Friday, June 26, 2015

Bittersweet moment..!

Pumpkin's high school graduation as come and gone.  Last night was full of excitement, as the young graduates move on to a new life adventure! I am an extremely proud mama! Such a bittersweet moment.

This weekend will be full of celebrations, with family coming from near and far!  

On the quilting front, I continue to work on some Kim Diehl, Collection 2 projects.  I just love that line of fabric.  Here is another finish.  I call this one Hex away!

This little quilt measures 12" x 14".  It's small alright!  

Thank you for stopping by my little corner in cyberspace.  I hope you have been enjoying life!  Cheers!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Stop the world, I want to get off!

Can it be?

In just a couple of weeks, my baby will be graduating from high school.  It's just not possible! Next thing you know, she'll be off to college!  Please, someone slow time a bit! Sigh!

On the quilting front, I have been busy getting some small projects done.  I've been working on Kim Diehl's Simple What Not Club - Collection 2.  I call this one Project Blue Book!

If you ask me, I've been watching way too may UFO documentaries!  And I do not mean quilting UFO's but more like extraterrestrial UFO!  I really don't know why I do that to myself, sometimes it scares the bejeebers out of me! lol

To continue with the theme, I used a remnant of a backing I had left over from a quilt I made for my nephew a long time ago.  I just love that fabric.  He's lucky I used it on the back of his quilt!  I really wanted to keep it for myself.  You understand, right? lol  Well, I think it's appropriate for this quilt, don't you? lol

It reminds of  "the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxies"!  Great book if you like extraterrestrial Brittish humour ! lol

That's it for me now.  I'm off to prepare for an alien invasion.  You just never know if those conspiracy theorist are speaking the truth.  LOL  Cheers!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Happy birthday Pumpkin!

Hard to believe that my baby turns 18 today!

You have brought so much joy into my life! You have such a great sense of humour!

Your dedication and perseverance to whatever you set your mind to is commendable!

I am so proud of your numerous accomplishments.  Thank you for being in my life!

Happy Birthday Pumpkin!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

It's 5 o'clock somewhere!

Enjoying my Chookyshed Sewing Day!  Cheers!

Will the seasons please make up their minds!

Brrrr ..... it's a cold one today!  Hot and humid yesterday to ...  turn on the heat today!

Last Tuesday, Pumpkin and I spent the day in Montreal.  We had a wonderful time walking the streets, admiring the architecture of the Old Montreal as well as the downtown area.  It is amazing how much the city has changed since the last time I was there (approx. 6 months ago).  St Catherine street - the major downtown street - is closed off to cars between Bleury and St Laurent and becomes a summer park.  People were playing street chess!

How cool is that?

On the quilting front, this weekend I am participating in Donna's Chookshed Sewing day!  In other words, it's a Parrrtyyyyy - using Sponge Bob's pronun-ci-ation!

My plan today is to finish up this quilt top!

I am using a Moda Jelly Roll - Daysail by Bonnie & Camille.  I love that line!  This is my first time working with a Jelly Roll.  Let's just say that it's pushing my OCD over the top! LOL

Off to get started on my project!  Catch you later!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Being productive ... So it seems!

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous in my neck of the woods.  It is such a treat to enjoy my breakfast outside!  Bliss!  Seems it took forever for spring to arrive in way Northeast New York, I can see Canada from my house!

Things are hopping along around here, at a much faster pace than I would like.  Sometimes it feels like I do not have a minute to blog.  It's not that I have nothing to say.  It's just that, as of late, sleeps is winning over writing a blog entry!

Thank you everyone for participating in Fibre Junction's 6th birthday!  The winner has been picked by the number generator.  And the winner is ...... drum roll .....
Congratulations to Pam of Pam's Page!  Please send me an e-mail with your address detail and I will get the package out to you.  

Thank you again everyone for helping celebrate Fibre's 6th birthday!  Keep well!  Cheers!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Fibre!

