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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Always an Adventure


Not much new in my neck of the woods,
well, except my neck of the woods has changed!
I am back in Texas for the winter months.

During my travels, I had a 5 hour layover,
so  I entertained myself by listening to an audio book
and making some hexies to use later.


I really wanted to try out this tutorial
so made a pillow.
Such fun!
If you haven't already tried it,
and like working with hexies,
I suggest you add it to your list of things to make next.

I put a zipper in the back
with a tutorial recommended by SewFreshQuilts
It was so easy peasy, I'll always finish my pillows this way!

I have been pet sitting my crafty daughter's 
3 dogs and 3 cats for a week.
It has been an interesting adventure,
to say the very least.

Hope you are on an interesting adventure
of your own!
My new motto:  Make it fun!

~karen




30 comments:

Terry said...

Great pillow! :0)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I don't care for EPP but doing hexies this way looks like it could be fun, thanks for the links to that and the zipper!

Sondra said...

Love the pillow and the new Motto!! I really enjoy audio books when I'm busy with y hands...makes the work go much faster.

Katherine said...

Gorgeous pillow, Karen! I'm loving all those hexies in Winter's Lane - perfect for the whole winter.

Fiona said...

Hi Karen, I love audio books for entertainment whilst stitching.. .doing it on your layover is a great idea...
your new hexie cushion is great.... I have tagged the tutorial - thanks
Hugz

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Hope you are enjoying Texas. Your Pillow looks great!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I am addicted to audio books love your cushion x

Linda Reeder said...

Great looking pillow!
I'll try to remember to "make it fun" during this next busy week.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your pillow is lovely. I think the pet sitting sounds like fun, I miss my dog. I hope you are enjoying Texas, it must be warmer there. Happy Sunday, have a great new week!

Needled Mom said...

That pillow is really pretty.

Audio books are such a great invention.

Carrie P. said...

Love your pillow. I went to the link and pinned it for later. I like that technique.
Great tutorial for the zipper too. I made a pillow a few weeks ago and put a zipper in the back but used a different tutorial. I like the one you shared better.
Enjoy your stay in Texas and Merry Christmas.

Simone de Klerk said...

Thanks for the great links! Will definitely try the zipper tutorial!
And your pillow is beautiful!
It was great catching up with you again. Some lovely projects!
Hope your life as a dog and cat sitter has become easier.
Happy stay in Texas!

Kerstin said...

Hi Karen, love your pillow. What a great tutorial for the zipper . Hope you have a great christmas time in Texas.

TexWisGirl said...

really cute design and colors for winter! happy return to texas!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Lovely little pillow... that colour palette is right up my alley!

FlourishingPalms said...

Glad you had a chance to try that great hexie technique. It's a really good tutorial, isn't it? Glad to see you settling down in your winter residence... pets and all. Have a lovely time sewing, and appreciating Texas's milder-than-Canada weather.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Welcome back!

Heidi said...

Your hexie pillow is gorgeous! Happy Texan Christmas Karen! Audio books are addicting, my next one will be The Goldfinch..

Just Ramblin' said...

Thanks for the links, I will check them out. Love the pillow and I do like working with hexies, so this may need to be added to my list of things to do...as if I didn't have enough. Hope you survived pet sitting. So nice of you to do that. I'm glad you are safe in Texas and wish you a Merry Christmas. Will be chatting with you later. Nola

Karen said...

I love the pillow. I have never made any hexies.

Judy said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for sharing this! I love hexies and I haven't made them in a while, this looks like fun to try.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Lin said...

Such a pretty pillow Karen - I love the white outline to the hexies. Enjoy your time in the warm! and have a very Happy Christmas. xx

Raewyn said...

Fun, beautiful cushion, Karen. I ws thinking you'd be in Texas by now - hope your Christmas was happy and you have a funtastic new year :-)

Allie-oops Designs said...

I love stitching to audio books! Hope you've been safe from all the storms, hon.

Wendy said...

Your hexi pillow is gorgeous. You have your hands full with the animals. I hope it all goes well.

KirstenNB said...

Oh, mom! You're supposed to tell people how fun and well-behaved my pets are! And about how Monkey (the Boxador) slept with you every night to keep you company! And how Monty (the cat) loves to help you with whatever you're making!
Thank you for house and pet sitting while we went on vacation!

Valerie Levy said...

I haven't been bitten by the hexies bug yet...kinda digging in my heels at the hand work...but I love this cushion! I could be easily swayed with lovely colours and pretty pillows.
Must. Look. Away. Quickly.

;)

Denise inVA said...

It's really lovely and I loved KirstenNB's comment :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog when I was on holiday. Your gift made the journey with me, more on that later as I am still in a bit of a stumpor :) Happy New Year :)

Lorna McMahon said...

This is such a spectacular finish! I love the fabrics you used for the hexis. Do you need my address?

June D said...

Oh wow! I haven't see this technique before - but I have been reading the different ways people suggest putting in zippers. Since you have tried these I will too! : )