Sunday, 31 December 2017

A Sort of Finish???

Happy New Year's Eve Internet Friends!

Still remains ridiculously cold here in Alberta.  My son and I did not even venture out to the Fireworks as the county recommended people remain at home.  😰😰😰🎆🎆🎆

To make is kind of an "event" we ordered Pizza.  Yes, that is a rare one for us but we did and we got delivery because I did not want to go out in the cold:

I have way TOOOO many projects on the go and all are partially completed.

This evening I did finish the first section of my Starting Point Wrap. This was a Knit ALong that I started last spring.  It was a 5 week KAL and as you can see as of this evening I have completed the first section so I am officially 40% complete.  I have no grandiose visions of having this finished in time for the one year time line but.........

Wishing everyone a Happy, and Safe New Year's Eve.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Saturday, 30 December 2017

Oh S"crap".....

Good Evening Internet Friends.

Extra cold here again today.  I think the warmest temperature was about -28 C (-18 F).  My son had a piano recital that he had to attend today so I had to bundle up and start the car a half hour early to get the windows clear enough to drive!

We stopped at the mall on the way home for about 15 minutes and the car was already freezing by the time we got back in.  I DO NOT like the cold.

After dinner I spent a bit of time in my craft room sorting through all the remnant scrap pieces of fabric and made 2 of the 4 Patch Star Blocks:

I also cut some of the bigger pieces for future use so that the hunt for fabric is not such a mess next time. 

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Friday, 29 December 2017

Home for the Holidays

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I can honestly say that we were indeed home for the holidays.

The temperature and the wind has been dropping every day.  Everyday it is COLDER than the day before.

We have gone out only when it was absolutely essential and other than that we stayed inside.  Even the Lab Dog only goes out briefly to do his business and returns inside.

This evening I decided was a Knit Nite as the temperature outside is frightful.  Remember this is measured in Celsius but the good thing is that it is so cold that Celsius and Fahrenheit are almost equal at this point.

Over the past few days there have been some amazing yarns offered up as part of Boxing Day Sales.  After looking at so many of them I realized that I have a whole plethora of yarn already downstairs in my craft room that I should make into something before I purchase more yarn.

While looking through my fabulous (yes it really is) yarn collection I found this shawl project that I am not exactly sure when I started and or what row I am even on.  Some counting and pattern analysis got me sorted out.  I have started a tracking sheet and anchored it to the pattern.  This project will most definitely need to be blocked but the pattern is sort of starting to show (trust me on this):

Now off to get another warm tea as even with central natural gas furnace the house still feels a little chill I think.❄❅❆⛄😰😰😰

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas To All.......and to All a Good Night

Good Evening Internet Friends.

I will post a little earlier this evening than is typically usual for me because of Christmas Eve service this evening.

We will be joining with friends and neighbours this Christmas Eve for church service and then going out for dinner.

I did not do a lot of crafting today as my son and I spent the day watching Christmas television programs, playing  a few games and eating "weigh" too much......

I did make one more block for my Flock of Geese Blocks.  I believe I am now only about 20 behind.....

I wish everyone a wonderful and safe Christmas time with family and friends.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Me Want Cookie.....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I LOVE vacation days.

Slept in this morning and in general had a very uneventful day.

This afternoon my son and I made Peppermint Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies:

Yes......we ate TOOOOO many.  But they were delicious.

I did not want to spend a lot of time decorating the cookies or losing the flavour of the cookies so we simple put icing decorations on the mittens.  

My knitting, I mean baking is done.

This evening after dinner we watched A Christmas Story.  It is my most favourite Christmas movie and yet somehow my son has not seen it!  Well, I think I have a convert to loving this movie as well.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Friday, 22 December 2017

Christmas Vacation!!!

Good Evening Internet Friends!

The long awaited Christmas vacation started for me today and for my son after school today.  For the next two weeks we are not on the clock!

A few last minute errands today, and a car wash for Christine my Toyota Highlander and I am ready for Christmas.  Any baking that I do (not like we need it) over the next few days will be a BONUS.  

My son and I went out for dinner to Swiss Chalet for the Festive Special Dinner to launch the official start to Christmas.  I was super excited to find out that I had the option of Roast Beef as I really do not like the chicken there.  

Getting home late this evening I decided to make gift bags for the last three gifts that were not wrapped:


The blue bag I made from scratch and stamped the design.  The other two I used cut outs that I already had lying around in my craft room.  So.....not a lot of effort, but I put some of my creations to good use.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Thursday, 21 December 2017

Christmas Cards!

Good Late Evening Internet Friends!

In typical Kathy fashion I was crafting late last night.

I realized yesterday evening after getting kiddo to bed and everything ready for work that I did not have enough Christmas cards for today.  I did not have enough Christmas Cards for everyone at work, but I decided that I should at least have enough for my colleagues with whom I share office space.

So, late last night I made:


As of this evening all Christmas cards have been delivered at work, posted or are ready to be delivered to people as I see them over the Christmas Holiday.

I am SO excited for Christmas!

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Wednesday, 20 December 2017

It's ALL About......Me????

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Day off today in the middle of the week just before Christmas!  BONUS.

I was at the mall shortly after 0900 hours.  Parking lot virtually empty as was the mall.  YAY.  No line ups, no fragrances being effused, it was AWESOME!!!

Now, I went for a few things for stocking stuffers but apparently I am a tab self-centered.....I got some amazing things.....FOR ME!

One of those was actually craft related.  I picked up my copy of Vogue Knitting Holiday 2017 and then picked up my Scandinavian Sock Kit:

Now, although I really want to get started on these I am also super excited to get Christmas presents wrapped, a little more Christmas baking done and I really need to find my Santa Hat for tomorrow.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Wrap It Up.....

