Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June installment

I have been absent from my blog because I have been travelling and busy sewing/knitting other things. Once my photos have been downloaded and made smaller, I shall post them. 
In the meanwhile, here's my June installment of the Gnome for the Holidays BOM.

Just presents in this block. No Gnomes. I need to think of sashing for this wall quilt. Maybe green, or blue or perhaps a darker gray. I shall be auditioning some fabrics.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Gnomes - Part three

Here's the third part of the Gnomes for the Holidays BOM.


Christmas-type fabrics - red and green along with some snow.

We had new windows installed and my sewing room is a mess. We've also been on holiday visiting family - our youngest daughter and her new family in the UK in January and we just came back from British Columbia visiting our eldest daughter and her family. It will take a bit of time to get back to normal.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

BOM part two

I managed to finish the second installment of Gnome for the Holidays. Although the background fabric may look like dots, they are actually tiny stars. 

I had a little fun with my Christmas and winter stash. 

There's sly old Grinch peeking out behind the 'B'.

A snowman sliding down the 'M'.

And little teddy bears playing behind the 'R'.

I haven't posted much because I have been busy sewing, knitting and looking  after my little grandchildren. Once things settle down, I'll post more.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

All done - almost

I finally got a chance to iron some fusible appliques down.


The latest BOM from Fat Cat Patterns is called Gnome for the Holidays. This is the first installment. It's ironed down but not yet sewn. I'll get to it. All my gnome bodies are made from various checks and plaids that I have.

This is what I'll be working on at Marg's tonight.

This is the one that Marg is quilting.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Checking it off the list

I have a quilt almost ready to go on the frame. First though, I want to get some things crossed off my 'list of list things to do.' The list is sewing and knitting related. It's not a neat list by any means. There are times when I cross off one thing only to have to add two more things. I'm almost finished for the time being because there are some things that can wait.


These are fabrics that will be made into aprons for the little ones. Apparently, Patric, my grandson, needs a new apron. I asked his mom what he would prefer and it's either the pickles or the pretzels. I have some dark green double fold bias tape that I can use to finish the edges of the pickle fabric and I may have enough brown for the pretzels. The apron just takes one fat quarter and has no waste.

I purchased some of this fabric.

I thought one of my grandsons would like a new pillowcase.

Fabric with construction vehicles caught my eye and so I got enough for another pillowcase.

Flannel was on sale and so I decided to get some co-ordinated fabric for two more pillowcases.

Here's a close-up of the fabric. Teemu is now in a big bed and since I don't have time, right now, to make him a quilt, I thought he might like his very own fun pillowcases.

I have this pattern. It's an older pattern but it's come in handy lately. For Christmas, I made most of the little ones their own hooded towel. My youngest daughter, who lives in England, has a little boy and I asked her if she wanted a half circle pillow.

It's all sewn up and in the mail. I left part of the side open so she can stuff it once she gets it.

I repaired one doll carrier and made another using it as a pattern so now the twins each have one. I thought I took a photo of them but I can't find it so maybe I was dreaming. I also hemmed some drapes and now my list is a fairly short one. I just want to get the quilt on the frame.

More later...