Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 coming to an end

Welcome 2012.
 I hope you don't go as fast as this year has.
Wishing you all the best in the coming year.
It's been a good year with a lot of learning , sharing and making many blogging friends.
I hope to continue to do the same in the coming year.
In stitches

Friday, December 30, 2011

Lost Christmas

has arrived
The novel that BJ had as a give away arrived today.
 It took a while due to all the holiday mail, well worth the wait.
 I think I am in for a good read with a good story. The novel is by Richard Paul Evans, he also wrote  The Christmas Box ,as well as The Walk.
Thanks again BJ.
 In stitches

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The week after Christmas

Let it Snow Red work gift
'It's been a busy week with a little sewing on boxing day and a sausage making day on the 27th and then back at work on the 28th. We have had a lot of turkey with the trimmings left over to work on .... it will take a few days and a care package I think to clean them up, just might have to freeze a bit too.

I received my very first piece of red work from Sheila at
She sure does some very fine stitching.Something I will treasure for sure.

Boxing day project
It sure was nice to have our kids home for the holidays. As most folks find , it sure get quite after they head for their own homes.

Soon we all will be getting back into routine and projects that have been on hold. I have a few to finish up and a few more to get started.I am going to try to get some of the fabric used that I have in my stash before getting more as well as down sizing my magazine collection( must be over 100 for sure )

There are a few things I would like to work on in 2012.
One would be learning and using my EQ7 , as well as working up some of the blocks from the farmer's wife book.

knitting wrist warmers

I also would like to challenge myself to keep up with a bit of knitting and if I can get all the sock yarn worked up maybe knit a sweater for myself.
But I do love the feel of hand knit socks sew maybe the sweater might be for someone smaller. It's early and one can always change their mind.

Well tonight I feel a little tuckered out sew no sewing for me( to many mistakes happen) maybe a cup of tea and a cuddle with a quilt

Until next time
take care
In stitches and hugs of course

Saturday, December 24, 2011


I want to wish you all the merriest of Christmases 
Enjoy your family and friends this holiday  season
In stitches

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

W I P Wednesday

The last Wednesday before Christmas, I think  there are many machines just a humming with a flurry of projects getting completed. I thought i was about done but there are a few things I would like to do before Christmas. I did get my Christmas curtains done for the living room and a little hanging for the stand.
mini santa hanging
new Christmas curtains

I now know that the baby is coming today that I have stockings just waiting for a name sew that I can finish them.
I found out that hubby's sister will be coming out Christmas eve sew I think I would like to put a stocking together for her. She has to have something for Christmas morning, it just would not be right not to do it.
an extra stocking
ready to be used

socks finished

Sew today I will be getting a few more stocking stuffer s and making one last stocking and who know maybe knitting another pair of wrist warmers.

I am linking to THE NEEDLE AND THREAD NETWORK stop over to see what the other Canadian Gals have been up to this week. See the link on the right side bar.

In stitches
And Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tis a week befor Christmas

 And all through the house
 I've been dusting a cleaning and have found the cats' mouse.( the cat nip type)
Not much time for sewing and quilting and such ....
but I will try to find a little, for I like it too much.
The baking is done and tucked away safe, groceries bought and all is on ice
getting all ready for the celebrations is really kind of  nice
time to spend with family and friends with a glass of  nog
while hubby tends the fire with another log.
Now that we have deck the halls 
we want to wish A Merry Christmas to you one and all

Sending out Christmas Greetings to all out there in blog land
may your season be bright , full of love & laughter and good will

I thought I would drop a line  just in case I do not get back here this week
In stitches

Thursday, December 15, 2011

just a little slow right now

not much happening at the moment
I hope to get back on track next week with a couple little projects and maybe get a visit in with a friend in the local nursing home. I've been a little under the weather but feeling better now. : }
Good thing since I will be getting a house full next weekend . And company this weekend .
The house is almost deck out for the holidays and treats are baked packages are wrapped and under the tree, sew it is looking okay to be running a little slow. Just a few groceries to buy.
Now it's time to toddle off to bed sweet dreams to all the night owls
take care
in stitches

Monday, December 12, 2011

I am a Winner ........... and I am looking forward to

Lost Christmas   a novel by  Richard Paul Evans
which I had the opportunity to win from Billie Joe's site 
Thank you Billie Joe I am sure I will enjoy the novel as there were sew many comments on your site regarding the book and author. 
Thank you once again. Be sure to check out BJ's blog to see what she has been up to.
In stitches

p.s. Thank you to Marjorie , who had shared with us BJ's blog to give us the chance to win and read a very good post.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Aussie made

A new little treasure
 a lovely piece of fabric brought to me all the way from Australia.
A fabric that had a bit of a journey.
When we visited my family in Australia my cousins did not know of a fabric or quilt shop sew I was not able to shop for any thing to add to my stash back home. Sew when my good friend Carol went down under she had talked to her good friend Nic whom had a few connections.If I have it right, Nic knew a lady who had a shop that closed and her daughter was able to fiend some fabric that was designed by an Aussie and made there as well. When Nic gave the fabric to Carol she asked her to tell me that I am to make something for myself with it.
Sew Thank you Nic and Carol and any of the others that helped to find this piece of fabric. I am not sure at this time what I will make, but I will make something for myself as requested and I will post it when I have it made.

Short bread cookies are cooling ..... almost done the baking : )
In stitches and hugs

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

W.I.P. Wednesdays

Prayer partners Christmas wall hanging....... she received it Monday evening
stocking fro Grandma Schultz
Well this Wednesday brings a couple finishes and some baking
I think I have most of my sewing and quilting done ...... maybe one or two more projects.....
I did get a start on some baking here are the jam jams
Just the start

 and I hope to get the butter tarts made as well I will be using phyllo dough for them this year . It makes a very tender and crisp tart.... hubby says they are a bit messy but yummy.
well I am heading back to the baking
make sure you check the link on my side bar for The Needle And Thread Network to see what the others have been up to
In stitches and flour