Finally, some time in a creative frame of mind!

Vacation in summer with husband had taken me out of my sewing room. I did make a slew of hexagon flowers while travelling:

IMG_6446Today I worked on my Nature’s Journey and pieced together my centre panel as well as played with my prep pieces.  It sure does take long to prep but now that it is done, some television-watching will be in order:


I’m not sure if any of you are aware of a free digital calendar that Landauer offers. They offer two every month and they are inspirational screensavers.  Here is the one I chose for August:


Well, time to get working on my projects again!

Happy Quilting!

Decisions, decisions ;)



I got the backing for my baby quilt and couldn’t decide…modern to the right or classic to the left? I liked them both.  If I take the modern to the right then I would do the binding in it too. If you want to chime in with your opinion, please do! I think it all comes down to personal preference.


I decided to make the quilt this big with a 1 1/2 inch darker pink border then another 5 inch border and in the 5 inch border I am going to paperpiece the child’s name and a few special words.

I’ve never made a girl’s quilt before!

Making a baby quilt!


I started a baby quilt.  My friend Jen came over and we designed it….the bottom will be shorter and I will be writing the name of the baby on it.  Thanks Jen for kicking me in the butt!

I worked on my 6-word memoir quilt at the same time…chainpiecing:


Two piecing projects on the go ;).

And of course I am always being watched by the attack cats!



…because handwork takes prepping! ;) And prepping is messy business:


Into the scrap bins…


and into the scrap bag because scraps mate like rabbits ;)…

Then there is the fusible process after we find the right piece of scrap:



and the gluing because that is the method I have been enjoying:


These will be birds.

I have stitched my monthly hexagons for my 30s swap; all ready to mail out.


And here is a recent hexagon flower…hexies are from the swap that I do every month.  It is a great way to get variety of fabrics that I wouldn’t necessarily buy:


Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network.  Lots of eye candy over there!

Sewing, Reading, Quilting, Embroidery(ing :) ), Running, Writing, Weaving…and the list goes on and on and on…


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