Sunday, March 8, 2015

March Begins As A Lion

March has begun a as lion so I'm hoping it leaves like a lamb!

 There's still the snow that needs to disappear. It is still quite white outside.
 But the sun has been shining these days & the bay window has been the spot to indulge in the sunlight! Big cat in a little basket. lol

I just love the way Tommy's so careful with my yarns...

 Unlike Rexton that knock things down just to chase them! She glides over furniture with those long legs. Both cats are enjoying the cat grass, I keep trimming it & throwing the clippings over the hill for the rabbits.
Rexton enjoys watching the birds & squirrels at the feeder, Tom enjoys sleeping.

 This antique oak bookcase was my find this week at The Red Door, thanks Sandy for holding it for me while I figured out if it would fit. And it did just like a glove! Right behind the bakers rack.  Now to organize more, the shelf dept is 7", just perfect for those fat 1/4's. And the CD holder fits on top to hold more!
My dad's wooden tool box holds sewing items too.

A Mother's Proud Day :)

                                                                   Stay Safe My Son xo

Mitchell's Drapes

 His drapes have arrived in Elnora Alberta & he has installed the rods.

 His place is really coming together.

 I lined with with black-out lining & they'll be real handy this summer to keep the sun out.

 Very nice Mitchell!
This is a pillow cover that I started for Mitch. The other side will have the pleated tuxedo look from the drapes I made him. I saw the technique on YouTube 's  Missouri Star & I'm going to give it a try.
That way he'll have two pillows in one, just by turning it!

I played with a technique that Elizabeth from Escuminac has tried to get me to do...

 It's a jelly roll that's sewn end to end - again & again. I only had a dozen strips & wanted to try it.
 IT was fast & fun, I made on very long table runner, it looks like Easter colours to me & the chocolate colour  reminds me of yummy rabbits!
I used my duck fabric on the back, the feather stitch as my top stitch, & chocolate brown binding. And I finished it in a day!

Bill's Photos From China

 He saw this flowering bush & thought of me :) In Canada with the snow!

 The blooms are lovely & the colour yellow so perfect.

 Once the sun goes down the house is cool again.

                                 When the fireplace goes on, the pets gather to worship the heat.

                                                Rexton has claimed the top of the fireplace.

 Boris likes front & center, while Tommy just stays to the side watching the flames.

While organizing my studio I found a muslin rabbit that i had started years ago & this Daisy Kingdom doll pattern. I'm going to make this dress fit the rabbit.

 Since it's called 'Victorian Tea Dress'...

I made a fancy hat to go with it! I saw a tutorial on gather ribbon & gave it a try, gorgeous with satin ribbon. This will be an Easter bonnet soon!

 Frustrating that I can't find my container of eyes & noses. I've looked three times & just can't find it!!

 I put leather boots with trim on the legs & stuffed the arms. Everything will be on hold till I find those eyes & nose! I'll begin with the dress as it's going to be a lot of work. I'm underlining it & having tulle & a slip for fullness under the skirt. Grrrrrrrrr I need to be more organized!!

 Spring Clothing ---
 I found some denim fabric pieces that look great with this cotton that I purchased years ago to make a dress or top with. Cynthia had this pattern that I always loved of a jacket made with fat 1/4's or solid fabric. I'm going to use the denim & line it with cotton, it's going to be perfect for the cottage this summer.
But first I'll sew that rabbit her Easter dress. lol

                                                            How cute is this shamrock?!
 I saw a tutorial on Shabby Fabrics to make it & tried it scaled down 50%. It was quick & easy! -

 I was going through my piping to accent the rabbits dress & found this perfect mini sized piping. How old is this piping?! 5 yards for 25 cents?!!

 My Mystery  BOM - February is now done. it's FREE! And a new one comes out the 15th of every month. Thank you Bev for printing it off for me. :)
The squares so far are 6" x 10", I'm curious to see what the finished quilt will look like.

Have a great week, we've now sprung ahead with our clocks. It won't be long before mother nature will shows us the miracle of our earth coming to life. But first this snow must disappear! I never thought that I'd be so happy to see slush. lol
Thank you for visiting.


  1. Cynthia, I don't know how you do it. So much sewing and creating with fabric. I get overwhelmed when I go into Fabricville. They have so much fabrics on sale all the time and I think of you...

    I don't think you're disorganized at all, you have so much stuff in your studio, I don't know how you can find anything.

    I'm looking forward to seeing that rabbit doll finished.

    The pets are in heaven on earth near that fireplace.

    Your son's apartment is looking great and congratulations on your son becoming a firefighter. May he always be safe.

    I'm appreciating the warmer weather and I don't mind the snow quite as much as the cold.
    Stay safe.

  2. Can't wait to see how your jacket turns out !