Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

2013 Create-Along "Home Sweet Home"

I finished the rest of the projects for the first quarter of the create-along, things for the living/dining room.

I made another sofa cushion and two sets of place mats. The hexi flowers are at least 20 years old and made from Austrian dirndl fabrics. They were one of my earliest projects and I never put them together into a big quilt as originally intended. The place mats with the hearts were planned for February but did not get finished in time.

I am looking forward to get started on the next quarter where we will be making things for the kitchen. I already have some projects lined up.

Monday, March 11, 2013


It seems that blogging is not exactly on top of my to-do list these days. Between house and garden and cats and all the other projects it gets left behind.

It looks and feels like Spring has finally sprung around here. The temperatures are into the 60s during the day and the nights are no longer chilly. I spent some time in the garden last week, pulling weeds and trying to dig the beds but the soil was still too wet. I bought some new strawberry plants on the weekend and hope to get them planted this week. The part of the garden closer to the house seems to be drier then the part closer to the shed where the ground is still very muddy. I also gathered all the branches that fell from our trees during the high winds we had recently.

The cats are happy that it is finally warm enough for them to be in the porch and I am looking forward to some undisturbed sewing time this week.

At the beginning of the year I was looking for some BOMs, preferably with stitchery in them and could not find any. Now there are several and all very cute, you can find the links to them in my left sidebar. Anyone want to join me in one or two of them?
I have not done any knitting in a while. I don't seem to find anything that grabs my attention and I don't really have money for buying yarn at the moment. But with so many sewing and quilting and stitching projects I am not likely to get bored anytime soon. 

Spring cleaning is under way, on the weekend we deep cleaned the pantry. It is never as bad as I think it is. Next up is the kitchen.

I wish you all a good week and leave you with this 'can you spot the kitty?' picture. ;-)