Infinity Scarf Finish

I have to admit that I’ve been back from travel for a week and a half, but between catching up at work and at home and dealing with a little bit of jet lag, a new post has been low on the priority list. Never-the-less, here is a finish that happened over my time away.


This infinity scarf is beautiful, soft alpaca yarn and was a kit I found at our local knitter’s guild show in September. I couldn’t walk past those lovely shades of blue – sadly not quite as lovely in this photo because of the light, but I think you get the idea.


I will be very warm this winter🙂.

Happy to be back – and this is a finish, so linking up to Finish-it-up-Friday for the first time in many weeks.

Happy Friday!


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Little Birds

A friend took me to one of our local quilting guild’s meetings last month and we saw an excellent presentation by a modern quilter. One of the activities they had going on was creating little bird blocks, so I decided to make a couple.


The pattern is from over at Block Lotto – I have never heard of this site before! Something new to investigate.

I am travelling now for a couple of weeks so the posts may become spottier than they already are but I will try to keep up. Travel also means I will be knitting instead of quilting, so I’m hoping to finish up a couple of outstanding projects!

Happy trails!


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Tiny Spiderweb

A while back, my supervisor was telling us in a meeting that he never decorates his office, but encourages his team to decorate his office for him. He then looked right at me and said, “no quilts.” Hmmmm……. challenge accepted!


It’s taken a while because it’s been so busy at work and home, but I hung this little spiderweb quilt in his office this week – just in time for Halloween🙂. The boss was off for a couple of days so we’ll see how long it takes him to notice it hanging there.

I used Amanda Jean’s tutorial to make four blocks – the overall finished dimensions are approximately 9-inches square.

And it’s tiny, but it’s a finish, so I’m linking up to Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.

Happy pre-Halloween Friday!


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What’s Happening Here…

A bit of carpentry (it’s not my project, but I’m finishing it because if I want to park my car in the garage this winter…):


A little knitting (very little):


Not too much quilting:


Hopefully more soon!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my fellow Canadians!


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This Little Piggy….

Wanted to be…


Cozy PJ bottoms.


And a snuggly rag quilt (6-inch finished squares).


And a dolly-sized rag quilt (pictured beside the big rag quilt for scale – 3-inch finished squares and about one quarter the size of the big one).

In case you haven’t guessed, someone here loves little piggies (because they are pink, of course). The piggy flannel fabric came from Joann’s and was perfect for a person who loves piggies.

Too late for Finish-it-up-Friday, but since I missed last week I thought I should share.


Wee, wee, wee…

Happy Sunday!


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Grown-up Pillows

Recently, Granddaughter G. has been talking about redecorating her room in black, white and turquoise because bubblegum pink is for “little girls” and not mature enough for a grown-up eleven year old. Hmmm…..

Never-the-less, decorating is always fun, and there happened to be tons of black and white fabric left over from the B&W&P Bento Box quilt. I think these pillows are a great contribution to the new colour scheme!


And in a nod to her former love of pink (and to be honest, she still does love pink :)) I used a little pink, white and grey striped fabric as a piping of sorts around the outer edges.


The pillows final measurements clocked in at about 29 inches wide by 20 inches tall – just perfect for snuggling with as we move into cooler fall weather. They feature the standard envelop back and a pillow form that I stuffed with a polyester quilt batting pulled out of another quilt project (more on that one soon!).

And another finish! Linking up with Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.

Happy Friday!


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Another baby quilt may not seem like the thing to get someone out of a baby quilt marathon induced sewing slump, but it seems to have worked for me🙂.


This one is not for anyone at the office – it’s a “hope chest” quilt for an owl lover…


These fabrics have been sitting on the sewing table for a while so it’s nice to finally have them made up into a quilt.


I thought the bird bath location for the photos was appropriate given all of those birds on the back🙂.

And now that summer is (almost) over, this is the last baby quilt you should see for a while since I will have to stop sewing baby quilts (pattern here) and get back to some other projects that have been waiting for a while!

Since this is the first finish I’ve had in a while, I’m linking up with Finish-it-up-Friday over at CrazyMomQuilts.

Happy Autumn!


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