Sunday, July 26, 2009


I have been without Internet service for a little over a week! Not nice I say - not nice at all!!

I have lots to share, but for now, here is a photo of my first paper-piecing attempt. Not my fav. technique, but doable. It's a block of 4 flowers, the dark green being the base of each flower.

More to come later. - Take Care - Elizabeth

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Stichery Finished!

I finished my Spring Angel stichery today - only the Summer Angel left to do.

I do wish may camera would do these better justice - ah well!

Now if I could motivate myself to get back to my Chinese Phoenix.

Take Care - Elizabeth

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Busy Evening

One "purse" pincushion.

Binding on table mat.

Real purse.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Watch Bands

As I have gotten older, I have developed a rather irritating (literally!) allergy to nickel. Hence wearing any watch or bracelet with metal, is a no-no!

I don't know where I found the online tutorial for these, but I am so thankful I did! I can now wear a normal watch again! I call them my "watch bibs".

Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July weekend. Mine included work, watching fireworks with my parents and accompanying a soloist at church. All in all a good weekend.

Take Care! - Elizabeth

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Man’s surprising laugh

Oh my goodness. I was crying I was laughing so hard. Good, clean, fun humour! Enjoy :)

Click on: Man’s surprising laugh

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Table Mat

Here is a table mat I started and finished in one evening (very little sleep occurred that night!). The pattern is from an older edition of Fons and Porter magazine. This was my first "big" project with templates. It didn't go too bad, but I wouldn't want to make an entire quilt with them!I originally made it to be a gift, but I have fallen in love with it and I don't think I can give it away! Is that wrong?!?

So, I made another table mat (different pattern - picture coming soon) as the gift, but it turned out much larger than planned. That's what happens when you don't read the finished measurements!! Anywho, that one will be gifted to my Dad, and I will have to find another more suitable sized pattern for the gift! Gee darn, more sewing.....

Take Care - Elizabeth

Flowers and the Cat

Hey there!

Here are a few pictures of the clematis and day lilies in my backyard. I can not take credit for these! My dad is the one who planted them and has the green thumb! I just make sure the lawn around them is mowed and that the weeds don't get too high around them!

Next up is my "brat of a cat", Mollie. She is my inside cat in the winter but as soon as it's nice, she wants OUT! She comes in for food and the occasional "loves", but otherwise it's outside for her.

I like how in this picture it looks like Mollie and the Angel are looking at the same thing!

Believe it or not, I do have several sewing projects to show soon. Just haven't taken the time to take pictures!

Thanks for stopping by! Take Care - Elizabeth