Outlander Stitch Along – Block 3 – L’Heure Bleue

The following quotes are taken from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Chapter 1 A New Beginning Copyright (c) 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved. With as yet no house of my own to keep, I had little that needed buying, but enjoyed myself in browsing among the newly replenished shelves, for the pure joy of […]

Outlander Stitch Along Block 2

Hi guys! I hope you are having fun with this project. I am thoroughly enjoying it and working hard on the next few blocks to get them tested and ready. You may notice a few slight differences from my pattern and my stitched sample. I slightly changed my placement of rain drops when I stitched […]

Outlander Stitch Along – Block One

Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderfully blessed holiday season. Are you ready to dive into some stitching? ME TOO! Our first block is the standing stones where Claire’s exciting adventure begins. I’ve chosen to use specific colours for my Outlander blocks. All the numbers given are for Presencia colours. You could follow […]

Announcing a Stitch Along for 2016!

I am having so much fun with the Doctor Who stitch along blocks that I finally got around to doing from Fandom In Stitches. You can see pictures on instagram under verylazydaisy. I’ve got all the doctors done, even 8.5, and I’ve done River Song, and K-9. I’m currently on the Vincent van Gogh block. […]

LDQ #67 Show Your Love

In this episode: 5 ways to love to your longarmer 1. Prevent wavy borders, by measuring and properly attaching them. There are a couple ways to do this. One is to measure through the center of your quilt top, cut your borders to that length, and pin and ease as you sew them on. Run […]

LDQ #66 Dark Side

I talked about the dark side of embroidery.. no, not that dark side. I’m embroidering on black fabric and transferring the pattern proved to be a challenge. I poked holes in the patterns, along the lines, by hand on the short lines, by machine with no thread on the longer ones. Then I used a […]

LDQ #65 Embroidery on the Brain

I am obsessed with embroidery lately. I love this book. The Encyclopedia of Stitches I loved Christa Watson’s new book!! Machine Quilting With Style. It’s the perfect book if you want to try quilting your own quilts on a regular sewing machine. I talked about all my embroider projects going on, and which quilt I’m […]

LDQ #78 Feeling Magenta

Is that title confusing you? I am a huge fan of The Golden Girls. I am often quoting the show, and sometimes people don’t even know it and they just think I made a clever joke, all on my own. No. I am not funny. I steal all my material, lol. There was an episode […]

Armchair Buddy Tutorial

Hi guys! I trust you had a merry and bright holiday season. Now that all of our gift obligation sewing is done, how about we whip up a quick little something for ourselves? This is my step by step instructions for an armchair pincushion buddy. It has pockets to hold your thread, scissors, etc.. whatever […]