Saturday, November 21, 2020

I've Got Major Tea

 After the intense sewing I did to get The Final Season done for the Island Batik blog hop, I needed something totally relaxing and satisfying. I had the front done for this second design of a tea cosy a few weeks ago. It got set aside for The Final Season. I had it finished in a couple of hours!

A typical afternoon tea break at my house!

My OMG for November was to finish two more tea cosies for my Etsy shop. I'm happy to report that I accomplished my goal.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Final Season

Welcome to my stop on the Island Batik blog hop! I've been dropping hints and showing some peeks at my tree blocks, some partially done, and one, the winter one, complete. They were quite the hit, and I can honestly admit I loved making them, and love how they turned out. I wanted my audience to see them and love them too.
However, I did want to convey a pretty strong message about my beloved trees, both the fabric and the sentient ones.


Monday, November 16, 2020

Inspired by Nature Blog Hop Week 2

I hope you got to check out last week's quilts for this last Island Batik blog hop of the year, and were as wowed as I was. Read on to see the fabulous bundles of fabric being given away anywhere in the world (I love that about this company).
My turn is on is on Wednesday! Let's hope for less winds and some sunshine for tomorrow's photo shoot. The sun is out today and the gales of yesterday have abated somewhat... Did you notice all the gorgeous fabrics in the blog hop graphic above? You cannot beat batiks for depth. All right, without further ado, here is the lineup for this week...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Trees Work in Progress

I've been pretty quiet here on the blog lately. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I've switched from making tea cosies to making trees. If you hop around Quilting Blog Land at all, you're probably aware of the last blog hop of the year for Island Batik ambassadors that started this week.

This is a theme near and dear to my heart! I've been giving some hints on Instagram as to my quilt.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Spill the tea! and OMG

When I was teaching, I was right on top of pop culture thanks to my students. Nowadays, my daughters and grandson keep me informed, along with social media, music, and TV to some extent. It was on Molli Sparkles' blog where I first heard the expression 'truth tea' several years ago. Then my daughter Brianne was using the expression, 'I've got tea' to mean I've got some juicy news/gossip, and 'Spill the tea' which means, tell me all. She it was who asked me to make her a tea cosy. Remember this is my non-quilting-loving daughter. Over the past year or so, she has been requesting quilts-(but not quilty, mind you) related items, or giving me suggestions for Etsy shop items. With the Alberta frigid temperatures of a week ago (and today they're balmy out there; welcome to life on the prairies) she was drinking more tea. Instead of making it in a cup, she was using her teapot, and requested a cosy to keep the tea warm. She had the idea to put these tea sayings on it and sell some in my shop. So of course, instead of continuing, wait, going back to, working on my magazine quilt (remember Pumpkin Season interrupted it) I chased this very tempting squirrel over this past weekend. And caught it.