I have been gone too long! I sort have seemed to fallen off the face of the earth, but instead, life got the better of me!
Posted by Peggy McCall on July 20, 2014
Posted by Peggy McCall on January 29, 2014
Actually, from a distance they do seem like a pile of books… :). I like to paperpiece but there is a tedious par with this pattern. Maybe someone out there could give me some advice or point me to a tutorial etc.
Here is my problem:
Where the heck to we place the diagonal between the short and long pieces? For example between 2 (short piece) and 3 (long piece). I waste so much material in the placement of the diagonal. I just keep trying and ripping until it works and then I don’t know what I did. Here are some more pictures:
Has anyone else done a book quilt? I can’t wait until the embellishment phase.
I am linking up to the Needle and Thread Network fibre group. Always fun to see what is on everyone’s table.
Posted by Peggy McCall on January 25, 2014
Yes….I am participating in the “Grow Your Blog” event this year. I so enjoyed visiting blogs last year and I made some friends. Vicki from “2 Bags Full” is graciously hosting the event, so be sure to visit her blog to see the list of all the participants.
Note: click on the image for the generous lady behind this endeavour! Vicki has categorized all 600 blogs, so there is a lot of creative eye candy out there. The event goes until February 15th. On February 15th, I will be drawing 3 names to win a fabric postcard. I will make a postcard and send it in the mail to you. All you have to do is write a comment here on this post. If you don’t have a blog, make sure that you leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win. Here is an example of a fabric postcard…of course this one has French connection because I live in “La Belle Province”
Now onto my blog and I!
Who am I? I am Peggy and I am a creative sort! I love to create. I can see the end product before others; actually it kind of bothers me when I work with people who can’t see what the process will become, so disheartening when they don’t understand. Hence why I blog. There are so many crafty blogs out there that it is mindboggling!
I live in Quebec, Canada, in the Chicoutimi area. It is a cold part of Canada in the winter, but beautiful warm summers. This blog mainly portrays my crafty side but I do have another “active” side. I run, swim and cycle; in that order. In fact, I am on my 108th day of consecutive running. I started out with just trying to see a run everyday on the calendar, for a month but now I am trying to reach 365 days. I swim twice a week and cycle in the summer. I still haven’t gotten up the nerve to do a triathlon, but I do see one in my future. I run marathons too. An active body is in sync with an active mind.
As for my crafty side, here is what is on my sewing room floor right now:
So many projects, so little time!
Today is a good example of how much my head is spinning with projects. I received some mail:
Books; memories in quilts. This is what I am striving to make. I have been trying to put pictures onto fabric with no success because the pictures fade to almost invisible after washing. I received a few products to play with:
So yes, I am totally full of ideas and projects. This year I am trying to work on finishes. I bought a new sewing machine last summer, so it is time to practice my machine quilting.
I tend to do a lot of quilting but I did start with cross stitch and this is what is on one of my frames:
I love to sit and stitch. I do embroidery too and lately I have joined a needlepoint group on facebok and I have been blown away with what needlepoint can produce. I found this book on my shelf and have tagged a project in it already! ;)
Fibre! I love it! I did try to paint once because I thought it would be neat to combine the two, but alas, painting is so not my forté. I will stick to fabric and threads and create!
What do you create? Are you like me and have your hands in many crafts or do you stick to one?
So now make a comment to win yourself some interesting mail. A fabric quilted postcard is much better than a bill!
These are a few postcards that I have received and one that I made.
I love making postcards.
I will leave you with some postcard inspiration; some mine and others I have received.
I hope that you will follow me. The button is up on the right.
Thanks for visiting.
Posted by Peggy McCall on January 21, 2014
I have been pulling out my hexies in idle tv time and continued to fill my container:
I also have a friend, ALWAYS in my chair. Pye seems to like to be squished next to me. He also likes to put his chin up on my lap table:
Now, can you guess what this block represents. It is a test block but I will continue the blocks. I’ll post them and when someone can guess what I am doing, I will reveal! Thinking caps creative bloggers!
I am linking up to The Needlework and Thread Network. WIPs I have a few and they do!
Posted by Peggy McCall on January 15, 2014
My blog friend Susan found some crochet afghan blocks at a local second-hand shop. I did too:
I don’t crochet so they just sort of stay in my basket of odds and ends for upcoming creations!
At our guild meeting I won a door prize:
I also bought some stash the other day…thinking postcard fabric here:
Tonight I will sewing…I have a craving to work on my hexagons and refill my preparation box!