Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I'm breaking all the rules today and I must say, I'm now ok with the fact that old rules no longer need be applied.
What am I talking about? Well for starters, I pressed seams open!!

Hmm I just upgraded my phone and it's not letting me put the pics in where I want them, so I'll stop typing and let the pics do the telling.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WIN House donation quilt top finish

I went out to another Seba Beach retreat two weekends ago and before I had left I stopped at Central Sewing South to pick up a cut quilt package to sew for WIN House which is a women's shelter here. For more info on the shelter, here is there link :
I had heard of the WIN House sewers about a year ago, but I actually got to speak to some of them at the Creative
 Stitches show in September. They meet during business hours of course, but I wanted to help so they had a kit ready 
To go for me to make. It was so easy to sew, but I have discovered I have so little time. I'm not sure when that happened.
Any how, I'm really glad I got to make this top for them and I got it back in the time frame they requested.
Yeah me! (Thanks to the retreat, but hey, it still happened!)
Here it is :
Not bad huh? Easy pattern, but it looks cool.

Here is another Seba Beach sun rise to inspire your day:
Eh, that one kinda sucks and I'm on my iPad so I cannot get it to delete! Try this one!!
Oh yeah, that's what I'm talking about! Beautiful 

Monday, October 7, 2013

I feel felting awesome!

I just realized, I was so excited to show what I made in my class and wrote this post this morning without saying where I took the class! It was with the Edmonton Weavers Guild. The link to their site is: 
My instructor was Brenda and she was awesome! I shared the day with some awesome women whom I really hope to see again.

I took a felting class yesterday, all I dreamt about last night was felting. I don't want to work today, I want to FELT! 
I enjoy felting so much, I do not feel like quilting, and I have a ton of quilt projects to make. Not good!
Here's what I made just yesterday, on my very first day learning to felt.
A decorative ball, three buttons, a purse, a hot pad, and three wallets. The buttons we made first, then the ball, then the hot pad and finally the purse. When I got home, I fed my monsters, made supper for Mr Hunter and I, did a quick (and incomplete) kitchen clean and then made the three wallets. If it wasn't so late, I would have kept going. 
I woke up at 5 to use the lu, and I seriously considered staying up to felt before work.
The wallets have a single pouch, but I figured/ designed how to put in more so you will be able to have your phone, cards and money separate. Too late for the three, but I will try to make one with the extra pockets to see if my design will work. 
Here is my first and best button.
And a close up of my purse. I think I will use the first button to keep the flap down. 

Do you guys felt? I was thinking some critters could be cool, if you have made some and have tips/ advise you want to share, I'm all ears!