Sunday, March 23, 2014

A great weekend of sewing for me!

hi everyone, as the name for this post says it all, I have had a very productive weekend, I am happy to say that 3d hexi cubed is now a quilt sandwich , as of Friday night I had two blocks still to complete and did them on Saturday, then started to put them all  together ,, It was the first time that I have sewn Y seams and I was a little worried that I would not be able to do them, but I did read a few blogs on how to do them and watched a you tube also, and by dinner time tonight I now have the top done and is basted and ready to quilt,! it is not perfect but I am happy with how it has gone so far , you can see that as I worked on each block , my piecing got much better, and the use of spray starch helped a lot too here is a link with some pictures of how it has progressed hexi cubed photos. It is in a slideshow on google plus , I have been having problems uploading pics, and this is the only way I can get some photos  posted here, hope this works,, there are also pics of my hand sewn hexis project it is also ready to be quilted, so I have both to do, 3d cubed is first to do,,
well it is time to get ready for another work week, happy sewing to all

Saturday, March 15, 2014

On my Design wall,, wip

Happy national quilting day!
yes I know it has been a long time since I have posted anything, but life has been a bit busy lately and there have not been enough hours in the day,( work eat sleep, repeat)
But I have managed to get some work done.
The baby quilt for a person at work is done, all that I need to do is get the babies name for the label and I have not been able to get it, the person has been off of work (sick ) so until he returns to work is has to wait;

The hexagon quilt project is in the quilt sandwich stage including being basted , but I have not had the time to quilt it yet
Three D hexi is coming along I have 9 blocks done , just 6 more to go and then the fun begins, putting them together! I have not had much practice with Y seams so this should be interesting.
The rest of my sewing has been paid work.. lots of coat zippers , been a long winter and it is taking its toll on not just people but the clothing as well, I cant wait till the warmer weather comes,, seems like it will never happen, but hopefully soon it will
happy sewing to all.... sorry no pics, blogger wont load images , but I will try again later to post them

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Windy and very cold!!,good time to sew

Hi everyone,
It is very windy and cold here . with a bit of snow added for good measure, temp have been in the -20 to -30 with the wind chill, and yes I know I live in Canada but this is a bit much,
Now as for a update as to what I have been sewing
mostly working on paid sewing, lots of pants hemed and zippers replace in winter coats, would I rather be working on fun stuff yess, but I need the extra money form paid work so it has to come first,
I have managed to work a bit on my long term project hexis , and have started a hexi cubed project,
here are some pics  of the works in progess.

As for my large paid sewing job, getting the coating fabric the client wants has been a bit of a challenge. looks like I will have to order samples online then order the fabric, which is going to take a bit of time, not what the client or me wanted but it is what it is, well that is all for now going to get back to sewing for a bit this morning, I have company coming this afternoon so don't have much time today, happy sewing to all

Monday, December 30, 2013

The end of 2013 and the start of 2014

Ally ,Nat, me
Well as I sit here thinking of 2013 I have to say that I am glad that it is almost over, I has not been the best of years for me or for my family and friends, now don't get me wrong there has been a number of good things  too that have happened this year, but that bad seems to have won this year, between my work( has been a bad year there for me,) and my health it not been good , but it is getting better, and the loss of friends who passed I hope that 2014 will be better
 Now here are the good things..... My family and I were able to get to gather together for a Christmas meal, my mom. brother and my Two girls along with all three grand daughters, it was all I wanted for Christmas and my wish came true. everyone loved there home prezzys, I made my girls and grandkids pj pants and my brother I made an  e reader cover , For my mom I made her a quilt which she loved, and already has on her bed,! I have put pics up of the finished items below. I can not find the pics of  Dave's e read or more of the girls but will post them when I find them, I have them on the pc but they don't want ot load properly
quilt lable
moms quilt

My grand daughter Ally got given her first sewing machine form her other gran for Christmas and I get to teach her how to use it, she is so happy with it, she is really liking sewing( I started her on sewing this summer) and will be starting her lessons on new years day I have all three grandkids to babysit this year it will be lots of fun, I hope for them and me,
As for the hexies project that is still a work in progress and I don't know when I will get back to it, have a few paid sewing jobs coming and they will take all of my sewing time( one is quite a large job and will be a challenge for me that is for sure will post more later on)
I wish you and yours all the best in 2014 , Happy New Year and happy sewing to all

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas to all

Just a quick note to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

Monday, December 16, 2013

9 days till Christmas!

Hi everyone, I know it has been a bit since my last post, but life has been a bit nuts lately, I hope that all is well with you, as to what I have been up to well, work has not been good, I have had some health issues and have missed way to much time at work which has gotten me into a bit of trouble at work, which has not helped my feel any better about things that is for sure,but it has to get better, I am hoping for a better year in 2014,
On the sewing front I am happy to say that I have all my Christmas sewing done !!!!yea me, now all I have to do is wrap it up,, This Christmas is going to be a small one that is for sure , all my gifts are handmade and there is not as many as I had hoped to give , but it is what it is, I will be going to my mom and brothers on Christmas day and we will share a meal, which is the most important thing, spending time with those you love and care about, I don't know if I will get to see my girls and grankids on Christmas but I hope to see them before the new year. I will post pics after the 25th on dec so you can see what I have been up to.
As to the hexie project not much has been done , I have finalized the layout and have started to sew them together here are some pics
all the hexies on wall
close up of hexies that are starting to be sewn together

We had are first big snow fall of the season and it is starting to look like Christmas, Happy sewing to all

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Busy week but progress is being made

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well and staying warm, it is defiantly getting much colder out and the weatherman says that we are in for some of the white stuff( so not liking this) but it is that time of year.
 I have been busy with the work thing( but it is something I have to do, the Bills just don't stop and a roof over my head is important) , so I am a bit behind on the sewing front, and Christmas is fast coming, I have managed to get all the projects organized , fabric, notions  . patterns in one place, All I need now is the sizes for the grand kids pjs and  the time to get it done!
The good news is moms quilt is just about done, just have to put the binding on and it is finished, hers prezzy is the 1st on the to do list.
because I am working on gifts and family and friends have been known to peek ,,sorry  no pics this week . but I will hopefully get some more work done on hexies and will be able to post pics of that
happy sewing to all