Tuesday, 3 July 2018

"Sew" It Goes....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Today was my first day home after a bit of a vacation.  A whole lot of cleaning, sorting, and discarding was done today and that included my craft room.

I did actually get a project done though this evening after dinner:

TAH DAH!!!

I have had the idea to make this now for quite a while.

Fabric was purchased at Quincy's Quilting but I ran out of time to get this done before Canada Day.

This is one of my very own creations.  I used my Go Canada! Cricut cartridge for the maple leaf.  Researched the proportions of the flag and calculated that against the size of the Costco Hypoallergenic Pillow that I inserted into this case.  

The back is a simple fold over so that I can separate the pillow and the pillow case on laundry day.  ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Monday, 2 July 2018

"Sew" Busy...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

It is the start of summer vacation!

Right after work on Friday kiddo and I loaded up the Highlander, and headed out for my friend and colleagues wedding.

Sunday we headed out to Banff stopping in Canmore at the Sugar Pine Company.

I wanted to pick up the 2018 Row by Row, but of course I left there with a LOT more....

One of the items that I got was the Shania Sunga Homecoming Bench Pillow Kit, and it was on sale for Canada Day:

TAH DAH!!!!  I will have to pick up a bit more of the stuffing filling tomorrow, but this is my progress from the weekend.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy 

Friday, 29 June 2018

Almost...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

It is almost Canada Day and I cannot help but remember the excitement of this time last year with us preparing to celebrate Canada Day 150 in Ottawa.

This year will be a little more low key.  However, while making sure I used my Bulk Barn coupon this evening I found these fun red and white maple leaf sprinkles.  

So......arriving home I made cookies while I did laundry:

Delicious!!!!

Happy Canada Day/Bonne Fete du Canada 🍁🍁

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy 


Thursday, 28 June 2018

Smell the Roses.....Achooo....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Busy day as usual, but another awesome day.

My mantra for this year is to take care of myself.  Yes, I will still cook dinner, and do laundry but I will do everything in a way that makes me happy and gives me satisfaction.

Took a quick walk this morning and one of the things I saw was:

I was perfectly beautiful.  Yes, I smelled it and sneezed and then rubbed my eyes all the way home. It was just so pretty!

This evening I finished the binding on my Plenty of Fish quilt.  This was a mystery quilt top I completed a few years ago.  I made two of these quilt tops entirely from my scrap stash.  

Last year a friend of mine got engaged to a man she met on an online dating website.  I decided that this quilt would be perfect for their wedding.  The entire quilt top is made with scraps from other quilts I have made - "sew" just like their lives they each come with stories.  The only previously not cut into fabric for this quilt is the backing and the binding.  This is to symbolize their fresh start together with all of their stories:

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy 

Monday, 25 June 2018

Socks for Grandma...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Finally all better and back to living in fast forward again.  Even pulled another over time shift this weekend 😼

I am really trying to make a conscious effort to do something creative for at least a few minutes every evening.  Something that makes me happy.

I love knitting socks.  From a young age I have loved wool and creating with it.  My family all love and are deserving of my hand knit socks and the most current pair will be headed soon to a well deserving family member:

My Grandma.  

I know that she will love the delicate lace flower pattern to these as well as the gentle pastel colours that appear throughout the knit.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Saturday, 23 June 2018

"Sew" Busy...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I have been "sew" busy over the past few days/weeks that I have not had time to post.

Yesterday I took myself on a bit of a road trip and one of the things I picked up was some fabric for a project I have been thinking about making for at least a couple of years now...

This is part of the project and hopefully I will have "sew" much more to show you tomorrow.

I decided to use this fabric after seeing it at Quincy's Quilting yesterday when I stopped by to pick up their version of the Row by Row 2018.  

Fingers crossed my vision works out...🤞

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Let's Purge...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Got up to a nice rainy day with great plans to purge as much of my house as possible.

But.....first I stopped in my craft room.  I have some really cool in there.  "Sew" I got distracted and cut the rest of my 2.5" squares and finished this table topper:

While I was there I found a banana bread recipe that I thought I should try...so I did:

So then it was snack time....

A friend of my posted last night about rhubarb rolls and since I have not had those in years I decided to use up the last of my fresh rhubarb and make these:

Snack time AGAIN!!!  No wonder I don't lose weight or get anything done....

However, by this evening I had managed to clean and purge the bathroom downstairs; half a garbage bag, full blue bag and a partial box to be donated.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...

Kathy