Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Celebrations in Life...

This week past was the celebration of a wedding and some sad news. We always expect our parents to live forever, then one get the phone call to say, they will not be with us for much longer.  When one is far away, it is even more difficult, especially when one is separated by an ocean and a continent in-between.  The only comfort is knowing,  my siblings are close by and can be there to care, to hug and to love.  Modern technology helps the rest of us who are so far away.
 With the weather all getting colder by the day, the time has come to make some gifts.

 These old fashioned doctors bags, aka Retreat Bags, for the ladies.  Inside is something they are all passionate about.
 This is for the Bride, a Maroccan inspired nightie for the honeymoon.
This fabric was not easy on the scissors, it kept on running away. 
 It is soft and super silky...

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Brrr... it is cold outside.

We woke up to very cold temperatures this morning, with the windchill factored in -25C.  Yesterday it was snow, so old man winter has arrived with a blast of frigid weather. Time to hibernate and stay warm and toasty inside...
Time to escape into the world of colour and textiles.
This is the fabric which will be used for this project,  it was at Quilt Canada this summer. 
Fussy cutting one of the fabrics?
Which led me to the next step, it has a black fabric in the bundle. Playing with the fabric and some from my stash. 
A baby quilt, which has been on the backburner for a while, it needed to be finished.
Playing with curved edges and pipping.  This is something I have never attempted on a quilt.
 The finished quilt, will need to practice the curved edges a lot more.
Welcome to the world little one, it has been given to a new baby girl.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christmas is twenty days away.

Amazing how one want to get everything ready and done.  That give us time to relax and not worry about anything.  Good intentions to get it prepared and life always make us jump a couple of extra hoops, just for fun.
 Slippery blue fabric, which is keeping me on my toes.
 This fabric was suppose to be white, it arrived and it was not. 
More beanie hats, as you can see I made many more than what I needed to.
The yarn made me do it.
A future project...