Monday, January 23, 2017

Mini Swoon Ta-da!

 I have a fun little finish to share.  I couldn't resist joining in on the "swoon along" being hosted by the pattern designer, Camille Roskelley, over on Instagram.  Since I have swooned* before, I decided this time I would give the mini block a whirl. 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Celebrating a Blessing

Twenty five years ago today, I became a mama and we became a family, thanks to this handsome lad.
Always smiling, that's our boy! A favourite photo of him wearing his mama-made suit, tie and dress shirt. 

A home made cake is on today's to-do list, a tradition that I am happy to continue, especially knowing that he looks forward to this as much as he did as a kid.  Choosing what kind of cake I make is always a bit of a dilemma for him (he's a sweet tooth ;o). This year after I rattled off a list of his possible cake* choices, he was so torn that he decided a coin toss was the only way he could make the decision. ;o)

Today, we celebrate this milestone, marvelling not only at the passage of so many years (that seem to pass in the blink of an eye) but also at all the love, all the wonder and all the happiness he continues to bring to our lives. He is a blessing and I feel honoured to be his mom. I never knew I could love so much, which is why I will be squeezing him extra tight today, while sharing in the stories and laughter that make him so special.

*Read on for the recipe to one of the cake choices I gave (one of the 2 final contenders in his coin toss decision...)  Enjoy!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Set to finish

The mini swoon blocks are getting closer to becoming a mini quilt!

The basting pins are in place and I am going to experiment with a continuous free motion quilt design on each block.  Wish me quilting luck! ;o)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy swooning

The first mini-swoon block I shared on Wednesday's post,  stirred my desire to sew more!  You can find the pattern to make these sweet little blocks online, at Thimbleblossoms  - along with several other patterns that use this block, in various sizes.  No matter which version you choose, you just can't go wrong with this delightful block!
Mini Swoon Block #2

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WIP Wednesday Mini Swoon

Winter is in full swing here and delivering some frigid temperatures (-22Celsius this morning) and rather than sewing up another keep-us-from-freezing sweatshirt (I've made 3 in the past week), I'm going to "swoon". 

 I have swooned before (go here to see my start... and my finish ;o).
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