Friday, 13 March 2015

Happy Birthday Lil Pickle

wow its hard to believe that one year ago today lil pickle aka Anika was born. I will admit it has been one the hardest and yet most rewarding years of my life and it has gone by so darn fast!!


It was a day of surprises three days before my due date At 11:30am one year ago today my contractions started, they came on too fast as baby was ready but my body was not. The end result causing baby to be in distress and mommy to get a surprise fever and infection and at 11:53pm via emergency c-section our little baby came into this world.....but the biggest surprise of the

day was when they came to tell us congratulations you have a girl..........My doctor told us 100% via the ultrasound we were having a boy



Our little surprise has opened my heart more than I ever thought possible and every day I thank God for her being in my life. 



Thursday, 12 March 2015

Spring mug rug link up


I’m back did you miss me…did you even know I was gone. Lol Well for the past two weeks I was with Mr.P, Lil Pickle and my mother on a family vacation in Palm Springs. It was our first time there and it was a nice trip. But more on that in another post. Today is the link up day for the Spring Mug rug swap I took part in over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio’s.

When I got home I was welcomed with a lovely package on the kitchen table and once lil pickle was unpacked and put to bed I opened it up and was greeted with the beauty and long with some very unexpected goodies!!


Thank you so very much. I just love it.

For my partner I made this mug rug.

 I take crappy pics....but i thought it was cute


 This one is a bit brighter

Some of the quilting on the back, I was afraid to quilt over the flower in fear it would take away from it...so I didn't


 I am hoping it made it to her. In the chaos before we left I put it in my purse intending to mail it the Saturday before we left. Then we ended up going to a funeral (I didn’t know the person but Mr.P did…taking a baby to a funeral…bad idea) that day and it got lost in the chaos of the day. I remembered it later that night and by then it was too late to mail it since we left that Sunday. So I took it to Palm Springs with me…lol I’m not sure if I was typing the wrong info into google or not, but there was only one post office near us and it was UBER busy. So a couple of attempts later and my mug rug got mailed. If my swap buddy is reading this I apologise if it got to you late. I also apologise that I didn’t send any goodies along. I didn’t know we were supposed to and now I feel horrible!!! I hope all the love I put into the mug rug is enough :)


Here is it on the dining room table at our first condo rental..lol I wanted to take a better picture but the family friends we were staying made me too shy to take a better pic..lol


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Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A little work in progress 18/02/15

Here we are again at work in progress time. Are you at the edge of your seat wondering what kind of progress I made this week?

 WHAT you aren’t!! Gesh, well then…LOL

On Thursday I sat down all ready to start sewing my blocks together. When I turned to look at the layout I thought….hmmm I think it need another row. Something just felt off. I am lazy so I didn’t want to make another row, but something told me I would not be happy with the look once the top was sewn together. And who am I to not listen to myself..HAHA

So I started in on the task of cutting out fabric for 4 more blocks. That’s always the hard part, picking and cutting fabric. I always feel so accomplished when I have everything cut out and then disappointed that I still have to put everything together. The sewing usually goes pretty quick for these blocks and it did. However, with it being the long week-end I spent all my extra time with Mr.P and lil pickle and relaxing vs sewing. Damn them…lol 

I was going to finish up the last two blocks yesterday, but lil P had an awful day so I was exhausted so the evening was spent getting the invitations for her birthday party ready to mail and watching t.v. 


None the less I think it looks much better with the extra row. Changes the whole look completely. Well to me at least

Before 4x4

With the extra row 4 x 5


I thought I should include a picture of the trouble maker herself. When she isn't crawling around getting into EVERYTHING. She is pulling herself up on everything she can. I actually caught her playing the piano today. I was surprised her little fingers could reach the keys!
Here she is helping wash dishes. Her new favourite passtime is trying to see what here little fingers can touch on the counter. bad little girl..lol

Next weeks goal: same as last get the blocks sown together!!!

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Current WIP
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilts top done

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2015  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.
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No Progress List

we bee learning july-dec 2013: Goal to get quilts top done
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

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Completed Projects 2015
1. Baby Quilt: Finished Feb 4th 2015 Here
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