"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My how time flies . . .

My how time flies when you’re having fun sewing!  Every time I think about blogging, I decide to sew instead.  And yet it doesn’t seem like I have much to show for my efforts.  I’m also working on cleaning and organizing my sewing room,  so I’ve been working on smaller projects, that are scattered around the room. 


This little candle mat was made from a kit that I bought a couple of years ago, and this snowman is from a  pattern and wool that I bought from Cathi at Shakerwood Woolens when she had a booth at a nearby Quilt Show last year.  I placed another order with her right before Christmas, so there’s one more wool project to come.  Well, maybe two.

I made several Christmas gifts this year, but one was extremely late in arriving at its destination, so I couldn’t share them before now. 







I made these for bloggy friends, and I liked them so well, I made a third for my sil and bil.  Another sil received this.


It was a lot of fun to make, and I did most of the stitching in my car on lunch hours!  I really enjoy that hour every day, sitting in silence and decompressing.

I also received some lovely handmade gifts for Christmas.  Maria sent this beautiful bag.

It’s the perfect size to tuck one of those little lunchtime projects in.  From my friend Di, I received a fun assortment of snowman themed items.


My name was drawn for a prize from the Christmas Quilt Along for participating in the challenge of making a quilt without using red or green.  Sue sent this beautiful wall hanging for my prize.

So, what am I working on now?  I’ve finished the seventh snowman of nine for a BOM.


I now have number eight, and plan to prep it tonight.

I’m also working on this challenging piece.


I have the center blocks made, but the medium green round is shared between blocks, and it’s taken me awhile, but I think I’ve finally figured out how to join it all together.  I don’t have a pattern, I’m just working from an advertisement in a magazine.

I’ve decided that I’m going to try my hand at hand quilting, so I made this little quilt, to give it a try.  I’m sure it won’t be great, but it’s made of leftover fabrics, so I really don’t have anything to lose.


One last thing – I’m working on sewing hexies together for for my GFG while I watch TV in the evenings.  So I have been sewing like crazy!  Maybe not focusing on any one thing, but I am focusing on finishes.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  I’ll try to be a little more regular so a post isn’t always this long.



  1. wow Sunny you have made so many beautiful projects and love the bag Maria sent to you,well done.xx

  2. Lovely projects all around , it sure does sound as if you have been extremely productive well done !!!

  3. Lots of great projects Sunny. I love the candle mat. Hope you enjoy handquilting.

  4. Lots of lovely quilty things and a great show and tell too...........
    I like the little quilt too.......it's my problem as well I think I can't hand quilt very well....so it holds me back.
    I can't get the back to look nice so I give up.

  5. Sounds likes you have been very productive! Does it count that I have moved my hexies from one room to another?

  6. I like everything you show. What nice stuff. Your red work and snowman are so sweet. I'd rather be sewing, too:)

  7. Sew nice to read you catch up post...
    Love my wall hanging , will be first up this year....
    Enjoying all the Snowmen as it is 40 deg cel under our patio again today. Have had my swim but need another one...

  8. You do have a lot of projects happening. Love all the great gifts you made and I am quite partial to the snowmen - embroidered and wool!!
    All wonderful.

  9. You have been busy! Your stitching is so lovely in each of your projects. The challenge piece is going to be beautiful.

  10. Hi Sunny--what pretty projects you have finished and are working on!!
    that last Believe hanging looks like the one you sent me--and I just love it--it is still hanging on the blinds and I get to see it while I am working on my projects!!Thanks again for it--
    and today I am working on the counted cross stitch ufo--and don't tell anyone--but I have lots and lots of cross ufo's and what did I do--I just ordered another monthly series--I only got January's done of last years--so I have 11 of those to go!!!!!!!
    love, di and the 'kid'

  11. Wow, you are busy! We quilters tend to have a lot on the go, don't we? The gifts are all lovely.

  12. you are keeping very busy and lots of pretty in the post too!

  13. Lots of lovely handwork. I hope you enjoy your hand quilting. Once you get the hang of it, it is very relaxing!

  14. You can do it Sunny..the hand quilting:) It is so relaxing..don't worry about stitch length at first...that comes with practice..just work on the technique and enjoy the rythym

  15. So many pretties to see! I love the snowman 'window' quilt!!!

  16. So nice to see you post and so many beautiful projects , you have been super busy , lovely work!

  17. OOO! lots of pretty things to see on this post. I hope to see Cathi at a vendor show the end of this month.

  18. I love the wool projects. Cool that you are working on so many projects at once. No way will you get bored. :-)

  19. Lots of great goodies there Sunny - love those candle mats... and I think that snowmen are growing on my by way of all the gorgeous ones I see in blogland, I love the happy trio! x

  20. Lovely Christmas items. I know what you mean about sewing instead of blogging!

  21. Busy,busy, aren`t you! :)) Love the blue bag with the long handels, and many other great gifts! Lovely giveawaypresents as well. Stay happy in the snowy weather:))

  22. You've made some wonderful projects. I love all things wool and/or embroidery so every one of these would be my favorite. :) blessings, marlene


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