Sunday, 21 January 2018

Sunday "Fun"Day

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Back to work tomorrow and after being off for a week with Flu I am excited to be going back.  😊

Today was a sleep late and no real plans kind of day.

This afternoon kiddo and I headed out into a different part of the River Valley than usual.  We are fortunate to live just a couple of blocks north of the River Valley so there is always easy access.

The temperature was perfect and we even got to watch one of the grain trains go over the truss bridge.

This evening I finished my second block to catch up on the Sharon's Scrap Sack Star Block as I was toooooooo ill last weekend to complete one:

Block 19

Block 20.

I LOVE making these blocks.  I love the challenge of getting the points "just right" and I love the using up of my stash to make these blocks.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Saturday, 20 January 2018

Roll Call......

Good Late Evening Internet Friends!

Yes, I am present and accounted for.

Despite getting my Flu Shot, I succumbed to Flu.  I am thankful that I did get the shot as for the past week I have been ridiculously sick.  At first I thought it was a really bad asthma attack.  As the day wore on I felt worse and then worse and over the next three days I felt worse every day.  I did attempt at one point to return to work but was physically exhausted after only a few hours and the pain relievers and fever suppressant had stopped working.  By mid this week I decided to go see my Family Doctor.  She assessed and determined that I had flu but also swabbed me to prove it.  😓😰

Over the past week I have just gotten more and more ill.  Today has been the first day that not only did I get out of bed, but I showered, got dressed (not pajamas), ate three meals (most days was extra buttered toast - soft that way, and warm tea), and have not gone for a nap since I woke up this morning.

"Sew" you can likely guess......I have not been well enough to get out of my own way and have certainly not done any kind of crafting.

I will show you my latest treasure acquisition from just before I got ill:

This is a Valentine's Knitting Package that my neighbour Sharon at 4Paws Quilting & Knitting has in stock.  Chocolate themed zippered pouches and Chocolate Cherry yarn from Ancient Arts!

I really am hoping to have the energy tomorrow to get started on a project with this yarn.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

"Sew" Behind...

Good Late Evening Internet Friends.

I am beginning to think I need to go on some kind of a fibre diet because I repeatedly bite off more than I can chew and have more on my plate than I can finish. 

This evening I spent a wee bit of time in my craft room with my scraps and created Block 18 of Sharon's Scrap Sack Star Block:


Now off to see what else I can get into before I head to bed tonight as I do work tomorrow.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Friday, 5 January 2018

An Almost Finish....

Good Evening Internet Friends.

Lots of last minute errands and start to think about back to work and school next week.

One of the errands I did was get my Raise the Roof Quilt top along with sewn backing to the long arm quilter.  In four weeks this will be all done.  Oh wait....then I have to still put the binding on.....

For today I am just happy to think of it as completed and that it has moved to the next stage of the quilting process.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Crafting Attention Deficit.....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

"Sew" as you likely know by now I really do struggle with getting anything completed on time because I start something else.

This week I have been trying to catch up on my Flock of Geese Blocks, but.......the new 52 Week Block Challenge from A Needle Pulling Thread started:

This one will all be in reds and whites, however, you know how much I LOVE navy and I have a lot of those scraps too......."Sew" just never know what I might do.  Heck, even I don't most of the time.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Distracted Catch Up

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Out and about again with my son today.  The weather was warm again so it made for a wonderful time outside.

This evening I planned on making more of the Flock of Geese Blocks, but since I had the perfect scraps for a Star Block I made a Star Block for the quilt I should have finished a year ago:

Not sure which block this will be in the sequence but let me assure you that I am still well below 52 Blocks for this quilt as well.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Tuesday, 2 January 2018

More Catch Up!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

The weather is warmer and as such my son and I spent some time outdoors today.

After hot chocolate this afternoon I spent a wee bit of time in my craft room.  I sorted through some more of the scraps and cut a few of the sizes I need for some of my scrap blocks.

Then I made 4 (yes four) Flock of Geese Blocks.  At this rate I might be finished last years quilt by March:


"Sew" Exciting.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...