Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Back Sewing!

Basement renovations started at the beginning of March, and now that normal activities are on COVID-19 hold, we decided to make the basement liveable. The new walls are up and some of the electric is done.


This is the start of my new sewing room! I am not unpacking everything, because there is still lots that needs to be done. I am so happy to have somewhere to sew again!


So far I sewed the first six blocks of a new mystery sew-along from Temecula Quilt Company, called Stay at Home Sampler (I think it is just on Instagram - link, and Facebook). These are 3" blocks, and the sew-along is for the month of April.


I made a new anti-predation collar cover for the cat.


She looks like she is ready for Halloween. I think I will make her a pink one next - it is very muddy outside and it is good to have a few collar covers. The bright collar covers seem to stop her catching birds, and she still catches plenty of rodents.


I also made a few masks (something I never thought I would have to make). The pattern is the Olson mask. It was very easy to make.

Photos from around-

We've seen a few different tracks around-
 Maybe skunk,
and Canada Goose (these ones are surprisingly big).
Going for a walk.

Today we had an assortment of weather - wind, rain, ice pellets, snow, sunshine, dark clouds... 
 The sky was amazing, and changed so fast. 
 By the end of the day we ended up with snow that stuck.

All the best!♥︎

5 comments:

Maria said...

Your new space looks fantastic..
Wow they are small fiddley blocks , have fun with them.
Great idea to help stop the cat from catching birds...
Beautiful walk today.

PaintedThread said...

Yay for a sewing room. Those little blocks. Love the orange on the black. Stylish! There are so many different mask patterns. Thanks for sharing yours.

QuiltGranma said...

your weather sounds like what we had, last month! Anti predation collar: I wondered how it would help keep owls etc from getting your cat. Nice idea to use to keep small birds from getting caught.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Joanne, your new sewing space will be awesome. I admire your weaving and of course, your precise piecing. We are now 6 weeks in isolation here in the Ottawa valley where we had hail, rain and finally snow today. Ahh, spring!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Joanne, your new sewing space will be awesome. I admire your weaving and of course, your precise piecing. We are now 6 weeks in isolation here in the Ottawa valley where we had hail, rain and finally snow today. Ahh, spring!

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