Friday, July 29, 2016

Finally Finished

I am very pleased to be able to declare
finally a finish!  
And about time, eh?
(That's Canada Speak.  I practice when I can!)

I eventually finish everything.
Sometimes it's a year,
sometimes it's six years!

You can't really tell in the first picture, 
but I wrapped the upper right hand corner 
binding of the same fabric as the bird 
(and framed the label with that blue, as well).

Speaking of birds......

Seems that in my little world, I mark the passing of time
with the comings and goings of my fine feathered friends.
And oh my, time is passing at warp speed.

I had the pleasure of hosting a breeding pair of Cedar Waxwings 
and was treated to several feeding times throughout the day.
Unable to catch a shot through the leaves of the willow
to show mom tending to baby's needs,
I did get a pretty nice pic of baby with a full tummy.

They are gone, now.

I'm linking up to What a Hoot!  TGIFF

I have also linked to Angie's

Have a great weekend!
It's a long weekend here in Canada.
A civic holiday, I believe, tucked into the calendar 
just to give everyone a day off!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Repeat - the QAL


Thank you ALL
for your sweet words.
I almost turned off the comments for that last post.
But, now, I'm so glad I didn't!
Your loving kindnesses have been so healing!
I am truly blessed.

I have been participating
in Elm Street Quilts'
Repeat - the QAL.

I chose a scrappy approach
and had lots of fun.
I saved paper piecing the letters
until after I cleaned up from supper... was a calorie free dessert!

It is now in the queue
to be machine quilted and I'm so excited!
I've already freed up some space above my sewing area
to hang it in all it's glory.

I'd like to send out a big thank you to Patty  for hosting this fun QAL.
I know it was a lot of work putting it together and keeping it going.

By the way, the entire paper pieced alphabet
is available for purchase in Patty's Craftsy shop!
I know I'll be incorporating them in future projects.

I am linking up to
Elm Street Quilts Let's Party!
Stop by and see all the different Repeat - QALs
that are being posted!

Enjoy your day!
And thanks, again, for all your support.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Embrace Life

Sometimes........ just happens.
And you have to 'get a grip'.

You need to sew,
you need to keep busy,
but your brain is going in a million different directions,
your emotions are a tangled mess.

Such has been the case for me these last few weeks,
and, thank goodness that when The Scrapmaster
could no longer deny her alter ego,
and introduced The Fabric Pig,
she also became a fabric snob,
and I was in the right place at the right time.

Armed with two big bags of her cast off solid fabrics,
and inspired by this beauty made by Smiles from Kate
I was able to do some mindless 'cutting and sewing therapy'.

My father has passed away at the age of 83.
Despite the age factor,
it is always a tremendous blow
when you lose a parent.

I feel so blessed to be a quilter,
to have this passion,
to be able to channel my energy toward the positive
while I process life,
and yes,

Perhaps it is the teacher in me, but isn't there always a lesson?
Today's lesson:

Embrace Life

Sunday, July 10, 2016

"I Challenge You", She Said.

I think I'm catching on.

This one's for you, Anja!
If you hadn't challenged me, I'd probably still
be staring at it, wondering where to begin!