Friday, 30 November 2012

Umm hello December? Where did you come from?

Pin It Now! Oh my goodness! Where in the world did November go?!?!?! I apologize for my complete lack of posting, it has been absolutely crazy here at the Beaton household!

We just got finished moving from our teeny tiny dingy apartment into a light filled town-house with a gorgeous view of the Rocky Mountains, but I am still trying to find a place for everything. I did finally get my sewing desks brought over from the town-house and set up, I am still trying to figure out where to hoard  organize all my sewing supplies.

I have also been super busy at work as I had a student most of November, as well as a few of us nurses are making crocheted Elf Hats for our babies to wear on Christmas Eve/Day as a surprise to their parents. As well as being part of the group who is organizing how we are going to decorate the NICU this year as the last couple years have been truly awful.

To top it all off I went to a craft night my girlfriend Jenny hosted and ended up being invited to a cookie exchange which consisted of me making 6 dozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday ( I love my mixer!!! So much less stress!) We are getting together tomorrow evening to exchange the different cookies and get all the recipes! Here is the Christmas Wreath I made at the craft night, can I just say that I love it and that its actually a nice bright white. This is just an awful picture!

I have gotten most of the quilting done on my brother in laws quilt "Go With The Flow" and will show a picture soon. Rubies, Diamonds will likely be done at my parents house on my mom's long arm when I get there. So I guess I am wrapping up the top and madly finishing it before I leave again! ( I fly out for a visit on the 5th!! :) so excited!!! Here is my cat Kalesh "helping" me quilt Go With The Flow

I just popped my Modern Christmas Table Runner into the post and I can't wait to show you it and the most adorable ornament ever that I made to go to my partner :)

I need to madly finish start and finish my scrappy mug rug for the swap to be mailed out on the third. I have a good idea of what I am going to do just need to find a smidgen of time to get going!

Thank goodness the Doll Quilt Swap 13 is not until Jan/Feb

 So all in all it has been absolutely crazy here and I am glad it is December. Still have a million and one things to do but hopefully since we are now finally done moving I can start getting more done :)

So everyone, Welcome to December! I hope you get lots stitched and I am hoping to post again on Monday with more quilty pictures.

Happy Stitching!


Saturday, 10 November 2012

Cathedral Finish and Modern Tablerunners

Pin It Now! Well hello!
Sorry it has been a bit since the last post, I have been a bit busy at work and we are packing to move to our new rental house at the end of next week. My husband and I are super excited as there is even a fireplace in the townhouse and tons of natural light in the dining area where my sewing will be!!! Hopefully this will help with being able to take some better pictures.

Modern Christmas Table Runner
I have been joining a couple of swaps through flickr which have been super fun! I am working on my Modern Christmas Table Runner over the last couple days and am falling in love with it. I am hoping to maybe make a pattern out of it so stay tuned! Here is a sneak peak of the table runner so far:

I am planning on some hand stitching around each section, need to finish the borders and I might do something in the middle of the star blocks so they do not look so empty. Maybe some candy canes?

This has been super fun to make and I can't wait to see my finished product.

Cathedral Windows Quilt Along
I have also finished my Cathedral Windows Quilt Along top. This project was so fun and easy! The tutorials are all very well explained and create such neat blocks. You should check out the flickr group here:  and see all the great colour options people have done.
Not sure if I showed you my final 2 blocks but here they are:

And here is the completed "top" I resized my blocks down to 9" finished, so the top is 31" square. Its going to make a super cute wall hanging.

I am off to go back to packing now before work. So I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday and can get lots of stitching done today!