I am so completely blocked on my current quilt the frustration is contagious and other parts of my life are getting grumpy. I want to sew but won’t let myself start other projects. Grrr.


Here’s where it was most recently. I’m sure I’m just totally over-thinking all of it, and that it’s better than I fear.

We’ll see if I can convince myself about that.

In other news, this summer I scored some 9m of fabric for future backings for <20$!


My husband also found me a massive Olfa cutting mat for 4$ at a garage sale. It’s in better condition than mine so that’s a definite win!

This weekend I made two pathfinder sashes and one guide sash for a few girl guides I know. Did you know that Canadian army officers used to have their own personal tailors make their uniforms? Yes I make the sashes because it is so much cheaper that way.

I also bartered with my SIL to re-line her favourite winter coat in exchange for a photoshoot. Today I found the most lovely red heavy weight stretch bridal satin to use. This is a fiddly project but one I don’t mind doing.

And here’s how I spent the day before school started:


The big two are mine, the little ones are my nieces.

I always feel like the beginning of the school year is the new year, so happy new year everyone! And happy fourth blog anniversary to me. Thanks for being here.






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  1. Happy New Year Nicole! I’m not sure where your frustration is coming from on that quilt top, as it looks fabulous to me. Hang in there, girl. You’ve got a great talent for putting fabrics and pieces together. I can’t even offer a suggestion, but I enjoyed the photo of your daughters and nieces with the horse. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  2. Yes over thinking can drive us crazy. It looks good to me. Maybe a teensy bit more yellow in the bottom right hand corner, and maybe a few more smaller pieces there as well. Happy New Year, I still remember that feeling even though my kids are 30 and 28.


  3. Love where you are going with that quilt. Sometimes having another place to put your thoughts helps break up the logjam on the first. Have never tackled new lining on a coat so I consider you my hero. The kids look like they are having fun. Glad to see the helmets protecting the little heads.


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