Sunday, 30 March 2014

Still at it !

No! It ain't done yet !! LOL

Still having fun.   I cut my templates from birthday cards and the likes, that I find in second hand stores. I prefer that kind of cardboard to paper.  I can reuse them many times. I also save the thread for more than one use.  I always keep the thread from anything that I need to undo. Commercially sewn pillows, shirts, blankets are easy to undo without breaking the thread too often, leaving me with very long strands. I wouldn't use it for sewing but it is good enough for basting.

Slow stitching always leave me plenty of time to think about ... everything ... especially quilting, cooking and the boys.  This morning left me with a lot on the list to do:  bake some muffins today for the week, and some lasagna would be good too, and DS1 needs a new quilt, ... I should change the header on my blog .... yeah I should paint one ...  , and .... oh yeah, I need to finish that Ohio Star UFO  :- {

But ... OH ! OH! LOOK!!  Look who comes to the bird feeder for a Sunday brunch on this snowy morning.

Yes, a cardinal!  I very rarely see him and when he does come, it makes me smile  :^)  I've put the feeders under the patio table so they don't have to dig out their food.  We get many sparrows, chickadees, mourning doves, blue jays and one woodpecker and sometimes, ... a cardinal.

I am linking with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching . She has almost completed her gorgeous quilt Journey of a quilter, and there's also many other projects from different quilters to see. Oooh! love that.
So hope you will find time to join us in some slow stitching today and link up with Kathy so we can all see your beautiful work or work in progress.

Until next time ... Sssssmmile  :^)  I got a cardinal at my door !!

EDITING ; I am linking to A Quilting Reader's Garden for Hexie Weekend 


  1. Now you just made me start craving lasagna.....

  2. I love being frugal too! I agree the about using the heavier paper for hexies they can be used over and over and folding over the fabric and basting is easier. I haven't worked on my hexie project in several weeks, just need more time.

  3. I like the design of your hexie quilt. I agree with using card stock weight paper for the hexies. That's what I use. I bought some of the plastic hexie templates and I hate them. I plan to see if someone in my guild wants them. Was such a waste of money even with a 40% off coupon.

  4. Great Hexies. I try to recycle items for template use also. Cute cardinal. We've had them all winter and I love when they come close to my living room window.

  5. If it wasn't for cutting all those templates I'd probably try some hexies. I made a six inch hexie quilt and printed them on to paper and I didn't like the process. Your quilt is looking so pretty. It reminds me of my grandma!

  6. Such pretty hexies! Love your cardinal. I get to see mine often - I have the feeder right outside my bedroom window and near the back screened in porch area. So pretty to see that spot of red.

  7. A good idea to reuse basting threads!
    What a fun visitor you have... I love to see cardinals, especially in the winter.
    Enjoy your slow stitching... and thinking :)

  8. J'ai toujours eu envie d'avoir un quilt avec des hexagones mais je ne sais pas si j'aurai le courage d'attaquer un tel projet , bravo !

  9. Hi, Chantal - lovely hexie project you have there! Love those diamond shaped hexie figures. I look forward to seeing your quilt completed. And thanks for linking to Hexie Weekend! We love eye candy.


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