Saturday, September 20, 2014

A Walk in the Park

Saturday is my busy with errands day, shopping for groceries and other necessities, with a can't be missed visit to the library to round things out.  The day was so beautiful -  lovely, warm temperatures  by midday, with leaves taking on their autumn finery.  Knowing just how quickly those leaves fall, I headed out with my camera just before sunset, for a walk in the park.

Monday, September 15, 2014

All in a week

Happily, the amazing snowfall that surprised us right out of warm, lovely weather a week ago finally melted off over the weekend.  That storm knocked out our power along with over 50,000 other residents last Wednesday and assaulted nearly every deciduous tree in the city.  Seriously.  You would not believe the number of branches that were split from trees due to the weight of all that snow.  Some trees were literally broken to pieces and will have to be cut down.  So sad.  A week later, our weather has swung back up into the low 20s and if it wasn't for all the damage to the trees, I would think last week's heavy snow fall and freezing temps were a bad dream!
Fall has returned and I'm happy to mark it with pulling out a few autumn coloured fabrics to work with.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The difference a day can make

Yesterday, we left the city for a beautiful afternoon of hiking in the woods. 
Canada Thistle in bloom.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The month that was

August flew past and the funny thing is, I look around and I don't feel as if I accomplished much.  Maybe that's because other than the canning I've been doing, all the sewing last month was for gift giving.  I do love making and giving handmade gifts, but am ready to get back to work on the many other projects that need completing (ahem, such as that crazy, long as my arm, list of patterns that I should be writing...;o). Before I settle in to finishing prototypes and such, how about a quick pictorial review of August's sewing?

Looking back over the past month via pictures, I realize I did keep busy and I had a lot of fun. :o)

Here's the round-up...

Bucket hats from Oliver + SSwirling Star Blocks; Sugar & Spice ruffle skirts from Pink Fig Designs;  Hair Accessories (headband and crochet flower hair elastic); Velvet and sequin drawstring pouch;  Ruffle skirts close-up; Nautical label on soon to be revealed gift (and one of the patterns I need to get written up... ;o)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello, September!

It's hard to believe that fall is upon us. Our final long weekend of summer has been a glorious one, with more sunshine and warmth than originally forecast. The subtle shift of seasons is already underway, even without the calendar telling us that a new month has begun.  I can feel it in the cooler air overnight and the shorter daylight hours.  This summer was so wonderful in terms of weather, that I don't want it to leave, but I do enjoy autumn as it's so full of colour and bounty (yes, I'm still canning... and will be as long as fresh local produce continues ;o).
Seems only fitting that I wrap up August will a warm, sweet finish.  Peachy oranges and delicious pinks are a colour combo I just can't seem to get enough of. 
Originally I thought 9 blocks would satisfy as a baby quilt, but somehow I couldn't leave it at that and made 3 final blocks.  Perhaps I simply couldn't resist making more HST blocks in yummy oranges and pinks. ;o)
Sherbet Pips Playdot in Vanilla had become a favourite background fabric. I've used it in my Cherry Blossom Baby Quilt and  in my Swoon Quilt (which is still waiting to be quilted).
I love how the colours glow in the morning light and can hardly wait to figure out the backing fabric, so I can begin quilting this little quilt.

Here's to a wonderful September, no matter whether you're welcoming Fall in the northern hemisphere or Spring in the southern. ;o)
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