Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The long and short of my lengthy delay is that my husband got a job in June! This was fabulous, but it had been years since he had been working 40 hrs a week. The last time he had a regular day-ish job, we were in Saskatchewan, and Owen was not even born yet! So, my days are busier.
And then at night there was knitting. And 7 seasons of Dr Who to catch up on. And laundry for four people to fold. And my job to keep up on. Also Facebook (for work, of course - I have all those teenagers to keep track of ). Oh, and this thing called sleep.
In any case, I miss this space, and I think I might have the time to dust it off and start blogging again.
See you soon!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In any case, our cold Easter came with snow still on the ground, but bunnies for the younger two kids anyways. I made Owen a hipster / barber shop quartet bunny, which was more fun for me, and he loves him. Emma's is sweeter and more traditional, but still bright and fun.
With the long cold Spring we have been doing LOTS of crafts. I refilled our kids' stamp pad with blue ink from the stationary store - not glamourous, but the clearest ink we've had to work with in a long time. The cigar boxes, which look cool on our open kitchen shelves, are courtesy of Dave's hobby.
That would have been a lovely way to end, wouldn't it. But wait, there's more! One of my favorite spring ambitions (that rarely ever lasts through the whole summer) - to have a beautiful-ish back yard. This year we bought lots of colourful flowers and planted them up in the pots we tried growing veggies in last year. Hopefully the toddler will be kind to them and I will remember to water them, and they will bring lots of joy and cheer to our back yard.
I had one of those "real" Montrealer moments yesterday - I picked this great little shelf up off the side of the road. It is perfect to give Owen his own corner for his toys. The poor boy needs his own spot somewhere in the house, after all!
Finally, I am hopeful that I will get at least a quilt top done for Dave before his 40th birthday in June. I'm going to do a simple 4X8 rectangle grid (because NDG = bricks) in colours I know he likes. Fortunately, the colours he likes rolled back into style just in the nick of time. Whew.
Okay, off you go to read about all the cool kids who got to go to Quilt Market!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
At least I'll be able to whip up baby girl quilts in a jiffy for the next 4 or 5 years . . .
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Speaking of 2013 sewing (as I just was - but you haven't read it yet - sorry) I did finish these four quilts. The funny thing is that only one of them is in fabric that I would normally choose. I think fabric wise my quilts were pretty out of my comfort zone.
Ah well, I have no sewing obligations or pregnant friends right now, which gives me free reign to play in 2014.
I should remember how to post things from Flikr , but I don't. So, here is my lame from-Flikr post of everything I finished this year.
It was a bit of an odd year - I spent a lot of time planning and making things for my etsy store that I quickly gave up on, or stitching practical things. I took a forced "break" during the summer when Dave had his motorcycle accident, and have only sewn gifts or swap items since October, other than the quilt that will not end.
So all in all, not my most productive sewing year, but since it was a pretty turbulent year, I will give myself permission to be happy that I stitched anything at all. And gosh, those penguins are cute.