Saturday 24 October 2015

RSC : Indulgence

70% Dark Chocolate 

Chocolate Caramel and White Chocolate Delight 

Cinnamon Buns

That's all folks! 

Until next time ....  


Disclaimer: this post, and its writer, can not be held responsible for any weight gain due to its perusal.  

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Tuesday 20 October 2015

Over the Country Road

♫♪ Ta - Dah!! ♫

I finished my Country Road top. I went with option #8. (You can see all the options in this post.) I love it. It looks very yesteryears in real life.

Joining Lori at Humble Quilts for a little show and tell. Thanks Lori for this fun sew-along.

Now. How will I quilt this one???????

Until next time ....


Friday 16 October 2015

Can we talk?

A few months ago, when I was stuck in the blues, making a blue quilt and a blue place mat for my friend (Was it really that long?) yes, it was actually back in June!!
So, as I was saying : a few months ago, when I started to have a monochromatic life, I decided to do a little side project. At that time, I showed you only one little picture of the project.

 It didn't show much because I didn't want the recipiant to guess what I was doing. And it worked cause NObody guessed ... (Will you tell us what it is NOW?)  ... what it was!

In that post, I showed (What are the red pieces for? Is it done?) ... I showed a picture of a cardinal (Just answer the questions!!!) I just did!  I showed a picture of a cardinal because I was sewing a cardinal !!!

Actually two cardinals. (Oohhhh!) One to give and one to keep. Since Cécile D from Patchwork Inspiration has so generously helped me, I thought of making a little something to show her my appreciation. Merci Cécile ♥.  (Show more pictures.) I don't have more pictures. (Why not?)  Because ... I didn't take more. (What was the idea of not taking plenty of pictures BEFORE shipping it half way across the world?) I am SEEEERRIously starting to thing my left brain needs some wine! (LOL. Yes, please!)

Hers, on the left, is hand quilted. I machine quilted mine since the picture was taken. I FREE MOTION quilted mine!!! (Oh la! EXCUUUUUSE  me!!)

Yea well, it's quite an accomplishment for me because it was my first time !! Yeah!! I really love the way it turned out! Double yeah! (yea, yea, blah blah blah!)

 I did go a little too far into the bird on few places but still, I am proud of what I did,until I look on the other side.  
(Bahhaha! What a mess!) Gee, thanks! But seriously, yes it is. What happen? (You didn't do it right!) I am asking all the experienced FMQ out there (not talking to YOU!)

What have I done wrong? The tension was good when I sew straight and not so good when I turned. Why? Will it go away once my stitches are more evenly spaced or is it a bigger problem ? Please help! (Just throw the machine away. Problem solved!) I definitively need better advice than this! Thank you for your input.

Until (you learned how to machine quilt?) next time ...

(Gosh! I need a glass!) .... sssssMile .... it could be worst!


P.S. Thank you so much to all of you who left a comment on my last post. I sincerely appreciate your input. I read all comments a few times and took notes. I am very happy with my decision. My plan is to show you which fabric I decided on with a finished project but, don't hold your breath because it might take me fooooorrrrreeeeevvver to get it done lol.  :^D

Friday 9 October 2015

Country Roads

Hello everyone,

Some health issues are trying really hard to keep me away from my sewing room ... but I do a few stitches every now and then.

Eventually, I finished the Country Roads blocks so graciously given by Lori at Humble Quilts. Thanks Lori. I had fun making these and would like to make a big quilt like that ... one day! :^D  (vbg)

Now comes the task of picking the background fabric called Cheddar.
Let's see what I have in my stash.

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3
Then I saw some finished projects with different backgrounds and I started looking for something different too.

Option 4

Option 5
Cherries? What was I thinking?
Option 6

Option 7 

Option 8

Well, #1 is starting to grow on me, I think. I really like #4 a lot but I don't even have a full FQ left. I barely have enough ... if I haven't miscalculate!

Option 4

I also like 7 too or maybe  8? Oh I don't know anymore. What do you think?

Close-up #1

Close up #8

I'll think about it during the weekend.

Until next time ... sssssMilE


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