Monday, September 8, 2014

The difference a day can make

Yesterday, we left the city for a beautiful afternoon of hiking in the woods. 
 
Canada Thistle in bloom.
 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The month that was

August flew past and the funny thing is, I look around and I don't feel as if I accomplished much.  Maybe that's because other than the canning I've been doing, all the sewing last month was for gift giving.  I do love making and giving handmade gifts, but am ready to get back to work on the many other projects that need completing (ahem, such as that crazy, long as my arm, list of patterns that I should be writing...;o). Before I settle in to finishing prototypes and such, how about a quick pictorial review of August's sewing?
 

Looking back over the past month via pictures, I realize I did keep busy and I had a lot of fun. :o)

Here's the round-up...

Bucket hats from Oliver + SSwirling Star Blocks; Sugar & Spice ruffle skirts from Pink Fig Designs;  Hair Accessories (headband and crochet flower hair elastic); Velvet and sequin drawstring pouch;  Ruffle skirts close-up; Nautical label on soon to be revealed gift (and one of the patterns I need to get written up... ;o)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello, September!

It's hard to believe that fall is upon us. Our final long weekend of summer has been a glorious one, with more sunshine and warmth than originally forecast. The subtle shift of seasons is already underway, even without the calendar telling us that a new month has begun.  I can feel it in the cooler air overnight and the shorter daylight hours.  This summer was so wonderful in terms of weather, that I don't want it to leave, but I do enjoy autumn as it's so full of colour and bounty (yes, I'm still canning... and will be as long as fresh local produce continues ;o).
 
Seems only fitting that I wrap up August will a warm, sweet finish.  Peachy oranges and delicious pinks are a colour combo I just can't seem to get enough of. 
 
 
 
Originally I thought 9 blocks would satisfy as a baby quilt, but somehow I couldn't leave it at that and made 3 final blocks.  Perhaps I simply couldn't resist making more HST blocks in yummy oranges and pinks. ;o)
 
Sherbet Pips Playdot in Vanilla had become a favourite background fabric. I've used it in my Cherry Blossom Baby Quilt and  in my Swoon Quilt (which is still waiting to be quilted).
 
I love how the colours glow in the morning light and can hardly wait to figure out the backing fabric, so I can begin quilting this little quilt.


Here's to a wonderful September, no matter whether you're welcoming Fall in the northern hemisphere or Spring in the southern. ;o)
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