Monday, 14 July 2014

Slowly But Surely...

I am returning to sewing. I took all the colours squares from 2 Kona charm square packs and sewed them together into a square. 

I am now in the process of adding white borders with whatever fabric I have at the moment. 

The finished size will be a mystery. LOL. Might make a nice baby quilt?

Here is the pattern I'm making in my sewing class. We spent the first night measuring ourselves and learning how to adjust the pattern pieces. We actually pinned the paper pieces together and tried it on to make some of the adjustments. 

Due to all those years on swim team, I have to let out the back then we'll taper it in once it is together. 

I am learning lots and feeling happier about sewing clothes again. Maybe they will fit more comfortably and I'll wear them more often. 

While we were away on a teacher course in Kanata I dropped into The Running Stitch. 

What a lovely store. Bright
Colours, great light and friendly staff. 

I bought a kit to make Zen Chic's Open Your Window pattern. 

It uses her Sphere Layer cake for the windows. 

I also picked up some oak shot fabric. I haven't used this before but I love how it looks. 

A new pattern to use up some scraps?
Sorry the pictures are so big. I didn't have a computer so I've been using my iPhone and iPad. Things will back to normal because after saving all my loonies and toonies I was able to put it towards the cost of a new laptop. Yeah!
Talk soon,


Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy Canada Day!

Just thought I'd pop in and wish everyone a Happy Canada Day. I love living in Canada and usually love fireworks. BUT I am on my second dog with a fear of fireworks who is too afraid to go outside to pee so we almost have to carry her out. LOL Oh well. Enjoy the day. Here is a photo from my local grocery store for your enjoyment.