Monthly Archives: January 2016

Memory Pillows

My sister-in-law asked me about 8 months ago if I would make some memory pillows for her from her Grandmother’s clothes.  Then she patiently waited…..and waited…..and waited.  I am happy to report that they are finally completed and delivered.  Nine memory pillows that will be cherished by her and her family members who receive them.  I am so glad that I was able to take part in this project and hope that it brings them some comfort and good memories of their Grandmother, Mother and Wife!



Science Fair Quilt Finished

I just finished this Science Fair Quilt, pattern by Jaybird Quilts.  This is for my 9 year old and she chose all of the fabrics from my stash, the backing, and batting.  I chose the quilt pattern and thread colour.  I am very happy to report that she loves it and couldn’t wait to put it on her bed! I think it is the perfect quilt for a free spirit.  Another finish in 2016!  The photo isn’t great but anyone who knows me knows that photography isn’t my thing!





Retreat Bag!

Here is my second completed project for 2016.  I am certainly moving a lot slower than I had anticipated but at least things are getting finished and the WIPs are not adding up!  This is my 3rd retreat bag I have made from  I used Cotton and Steel for this one and have decided that I will make a few more and give them as teacher gifts at the end of the school year.  Now on to project #3!


First Project of 2016


I have had this pattern from Emmaline Bags for quite a while and I recently decided that it had to be my first project of 2016!  The first thing that I have to say is that I LOVE this wallet, it has plenty of storage and it closes fully, which my current wallet does not do, so excited!  The pattern is very well written which makes sewing the wallet so easy, lots of descriptions and pictures included.  I love how it turned out and I am sure I will be making another.  I used an alternate flap tutorial that can be found here:  I really like how the flap turned out and my next wallet I may even add the tongue/press lock instead of the twist lock.  The other thing that I would change for my next “ncw” would be to add rivets to the sides rather than sewing down them, it was rather bulky going through the machine.  Overall, I am loving this new wallet and my first UFO for 2016!  Happy New Year!