Good Evening Internet Friends!

This evening was all about starting the Wrap Up of preparations for Christmas including of course wrapping presents.

"Sew" in typical Kathy fashion there was an awkward to wrap gift that I decided that I would not wrap.  Rather, I would sew a gift bag panel pattern that I bought almost a year ago:


Pull cord on the top so that I could cinch it up after getting the object inside.  LOVE IT!!!

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Monday, 18 December 2017

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

Good Late Evening Internet Friends.

I have three scrap quilt projects on the go right now.  Seriously.

"Sew" this evening after kiddo went to bed I spent a few minutes in my craft room and made another Star Scrap Block for a Quilt that I started almost 2 years ago:

Not sure what number of the series this block is but quite proud that another has been made 😊😎

I really do enjoy making these 6 1/2" blocks. 

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 17 December 2017

Ready????? Set??????

Good Evening Internet Friends!

Well it's Ready.....Set....Get Ready for the week day.

Kiddo and I slept in late this morning.  Too much excitement after being out to the movie last night I guess.

Had to get all the usual house cleaning, laundry and long dog walk in today.

Lunch was Cream of Tomato Soup from the frozen tomatoes in the freezer along with mozzarella sticks.  YUMMY:

While the laundry was going I decided to make Christmas cards.  These are to replace the 17 that were experimented on by "Lab" Dog and his trusty assistant The Madeline Kitten.

I used up an old kit that I had and love how they turned out:

If you look closely you will notice that these cards are only kind of the same.  That is because when I found a French Greeting I decided that these would be my son's teacher cards, and of course there is one specially made for his French Teacher.  

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Saturday, 16 December 2017

A Real Page Turner...

Good Evening Internet Friends!

I am very late (as usual) posting this evening.

My son and I got up early to get our tickets to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  The movie was awesome and once you see it you will understand my blog title for tonight.  P.S.  Yoda is very wise.

Since it is almost Sunday I shall post my 4 Patch Star Block:  


Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Friday, 15 December 2017

All is Quiet on the Home Front???

Good Evening Internet Friends!

One might think that all is Quiet on the Home Front as I have not blogged all week.  That would so NOT be true!  In addition to work, extracurricular activities, physio appointments, and all the other things that I do I did a LOT of crafty things this week.

The first of these that I will show is the 135 Christmas Cards that I made for my own mailing this year as well as for the Quilt Guild I belong to and am on the Membership Committee:

Of the 135 cards I made 17 did not survive a "Lab Dog" and Kitten experiment....🏷🐕🐈

For these cards I used my "stash" of supplies.  I was super proud of that, until I  realized I was running low on paper and out of envelopes.  Fortunately my friend who is big into a certain stamping group let me know there was a BIG sale promotion on earlier this week and I was able to save on GST and postage.  😎  Fun mail will be here shortly.

As part of the Membership Committee for Quilt Guild I also decided to give everyone a fudge sample with their card.  I made three pans of fudge and cut into 1" pieces 125 squares of fudge.....YUMMY...

"Sew" that was part of my week.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Monday, 11 December 2017

What's Next ????

Good Very Late Evening Internet Friends.

Got up this morning and packed lunches, made breakfast, fed and watered all the pets and just enough time to jump in the shower.  Only to find out that while showering last night my son somehow dislodged a portion of the silicone tub sealant (it had been hanging on by a thread for about three years and "someone" was supposed to fix it).  Since "someone" is NOT here to repair this---I did.

I will add that I did a FABULOUS job and I think it might even look better than before - seriously.  😉

Finished up some laundry and got a few things prepped for tomorrow before deciding to get the Fat Quarter Exchange gifts ready for Quilt Guild later this week.

Here is my newest edition of Zippered Pouch I used the plastic fuse over the lining fabric so that it could also be used as a cosmetic pouch.

TAH more to make before Thursday.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 10 December 2017

I LOST the Weekend....

Good Very Late Evening once again Internet Friends!

I had BIG plans for this weekend but not sure where they went.

On Saturday my son and I got out all the Christmas decorations, the tree, ornaments, dinner ware etc and made the house pretty for Christmas.

The Madeline kitten had great fun with this:

After dinner on Saturday we went for a walk to Candy Cane Lane.  The weather was perfect and the light displays were beautiful:

Today was my son's Christmas Piano Recital and afterwards our "City Family" as my son calls them (family friends) went for brunch.  Great to catch up with everyone and celebrate another year of family friendships. 

Now to get some sleep and start the work week again tomorrow.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Friday, 8 December 2017

Friday Finish...

Good Evening Internet Friends!!!!

Managed to accomplish all my errands today and that means kiddo and I can do what we want tomorrow.  🎉

After dinner this evening I made a second Zippered Pouch:

Only a few more of these to make for Christmas presents/gift bags and then I should be able to start back on my quilting for fun ☺

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Almost There.....

Good Late Evening Internet Friends!

It is finally the end of the work week for me 🙋.  I do love my job and have the best career/profession ever.....but..... with all the stuff I do at work and home, sometimes it makes for a long week.

After getting things organized for the errands I have to accomplish tomorrow I got to spend a bit of time in my craft room this evening.  

"Sew"  I sewed up a Zippered Pouch from some new fabric that I picked up recently:

TAH DAH!!!!   Now to catch a few winks of sleep and get ready to roll tomorrow.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...


Sunday, 3 December 2017

How is it Sunday Already????

Good Afternoon Internet Friends.

Not sure where this weekend has gone, but somehow it is already Sunday afternoon ☺

Spent a fair bit of time trying to see if I could kitten proof the Christmas Tree.  I think that may be a lost cause.....

I did finally get around to making my weekly star block:  


Now it's off to get ready for the work week.

Hope this inspires your own creativity...