WiP Wednesday

I haven’t checked in on a work-in-progress Wednesday for a couple of weeks. I may have slowed down now that I’m back at work, but I still make a point to spend an hour in the sewing room whenever I can. Today I’m linking up here:


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced





Here’s what I’ve been up to!

A couple of Saturdays ago I couldn’t find any more excuses for putting my taxes off.  Who looks forward to that, eh? Not me! So I told myself that as soon as I finished my taxes, I could work on the April Treasure Chest Block-of-the-Month as a reward. With that motivation and a couple of cups of strong tea, I got right to work and finished them in no time!

And then…my reward! Voila! The Greek Cross!


I’ve also been making some 6-inch stars for Nora’s quilt:


After all that, I had the thought that maybe I should clean my sewing machine. So I took off the needle plate and prepared myself for a linty mess…but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, considering that it’s literally been YEARS since I last cleaned it.


I’ll leave you with some beautiful light from the Lake House this last weekend. Enjoy!






  1. Those stars are wonderful and your piecing looks precise but I bet your machine is smiling happily after that cleaning. The view is sure lovely. I do like the Yukon! 🙂

  2. I dislike doing taxes and do my best to put it off, but i am the family tax preparer and each year end up doing at least 3 or 4 returns! But on the other hand I love cleaning my sewing machine. I do things that the sewing machine guy says should be left up to him, but hey, its my machine and I will take it apart if I want… someday I may be sorry for that but in the meantime I really enjoy seeing what is in there to break! or clean…
    I also just realized you are in Whitehorse… I have a long lost cousin up there, maybe you know him… hahahaha (he has been known in the past to make those twig chairs)

  3. Fab pics, Nita! I love the contrast of the fuzzy fibers way up close and then a beautiful landscape. Aaaahhhh.

    Congratulations on getting your taxes done. We’ve been working on ours tonight. Ugh! Now it’s 12:24 a.m and I still have to make Jade’s lunch. At least I’ve got about a year’s worth of filing done, thanks to Michael’s stellar sorting skills.

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