Sunday, January 29, 2012

RIP Zainab, Sahar, Geeti and Rona - justice has been served

Shafia Trial Verdict: Honour Killing Jury Finds All Accused Guilty Of First-Degree Murder 

Courts and juries don't always work the way they should, but in this instance, justice was served when the 3 co-defendants were all found guilty of first degree murder.  Perhaps now those beautiful ladies can find some peace in knowing that the people who were supposed to take care of them and cherish them, will spend the next 25 years in jail. 

Posts Masood Nasir (I think this is a tweet?):

Thank God I live in #Canada where justice was served today for cold-blooded shameless murders of 4 women

I concur, Masood, completely.    

On a happier note, our oldest lad Nick turned 23 today - Happy Birthday, Shorty!!  The 4 of us went to The Keg for a steak dinner (yum!) then came home for Boston cream cake with icecream for dessert - it was a great day!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The word of the day is ... PINK!

Living in a house full of males (hubby, 2 sons, 1 kitty) there isn't a lot of pink around here, so sometimes it's necessary to give myself a bit of a girly fix :)

First up is a little pink project made with stolen commandeered fabric from Nancy - the lining is pink with black polka dots :)

Here's a close-up of the beaded zipper pull :) 

Next up - some soft babywale corduroy bags for a couple of young ladies who shall remain nameless (until the next photo, lol) :)
Here's the embroidery inside Emily's bag ...

... and the embroidery inside Samantha's bag :)

Here's a close-up of the zipper pulls - they're both the same.  Hopefully they'll like their little surprise :)


And in the not-so-pink department, here's the last rocket boxy bag I had kitted up :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Samantha and Emily :)

I think I need a new tripod - mine is CROOKED!  These are for a couple of surprise projects I'm working on ... one is done, the other will be completed, hopefully, tomorrow :D  (Samantha isn't stitched down as it's going on the other project)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Zakka Style - I has it!


Today's completion - a house pouch - designed by Julia Bravo - pattern published in Zakka Style :)  My friend Nancy loaned me the book and this project caught my eye for some reason ;)  There's a flower on the back as well, but I forgot to get a picture, lol.

Here are a few more recent finishes :)

Paisley fabric from Joanns - I love this print and need to get more of it :)

Panty bags - always cute!  Fabric from Joanns :)
Close-up of the cute zipper pull (from ebay) :)

Another rocket bag set - fabric also from Joanns :D

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The cutest fabric I've seen in a long time :)

Goldfish crackers fabric by Timeless Treasures - what a hoot!  I think I need to get some more of this, lol.

Rockets fabric from Joanns - another favourite - so cute for boys :)  I think they should make it in pink as well, for girl astronauts!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Hedgehog goulash, LOL

Hubby and I went to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie tonight-  I quite enjoyed it, although it was a bit darker than the last one!  I'll definitely buy the DVD when it comes out, and I saw previews for several other movies I'd like to see - especially Men in Black 3 --- I can't wait for that one, lol!

 I got an old(ish) UFO finished today and tried something new - this is a clutch pattern that I downloaded a while back (when it was free) - it's quick and simple to piece after the QAYG construction is done :)

I used a sew-in magnetic snap set for the closure - I still prefer zippers so I'd like to find a bag in this shape with that kind of flap - but with a zipper!  I suspect I can find a pattern @ Keyka Lou's site, lol.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My heart is beating just a little faster ;)


I have a date with hubby tomorrow night - we're going to see the new Sherlock Holmes movie :) Well, more accurately - "I" am going to see it because I loved the first one - he's just going because that's what nice husbands do, LOL.  Robert Downey Jr. + Jude Law = YUM!

A couple more completions from kits :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hoot hoot :)

Blocks for a project I'm working on :)  (and no, the one owl is NOT a mistake - that was deliberate!)
Using up some bits and pieces - these are for Blue Hills :)
Not sure why the camera turned the white background blue!
Again the camera turned the colours odd - the pink linen is a very pretty soft pink!

Friday, January 13, 2012

The V-Day boy bibs :)

Jake is Shawn's nonnna/nonno's puppy - I thought  he would appreciate the shout-out :D
I woof you!!!  :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Not much sewing going on so far this year!

I've made a dozen quilt blocks for a project I'm working on, and not much else! Tonight I whipped these up for the girls, and tomorrow I'll make the ones for the boys :D

Sorry Albany, I forgot to give you some lace!


This time I remembered the lace, lol.



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Spring Fling, lingerie and birch bark!

I entered this blog giveaway in December, and was lucky enough to win my choice of several of Anina's lovely patterns --- I chose Spring Fling - isn't it adorable?  Log cabin + a bit wonky + scrappy = win/win/win in my book :)  Thank you Anina and Twiddletails!

 Here are 2 stitcheries I did today for some panty bags I'm making :D  Unfortunately I didn't save the embroidery pattern designer's name, but thank you to whomever came up with this cutie!

 While at Joanns on Monday I picked up a couple of yards of this cute birch bark fabric for a project I want to do.  The pattern came in the mail today so tomorrow I can get started!  Can't post the pattern though, as the eventual recipient will figure it out ;)

Here's the selvage info if anyone wants to look for this adorable fabric :D

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

No more pizza :D

No, that's not a New Year's resolution - it's a statement of scrap usage, LOL!  Pizza fabric is all gone now, and the bag set sure looks delicious! ;)


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Requested by a friend ...

Valentine SBS :)
I stitched this out for a friend - this is one of the patterns I must have downloaded before I started keeping track of where they came from!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A woman after my own heart, but definitely NSFW!



(Here, if the video doesn't work) :)

The last finishes of 2011 :)

Here are my last finishes for 2011 - I didn't get them photographed until today :) I haven't sewn yet this year - have been too busy!

2 elf bibs :)

Police hunk bags :D

Rocket bags :)

Rocket pouches!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope everybody had a happy and SAFE!!! new year - we spent the evening at a friend's house having pizza for dinner and playing euchre - that's my idea of a fun evening :) 

Here are a couple of stitcheries I did a few days ago - I'll post the finished projects in a day or two - they're done but I haven't taken photos yet.  Tomorrow hubby and I are going Stateside for a Joanns run (taking my gift card to use, Heather, THANK YOU!) so I'll probably post the finished items on Wednesday :D



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