Hard to believe that Fibre Junction is officially 6 years old!  That's right, we opened on May 1, 2009. You can read all about it here.

This is a picture taken on our first official day!

And now on its official sixth (6) year ....

If you want a grand tour of Fibre Junction dated December 06, 2012, check it out here! I think it's worth the trip! I could be bias! ;o)

I am fortunate to be one of those people that can truly say "I love my job!"  Of course, it would not be possible if it weren't for all of you who patronize Fibre Junction.  To all my customers, thank you from the bottom of my heart!  I am truly blessed!

In honour of Fibre Junction's birthday, I would like to have a "give away".  Please leave a comment by May 8, 2015 and your name will be placed in a draw for a surprise package!

Life is good!  Cheers!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

I can dream ..... can't I?

Saw this gem!  Don't you think it would make a wonderful quilt shoppe?

It always bothers me to see such beautiful buildings, many full of history, abandoned and in disrepair.  Oh well, I can dream!

On the quilting front I have been busy starting and finishing quilt tops.  When I say finishing, I just mean in a "flimsy" state.

This little quilt is called Heritage Star by Kim Diehl.  Love love love that fabric line! I'll have to schedule a date with Penelope soon .... the quilt tops are piling up!

On a humourous note ..... I had a friend visit me for lunch today and as soon as she left, an order of gorgeous batiks came in.  So I texted her using the voice feature of the Iphone ......

I laughed so hard I was crying!  Feels wonderful!  Still laughing! Gotta love voice recognition .... it's the best one yet!

Enjoy your day!  Cheers!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What an emotional week ...!

Life has been busy around here with college visits and what not!  Pumpkin (DD) and I logged more than 900 miles in three (3) days and two (2) nights.  We had three (3) colleges to visit which were somewhat close by.  So far she has narrowed her choices down to two (2).

Monday, on our way back, Pumpkin treated me to the Cheesecake Factory.  The closest one to our house is three (3) hours south.  We are both Big Bang Theory lovers and thought this would be a great experience for us.  Gosh were we shocked!

Yea, this Cheesecake Factory is much nicer than the one in the sitcom! The dessert was amazing and the food too! lol

On the quilting front, I have been doing mainly some hand embroidery.  Yea, I'm still in my quiet mood.  I've been working on these flour sack towels using the Rise and Shine pattern.  First batch of towels:

These flour sack towels measure 28 in x 28 in. I really like the feel of those towels.

Aren't those the cutest designs?  The design size is perfect for those towels!

Progressing right along!  A wee bit more to stitch!

Thank you for stopping by!  Catch you later!  Cheers!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sigh ....!

Yesterday I received a notice from one of my favourite magazines stating that this will be their last issue.  A magazine on "sustainable City Living" that can no longer financially sustain itself!

It is not the first time that one of my favourite magazines closes its doors, but somehow this one affects me in ways that I am not sure I understand.  Perhaps I feel that, as I get older, more and more of what is familiar to me is quickly being replaced by the unfamiliar.  In an age of continuous fast pace digital, I long for what is comforting to me, a slower paced and somewhat simpler life.  I now understand what my grandparents meant when they would say "the good old days" or "back in the days".

For me, the continuous fast pace digital life lacks human connection; "high tech low touch" has Michael Bernard Beckwith would say.  And ... if we are not careful and monitor ourselves, the "high tech" can make it easy for some of us to forget that, at the other end of our internet connection is another human being, a being that has tender feelings .... someone that hurts just like us.

If I look at the last 25 years of my life, I left a stressful position in the banking industry to pursuit a graduate degree in the history of religious philosophy.  Afterwards, I opened a quilt shoppe!  Hum .... What next?

I'm not sure I have worked through my feelings.  I mean, I know it is not about the magazine closing, but something deeper .... Right now, what I know for sure is that there are a lot of changes that will be taking place in my life soon ....

Take time to enjoy the moment!  Cheers!
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