Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Big Weekend

It is finally upon me, the weekend I turn the big 6-0! 
I am headed off tomorrow to spend a great weekend with all my best girls and I cannot wait!
I am not the least bit concerned about that number, I am actually proud of the woman I am, inside and out as I arrive into "senior citizenship". It's been hard won and I will enjoy every second of it to it's fullest. 

On to some finishes from the last few weeks.

One of the twelve completed "heart and home" blocks from a weekly sewing group challenge, to be assembled at a future date.

A crazy only partially successful felted bowl experiment

A challenging Boronia Bowler Bag by Blue Calla, actually it was just the zipper that was challenging due to the bulk of the foam interfacing. Note to self when it says to trim back before top stitching........please do so!

My "Uppercut" sweater, which I will get a pic of me wearing when I have a good photographer to help me, was a joy to knit once I get the pattern figured out. It was originally in German and I started referring to it as "Lost in Translation".

Two Schoolhouse Tunics that had been cut out last summer and were really quite quick once I sat down and finished them. 

The Market Street Apron, fabric was from Quilt Canada last June, so not my oldest UFO by any means!

My current sweater, I am calling this the year of the hand knit sweater, is Tin Can Knit's Old Growth. Even though they look like socks, I am actually knitting two sleeves at the same time.

 The Dress will be the UFO I pick up once I am home next week. 

I am systematically working my way through what is piled around in and on the design wall of my sewing room. Once those are done, I will go through the baskets and bins on my shelves to see what I will finish and what I will let go of.

Retirement still rocks! 

Have a great rest of the week  and I will be back with a few pics of my weekend to share!

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Hello again

It's been a long while since my last post, but I was no longer enjoying this process so it was time to let it take a break. 
Recently retired and having renewed energies for my passions I am back.

It is not that I haven't been creating during this absence, that won't end for me until I am physically or mentally incapable of it, a long, long time from now I hope!

There is no way I can post all those finishes so I will just pick up from where I am and carry on.

To start, my new header was a photo taken on a recent trip to Mexico, baby turtle release was on my bucket list and it was a very joyful, amazing experience for both my husband and I.

Unfortunately the other side of that is recent diagnosis of friends with various cancers and being a quilter and I knitter, I did what I know how to do to try to add some comfort on their journeys 

A friend and I dug into our scrap bins and made this strip quilt for a work friend of mine

and a chemo hat for a quilting friend

 a couple things for me!

and a little sweater for  a new great-nephew

Have a great week and "see" you back here sooner!