Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Deadlines in summertime

Well it's the middle of the week and the end of July. I think summer is only just getting started as we are still waiting for those sunny and hot days of summer..... maybe in August.
Any way I do have a few things that I have been working on this week. Last minute sewing .... where did the time go???
I Have my EQ7 block made from the summer draw along that they have going on over on their home site.

I think I could have chosen some brighter fabric for the one flower but it will work for now. August will be the last month for the draw along. I am sure you can check back to get the info from the past 3 months. It has been posted on the 1st and then an extra lesson on the 15th of each month.

I have finished a scrappy quilt and just have to add the label,

here is a peek at my quilt for the HO HO HO blog hop, I 'll have more on it an the 5th of August..... my day to post.

I sure have found it hard to get into my sewing with work and all that summer can bring.... but I am sure going to give it a good try. I am using the blog hops for some inspiration, and motivation.
Well that's all for now, I'll be linking up with Monika, as well as posting my block with EQ7 on their blog.
Have a great long weekend( here in Canada)
in stitches

here are the links for the Ho Ho Ho Hop
July 31

August 1

August 2

August 5

August 6

August 7

August 8

August 9
A summer treat.... a surprise visit from my Uncle

Monday, July 29, 2013

Getting ready for the next blog hop

Sew we quilt

I have been working away on my project for this next hop. I hope you all stop in to see what the ladies have created this time around. I think it should be a fun hop and get us all inspired to make a few gifts for the holiday season. I know that it is months away right now but it will be here before we know it.
I'll post the full set of links later this week.
Have a great day
in stitches

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Home again

We are back from a great little holiday with my BIL and SIL.
Can you guess where we were.
Golden Gate Bridge
If you guessed San Francisco, you would be right.
We did some sight seeing as well as taking in a couple of the Giants games at the AT &T ball park.
At the ball park
our first Major League Game
We sure did a lot of walking there. We even walked to the ball park (4.5miles one way) and home again to the hotel.
Any of you who live neat the ocean are sew  lucky to have fresh seafood as part of your daily diet. We made sure that we had some a couple of times while we were there.

I hope to get back to some of my projects this week ..... it's been a while since I have done any sewing. I wonder if I will remember how.... wink ... wink   ;)
Have a great day.
In stitches

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Oh My Stars! EQ 7 Draw along

Sorry I am a little late I was away, but here is my post.
What a great block we where shown how to draw out in EQ7 in June.
This block was a little more challenging on the piecing end as I have not done a lot of paper piecing.

I did find that these tools helped in the making of my  block.
add 1/4" ruler, post card and my mini cutting mat

Here is my finished block

I sure like the blocks I saw on the EQ7 Draw a long
I will be getting this month's lesson off the blog later today to see what I can create next.
In stitches