Sunshine & Sewing All In A Day

Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine
Enjoying to be close to me and in the sunshine

Yes finally some sunshine coming into my kitchen.

Looks like our cat loves it too. Likes to be close to see what this funny machine is doing…nose away please …

Nose away please.
Nose away please. .smiles last night he decided to bring up the crochet triangular shawl that I started to work on. so funny I found it in my bedroom on the floor …now if I only could find the hook I had stuck to it too. He is always up to something.

I should be outside in the garden

Yes they are starting to grow. Can't wait to see them flower too
Yes they are starting to grow. Can’t wait to see them flower too

cleaning up but decided to finish a view of my unfinished sewing projects. Well kind of finished, as for the quilt, need to add batting and backing and quilt it next.

Remembering Grandma Quilt
Remembering Grandma Quilt

I started a class at my workplace “The Quilt Store”

“Remembering Grandma” well mine was the “Morning Star” but it did not go as planed so changes it to “Remembering Grandma” with opening up a view seems and making it work. Looks nice now too and I am happy this way too.

Dresden Plate Pillow...Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy
Dresden Plate Pillow…Love sewing them up soooo much fun, fast and easy

The Pillow  just needs some stuffing and two buttons and sewing it closed and voila. What a great idea to used up fabric I had stashed in my home…

I think I have a new favourite ” Dresden Plate” love this idea. I think I’ll work on the bag next and maybe the table runner….

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Hand Sewn Knitting Bag

Hand Sewn Knitting Bag

This is what hapends when I am off work for two days and it is cold outside.
This is what hapends when I am off work for two days and it is cold outside.

Two days off work, well it is so bitter cold at -29 who wants to go out?! See what came off it. A dozen knitting bags and more….Well it does help to work in a Fabric and Yarn store I have to say. Have a look at “The Quilt Store and The Yarn Store” we have so much fabric and yes yarns too. Sometimes it is hard being around all this amazing stuff.

"Grace" Knitting Bag
“Grace” Knitting Bag

My Co-worker Deb showed me how to sew up this knitting bag. For sure I had to sew one up asap. Well new fabric came in ..guess what some came home with me too. I used Canvas fabric for all my main print part and reg cotton prints for the rest, lining and topper, handles and inner lining. I love them all and wow can’t decide the one I am going to keep for Myself. My mom like some too well that gives me some options I guess.

"New York" & "Polka Dot"
“New York” & “Polka Dot”
"My Canada" & "High Style"
“My Canada” & “High Style”

Zwei Tage frei von der Arbeit na ja bei dieser Eiskält von minus 29 Grad da bleibe ich daheim. Schau was ich genäht habe. Ein dutzend Stricktaschen …. Na ja es hilft, in einem Stoff und Wollen-Shop zu arbeiten. Schaue nur bei “The Quilt Shop und The Yarn Shop” sooo viel Stoff und Garn. Manchmal ist es echt schwer um all das zu sein.

"Sock Monkey" & "My Mom's Style"
“Sock Monkey” & “My Mom’s Style”

Meine Kollegin Deb, hat mir gezeigt, wie man diesen Strickbeutel näht. Du kannst drei mall raten es blieb nicht bei einem. Wir bekamen neuen Stoff im Geschäft. Für den Hauptstoff brauchte ich “Canvas” und alles ander ist Baumwolle. Mir gefallen sie alle! Doch ein delaema habe ich nun, ist es schwere mich zu entscheiden welche ich behalten werde.  Meine Mutt’ (Mutter) wird auch ein paar bekommen, dass wird dann meine Entscheidung leichter machen denke ich…

"Orange Spring" & "Summer red"
“Orange Spring” & “Summer red”
And this is what my floor looked like the past two days...Now I have to go and clean up...
And this is what my floor looked like the past two days…Now I have to go and clean up…
"My Fun Stuff" & "Hat Lady"
“My Fun Stuff” & “Hat Lady”
"Sew & Knit"  & "Passion"
“Sew & Knit” & “Passion”

Creative Festival in Toronto

Last Day today…so if you have not seen us at the show over the past view days. You still have a chance today…Great show… lots of yarn vendors one of them is us “The Yarn Store” booth 631 You have to see the new Unicorn Tails by Madelinetosh .

