Craftsy, where you can go and download it yourself directly to your computer with just a click. Go ahead, it's free! And there's no cost to join Craftsy either: you create an account simply to have a spot to download your patterns. This is a great little pattern on which to practice foundation piecing, and sewing a gentle curved seam. Enjoy - winter is almost here!
Friday, 20 December 2013
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Our snow continued throughout the day yesterday. It's a beautiful snow - angel soft and perfect for snowmen and coasting. Polly was excited for a ride in the scoop (her ears are up in this picture as she was not impressed that I stopped to take a picture. She likes to sail over the drifts!)
Maddie ran in circles, chasing snowflakes...
..and then a game of chase with Polly.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
We are having a lot of winter, despite the fact it is still officially fall. We had 25 cm on Sunday and the same amount or more is on its way down now.
Polly watched us from the front window. I expect she will be happy to go for a ride in the snow scoop once it stops snowing....if it ever does. We are hearing whispers of another 45 cm for this Sunday...but that's ok as it will be winter then.
Thursday, 12 December 2013
I haven't been sewing so haven't had anything to share but here's a bit of news you may not have heard. Beginning early in 2014 Schmetz sewing machine needles will now be colour coded for size and type. That will make it much easier on our ageing eyes to identify the proper needle for our project.
You can read about it here on the Schmetz site or download the new chart in pdf format here. As a user of these needles, I will print the chart and hang it near my machine for reference.
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
I've been goofing off...making fudge, going shopping, cutting holly... Over the weekend after the bees were wrapped for the winter, I decided it was time to get a Care Package ready for my youngest at university. Exams start next week and he and his 4 room mates are up late hitting the books. I figured they could use a little nonsense. Gathering my box of Christmas prints I sketched out a stocking shape, a little on the stubby side so that large hands could reach down inside.
Because these are not intended as heirlooms, stitching the names on free motion was a quick and easy way to go. I had the 5 stockings done is less than an hour.
We never grow too old for such nonsense.