Welcome to my Haven...grab a cup of hot tea or coco and see what's up today!

Welcome to my Haven...grab a cup of hot tea or coco and see what's up today!
I Live in a Witches World of Broomsticks and Magick!


May All Your Angels Be Wicked Good!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New YEAR!

clue 1
Happy New Year everyone! I'm working on the Quiltbug.com NYE/D mystery  you can find it at this link. I'm actually having fun sewing today and the bit I got done last night.
clue 1 block 4
 These are the fabrics I'm using for it this year, it has a panel so this will be different.
New Year day mystery fabric
 There is another NYD mystery you can do also at Merry Mayhem  I'm saving the clues  to it.
I'm almost done with the month of  January 2016 temp/sky blanket part not sure if I want to keep going or what on this yet. it is going to be huge. I think it will take 2 years to get it done because of the stitch-pattern I started with. So if I do con't with it then it will be a work on in-between other stuff project. At least I'm done writing down the temps and sky colors
2016 temp/sky blanket
 I so liked the cup cosy I had on my ugly one during Christmas that I'm making another one for winter I'm a bit further along than the picture and I will use whit buttons on it.
winter cup cosy
 Here is the one from Xmas I made last in 2015.
Xmas cup cosy
p.c. monkey face
 I'm also working on some Plastic canvas things this year. I missed doing them. I'm making animal faces on squares then going to make a box for them so when grands come see me I can help them learn there animals
Another thing I'm doing is the  Elk Studio's 2017 Make it for Me  you can find the link here, it will also be on the side bar for the month of January.


I guess I better get back to sewing. Hope you all have a Blessed 2017!
Huggs,
Cleary

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Santa Sack Swap 2016 Opened

Santa Sack Swap 2016
heating/cold pack
I unwrapped my Santa Sack Swap this morning. My Partner was Wendy from Stitch Duchess She sent me a neat heating/cold pack you jsut pop it in the microwave  or freezer for a bit. Also a cute stitching card that I can frame or take out and add to something else.
Flower stitching
 3 ornaments that are now hanging on my tree
Ornaments
 A lovely 2-sided table runner will be putting it on my computer desk. She said for Halloween but I can see using this year round. 😁
2 Sided table runner
 Lil' twister templates which is really cool as I haven't made any of those types of wall hanging yest but always wanted to, now to go hunting patterns.
quilt templates
 Also got some interesting FQ's not sure what I will make with them maybe something for one of the grandbabies.
FQ's
 And they all came wrapped up in this pretty paper, I forgot to take a before unwrapping picture.
Thanks so much for another lovely Santa Sack Swap.
Wrapping paper


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Santa Sack Swap 2016

My Santa Sack Swap came in the mail today. Have to wait to Christmas morning to open them, they look so pretty under the tree. Will update this post on Christmas.
Have a Blessed & Merry Christmas!
Cleary

Almost Christmas...

MIL's Angel
 Been busy but all my Christmas presents but 2 are finished. I need to make 2 more Angel's but the people they are for know they are going to be late so I can take my time and not rush.
Grinch Ornament
 Made Hubby a Grinch ornament and it is already on the tree since he saw it before I could wrap it up. I also made a tangerine ornament for me because growing up we had a tangerine tree out back and it was my job to gather them in a basket each Christmas. So when I saw the ornament I knew I had to make it for me.
Tangerine Ornament
 Finish Taylor's hat made it in 2 days as I had to rush it finish it before MIL came to get the presents
Taylor's Hat
 yesterday to give to my Son and his family. So everything had to be wrapped and ready to go. I did get his slippers done also. So my Christmas stitching is done in time to spare. It feels weird not stitching til the last minute on Christmas eve.
Brant's Slippers
 So I'm working on stuff for me or might just finish up the Mandala Madness Cal but today I'm finishing a panda face in P.C.
P.C. Panda Graph
So on this fist day of winter it is a cold, wet, yucky 52 here in Florida so I'm staying in and staying warm. Won't be seeing any of the kids this Christmas it is the first time in 29 years that it has been just me and Hubby for the Holidays. So we are planing a quiet one for now.
Hope you all have a Blessed Yule & Week!
Huggs,
Cleary

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Busy December so far...

Selene's Fox quilt
 I've been a busy Elf the past couple of weeks getting things ready for Christmas. I make all my gifts to my family every year, with an odd store bought present rarely. That isn't including stocking stuffers and candy. I love doing it and have fun making them even if I'm up til Christmas Eve doing last minute stuff. This year I started earlier because I have so many to make for with all the new Grandbabies. The quilt at the top is one I finished this past week. It has a matching pillow to it also.
Selene's Bibs
 I made bibs for all the girls for Christmas and my Daughter asked for the ones above to be cloth instead of crocheted. So, I learned how to cut out a bib with no pattern. They have batting, and flannel backing. They are Free-motion quilted & I used the pillow-case method instead of binding. I also sewed on velcro. I think they turned out really cute.
Fox pillow
 The fox pillow has the same backing as the quilt does. Next I made a pair of Uggs booties for Isabella. I used the same yarn that I used for her hat, headband and Minnie blanket.
Isabella's Uggs booties
 Next I made the dress set for Carly my first time ever crocheting a dress, or diaper cover. I learned a lot making them and think they came out really nice with the added touch of the ribbon bow.
Carly's lion booties and dress set.
 Like I wrote earlier I was making bibs for the girls these I crocheted. I made Carly's a bit smaller since she is only a couple of months old.
Carly's Christmas bib
I used Christmas colors and sewed on a crocheted Santa cookie. I like the way they came out.
Isabella's Christmas bib
Then I seen an ornament I just had to make for the tree and to take a bit of a break from presents. When I posted it on my FB page my friend really liked it and ask me to make him one so I did and mailed it out yesterday so it gets there before Christmas. It is a free pattern here if you would like to make one Crochet S'more Ornament
Smore's Ornament
 Ryan like's Hearthstone so I made an ornament for him. it was a free key-chain pattern on Ravelry.
Hearthstone ornament
Then I made this Link ornament for my daughter, there are a couple more to the set but she will get them later.
Link ornament
 Now I'm working on the matching dress for Isabella will do the border of it in blue like the booties
Isabella's dress in the making
 I was in a cookie swap so yesterday I made a batch of Chocolate Chip Brownie cookies with walnuts in them.
 first time making them and Hubby said they came out great. I packed them out and mailed them out today. So really glad I did as Hubby ate the rest and I only got 1 lol
Besides the Dress I'm working on now, I only have about 5 more gifts to make. I think I might be done before Christmas Eve this year and can then work on my MM CAL. It is supposed to be really cold tomorrow and this weekend here in Florida so I know it is freezing for everyone else. Stay warm & safe please.
Hope everyone has a Blessed Week!
Huggs,
Cleary

Monday, November 28, 2016

What a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Feeding Carly
 I had the most wonderful Thanksgiving I got to see my new granddaughter Carly and feed her. She is so tiny.
Carly

Isabella
  I also got to play with Isabella and give her huggs and kisses. We had a wonderful time, I can't believe how big she is already getting.
Isabella

Me, Brant, Taylor & Carly
 Wanted to take more pictures but my camera died after this one above.
Isabella's Bib
 Been working on Christmas presents, only have a couple more to make. I also have to make a bib for Carly and a quilted one for Selene.
Isabella's Booties

Carly's Booties
 This is the set I'm making for Carly, working on the matching dress now. Then this will be finish. Have a couple more things I want to make for the girls if I have time.

Carly's diaper cover
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Have a Blessed week!
Huggs,
Cleary K.