Saturday, January 5, 2013


4 blocks and to bed, more tomorrow #scrappytripalong

Resistance was futile. I have joined the scrappy trip along. The siren call of quilters called me, and I am up to block 7, but no more pictures at this moment. I stopped to cut some strips. If you want to make these like everyone else, the pattern is here. They are fast, fun and colourful. (I know, I know, that startitis acting up again.)

So with the scrappy trip along came instagram. If you wanted to view my contributions I am "shecanquilt" there, also I am "shecanquilt" on twitter although I have yet to tweet much. This weekend I seem to be learning social networking, along with how to make soup. I am still not at all sure what instagram really is all about but I only have 16 followers there so I don't think I can mess up that much.

Winter Woolies for me from Katy

I am also admiring this beauty. Katy from the Littlest Thistle sent it to me because I won her giveaway. I met Katy in London, she brought me her extra sewing machine something like 450 miles so I could use it at the retreat. Besides being incredibly generous and helpful, Katy is a capable woman - she even knew where to find the most amazing cupcakes while we were in London.

Winter Woolies detail - for me from Katy

I have to show you the details. The mittens are adorable.

Winter Woolies - look at that button! For me from Katy

And look at that cute button on the hat. Thank you Katie, this is just perfect. It is going on my wall where I sew, which is also where I sleep, so I will see it every day.

Sneaky peak

Today I got to make a secret project, so I am just showing you a very colourful sneaky peak. I never get to make secret things, but now I have one. I get to share it with you later this month.

Free Bee for Marianne

That is the Free Bee bee block for my friend Marianne who blogs at The Quilting Edge. She is an awesome quilter and I get to have lunch with her in real life from time to time, so I was really worried about letting her down. The assignment was to be inspired by urban architecture and images and also Elizabeth Barton. So this is my impression of the City Hall in my city - which is a stunning building - and Elizabeth Barton style night sky and reflections - there is a pond in front of the building which reflects it. It is made with many Oakshott shot cottons, including some of my leftover liparis.  Marianne said she likes it, so now I am all caught up with my bee blocks.

she can quilt

I have also been reading the tutorials that Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap has been hosting for the wrap up of the 2012 FAL. I have been seeking sponsors and tutorial writers for the 2013 FAL and I am learning how to host a linky party. We have some great sponsors and tutorials coming and I am still looking for more too. I hope you will be joining me, the 2013 FAL fun starts on Monday. And don't worry, the link to post those projects you intend to finish will be open for a whole week.

That's what I have been doing. How about you, whatchadoing?