Saturday 28 May 2022

The End of May

Are the end of months getting closer to the first of the month, or is that just me? It's hard to believe that 4 weeks have passed already. There should be speed limits to months, you know I mean?

I enjoyed some green sewing this past week.
Scrap Jar Star - Greenalicious! 

Two more Chaser blocks - Leafabulous

Two Forestastic Star Bloom blocks. 

During the few days left this month, some solid green fabric will be assembled for my last RSC2022 block along with some 9-Patch. 

Update on the Storm of May 21st. Hydro calculated that 566,000 people in Ontario were without power, and some are still without today. Sending gentle thoughts their way. At work, the phone rang off its hook all week by people stranded without edible food in their fridge and freezer. It was a tough week emotionally. 

... and my favourite green-eyed monster. 

Hope all is well with you. Enjoy! 


Angela at So Scrappy 
Frédérique at Patchwork and Quilts 
Cynthia at Oh Scrap! 

Monday 23 May 2022

We Are Okay

You might have learned that Ontario was hit by a major storm on Saturday May 21st. Just a quick little post to let everyone know that we are okay. Around us, so many trees, roofs, and power lines down that you can't go a mile without seeing some kind of damage. I'm not complaining. It's not Ukraine! (Bless them all) Just stating the facts. 
The sun is finally out today to warm up the house. It was pretty cold last night. 

 A few fallen trees around my house. 

We are blessed. No damage to the house besides the power outage. We finally got a generator from a friend who lives an hour away. They don't have power either but luckily he has two generators. My guardian angel is good to us. More and more gas stations are running out of gas but we can manage so far. The hydro company hope that by mid-week, the power will be reestablished. So much for a long weekend of sewing.

Well, if I can't sew, I can cut. So I'm cutting fabric and keeping water hot on the BBQ for coffee. Hahaha! Where there is a will, there is a way!

No ironing just yet but all kind of scraps are getting squared off, and some greens too. 

We survived the Ice Storm of 1998, we can do this. 

Stay safe my friends, and keep sewing!


Saturday 21 May 2022

Frenetically Sewing

Got up early this morning so I can sew the last pieces for Spinners, as my son is moving back into his room TODAY!

Only one more block to go. If you think the first block in the third row looks funny, you're right. The points don't want to align and I have no time to waste with this sort of shenanigans, so it's only partly joined. 

I got all the blocks finished with only half an hour to go. I tagged them with a little piece of paper so I'll know which side is up. As I work on these, I realized that there are more stained pieces than I first thought. See this post to read about this misadventure. 

I believe I now have two options before me. Either I removed the blocks that aren't stained and add more blocks to make a decent size quilt, and with the stained blocks make a quilt for Raven OR sew them all together and give the quilt to Raven. Either way, this cat is getting a quilt. 😄 

Once assembled, it will not be a very big quilt, more like a throw. I enjoyed making this one so you might see its twin at some point. For now, the blocks are back on the self. 

While sewing the last small HSTs needed for these blocks, I managed to sew these. 

I forgot that these blocks are made with whites only. Oh well! I guess I have sewn my label block this morning. 😋

Jericho Wall in green. It's not crooked, it is just the way I pinned it. 

And then there are these! 
I totally blame Cathy (Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilts) for these. 😂😜 She made this great quilt (shown here) and gave us the link to the tutorial. Well, what's a quilter's to do but get sewing. The worst part is that they are fun and quick to make too. I am so doomed! 😂😂 The more I want to finish UFOs the more I get into new projects. Why is that? 

It is a long weekend here in Canada which is a good thing because I have so many greens to sew. 

Happy sewing. 

Joining my girls 
Angela at So Scrappy 
Frédérique at Patchworks and Quilts 
Cynthia at Oh Scrap! 


Saturday 14 May 2022

And It's Only May!

I feel like everything is moving forward but me. 

I manage just a little bit of sewing last weekend. I can't seem to sit down at the sewing machine during the week evenings.

Jericho Wall "Olive Green" is the only block made so far, with a little 9-Patch as leader-ender. 

No progress on any of my personal Rainbow UFO Challenges. Sigh!
MIL Table Topper
My MIL decided to sell her camper and everything with it. She said she's having too much fun where she is now and the A/C is free, haha. We're stuck in a heatwave and it's only MAY! We aren't used to the heat yet and it got cranked up to the 33C. Even the nights aren't cool. Anywho! I'm happy for her but selling her camper means she has no use for the table topper I was working on. I know I should have given it to her a long, long time ago but ... Oh well. Now I don't feel like working on it anymore. Again!

All the tulips are quilted. I thought of doing ditch quilting in the log cabin blocks

Not the best quilting but it's quilted. Threads aren't borrowed either. 
Still lots to do.

My son is moving back home next weekend. I'll try to move Spinners closer to the finish line. 

It will be easier to put it away once the blocks are done.
Then, I noticed spots on some blocks.

It looks like Raven came into this room and shook his head when his abscess busted last month. Now I have to finish a quilt not knowing if it's stained forever or not. Sigh!

DH is mowing the lawn for the second week in a row ... and it's only MAY! It was due too. The grass is as tall as the mower's wheels. 

I finally got the email thanking me for applying for the job; it also said that I was a close second. What's the use of knowing that? Anywho! I do have a job so I've lost nothing. Except for the bigger paycheck, haha. Better luck next time, I guess. 

Happy green sewing! 


I'll be with 
Angela at So Scrappy
Frédérique at Patchwork and Quilts 
Cynthia at Oh Scrap!