My October DrEAMI

This month was a fun month with lots of pattern testing and a blog Hop to participate in. One of the projects I was making for the From The Heart Blog Hop is a stack of scrappy, snappy bags that are being donated to our local Food Bank for their Christmas Hampers. In normal yearsContinue reading “My October DrEAMI”

May 24 -30 To Do List

Let’s start with last week’s list: 1. Draft pattern for the bean bag chairs. Pull fabric and get it cut. Fabric Pulled and Cut. 2. Finish quilting Trinkets. My quilting machine has died, so this will be put on hold until it goes to the doctor to see if it can be fixed. Funny noises andContinue reading “May 24 -30 To Do List”

FALQ2 Finishes

2020 FAL Q2 Finishes So onward and upward to my Q2 List: Assemble the top with the pieced blocks from the Vortex pattern by Wilmington Prints. Finished Finish quilting and get the binding on Robbie Robotix.  Finished Try and get two more quilts done from my To Be Quilted Pile. Spring Into Summer is quiltedContinue reading “FALQ2 Finishes”

I Love Thursday #3

Just wanted to say thank you to Roseanne and Sue at Home Sewn By Us and LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for hosting the Linky party that encourages us all to think of things we love or like. In these crazy times some introspection can be a welcome reset. 1. I love having timeContinue reading “I Love Thursday #3”

November Fun Finish

At our Guild meeting at the beginning of November a request was put forward to our members to make and donate some items to the local food bank. At their Christmas party in December some volunteers take the kids in to the back room where they are encouraged to pick presents to gift their parents.Continue reading “November Fun Finish”

Stitch It and Gift It; My Turn

At last it’s my turn to share, but first, have you had a chance to visit the other bloggers on this Hop? I have been visiting and am so impressed with the creativity these bloggers share with all of us! I’d like to thank Carla of Creatin’ in the Sticks for organizing this hop. WhatContinue reading “Stitch It and Gift It; My Turn”

Stitch It and Gift It

I saw this sweet post about another fun, idea filled blog hop on Creatin’ in the Sticks blog. Carla does have some fun ones and the creative team on the hop are amazing. This hop runs from Nov. 11-15th. I’ve seen the lineup. You won’t want to miss any of the stops on this Hop!Continue reading “Stitch It and Gift It”

Sweet Saturday Fun

Time for an update as to my week. Monday was our federal election here in Canada and I was scheduled to work as a Central Poll Supervisor. I have been working at both federal and provincial elections for over 30 years. My Dad was in the Canadian Armed Forces and always stressed that we hadContinue reading “Sweet Saturday Fun”

Q4 Finish Along

Time to start a new list for the final quarter of 2019. This quarter will be a tough one. Next week I get to start taking my sling off to do some gentle exercise on my shoulder. Being able to resist the urge to do “just a bit more” will be difficult. I’m not sayingContinue reading “Q4 Finish Along”

Once Upon a Story Show and Tell

This was Marian from Seams to be Sew’s 5 year of doing a fall RowAlong. The theme this year was Nursery Rhymes and Fables. The designers that stepped up to participate really raised the bar with such creativity being shown in their blocks. It was my first time taking part in a Hop and IContinue reading “Once Upon a Story Show and Tell”

The Year of Great Blog Hops

I don’t think I can remember a year where I have followed as many blog Hops as this one. Today I discovered a new hop. Carole from My Carolina Home is doing her annual Autumn Jubilee Hop. She has with some help from her friends created a blog hop with an Autumn theme. We’ll haveContinue reading “The Year of Great Blog Hops”

The Saga Continues

Just a quick update post surgery. According to my surgeon all went well. The severed ligament was reattached and anchored firmly. The tears in the other ligaments were repaired and my rotator cuff is as smooth as a really fine piece of fabric. My surgeon’s wife is a quilter so he knew what to sayContinue reading “The Saga Continues”

Playing Catch Up!

The past week and a half has had me busy running back and forth to town, having my teaching day at the Guild (very excited! I have a newbie Quilter attending! Another addict has been created.), dropping everything to go to a friends’ assistance when she had a quilting emergency, and getting the news thatContinue reading “Playing Catch Up!”

Happy Monday

What a whirlwind few days we’ve had! I haven’t had a chance to make the three additional blocks I need for Levi, my on his way now, third great grandchild. They are at the hospital now and the waiting has begun! And yes, it was slipped that baby is a boy and his first nameContinue reading “Happy Monday”

January One Monthly Goal

So this is the year I am going to work on setting and keeping goals. For January I am setting 3 goals: 1. Work on getting caught up on the Good Fortune Mystery QAL by Bonnie Hunter. I got behind with taking almost 2 weeks off to go on vacation with DH. Just putting the last border on it! 2. FinishContinue reading “January One Monthly Goal”

Best of 2018

I was looking for photos for my favourite finishes of the year and discovered that I am so bad at remembering to take pictures.  I’m sure that by the time I finish and need to get things in the mail, I am in too much of a hurry.  At least that’s my excuse and I’mContinue reading “Best of 2018”

2019 Planning List – 12 or More Things To Do or Learn

My list for 2019 includes 12 or more things I haven’t yet done but want to so here goes; Make some project pouches to keep myself organized. 1 Bag for handsewing and 4 pouches done! 2.  Start hand pieced Kaleidoscope Quilt. Pattern is done; cutting templates and fabric next. 3.  Replicate a sweet antique quilt that a friend found in Value Village. 4.  Do the Good Fortune Mystery QuiltContinue reading “2019 Planning List – 12 or More Things To Do or Learn”

Another Gift Done

Had another great day today. Managed to finish one more Christmas present and get bindings done on two mini quilts in between drafting legal documents for the real estate deal. I will post the photos of the minis when Janeen publishes her patterns. We got a call this morning that DH was accepted in toContinue reading “Another Gift Done”

Funny how things change!

Yesterday was DH’s regular weekly doctor’s appointment in Nelson, BC.  Stopped to get the groceries on my list and new SIM cards for our phones.  Then I had to haul butt to the Golf course.  We met Pat and signed a rental agreement.  So it is now decided.  After living in a 3700 square footContinue reading “Funny how things change!”

Another Sewing Adventure

Some days I wonder how I get talked in to things!  I just got home from our local Elementary School where I had a meeting with some teachers, advisors and a good friend who is a grandmother to one of the students.  Turns out I am elected/volunteering to spearhead a group of students making costumesContinue reading “Another Sewing Adventure”