Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Favourites

Today’s favourite is a pattern. This is for a pillow rest for your tablet or phone (or in my case iPod) and it is by one of my favourite people, Diane, of From Blank Pages….

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I have actually made 5 of these so far as my friends keep wanting them! It is a great pattern and it only takes a few minutes to make. I highly recommend it :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

ALYOF April

I wasn’t sure what I was going to put as my goal for April, until I remembered that my neighbour upstairs has a May 4th birthday. I am going to make her a cushion. Laila is also a quilter and many a time I have rung her doorbell to show her something I have made! I am not sure on the pattern yet but I will have fun making it!

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Since I have no picture, here is a photo I used the Waterlogue app on :)

Linking up with ALYOF!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Favourites

Today it is all about my UNDIES!!! You heard that right LOL… but it isn’t as nightmare inducing as you may think.

A couple of weeks ago Penny, of Sew Take a Hike fame, posted a paper-piecing/free-curve piecing pattern on her blog for a pair of undies that she had drafted for a paper piecing swap ages ago. Well I LOVE fun undies so I jumped in right away!

IMG_0930I made a mini with the days of the week, and a fun pair for each day :) I made the day labels using a stamp pad, and then I hand quilted with my Aurifloss.

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I had so much fun putting this together!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Can I get a Woot Woot?

I finished my March goal!! I was waiting to get pictures of the recipient with it, but it hasn’t arrived yet and I don’t want to forget my post LOL! Here it is, held up by my very tall neighbour LOL!

DSC02209And here is a pic of the back and the two polkadot bindings :)

DSC02210I loved making this quilt and am so glad to know it is going to such a good friend! It was my first FMQ attempt, and there were definitely more puckers than I wanted, but I am still pretty proud of it :)  

Linking up with ALYOF!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Blessings

Yesterday I received the news that I did not answer a question correctly on the exam for my job of over 7 years and consequently will not be able to remain in my job. Am I bitter? Yes, maybe more resigned. Is it a ridiculous hiring practice? Yes, but it won’t be changing anytime soon.

As a single person turning 40 this year it is hard for several reasons. I have no one with whom I can rely on for the bills for awhile. Going back to school is a huge scary idea at my age. I don’t have savings or backup plans. Yes, people always say you need them, but I always felt it was more important to give it to the people who needed it at that moment more than me. I worry about my Mom because I know she will worry about me. Plus, I have to play nice at work and do the job I am “not capable of” until I leave.

This post was titled blessings though, because through finding out what I am going to lose, I gained a lot more. I immediately came home yesterday and started selling my fabrics. The good ones, the big pieces, the kind that people want to buy (me included lol). My friends (who only learnt of it then) immediately rallied around and kept reposting to attract more people to the sale. I have 74 comments telling me that people care. These are people, who for the most part, I have never met in real life. Just having these people there for me, quilters helping quilters, meant a huge amount. I was blessed by one person in particular (M., you know who you are) and through that one gesture I felt surrounded by love and confidence in me. It was truly the most meaningful gift that it could have been, I keep struggling to put into words how it affected me, but I believe you do know M.

I don’t know what is going to happen. My job has been so specialized that I really have no substantive skills outside of it. I can’t think of it right now though… I told myself on the weekend I can start trying to figure things out. In the meantime I am lucky to have a million packages of fabric to send to their lovely new owners.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday favourites

Today I am crushing on this fabric from the Yuwa Live Life Collection. Enjoy :)

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

March ALYOF goal

Well I completely failed on February’s goal of finishing the Dachshund quilt. Mostly because I started and finished the Big Man quilt.

So… for March I will have the Dachshund quilt quilted and bound, and maybe even sent off if I can scrounge up the money LOL!

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Linking up to ALYOF!