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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Cutting Table Wednesday

I'm so far behind on blogging that perhaps I should just give up! But then how could I possibly give you pictures like this one, to make you feel so good about your own sewing space?


I'd like to thank Quilting in My Pyjamas for suggesting I use a Magic Eraser to clear the black marks off my cutting pad. Now - do you think it would help for clearing off the rest of the stuff? ;-)

Happy Quilty Wednesday!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Design Wall

I've been  distracted lately, so there hasn't been a lot of sewing - but there has been a tiny bit of progress.






There's no rhyme nor reason to how I'm putting them together, and I'm looking forward to the finish.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

At Last

I got back to my sewing machine today, and sewed some squares together. It seems like it's been forever...

Sunday, 26 June 2011

My Cutting Table

There's something strange on it at the moment.


I'm not sure what the stain is. It appeared when I was cutting squares, and seemed to come from the bottom of the ruler (or something between the ruler and the mat). Now if I could just figure out how to clean it off.

Monday, 23 May 2011

What have I been up to?

Putting up a design wall.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

15 Minute Challenge Update

I'm not totally AWOL - just been tied up with a few things lately (including a convention that I help to run - but that's a totally different topic).

For the last week I've spent about 15 minutes on 3 separate days - cutting 2" and 3-1/2" squares, sewing some small blocks, and spending a lot of money at our LQS.

On a plus note, our elderly cat Gracie is recovering nicely from pancreatitis. As we originally thought she had a tumour - we are VERY pleased to have our demanding old kitty back to normal.

How has YOUR life been going?

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tuesday Update - 15 Minute Challenge

I started this challenge last Thursday, and this is what I've done for the last 5 days:

March 17 - cut 2" squares and sewed squares together
March 18 - pressed units and sewed together to make 4-patches
March 19 - wound 4 bobbins and sewed pieces together
March 20 - pressed units, cut squares and sewed pieces together
March 21 - pressed units, and sewed pieces together

I haven't taken any pictures of my progress, but at least there has been a little of it. Now I have to get myself a design wall to make the quilt assembly a bit easier.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

15 Minutes a Day

I decided to take the 15 Minute Challenge - you can find more about it here.

I'm aiming for 15 minutes a day. Hopefully it will help me actually accomplish something. I'm assuming that things like pressing blocks, and crocheting will count. ;-)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Maple Leaf Blocks

Well, it's Wednesday, and these were on my cutting table...


They were made for a block swap for an online group of which I'm a member. Only one or two of the other swappers might read my blog, so I think it's safe to post this. ;-)

Hope you're having a lovely sewing day!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Cutting Table Wednesday

So what's on my cutting table today?

Well, for one thing, there's a brand new cutting mat!



That's because the cutting table is brand new too.
 This lovely piece was a Christmas present from my DH. He truly spoils me!


This table is from Eddycrest, and was delivered in February. Both sides lift up to create a larger top. There are drawers at the front, and a slot to store rulers, etc., with cubby holes at the back for even more storage.

I finished a top for a cat quilt today, made entirely from 2" squares - but that's a photo for another day.

What's on YOUR table today?

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Cutting Table Wednesday

Yes, it's a day late (well, several months, to be more accurate), but let's see what's on my cutting table today.


It's a cat! And it's the only one that is allowed in my sewing room.

This is actually a lovely little organizer that I picked up this last weekend at a convention. It will live in my sewing room and hold such items as small rulers, rotary cutters, and other essentials.

What's on your table?

Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year's Day

Well, it's January 1, 2011 - and a new year has begun.

I try very hard not to make resolutions, because I'm not very good at keeping them. But there are two that I have made for this year. And I'm counting on you, my friends, to help me keep one of them.

My first resolution is to practise my music more. Obviously, you can't help me much with this one.

The other resolution is to sew more - to make more quilts. And to finish the ones that I've started.

As you have probably gathered, I like to make small quilts for donation to animal shelters. And while I can't guarantee that my corners will match, or they'll be artistic, or even pretty, I *can* guarantee that the animals won't care.  (My cats will sleep on anything soft.)

In the process, I plan on trying some new techniques. I've entered myself into a maple leaf block swap with an online group I'm in - so I'm hoping that will give me a kick start. I've also subscribed to The Appliqued Garden website, so I'll have access to many lovely patterns. And the, of course there's Fat Cat Patterns (a favourite site for various reasons) and the Anilee Quilt Club. (Let's not even mention the BOM I've joined at my favourite LQS, Sew Sisters. If memory serves, I committed to working on that project, AND blogging about it.)

So, please, feel free to bug me from time to time - to show what I'm working on, and to keep going no matter how much I may have convinced myself I can't do something.

Have you made any resolutions?

Before I forget  - Happy New Year! I wish all of you a Joyous and Prosperous 2011!

And above all, happy quilting!