Saturday, September 8, 2012
Pillow slip and quilt together.
Happiness is a warm quilt on a cold day.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
For 3 weeks now I have been working for the Department of National Defense at a miltiary base just 16 km outside of town. It's a temporary position, but after more than a year of looking, I'm happy to have it. I'm the Administrative Clerk for the Physco/Socio Mental Health team. It's what I do best and where I fit right in (yes, I have heard all the jokes). What an amazing group of men and women (both in and out of uniform) who serve out country proudly. I'm thrilled to be part of the team.
Hi, sorry for the delay in replying. You don't seem to have a way I can contact you. I bought my kit as a BOM thru Homespun Hearth. I used fusible webbing and plan to fill in the larger areas with some sort of stitching and matching thread. I love this kit and hope to have it finished soon. Level of difficulty? Intermediate. I really like how the applique goes over the pieced blokcs. You just need to carfully follow the directions, one step at a time. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of seeing the finished block, but slow and careful is the best wat to go. I like kits because because the guess work is taken out of the fabric choosing. You just have to be careful when it comes to price, some of them can be costly. I have been quilting for many years, and sometimes I just but the pattern and use up what I have.
I also have a new email address.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to present quilts to some amazing people...veterans. I realize that no matter how many needs I have, there are others whose needs are greater. These brave men and women served so honourably and ask for nothing in return. Over the past several years women from the Sew Many Swaps group send me blocks and fabrics and I assembled approximately 50 quilts. 15 went to the veterans at the legion in the town of Ajax, where I lived for the past 27 years. What better way to get involved in my new community than to donate to the veterans? 15 were presented last week and I know there are 15 tops in a box...somewhere in this house and...there are also many more blocks in storage...waiting for a home. Here are a few pictures of this amazing event. Not seen here behind the camera is Jennifer Fortin, Legion Secretary (but so much more than that), the woman who organized this amazing event.
|WW II Veteran Doug Scott, Legion 2nd VP Pat Grant on the left and me on the right|
|WWII Veteran Joe McCarroll|
Betty Bevan accepting on behalf of her husband.
Vi Hannah WW II Veteran (CWACS)
Sunday, July 22, 2012
My woman's counsellor used this analogy when we were talking. She said my life is like a quilt-well loved, but worn. I am taking it apart and re-assembling it, one block at a time. The worn out parts that can't be saved are being discarded, new blocks are being added, blocks that I wish to keep are being placed in a different part of the quilt....and new ones are being made and added. It's been quite the journey, this requilting of my life and it's not over yet. There are two critical blocks missing tho....the ones called a permanent home and the other called a job. Does anyone know where I can find the block called 'job'....also known by the name 'awesome administrator'?