Friday, April 5, 2019

TUSAL for April......

Well it's time for TUSAL. To learn more about TUSAL go here to Daffycat's blog. 

 Here is my ORT jar. Not too much change. A few extra orts since last month.

A bit of a dull day today for taking pictures. We are expecting rain which is much preferable to snow. Mother Nature can't seem to make up her mind weather wise here.

Take care:)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

WIP Wednesday.....

I haven't been doing much crafting recently. Mostly sorting stuff to give away or throw away in my attempts to downsize for our eventual house move. It really is shocking what you can accumulate in 40 years. The things I have found that I didn't even know we owned...LOL Oh well:) Also isn't it amazing that when you put something at the bottom of the driveway it disappears. Magic. I'm so happy when that happens. Someone has found a use for what I have to let go.

The reason we are moving is to be closer to these two......Megan and her new brother Benjamin. A sweet little boy born in February. 

Despite all this I have done a wee bit of sewing.....

I had originally made a little bird nest of fibers on a CQ block. Then I decided I didn't like the fabrics that I had used so it went in to my "maybe later" pile.

I was sorting out stuff the other day and found the block again and I thought what a shame. So a wee bit of recycling was done and the nest was incorporated into the middle of an EPP block I had made some time ago.

It was an EPP block I made when I was learning how to do the technique. I wasn't too adept in joining the pieces and you can see my stitches. Now I can cover them up with some CQ seam treatments. Bonus!!

So it'll be EPP meets CQ :)

Take care.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

TUSAL and a finish......

Well it's time for TUSAL. To learn more about TUSAL go here to Daffycat's blog. 

Here is my ORT jar.....
I finished my button wall hanging. I used practically every button in my odd button jar. Some of them are very old and some not so much. I filled in the spaces with French knots using up those extra longer ORTs. Waste not want not. I wasn't fussy about perfection in my knots so don't look too close.....:)

I used a really old 12 inch embroidery hoop. It's about 40 plus years old. I very rarely do anything requiring one this size so at least it's being used. I almost tossed it out so now I'm glad I didn't.

I faffed about with a bow etc at the top join but so far I haven't decided what to do.

Click on the picture to get a bigger view.

I wrapped the inner hoop with thin tape and then I sewed the background fabric to that while it was still taut in the hoop. Then I glued the loose fabric to the tape...see pic. After that I glued the outside hoop to the inner hoop. The fabric made a good bond for the glue. A bit of overkill maybe but I wanted to make sure it stayed in place. This sucker is not going to fall apart....LOL

Actually the back is interesting with all my zigs and zags. I put a thin layer of glue all over the back to make sure none of my finishing knots come apart. I might cover the back with something???? Not sure.

Button overload.....

Take care:)

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Well it's time for TUSAL. To learn more about TUSAL go here to Daffycat's blog. 

Here's my ORT jar.....a few threads. Better than last month.
The thing in the background is a little project to use up all my odd and old buttons that I know I will never use. Some were given to me by a retired co-worker way back in the 1980's and some are from my mum. I can't throw them out. So a bit of wall art for my sewing room is in the process of being created. It's not my original idea. I saw it on Pinterest and it appealed to me.

Take care:)