Wednesday, December 28, 2011

With Purpose

I was given a couple of needlepoint projects that needed to be re-purposed. I don't know how long they languished in my Tante Gundi's closet. She had many lovely pieces framed and hung in her home, and used as cushions. Short version of the story follows with a couple of pictures. I then gifted this bag to my cuz, Moe. Ha she said the straps were too functional...she's going to come up with something thinks...good girl. Anything to give
this piece 15 minutes of fame. I hope I didn't nail those straps down too hard.  There is lots of quilting thru batting, needlepoint canvas and backing...quilting was like slogging thru mud in flipflops. :))
I quilted at home and built the the bag while visiting my Mom.  I wasn't able to do this on my sewing machine.  As I thought about that I realized that I haven't done any sewing/piecing this year except when visiting my Mom.  It's because my sewing machine sucks. It won't hold the tension, no longer repairable (well it is but it is constantly requiring old cars when do you stop feeding it money and get a
different one) Stay tuned....
Happy Wednesday,

Monday, December 26, 2011

Wishing everyone a Blessed and Happy Holy Day Season, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Cactus

I have a friend who moved at the end of September, lots of things came my way. It didn't look like this when it was rescued but I saw potential.

Among the various things was a Christmas cactus or an Easter cactus depending (I think) on when it decides to bloom. Well I have a Christmas cactus....should be in full riotous bloom by the appointed time.  It sure gives off a lot of happy  :))
Happy Sunday.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It wasn't what I expected

I had a vacation, visiting with my Mom, who lives in the Pacific Northwest.  This is a picture of how the days looked.  This  is a coloured picture....
There was one sunny moment, that I went for a short walk, it is in the 'country' making for hazardous walking...especially for this gal who has an iffy ankle.

Oh Mom says what can you do?!
On my return I had the pleasure of quilting a really sweet little quilt.  Pictures were taken outside, so that plus the busy pattern does not show the quilting from the front.  However.....

I did a version of the floral and a squiggle through the chain. 

It is a William Morris print done in Kaffe Fassett colours....yummy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I have a few pictures of work finished since my last post.  Pictures don't do this one justice, lovely colours and piecing. The client wanted  'simple and old fashion', so SID with a
floral treatment in the border was what was decided.

I should probably check if the auto focus is on (grin)....but  you get the picture (no pun here).