Monday, 23 January 2017

Oh S"crap"...It's Monday!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Back to work and school today....what a bummer....I know, First World Problems.

While my son was at Boy Scouts this evening I took a walk through the neighborhood.  The trees and path looked so pretty covered in hoar frost:

It was a wonderful evening for a walk. ☺

Arriving home it was time for my son to get ready for bed (as should I) but I decided to make my Flock of Geese Block for this week so that I do not get too far behind this year:


I love this block.  Mostly because yet again I am opting to make these blocks from my scrap pile. I am hoping that I can make yet another quilt from just my scraps. ☺

Now I think I shall retire for the evening with my knitting and maybe get to sleep before midnight ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 22 January 2017

It's Over......

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Well, the weekend is over and it's time to go back to work and school.

Today was mishmosh of all sorts of nothingness.

Last night I accompanied my son to the Oil King's Boy Scout Camp Out.  My son decided that he did not really want to sleep over this weekend and so I accompanied him to the game.  It was a great gave because the Prince Albert Raiders were playing.  This is the team that was only 90 miles away from me growing up so it was nice to be present to see them play and of course win last night!!!!

Today as therefore a sleep in, eat late, do laundry, finish putting the Christmas decorations away (although this year I sorted through the decorations and got rid of some), and some general tidying.  

I spent a wee bit of time in my craft room and made Block 22 of my Scandi 3 Quilt:

Only three more to go and I can start assembling the quilt top!!!!

I also made Block 18 of my Star Block Challenge Quilt hosted by A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop last year:

And yes.....once again this is another block built completely out of scraps ☺  I love these quilts.

Now it's off to get lunch stuff organized for tomorrow.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Saturday, 21 January 2017

Temperature Afghan Blanket

Good Evening Internet Friends!

As you are likely aware I always have more projects - physically, mentally and creative on the go at once than I can ever hope to accomplish!  Well, since that has never stopped me in the past,  I have no intention of reigning in my creative attempts ☺

That includes my decision to participate in making a Temperature Afghan Blanket for the year 2017.  The concept is to knit colors/rows according to the current temperature.

I am so fortunate to live in Western Canada where I will experience temperatures from - 40 Celsius (so cold that it equals - 40 Fahrenheit) in winter all the way up to about 38 Celcius (100 Fahrenheit) and sometimes warmer in the summer months.

I have chosen a 12 colour scale to do my blanket in.

Here is what I have accomplished so far:
Since the start of January the evening temperatures have ranged from -26 C (-14 Fahrenheit) before the wind chill measurement is added on, all the way up to a balmy - 2 C (28 Fahrenheit).   

I know that I will need to get more of the grey colour as I know I will be using a lot of it for the next few months (its my - 18 C {less than 0 Fahrenheit}) colour and I am pretty certain I will be finishing the afghan in this color as well ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Friday, 20 January 2017

Made It!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I made it!  To the weekend and also to my crafting accomplishment of the evening (fell asleep watching the news while the chicken and potatoes were baking for dinner this evening ☺

I HAD to get some of this fabric as well when Sharon brought it in for the 4 Paws Quilting fabric line up:


Love this flannel!!!  It is so soft and cuddly.  

Feeling somewhat accomplished that I made all three pillow case kits I think I shall retire for the night with my knitting ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Thursday, 19 January 2017

"Sew" Close....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

"Sew" close to the weekend!  Only one more day of work and I will have made it through what for most people is a normal work week.  It has been a month since I last agreed to work a full week!

After dinner, homework, piano practice, laundry (and other such boring things) and getting my son off to bed....I decided to spend some time in my craft room.

First thing I did was make another Flock of Geese Block.  Week 3 of this and I am still on track.....fingers crossed:

Then I saw the wonderful Riley Blake flannel that I got from 4 Paws Quilting "sew" I decided that I would sew it tonight rather than let it sit in my craft room with all the other trapped projects:

TAH DAH!!!!!  Maybe I will have really colourful dreams sleeping on these pillow cases!  Who am I kidding????  These will be claimed by someone else ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Wednesday, 18 January 2017


Good Evening Internet Friends!!!

I have been "sew" busy these past days that I have forgot to blog.  Actually, it was just too late even for me to blog.

This evening though I took the time not only to play in my craft room but also to show you what I did.  Partly that is because this project was "sew" fun.

I LOVE school supplies and my very favourite school supply was always my box of crayons!  ☺  I, yes I, love the smell of a fresh box of crayons.

Well, this week my neighbour Sharon at 4 Paws Quilting brought in this amazing Riley Blake flannel:

I made a pillowcase out of it just so that I could say I accomplished something quick!  She also brought in Fat Quarter bundles that are all package up in crayon like boxes......(I think they are also calling my name).

Now it's off to bed as there are still two more days in this work week ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Dog Days of Sunday....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I am sure that I read or heard somewhere that today is supposed to be a day of rest.!!!  Okay, I have finished laughing now!  That hardly ever happens to me.

After breakfast this morning I decided to bake dog biscuits.  My son and I were in the pet store yesterday and as usual I am appalled at the price of bakery style dog biscuits. So.......I make my own:

The dogs seemed to like them ☺

After putting a chicken in the slow cooker, my son and I along with the dog went for a walk in the River Valley:

After 9.8 miles we were ready to come home ☺

Now I still have a few chores to do before heading off to bed as I work tomorrow and actually all of this week....what was I thinking????

Hope this inspires your own creativity...