Thursday, 2 July 2015

July WIPocalypse

Summer is just getting started and it's been a busy one here for us already. I love being outdoors again after being cooped up all winter recuperating. I've already spent many hours in our gazebo happily stitching away. 
I've managed to finish a larger piece and work away steadily at another WIP.
Here's my recent finish. This is In Season by With Thy Needle & Thread. I love how this one turned out!

Now that this one is complete I've had more time to work on my Blackbird Designs Button Box. 

I thought I would never get that house finished! It's one of the reasons that I loved this piece when I first saw it and it's also one of the reasons that I've put it aside repeatedly when I got tired of stitching those bricks.

I breathed a sigh of relief when I finished the house and could move on to other areas. I do love how it looks though! Besides these 2 designs I spent a good portion of the month on finishing smalls. Pics of these can be seen on my previous post.

One of the things that I love to check out each year is Art on the Waterfront in our little village of Chesterville. I missed it last year because of my hip replacement and was so glad that I could pay a visit this year. This little festival takes place downtown in our village where they close off the streets to traffic and have many booths with crafts, art and baked goods for sale. A few years ago the village did an improvement to our waterfront and lots of booths are also set up on that area. One of my favourite things to do is check out the quilts stitched by local women that are on display.  My friend Thea stitched several of these.

The quilt of the International Plowing Match
taking place this summer in the next village
Finch, ON

 Done by my friend Ruth

 This one was for sale & if I'd had $600 I might have bought it!

 Done by my friend Thea

This one was done in chenille

The above 2 were also done by my friend Thea
 Besides the quilts there were a lot of other interesting sights to see!

 The MacCulloch Dancers of Glengarry

 A Bevy of Ragdolls

My hubby also purchased a new- to -us boat which we've taken for a spin on the St. Lawrence.

I loved being able to get into the boat again. We missed our annual trek to Muskoka last year and now that I'm recovered we'll be heading in that direction again later this summer.

I didn't have time to post yesterday but I do hope that all of my Canadian friends, bloggers or not!, had a fabulous Canada Day. It rained here pretty well all day but our neighbourhood BBQ went ahead anyways and we had a marvelous time.
I also hope that my many American blogging friends have a very Happy 4th of July this weekend. Keep safe and enjoy!


  1. Great finishes.
    The house looks like it was worth the effort, it's pretty.
    The art festival looks like fun.
    Those quilts are all gorgeous.
    Hope you had a great Canada Day!

  2. I know what you mean by bricks, for me it's leaves. I always get tired when I have to stitch leaves.

  3. Love your finish. Happy stitching.

  4. The house is so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Congrats on your beautiful finish! That house may have been a lot of work but it looks worth it! Lots of fantastic detail!

  6. Love your finishes and the quilt show photos!

  7. I love quilts, thank-you for sharing your day with us.
    Love your Sampler, and the Black Bird designs Sampler is beautiful.


  8. Wonderful finish! Quilts looks just amazing!

  9. Congratulations on your beautiful finish!