Gathering Threads



    Paisley Park – Another UFO Finish

    Posted by on Jun 12 2014

    I made great promises in January that this year was to be the year of UFO finishes!  This was the year!!  I was determined.  So, I got two quilt tops made over the Christmas break and then everything seemed to grind to a halt.  Drat that school!  And work!  Oh, and I live with some […]

    A Winter Dress

    Posted by on Feb 20 2013

    I’ve been working on this dress on and off since the summer.  If you’re wondering why it took so long, it’s a ‘swimming’ project.  What’s a swimming project, you ask?  Well, it’s closely related to the ‘soccer’ project; swimming projects live in an easy-to-carry bag during the week and the only time they come out […]

    A Bishop Save

    Posted by on Sep 15 2012

    Did you miss me? I know, I know, I’ve been shamefully remiss the last six weeks or so, with only one post to my credit.  For a while, I kept expecting to see internet rumours about my demise to start circulating.  LOL.  I was sort of hoping for something heroic or interesting.  While bungee-jumping  in […]

    Smocking Projects, Winter and Spring

    Posted by on Feb 14 2012

    Another session of swimming lessons is upon us, which means another session of easy to smock from the sidelines garments under way. Here’s the first one, which is a square yoke design from AS&E #30, published in 1994.   It’s one I’ve had my eye on for a while and when I found a deep […]

    Cherie, the Swiss dot bishop, finished

    Posted by on Jun 06 2011

    I’ve finished “Cherie”. Put the last stitch in Saturday evening. The deadline was tight but after promising myself I would get this UFO FO’d it’s all done and I love it.  You can see my progress over the past few weeks here and here. (Stanley’s standing up straight; the wind is blowing the dress crooked. :)) I […]