Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I'd like you to meet Ruby ,plus it is Lets Book it Time

Good afternoon from sunny Nova Scotia , what a glorious spring day today .  Are you wondering who Ruby is , well let me introduce you , I think you may just like her . My dear hubby came home yesterday carrying this precious sewing machine under his arm , and yes her name is Ruby .
Can you see her faded name on the top of the machine , that is the only decals that are worn  and this baby is most likely late 1800's from what I have found through research . She should be in a treadle cabinet which my assumption is how her name got worn from pulling her in and out of the cabinet so bless her heart she did get lots of use years ago . I won't be using her but she will bring me joy just having her around and knowing that she was appreciated many years ago as well . Bill brought something else home for me but I didn't take a photo so will share that at a later date .
 Now for Lets Book it , hosted by Sharon . I am still plugging away on my Christmas Quilt and managed to get one block completed and another made but the embroidery needs doing .
This month has just flown by and I have been super busy trying to keep ahead of all the projects I have taken on .
I did complete this months section of the Craftsy BOM which I do love .
I also finished piecing the Buttermilk Basin Bom for 2015 but still need to quilt it .
This was a fun project done with wool and cotton , thanks to Stacy for providing these fun blocks each month .

I must run , I have a busy day ahead of me but thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day .
 hugs Sheila

Friday, April 8, 2016

What I am working on today :-)

Good morning from a very wet coast of Nova Scotia , it is blowing up a gale outside and the rain is coming down in torrents so a perfect day to stay inside and sew :-)
 As I mentioned previously I am doing the Craftsy BOM for 2016 designed by Lynette Jensen . This month involves some applique which I do enjoy doing so I started yesterday getting things ready , all the pieces have been cut and ready to iron on and the stems have been cut and ironed .
 Here is a section under the needle right now , I have one sewn already and will need to prepare the other two once I finish with this one .
My granddaughter Elise helped me choose fabric for the stems on Saturday , I think she did a great job , it worked perfectly with the leaf fabric . The pattern uses two different fabrics in the borders which I really didn't care for so I am using just this white fabric and I think it will work out just fine .

I also prepared my 15 blocks for FM stitching but unfortunately didn't get a chance to actually try any stitching , just too busy and I want to be able to concentrate .
They are very colorful as you can see and each section gets a different style of FM stitch .
Well I am on the run again so I will leave you with my little furry friend who visits our feeders along with the birds much to the dismay of our dog who dislikes him very much ,
This was last week when we had a freak snowfall , anything we get now I will call a freak lol . Anyway I just thought he was so cute , his head was covered with snow from digging in hunt for the seeds and looks like he found at least one :-)
 Enjoy your day and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by .
 hugs Sheila