Saturday, 20 September 2014

We've got mice!!


The cooler weather has been driving the mice in already here and let's just say that
 "evidence of said creatures" was found last week in our bathroom and kitchen.
So, we decided to rescue a young cat from the Prince Albert SPCA and came home with this clown!
Carli.

 

Here she is hamming it up for the outstanding staff at the SPCA.

Too funny! And those whiskers and eyes are amazing.
Well hubster said "while we're here let's have a look at the dogs."
Our beautiful Bullet passed away in May and it's been hard for me with the house so empty since the boys have gone back to school.
This little girl had not been put on the SPCA website yet and never will. 
Both Fiona the Fox (aka Foxy) and Carli came home with us Thursday.
I think Bullet would approve.


HAPPY STITCHING :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Purge Finish

It may not have been what I was striving for but I did finish one of the three quilts
I had intended for Stitched In Color's PURGE.


This is the largest quilt I have ever completed and it made a nice dent in my scraps.
It measures 70" x 80", a monster for my books!
I wanted a size that kept my foster son covered even when he's been rolling all over the place in his sleep!  This bad boy will do just that.

I thought quilting this big guy was going to be a problem but nothing could be further from the truth!
It all came together nicely.


The back is a collective of large scraps and a small quilt top that I just couldn't get excited about no matter how hard I tried. So in the spirit of being frugal (not cheap), I added the not so loved quilt.


One down and 2 more, this size, to go!  
But first I'm in the middle of constructing a special something for a new arrival tomorrow ;)
Check back then.



Monday, 1 September 2014

Fall

Hello again my friend.


Fall, is said, to be the second spring when all the leaves are flowers.


The time of year when there's a chill in the air but you're not freezing your buns off.


I love all the sensations of this glorious season.
The sight of the colours,
the sounds of the geese feasting in the fields before they take flight,
the smell of Mother Earth, apple pies and stew on the stove,
the feel of the nippy winds blowing upon my face,
the coziness of our homes.


Have you ever really seen the sky so blue as in the autumn?


The way that the colours can be bursting one minute and the next muted and subtle.


The bounty of the harvest.


Yes sirree, I'm a fan of fall!
How about you?

HAPPY STITCHING  :)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Scrap Purge Goodies

For a while now I've been meaning to sew up some bowl coasters so it would be easier 
for all of us to hold onto a steaming bowl of soup or stew.
These are the bowl coasters I made for the boys.
They were pretty quick to finish and I should have done this eons ago!
I used a piece of insulbrite in between the fabric
and they got the thumbs up award. 
My granddaughter will be able to tuck her dolly in with this little scrappy quilt.
I'll whip up a pillow to go with it.

I love the roses on the back and the binding is scrappy too!



linking up with the Stitched in Color's the PURGE
Enjoy the Labour Day holiday, last long weekend of summer 2014!
WOW!!!
HAPPY STITCHING  :D







Thursday, 28 August 2014

Transition

Isn't this a great way to view the inevitable?


I've been stitching away but my camera decided it's time to hang out the 
"Gone Fishing" sign!
Hope to be clicking pics soon.

HAPPY STITCHING :)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Scraps! The Sequel

The PURGE continues in my little corner of the world!


Above is my third quilt top from my abundant supply of scraps!


The second flimsy.


The first quilt top. I had no idea I had so many scraps!


Finally,
I had an absolutely hideous hanging lamp 
(I should have taken a before shot).
I'm talking Ugly, green pleated plastic!!
Then an epiphany hit me and abracadabra, hocus - pocus!
I love orange and it brightens up my boys reading area.
Win/Win!! YEP!








Saturday, 2 August 2014

The Very Hairy Berry Picker






 This sly fox was nipping raspberries from the extremely overgrown patch in our neighbour's yard this morning.