Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter and to welcome Spring

I just hope it is just around the corner as we are all ready
to say good bye to winter and all the snow.
Enjoy your time with family and friends
in stitches

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Snow Day

Well this was a first.....  I got to have a snow day.
 With the storm system that has and is still going through our area there was nothing for me to do at work today sew it became a snow day for me. But I will be back at work in the morning, I am sure it will be a busy day.
But back to my snow day ..... as I was waiting to find out what I was going to do I worked on a couple more scrap blocks to add to the stack I had started on a while back. I got to my 30 block goal and put them together and even put the first border on. Next I want to do a scrappy border and then another darker border. Here's a pic ...... you know I can never throw out  a good scrap.
not the fanciest
 but I find that they get used the most

and when I do they become these ...... pet beds. I have been giving the beds to a friend that has a kennel sew I know that they get put to good use.
pet beds

I have also started to work on another pattern that I hope to have ready for the next blog hop that I will be participating in. I'll keep you guessing on that one for now.
The grad gown is looking good , ready for a fitting and then the accents and it will be all done. Here is a peek of the back with the train bustled.

Well that's all for now I hope you all enjoyed your day to whether it was a snow day or not.
take care
in stitches

Friday, March 15, 2013

shades of gray

I found a shade of gray that I painted our sons old room with. It is a deeper shade than what we had in there before ... but we sure like how it looks. I reminds me of the Modern Quilts out there. They seam to use a lot of gray and I just might have to make one for this room.
a window shot
to put the room back together
I have also gotten my Pom Poms made for the hop for next month now to work out the project I have in mind for them..... keep watching
They are tiny but I hope they have the big impact that I am hoping for.
Off to stitch take care out there
in stitches

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A different twist

The other day I was hemming a few pairs of Blue Jeans and in order to have the right weight and a blended color I tryed using two different shades of gold and threaded them through at the same time and through just one needle.......

I was very happy with the results and how it behaved in the machine as well.

I am sure I will try this again in other sewing where I would like the thread to be a little heavier.... post cards and quilt details are just a couple that I can think of right now.

I have almost finished quilting the second of my McCall's QDS quilts labels and hanging sleeves to follow as well. I just missed a opportunity to have them hanging in Saskatoon .... maybe another time.

I am about half done a grad gown that I have been working on over the last while.... with any luck I should have it done by the week's end.

Have a great day out there and try out using double thread ...... you just may like the look and have a few  uses for it as well.
in stitches

Thursday, March 7, 2013

time for some R n' R

Took a few days off work,,,, I wonder what I can get done while I am at home.
Sew far I have
finished quilting one of my McCall's QDS quilts and it is ready for a label 
the next one is half done
I have two smaller quilts ready for binding
a session of aqua size and  massage this morning....... long over due
gone for a few walks in the snow
and mailed my give away from last weeks blog hop, away
even cleaned the bath room ...... it's a start
and I am ready to throw that machine of mine against the wall ( brick that is) I think it has cost a fortune just in gas back and forth to the city. Sew glad I have a back up to work with.

I hope to get back at blogging a little more often . even if I just say Hi ,  and how are you doing??

 I know that I should get  to sorting my scraps and yardage. I know that it is amazing how many quilt you can make out of the left over fabrics from quilting. I may dive in later today.
That's about it.....
How about you ??? What have you all been up to.
in stitches

Saturday, March 2, 2013

All about Me Give Away Winner

Well I have my winner and I am just waiting for her to get back to me sew that I can send off her gift.
My random number generator is and Ice cream pail with the numbers in it and I just line them up to the comments / names when I pull the number out. 
Who says being the first one to comment is not lucky ....
                                                    as I pulled out #1
and if you check my comments that was Barbara.....
congrats and I will be looking forward to hearing from you.

I do thank each every one that left a comment on my blog for this hop. I am sorry to say that I did not get back to each of you : (
I just ran out of time ..... I  will be trying to answer back shortly.
I will do better in my next hop .  I did sew enjoy reading each and every comment and seeing the other sites as well. Everyone had done such a great job with there little mini me's.
Thanks again
in stitches