Monday, April 1, 2019

GETTING Back in the Groove

Getting Back into the Groove.

Being in my sewing room use to be my happy place, refuge and therapy.
A major event in my life last year had thrown up a brick wall and slowly the bricks are falling away and I can slowly be in there and concentrate for a decent length of time to do what I have always love to do for just I can get back to sewing for the Maple Run Tour and other events I have booked myself into for this year. 

Here are just a couple of things I've gotten ready for the show in a couple of weeks, I'll post more when I can find my camera!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017


I've completed the door prize for this year's Christmas in the Valley Show,
Almonte Ontario. November 4 & 5, 10-4pm. Almonte Community Centre Upper Hall,
182 Bridge Street.

Sunday, October 2, 2016


I took the Jenny Doan class 'Wonky Star' when she came out to Almonte this summer with the intention of doing a quilt for the door prize for the Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show. So after 3 months and the craft show deadline looming ever closer I have finished it! I have learned a lesson though. One should start and finish quilting a quilt in one sitting. I realized after it was completed that my quilting was much closer than my first day's worth of work. It's good to learn something every day...and that was my uh huh moment. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015


I've been using the Eleanor Burns pattern and templates for making hexagon runners and mats.
It's an easier method of sewing up hexagons without struggling with Y seams and it's a nice way to show off nice fabrics.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Da Taa

This is the door prize quilt for the Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show 2015, in Almonte ON. I got the instructions from the utube video from the Missiouri Star Quilt Company. I adjusted the size of the blocks to be bigger, I think they're cut at 5.5" square. I quilted it on the reverse using the poinsettas as a guide. If I had more time I would have completed the stars on the sides. I didn't think of it when it was assembled and had run out of the gold, isn't it the way.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


I've been getting some sewing projects completed over the summer as well as taking over my son's room now that's he's been out of the house for a few years...I think it's final and I've turned his old room into an extension of my Happy Place. More of an office/library room with a comfy retro leather chair, shelving and a desk.  Yahoo for my space.

I decided some paper piecing would be good to take with me sitting outside. These are 3/4 inch pieces which make up Grandmother's Garden. I love the Shimmer Line of Northcott fabrics. Just wish they had more reds in the fabric selection. I didn't know what colour to make the binding, so I pieced up bits and made a colourful binding using a selection of fabrics from the flowers. It will be framed with glass in front but the glare makes it hard to photograph without reflections.