Thursday, July 28, 2011


I seem to have been absent a lot lately. I have actually been in and out of hospital with various surgeries/biopsies both of my own and family members.
Mum has been in Niagara (where there is a severe C Difficile problem) for just over a month. She should be home tomorrow. Maisie has had umbilical surgery to repair a hernia. That was a day procedure. Holy Hanna! how the little ones bounce back!
I am back in tomorrow for a more serious procedure that will keep me in for a couple of days. They really try not to keep you in for long anymore. This is more preventative than anything else. The cancerous changes so far have been contained. I will be quite nervous until the pathology is back though.

In the meantime I have been making a lot of kid's hats and adult fascinators. Hopefuly I can get some pictures on here once I get back.
Til then...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Another attempt

I tried free motion quilting before (not terribly successfully) and then did a lot of free motion embroidery recently. Then I found this blog and HAD to try her pillow tutorial.

My result is above, which has my first attempt at free motion quilting. I have done embroidery but not quilting. I was quite rusty with the embroidery as well but it came back (to my not amazing previous level) by the time the pillow cover was done.

Thanks for the comments on the picture of me in my new dress. I have worn it often since then.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Maisie and I with friend Barb at my son's grade 8 graduation.
This was the only year both of my children will be in the same school. By the time she starts highschool, he will have finished university.
I thought the ceremony was on Wednesday eve, but it was actually Tuesday so I had to miss the last class of my textile arts course. It was a frenzy trying to alter his trousers and get my dress finished. The skirt was from an outfit I made for a wedding a few years ago. It was kind of big and droppy as the skirt so I wore a black one. I cut an empire top and added the skirt to it but the hem hung longer at the back than front. Once I saw all the asymmetrical hemlines in fashion now I remembered the dress, pulled it out and finished it off just in time.