Saturday, June 29, 2013


Finally had some time today to do a little sewing! I'm finishing up step #6 for the mystery quilt! Looking forward to sharing that with you on Thursday.

It's been another crazy busy week here. I've been filling in for someone on vacation at work, so working longer hours than usual, so between and catching up on my rest from last week's adventures, there's been no energy left for sewing in the evenings! Finally today, the beginning of a three day weekend (Woooohooooo) I had some time for some "real" sewing!

Monday is Canada Day! Hence, the three day weekend. I know I shared this little quilt before, but thought I would again, as it's the only patriotic one I've got! I love red, it's definitely my favourite colour, but I don't have a red and white quilt! I made a small morning star one years ago, but it was for a shop so it's long gone!

I'm thinking maybe I should spend a little time on Monday making another one! Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadian bloggers! We are so blessed to live in this beautiful country!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Just have to share..

....our happy news. Our beautiful daughter married her sweet young man on Saturday afternoon!! Finally it's no longer a secret!! Oh yes, they decided to have a very small secret wedding. The only guests were myself and hubby and my mom and the same for the groom's side of the family. It was sweet and intimate, and it suited them perfectly.

So over the past few weeks, I haven't had a lot of sewing time. Well quilting related sewing that is, I have been sewing, but it's been on a wedding dress! There were many times that I was tempted to post a picture of what I was working on but I held back. When I left work on Friday afternoon, I was like, "phew, I didn't spill the beans"

Anyway, it was wonderful, and just wanted to show you a few of the pictures. She is a beautiful girl, inside and out, and we are very proud of her! And so very happy with the young man she chose to share her life with!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I made a flying trip to the quilt shop yesterday afternoon with the intention of buying two things, a birthday gift for a friend and a lining for my Trip Around The World. 

Well needless to say, I came home with a few extras. Simone at the shop, pointed out the new Kim Diehl fabrics on the shelf and I "HAD" to have some of it for me!!! lol And a few others too! I hadn't been there in a while, and there were many more that wanted to jump right into my stash but I did have some self control and came home with these lovelies! Aren't they pretty, and look at that red! Woohoo!

 Now all I need is to have a few days off from work so that I can play with them! Sadly, that's not gonna happen! I'm off to work!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Relay for Life!

Last night was the annual Relay for Life celebration in our town. I had decided earlier in the year not to be involved on a team this year. So I attended as a survivor only this time! If you've never been to a Relay for Life event, you should try to take one in. It's a wonderful evening, emotional for sure, but if you shed a few tears, just look around, you won't be the only one! It's all good!

Hubby showed up straight from work, pencil on his ear and all. Take note of the purple caregiver ribbon each survivor is given to pin on their caregivers. 

The committee puts on a lovely meal for the survivors, and one honorary survivor gives testimony to their journey. After the meal, we are escorted by a bag piper and an RCMP officer dressed in Red Serge, across the street to the field where the event takes place and the survivors walk the first lap on their own and then the second lap with our caregivers. Yup, to say for sure, that part is quite emotional. For those of us walking and for those standing on the sides cheering us on. I always walk with my cousin and dear friend Gail, she is a 12 year breast cancer survivor and she has been a great strength and encouragement to me.

It's a time to celebrate survivors, to give hope to those who are fighting and a time to remember those who fought hard and lost the battle! I love walking the track and reading all of the luminaries in memory or honour of so many people who have had cancer. There are always lots of names that I recognize, some that are new each year, some that have changed from "in honour" to "in memory". A new one at our relay this year was in honour of Kaaren, from the Painted Quilt. She was not able to be with us this year, but she was there in spirit! Maybe next year Kaaren!

Anyway, I wanted to share a few of the pictures with you. I didn't take many myself, but a friend of mine who takes them for the local paper always takes lots and is always generous to share them with us. Thank you to Karla Kelly for most of these pictures!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Withdrawals and Weather!!!

I'm having withdrawals!! I've been sewing but no quilt related sewing. I'm missing it so much! Lots of  beautiful fabric in there calling to me, but no time to use it! Ugh! I'm hoping tomorrow I might get a little quilting in. Not sure though! Busy, Busy!!

It's been chilly here, lots of rain and not a lot of sun make for a lot of complaining! I can handle the rain more than the complaining! Definitely my pet peeve is the weather complaints. I feel for the farmers who may lose their crops because of rain, but as for the every day Joes who complain because the sun didn't shine to brighten their day, sorry, no sympathy for them! I don't rely on the weather to make me happy!

The weather is always interesting! I love the changes! I can't imagine living in a part of the world that doesn't have dramatic weather changes with the seasons! We are very blessed to live where we do. Other parts of the world are suffering because of extreme weather situations and we complain about a little rain! One of the bloggers that I follow would love to see some rain on her ranch as they are dealing with wind storms and no rain. What's the weather like where you are today?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

PDF Instructions

I just realized this morning, that I didn't have a link to the PDF instructions in my post for Step 5 of the mystery quilt. So, I just added it there, and it is here too!

Last month when I was writing the instructions, my daughter was finally able to help me figure out how to get them in PDF form so that you can print them, but then somehow I missed the link.

Step 5 is the only month that I have the PDF file for the instructions. I apologize for that, but hope to get the other months done over the next few weeks!

PS: I just looked back at the other posts that week, and found the PDF in the next post! But anyway, they are in three places now! That should be good!