Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween/ WIP

Happy Halloween!!!!!
Last night my dad and I carved pumpkins. His is on the left and mine is on the right :)

Thank you to all that stopped by yesterday for my stop on the Wicked Blog hop. All of your comments were so darn sweet! I am a little behind on responding, but if you haven’t received a thank you for me yet...its coming
Today’s hosts are:
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Today I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and @The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedRight Click to Save Image
My October to do list
THERE IS NOTHING LEFT !!!!! YAHOOOOOOOOO I got everything done that I wanted to do......
Well maybe not everything I wanted to do, but everything on my list...lol

Completed projects for October
Wonky Bee block- My month to host. I am asking for a wonky sunburst block
Christmas QAL 2012 – I have the top all sewn together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I just have to add the borders
We Bee Learning group two block for Christine- We are doing a taking turns block in Greens. This is such a fun and easy block to make!

We Bee Learning group one block for Josie-She is askied for a star block in red, white and blue colours. 

International Stashers bee block for – We are making hexi’s...so scary and so fun to try something different! 

Wicked blog hop-My day to post was yesterday..Click HERE to see my creations

 No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed it.....no progress

We bee Learning group 2 quilt- I went and bought some orange fabric to use for the borders. Should look great!
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Baby quilt-cut out, assemble, and quilt
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
Log cabin- put on binding
Log Cabin Christmas quilt – sandwich and quilt
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 2012 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. I have Jan, Feb., March done. I just finished April and I am working on May

Monday, 29 October 2012

My day to be Wicked

Welcome to my stop on the Wicked Blog hop




I would like to thank the ghoulish Madame Samm and Wicked Wendy for putting on this hop. I have had a wickedly wonderful time!

***First off let me warn you that I am using an obscene background for both pictures it is S-N-O-W by Mother nature. Although in late October it is not unexpected it is still a sight that strikes horror...lol***

My first creation is a Wicked Whirly


My Second creation is a Scraggly Sorcerer


Thank you for stopping by to take a peak at my wicked creations. I hope you all enjoyed viewing them as much as I did making them!


My co-hosts for today are:








Mrs.Pickles Garden-- this is me


For the full scheduale vist Wendy's blog why-knot-kwilt.blogspot.ca
Today's hosts on the Wicked Blog Hop are:
Monday, October 29th

My day to post is tomorrow Oct 30th! With everything that has gone on this month I am still putting the finale touches on my blocks and still have to think up some creative way to photograph them....So come back tomorrow

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Friday Night Sew In Results

Handmade by Heidi

I really do find that every time I sign up for something that involves me spending time in my sewing room God seems to have other plans for me. That was very true for this Friday. Sit down for a bit and let me tell you what happened.

On Thursday morning my grandmother was taken to her local hospital since her blood pressure was very low and her heart rate was very fast. Later on in the day she was doing well and then out of the blue she was doing poorly yet again. By supper time the doctor had finally arrived and gave the family the bad news that she had an infection that went septic and she was not likely to live the night. My dad luckily was already down in the area near my grandma when this all happened. However, my mom Mr.P and myself were all still up here. We wanted to be able to say good bye so we packed quickly, picked Mr.P up from work in the city and drove the 3.5hours down to see my Grandma.

When we arrived it was late and she was asleep and all we could do was think WTF how can she be fine one day and dying the next. She did wake up that evening and we were able to say good bye and wouldn’t you know it she was alert, talking back and although tired looking okay. She survived the night and the next day the family gathered at the hospital to say good bye. She was told by her children what was going on and that she was dying, however she told them she was going to fight this since she wasn’t ready to go yet. For the whole day she talked to visitors and wouldn’t take a nap. Mr.P and I got to have a little visit on our own and then we decided we should come back to the city last night as she was doing a bit better. I said my final good bye and my heart broke into a million pieces since I wasn’t ready to let her go.

Well fast forward to today. She is out of bed, white blood cells count back to normal, blood pressure back to normal and no fever. If you don’t believe in the power or prayer and miracles I can tell you that sometimes miracles do happen. Now she is 83 and more than likely this scare was God’s way of letting us be able to say good bye on our own terms and preparing us all for what is about to come. It’s cruel in one way, but on the other hand knowing that something is likely to happen is better than it suddenly happening. My heart is still broken and I ball like a baby every time I let myself think about life without her. However I was given my chance to let her know how much I love her. I was able to say good bye and nothing can take that away no matter what happens now.

So there you go long story short we only got back last night after 10 and I didn’t have any time to sew. I had some free time to sew today and got a few things done.




Thursday, 25 October 2012

Thursday’s kitchen cupboard


Today’s hosts on the Wicked Blog hop are
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Today I am linking up with Thursdays kitchen cupboard over at Spring Garden Acre

The last batches of tomatoes are taking their time in ripening so things have been pretty quite in the kitchen.

 I was able to get one more batch of tomato sauce in and got 7 500ml jars and 1 1L jar. So that brings me to 18 jars. I was hoping to get a few more, but with making crushed tomatoes this year I think I am all set.

I also finally dried some herbs and got a wee jar of mint and a little jar of lemon verbena. I plan on using them in my loose teas. 


So that is about all for this week. I really really want to make chili sauce this year, however I have been unable to find a recipe that I like. I should have another week to find one though!

Have a great day

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

WIP 24/10/2012


Today's hosts on the Wicked blog hop are
October 24th
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Oh my this is going to be my first Wip report for October and its the middle of the month already...WOW I would like to say that even though I wasn’t posting a work in progress report that I was actually getting a lot done. However, I haven’t even been in the craft room for almost 3 weeks....Just lost my will to sew for a bit, but it is back now.

Today I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and @The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.
Right Click to Save ImageWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


My October to do list
International Stashers bee block for – We are making hexi’s...so scary and so fun to try something different!
We Bee Learning group one block for Josie-She is asking for a star block and has given us a few choices. I am going to try the harder one first and if it is a failure I will then do the easier one..lol She has asked for red, white and blue colours.
Bee Creative 2012 block – nothing posted for this month
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Wicked blog hop- my day to post is the 30th. I better get my butt in gear and finish up...aka starting something...lol

Completed projects for October
Wonky Bee block- My month to host. I am asking for a wonky sunburst block


We Bee Learning group two block for Christine- We are doing a taking turns block in Greens. This is such a fun and easy block to make!



Christmas QAL 2012 – I have the top all sewn together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I did have one four patch going the wrong way I was able to correct it.Now I just have to add the borders



No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed it.....no progress
We bee Learning group 2 quilt- I went and bought some orange fabric to use for the borders. Should look great!
Baby quilt-cut out, assemble, and quilt
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
Log cabin- put on binding
Log Cabin Christmas quilt – sandwich and quilt
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 2012 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. I have Jan, Feb., March done. I just finished April and I am working on May


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Its almost here.......

The Wicked blog hop starts on Monday Oct 22 and runs till Oct 31st
My day to post is Oct 30th!

Our wicked host for this hop is Wendy 


Monday, October 22nd
 
Tuesday, October 23rd
Wednesday, October 24th
Thursday, October 25th
 Friday, October 26th
 Monday, October 29th
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Wednesday, October 31st