Wednesday, July 26, 2017


I have finished a couple of things lately.

Little llama got finished with his blanket.

Patric with a little llama love. He's wearing an apron because he painted a bird house.

Blue, his favourite colour.

Then he got into beading.

This shoulder cowl is done too. I started it quite a while ago (last December) and it was meant for my daughter, Laila. Since she was here visiting, I figured that I may as well complete it once and for all so she could take it home with her. She has a home office in her basement and so I wanted to make something to keep her warm while she's on the computer.

I have started some knitting but can't show it since it's a gift. You see, there are two more babies due later this year. At least baby things don't take that long to do. Busy times ahead...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Just a little llama

Time flies.
The end of June and the beginning of July saw family time in total here. Everyone was here in one place and we got a family photo done - with new babies too. If I get the OK and if someone can send me a copy of the photo, I'll post it.

My eldest daughter and her family live in the interior of British Columbia and if you're a Canadian, you know that there are wildfires raging. People have evacuated to safer locations. My son-in-law went back home early to look after the pigs, chickens and garden while my two grandsons and my daughter stayed a bit longer. They are still here because the area where they live is still not all that safe even though there are some places that are being allowed back - slowly. All is well and we are keeping busy.

Jennifer Jangles is having a sew along with her Little Llama Softie pattern and I thought it would be a nice project to do with my four year old grandson, Patric.

All the fabrics were chosen by Patric. Obviously, he likes blue.

Here's Patric with the Spiderman puzzle he put together.

I'm going to post this to The Needle and Thread Network. Why don't you stop by for some inspiration?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Christmas in July bargain

I have been busy with out-of-town family these past few weeks but I just wanted to let you know that, Toni, over at The Red Boot Quilt Company is having a sale this month. Today's pattern is two in one. 

CHRISTMAS Pattern Bundle | Quilt Patterns | Toy Patterns | PDF Pattern | Christmas Quilts | Snowmen | Kids Quilts | Reindeer
Not only do you get a Christmas quilt pattern but you also get a reindeer stuffy to go along with it. The price???? Just $3.93 US. (This photo is from the Etsy web site.) Here's the link to this pattern. Check out the Etsy site for more bargains daily in July but even at the full price, these patterns are a great deal.

Pop on over to The Red Boot Quilt Company blog and you can also pick up some free Christmas patterns for mug rugs, tree ornaments and a Christmas apron.

Also, everyone who purchases a pattern between July 1st and September 30th, 2017 will go in a draw to win Toni's new book, Happy Quilts!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Charity recap

A couple of weeks ago Marg and I got together to package up all of the baby quilts and baby hats that we had made to deliver to a lady who is connected with the Silent Children's Mission. Here's a visual list of the quilts.

One of the few pre-printed panels we have.

Easy peasy squares.

This star quilt is a free pattern from Swim, Bike, Quilt blog.
I'm sorry you can't see the teddy bear that Marg quilted in the star.

The second star quilt.

One of what I call 'the ice cream quilt.'

The second 'ice cream quilt.'

The refreshing gingham quilt.

The ducky quilt.

That's it for this year. I didn't count the hats but there may have been about a hundred of them.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Stitching Among Friends Quilt Show - Part Two

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy!

Here's a close-up of the various embroidery stitches the quilter used.

Different use of fabric - strips.


Nine patch quilts are always a pleasure to view.

There were quite a few hand quilted quilts.

You don't see many cathedral window quilts being made these days.

There was a lot of work in the applique.

Beading, buttons and 3D flowers.

This won the Viewers' Choice award for 2015.

A slightly different view.

That's it, that's all. Have a great weekend.