Thursday, 2 March 2017


i feel like all my posts of late have started  with. I'm alive but just too busy to
Although that is a true statement. I do miss blogging and the blog community. unfortunately the only time I have to blog is at night and my pic is in the nursery so that never works out. Using the I pad like I am doing now sucks since I can never get blogger and the iPad to work nicely

Seeding season for me will start next week. I have some big plans for the garden this year but more on the to come.

I haven't done any quilting for a bit.  But I have been making my lil guy bows ties

I really enjoy making them so I decided to start a Facebook page. @Chewsandtrimmings to see if people might like to buy some. Do I think I'll sell anything? No, not really. However, it helps make me feel useful. I find my self sitting on the outside looking in a lot. I'm trying to join the living again. 

So that's what I've been up to. 
Linking up to the  needle and thread network

Have a great day

Mrs pickles

Friday, 9 December 2016

Wip 8/12/15

Am I the only one that can't believe it's December. It sneeks up on me every year and all the pintrest things I saved to decorate the house and make and so on never ever happen.
The house is decorated, but the tree isn't bought yet. 
I don't know about you but I live in denial that it's winter in October and November thinking that if I start thinking about Christmas I'll some how bring on the snow and cold temps. So when December hits bang I'm unprepared and then stress out that I didn't do more ahead of time. That's usually followed by December flashing by and then sadness that Christmas is maybe that's just me though..ha

I didn't have a huge Christmas project list this year. I wanted to make lil pickle an apron. Check.
And I wanted to make a mat for Santas cookies and milk. Well check to that too. I finished it last week. It's no where near what I envisioned, but it will do for a 2 year old and a 8 month old.

I also started a quilt for my son. It's a creation out of my head. So we will see how that

We have been spoiled this year with a lack of snow and warmer than seasonal temps. However, the cold snap is here and it hit -30c last night. Yikes!

Stay warm
Mrs. Pickles

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

WIP 30/11/16

Another week and another WIP report look at me
I think my motto for 2017 is going to be do small finish quick...ha

I finished my coffee machine mat. My husband thinks it's too nice to put under the machine where he feels it will just get wrecked. So I'm not sure where it will go. Under the machine for now at least.

I also started working on this mat for Santa's cookie, milk and Rudolph's carrot. Neither applique or embroidery are my strong suit but I think it will turn out nicely. I might put the kids names in the bottom left.

And that's it fir this week. Wishing you all a lovely week

Current WIP

santa cookie mat

2016 Sewing Mission Statement
Every stitch counts. I would like to spend at least 15mins a day sewing or at the very 
Least 15 mins a day in my sewing
No Progress List

we bee learning july-dec 2013: Goal to get quilts top done
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilt top done, Get backing done and start quilting We Bee Learning Greek Cross Block: Needs border
 Classic Paint Box: Cut and sew together 52 more blocks
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at The Needle and Thread Network. As well as at Let's Bee Social over at sew fresh quilts. Please check out these sites and see what everyone else is working on too!

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