MadTosh Dk stand with the newest from MadTosh. Unicorn Tails
MadTosh Dk stand with the newest from MadTosh. Unicorn Tails

There is also a great wonderful lady Nina, love her Love and Passion for yarn and designing “Creative Yarns Inc” booth 449. She has this oh so soft shawl…Nina sure was nice and cozy and that inside!..wish I took a picture to show you.

Mittens and leg warmers I bought.
Mittens and leg warmers I bought.

There are so many other great vendors there. You have to see the boot 734 right next to us. I think they are “El Tambache Traveling Show”. A father son operation belonging to the Fair Trade Federation. I have been buying mittens and leg warmers whenever I see them. They even have coats that are all lined with super soft fleece too.

As we where leaving the second day, still inside the Metro Toronto Convention Center I had this view. CN Tower directly above me.

Always like to go to Toronto it is a stunning view when you drive in to the city it

Hope today will be a good day for you ladies working the show. Take a break, have a lunch you will need it for the take down after.

 

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does not matter from what side.

 

“Nine Patch” Table Runner

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So hard to work in a place that sells Yarn and Fabric….Ohhh that temptation. So I usually struggle with the yarn, but this time it was this fabric…just could not resist it….

SilverBlackRed it is this time with my choice of fabric.

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Sure it is not a ” Nine Patch” anymore. Out of the nine patch place set became a table runner. Though I used the same method as the Nine Patch Place set…just added extra patches to it and voila. I had a lot of great help form my Facebook friends left or right was the question ….

Here is my Table Runner for the Holiday Season

Left or Right were the choices
Left or Right were the choices

Silber – Schwarz- Rot  ist es dieses Mal in der Stoff auswahl….

Ja ein Tischläufer 

Finished Table Runner for the Holiday Season.
Finished Table Runner for the Holiday Season.

Sicher, es ist kein “Nine Patch” mehr. Von den neun Patch wurde ein Tischläufer. Obwohl ich die gleiche Methode wie für den Nine Patch folgte hatte ich zusätzlichen Patches zusammen genäht um ead in einen Tischläufer umzuwechseln. Voila.

Meiner Facebook-Freundinnen hatten mir dabei geholfen ob li das Muster wie “Links oder Rechts” war die Frage ….

Hier ist mein neuer Tischläufer für die Weihnachtszeit.

Suits Me Fine Quilt

2014-10-19 12.46.56When Adrienne my co-worker was designing and piecing this “Suits Me Fine” quilt last year I know I had to make one for myself too. Shortly after she finished her quilt, the store put it together for a quilt kit I believe for last years Creative Festival Fall 2013 . Several of us bought one each and here I am …loving it. Especially with the minky  backing…sooo soft.

Minky for my backing
Minky for my backing

My winter can come now. But not so fast please. I enjoy this Fall Season too.

This is my third quilt (not including the rag-Quilts) I pieced together and quilted on my friends long-arm quilting machine. Really nice to have a girlfriend that lets me use her special long-arm machine and the best thing is she too is from Switzerland so we even can chat in our “Schwiitzerduetsch”

2014-10-19 12.44.54Adrianne, meine Arbeits Kollegin  etworf disen Quilt letztes Jahr. Als Sie diesen Quilt zusammen nähte, wusste ich dass auch ich diese Patchwork Decke nähen wollte. Kurz nachdem sie ihren Quilt fertig hatte, kam es auch schon dazu dass das Geschäft eine Quilt-Kit dafür zusammen stellte und wenn ich mich recht erinnere sogar für die Kreativ-Herbstmesse 2013.2014-10-19 12.45.47

Einige von uns (Kolleginnen ) gekauft je ein “Kit” und hier bin ich meine Decke ist sooo weich mit dem “Minky”. Stoff für den Hinterteil . Mein Winter kann jetzt kommen. Aber nicht so schnell bitte, ich genieße diese Herbst-Saison. 

2014-10-19 12.47.08Dies ist mein dritter Quilt (nicht einbezogen sind die Rag-Quilts)den ich selber genäht habe und gesteppt bei meine Freundins Langarm-Steppmaschine. Echt schön so eine Freundin zu haben die sogar auch noch von der Schweiz ist ,so können wir auch Schwiizerduetsch plaudere.