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

Monday, August 24, 2015

At last!

Breaking news:  Just moments ago, these two cats were seen sitting together, with no apparent hissing or growling!  We’re making progress.


When I got Sydney, I thought she was a small cat, but she has the potential to be BIG.  Very long and tall, and she eats a LOT!  So happy to see her healthy and happy and adjusting nicely to our home.

I actually attended two sewing days last week, but it doesn’t seem like I accomplished much.  On Wednesday, I spent the day sewing hexies together.  Now I’m stumped for how to make what I want, so the hexies are on hold while I mull over some ideas.


On Thursday, I ironed my black scraps, and made a Dresden plate for RSC15.


This turned out so much better than I expected.  The color for August is actually indigo, but since I don’t have any, I decided to work with my black and gray scraps.  I think I’ve come up with an idea for a doll quilt, too, so perhaps that will happen tomorrow. 

FNSI was spent embroidering my Val Laird BOM block for August.  And I have most of the quilt top assembled, just waiting for block number nine.  I’ll wait to share pictures then.

I’ve also basted 3 small quilts in the last couple of days, and assembled and sewed together the final eight placemats for my service project.  I will be doing some major quilting in the next few days.  Stay tuned . . .

Happy stitching . . . Sunny



  1. How have missed your last few posts:(.

  2. How clever are you to have completed quilting all your quilts. Can I send mine over???
    Sew wonderful to see Sydney is well and Zippy and her are now besties...
    Love you new header...

  3. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the hexies...

  4. Love the hexies..and the Dresden is lovely

  5. The kitties are adorable. Wonderful red hexies! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with them.

  6. cute hexies Sunny and boy i love that dresden,so glad the fur babies are getting on xx

  7. Lovely photos Sunny, love your Dresden block.

  8. looks like those girls have made peace!
    love your hexies... what are they going to become?
    beautiful dresden and the pic of your quilt 'in the wild' looks lovely.
    I am envious of that lovely sunshine.

  9. Sounds like you have made lots of progress Sunny and I am pleased that the cats are becoming friends! Christine x

  10. Glad that your girls seem to have learned to peacefully coexist. ;-) I can't wait to see what you're going to do with all those hexies. I just LOVE your Dresden, too.

  11. Oh my! I love the quilt on the fence!! So happy that the kitty cats are bonding!!

  12. Wow, peace between the kitties, fab!
    I love the dresden - some great prints in there - I'm sure that blacks are fine for this months RSC, Sunny, given that she also said 'darks' including greys, blacks & purples... (yes i'm reading that blog, just not doing the RSC this year, maybe next year!)

  13. I love your hexies...red has got to be my favourite...I've never worked with black/grey but I love the look of your Dresden too. Great work.

  14. Oh yeah....a friendship is evolving!

    Your hexies and dresdens look great.

  15. Good to hear the cats are getting on. Love the red hexies....interested to see what you do with them.Your Dresden plate is lovely too.

  16. Ahhhhh. Great hexies Sunny and I love your DP. xx

  17. Love all your EPP and the colours!

  18. Beautiful hon, love the red hexxies - and wow the kitties are getting along, yay!!!


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