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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Friday Night Sew In Report

I had a productive night of sewing last night.  Woo-hoo!! 

I made this block for the November Simply Solids swap.  I cannot pick up the true colour in this photo.  It is much lighter than it appears and the colour is much more green/aqua. 

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I made these two setting triangles for Easy Street.  I am getting excited!  I only have three more blocks to make and then I can start putting Easy Street together!

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I finished sewing together this piece of the flower ball.

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And I got one completed leader and ender block out of the evening.  Pinwheels are my leaders and enders right now.  Isn’t the baby loon cute. Smile 

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How did your Friday Night Sew In go?

Janet

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

English Paper Piecing

One of the things that inspired me to get back to blogging now was coming upon hydee ann's Linky Party for English Paper Piecing projects.  I have two such projects on the roster right now and am feeling excited about one of them….

I joined a Flickr group swap early this year – Get Your Hex On.  My group has members from the UK, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and then little old me from Canada.  I’ve had a chance to make some interesting EPP pieces – teeny tiny bits and in a variety of shapes.  My month was August and I asked the group to help me make Geta Grama's Flower Ball.

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I am a little disappointed with this swap.  I am still waiting for two of the pieces, although one is in the mail, I’m told.  And two people made their pieces upside down.  I have fixed one of them but still have the other to do.  As the pieces are not uniform shapes, I will have to remake that whole block.  But I do think this will be gorgeous when finished – right now I am sewing the various blocks together and I have to make a flower that was assigned to me.  I haven’t decided what to do with this when finished.  Probably either a round table topper or else I will applique it on to a quilt. 

My other project is a grandmother’s flower garden.  I’ve been a member of the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap since it started back in 2011.  About a year ago I took over managing the swap and felt I had to stay on as a member a couple of months later when I decided I had enough flowers.  So I started getting my swap partners to send second round hexies for my flowers and this baby is starting to be put together!!

IMG_6880My stack of hexie flowers.  There are 70 or so flowers in that pile.

IMG_6881The start of my second rounds…. eight done so far.

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I have NEVER seen a grandmother’s flower garden quilt and I haven’t found a picture online that helps me to see sizes and finishing options.  If you have any suggestions for where I can find more information I’d love to hear about it. 

I’m excited to be part of the EPP linky party.  I am hoping this is going to really inspire me to get some hand stitching done each month!!

Janet

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Hello, It’s Been a Long Time, How Are You Today?

Life has been busy.  Summer seemed to whiz by and sewing and blogging both fell to the wayside. 

We had a fabulous sailing trip…IMG_6631

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Mama moose had a new set of calves…

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DD # 2 got married…

We had tons of company…

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We got to spend time with our new granddaughter…

 

The garden was productive…. and we had a successful moose hunt…

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I’m back in the swing of sewing now and I’ll be back to show you some of my projects that are lined up for the winter.  Smile

Janet