Sunday, December 4, 2016

mega splendid sampler block catch up

block 79 spool of inspirational threads 

block 80 heart strings
block 81 with love from
block 82 under the apple tree .....still coming!

block 83 Minnesota Maze

block 84 the early bird

bonus block acorn by Pat Sloan

bonus block
birthday cake (Pat Sloan's birthday was the 24th Nov...
mine was the 25th , so very appropriate!)

bonus block
Christmas Lights

well only one to catch up's an EPP one which I'm not real keen on,
but it will get done this week sometime!

Monday, November 21, 2016

santa sack swap part 1

feeling spoilt already!
this parcel of goodies arrived today from Illene for the
this is my first year, and I'm in love already!
look at the size of that stocking!
gorgeous, will need to wait until December 1st before I hang it up.
thank you again Illene and Cheryll

Block 80

block 80 heart string star
very cute little block, quick to do and used up a few more scraps!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sunday Sewing

block 75 Stitch Crazy by Kathy Schmitz
block 76
Little Things by Jacquelynne Steves

block 77 Prism
by Sara Lawson

block 78 Jersey
by Carrie Nelson

and November bonus block
A Taste of Giving by Joan Ford
I don't have "food"  fabrics in my stash,
however found this one in a charm pack,
and of course had to use my button fabric for my button jar!
that's it for this weekend...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Splendid Sampler update

 block 72 full circle star
 block 73 + Love
 block 74 button basket
block 76 little things
still working on block 75 an embroidery one...
the end is coming into sight...what a journey so far!

Monday, October 24, 2016

the weekends offerings

block 66 Happy Thoughts
by Vanessa Goertzen-Lellaboutique
unfortunately there weren't too many happy thoughts as I was doing this one,
loads of household teenagers moving out unexpectly!

block 68 Wild Rose by Pat Sloan
very pretty block, so many choices for finishing

block 69 full circle by Holly De Groot
learned a lot from this block,,
circles weren't something I had tackled before, so YouTube was my friend!

block 71 First Stitch by Kerry Green
like so many other Splendrettes cross stitch was one of my first crafts,
this one bought back lovely memories of beautiful cross stitch pictures

and my bonus for October
Pumpkin by Pat Sloan,
now anyone who knows me, knows I love pumpkins!
okay 2 more blocks are calling my name to finish...and then the books are calling me!

Monday, October 17, 2016

playing catchups

 block 67 bobbin chase by Scott Hansen
love it!
block 70 Bows by Jane Davidson
very cute little 3 1/2" blocks...
went together really quickly and turned out well
still got 3 I think to catch up on

don't know how I'm going to keep up in the next few weeks,
I've put my name down for a few swaps,
yes 5!
good grief, usually I do 2 at this time of year,
got a little carried away, so it will be head down, bum up to great these all done on time!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

windy weekend

wild and windy weekend...
wind gusts of over 120km ph
lots of cleanup in the weeks to come

 each tree ripped out, root balls are huge!
YD standing next to one for size
huge job as many are tangled up like this
well at least no one was hurt or injured,
the house didn't get hit.
thinking of others that are a lot worse off!
our neighbour had a huge tree hit the back of his house,
another friend also lost the back of their house with a huge tree
symphony of chainsaws around here!
and the guys and girls that got the power back on, thank you!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Block 29 economy

love the centre square.
had this in the stash for  years, now was the right block to use it!

blocks from the weekend and yesterday

block 65
Stripe and flowers

block 30
end of day
#farmers wife
there was another block, just can't find the photo!