Monday, November 9, 2009

...and a list.

Because I’m working on some stuff right now (but also wanted to blog), this post will include lots of pictures, but not quite as many words as usual.

I am working on:


This blanket is the last one my Great-Grandmother made before she passed away. She passed away when my Mum was still a girl, so I never met her, but I’ve had this blanket for as long as I can remember. It’s a tad wonky, but that makes me love it all the more!

Unfortunately though some of the blocks are starting to come apart, and I think my Mum may have already had to do a repair job on it at some point. Hopefully I have enough matching pieces of yarn that I don’t have to buy whole skeins just to repair this. We’ll see what happens.

And this:

You don’t get a picture of the whole thing until it’s done. This beauty belongs to my Mum (she didn’t make it though) and I’m repairing it for her. There’s a giant kinda-funny, kinda-sad, kinda-ridiculous story that goes along with it, but you don’t get that until it’s done.

And I’m almost done the pinwheel quilt that I’ve been working on – all I need to do is sew on the binding. It’s not the pinwheel quilt that I mentioned in this post though – that one is still in progress.

I got an amazing package in the mail from my friend Trish on Friday. I knew she was sending me a little Halloween bag she made (unfortunately the post system is super-slow so it didn’t arrive in time, but there’s always next year!) and some fusible fleece. She mentioned that she was going to be including something else as a belated birthday present, but I had no idea what it would be. Here’s the cute bag she made.

And here’s the surprise...

Look at all that gorgeous fabric – it’s all pieces and scraps from Trish’s stash! Now wasn’t that generous of her?

Speaking of Trish, keep an eye out on my blog over the next couple of weeks. Trish just released her first sewing pattern and has generously offered to send one over my way so that I can do a giveaway here on the blog. As soon as it arrives I’ll put it up!

Now to wrap this up, a little list:

-I want one of these...okay really, maybe one in every size.

-I am taking part in Beki’s Blogger Ornament Exchange, doesn’t this sound like fun?

-I just discovered this blog this morning...who knew they had a craft blog?

-I could seriously use some of this. It comes out soon; don’t you just love Denyse Schmidt?! If anyone has a line on some Flea Market Fancy at a decent price, I’d love to know about it!

-I really need to start doing more sewing, etc that’s easier to tote around. I’ve been embroidering a bit which is fun, but I’m too scared to take my knitting anywhere with me. I wouldn’t want anyone to make fun of me and my stripey scarves.

-Rachel is just too cute! You should see the gushy comment she left on the previous post when she found out she won my giveaway – I just love making people happy!

-Weird question, I know, but I lost two of my followers after to my last post (people who’ve been reading for a bit) and was wondering: did I say anything weird or off-colour in my previous post? I read over it, but didn’t see anything. Just wondering is all.


  1. Have you thought about doing some hand piecing? That is really portable and it's amazing how much you can get done with stolen moments here and there to stitch a seam or two.
    As to followers, I think we're hitting the time of year when people have so much on their plate that some things have to take a backseat. And there may be some elements of blog fatigue.

  2. how special - i hope you can mend that lovely quilt from your grandmother - keep us posted!

    how sweet of you to mention me again in this post. i think this is a start of a lovely blogship - tee, hee!

    hugs, rachel

  3. Hey kaye!

    the blanket is absolutely precious! I love a good hand-me-down especially if its this special! Hope mending it will make it all nice and new again!

    And presents are always great! That is the perfect size of bag for trick or treating without getting insanely sick:):)

    ooh, and gorgeous fabric. I love it all, unfortunately dont have the talent to put it together like you do!! oh well. :)

  4. You are such a dynamo! I love your projects, they are looking fab!

    That is so cool that you got a lovely stash from a friend, what a sweet heart.

    I wouldn't worry about the un-following, you didn't say anything wrong. I lose followers every now and then, too. I used to keep track of how many there were, and who they were, but every time I lost a follower, it bummed me out, so now I don't keep track.

  5. Hi, Kaye. You didn't say anything offensive. Do you think maybe those people signed up to follow your blog until they saw the winner of your giveaway? Just a guess.

    Regardless, they're missing out! :)

  6. I am so glad that package FINALLY arrived. Next on the list is to send off the patterns to you - had some cover issues and the reprints came today so I'll have them off to you soon. And by soon I mean like in the next 15 days because I could probably hike my way to Toronto and hand deliver them faster than sending them via the postal service. Sheezz! Hope you are feeling better. I just got over the crud too. :>(