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Thursday, 13 August 2015


That moment when you realize you're almost finished resewing the squares together, and you've done some backwards, or upside down, or both...

Today's frogging is brought to you courtesy of Chris de Burgh's Spanish Train and other Stories.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Retirement and Musing and Such

Today is the first official retirement Monday. It also marks the end of my first full week of retirement. I figured it would be a good day to start chronicling finishes from my vast list of UFOs. After all, truly one's whole life is a UFO. So here's the first finish:

This is a cat bed, similar to the ones shown in my last post, that I donate to the cat rescue group.  It's fairly large, as you can see, and my husband likes the colours. Oddly enough, he likes the colours in every one I make. I think I'll keep him. :-)

So what are you working on today?


Sunday, 31 May 2015


In my spare time, or to keep my hands busy while watching television, I crochet. Nothing fancy, although I have been known to do some amigurumi, just some cat blankets.

These are donated to Cuddly Cats Rescue and Sanctuary, and Jackie was kind enough to share a couple of photos of cats sharing one of the blankets.

These are made from yarn scraps, so no two blankets are the same. Like I said, nothing fancy, but it's nice to see that they are used and appreciated.

Keep stitching!


Thursday, 21 May 2015

This Time I Measured More Carefully

No picture today, but I did finish off the "bad" block, and then cut a new one ready to sew back together. Yes, I was more careful with my measuring this time, so I'm sure this one will at least look more balanced.

In the meantime, I use leaders and enders to piece together a postage stamp mini-quilt for donation to an animal shelter. Progress is a good thing.


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

And On I Go....

A friend suggested I just "ignore" my mistake and move forward. So I did. Here's the block in two pieces instead of four. Onwards and upwards...

It would help if the two red pieces in the middle actually met, but that's life.

More tomorrow.


Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Mistakes 'R Us

So - here's what I did:

I'm sure you can spot the mistake.

I'm reasonably certain that I'm not the ONLY person in the world who has made a dumb mistake in piecing a quilt. Who's willing to share some of theirs?

Until next time,


Monday, 18 May 2015

I've been too quiet lately. Partly because I need to get my sewing mojo back, and partly because I've been busy. I'm still in the middle of my latest quilt, and, of course, I made a mistake.

I'll take a picture of the mistake tomorrow and post it - and you can all see how easily one can mess up a disappearing nine patch. :-(

Until then,