There will be 100 - 6 inch blocks over the year.
February 14th block #1 
Another fun project has been a baby quilt. I did use a fish from a magazine as well as a few cut from fabric, other than that I have designed this one. It has taken longer than I had planned with limited use of my one arm.
just a peak until it is delivered 
I did get a little mail last week.... from the December quilt /pillow challenge. Some lovely lotions to try out. Thank you to Darlene aka SewCalGal for hosting the FMQ Challenge last year.( She has another on the go for this year check it out )
udderly smooth

Sew that's what I have been up to the last little while...... what have you been doing?

In stitches
 PS I am linking up with The Needle and Thread Network , it is always great to see what the other ladies have been up to.