Sunday, June 4, 2017

Circling circling circling

we just returned yesterday from an overnight boating journey which turned into 6 days ... although not well prepared to spend an extra 4 days away i did take enough sewing to last until the final day which we spend fishing
i have been spending my evenings and car/boat time hand appliqueing circles onto low volume 6 1/2 squares ... these are some of my finished squares for our trip ... i am finding hand stitching to be very relaxing not to say how portable it is
 we spend most of our time tied up at Gorge Harbour Marina on Cortes Island ... the marina was a lovely spot with a pool, hot tub, laundry, store and beautiful gardens ... we walked, sewed, read books and dreamt ... our last day there we felt very adventurous and hitchhiked into the nearest town for lunch ... not to worry it is a way of life on the island and we were told it was safe ... we met some wonderful people all of whom had their own stories to tell 
i love to hear people's life stories and everyone has one to tell ... what story would you tell me if we were in a car together?

Monday, May 1, 2017

aurifil schoolbus

what's a boy to do when he can't find his fisher price little people in his toy box?   

a raid of grandma's sewing room is in order ... and load that bus up with multiple spools in different colours of Aurifil thread 
loading up those spools for a quick cruise

 loading up those thread spools

off for a spin around grandma's hallways in that vintage fisher price school bus

these "kids" are hanging out at the back of the bus ... lets hope they are not getting in too much trouble

unload and pick up a new set of "kids" for a ride around my house
ready! set! drive! 
off to school we go