Sunday, April 27, 2014

Neglected ..... once again....!

I started 2014 with good intentions - blogging at least once a week.  As you have probably noticed, that fell to the wayside!  The lack of post is certainly not because I have nothing to blog about! The  quilting front continues to be productive.  I've started and finishing a few projects. Okay, starting more than I've finished, but nonetheless, my quietness is not for lack of materiel to write about.

If you want to know the truth, I'm in a quiet mood.  When I'm in that "mood phase," I shut down!  It's that overwhelming feeling I get every now and again about life in general.  There is so much I want to do .... and so little time to accomplish it all.  Perhaps I need to be more realistic about my life's "to do" list.  ;o)

A couple of weeks ago, dd and I went shopping for a prom dress on St Hubert street in Montreal.  That street is laden with history, it was the "street" to shop for the latest clothes and accessories during the 1950s - the fashion street.  Today, it is more of a "formal wear street" (prom & wedding) than for anything else.  Although I did see a shop that made custom bras and hats, something my mother would have bought as a working woman.  I was surprised we didn't find anything.  Many of the dresses were simple, nothing fancy about them ... all with an outrageous price tag!  Oh well, perhaps I have not kept up with the times.

This one was reasonably prices and I think looked wonderful .... but she found it to "puffy!"


Afterwards we took a ride in the neighborhood of my youth!  It was nostalgic!  A wonderful mother and daughter bounding time!

On the quilting front, I have started a new wool and cotton project - Words to Live By designed by Primitive Gatherings.


Don't let the half square triangles intimidate you!  It's a sinch using my "mass production" method.

I have prepped all of my blocks and managed to finish stitching the center block.


This way, I can alternate between sewing and stitching!

I decided not to write the words on the quilt!  I like it wordless!  It certainly fits my present mood! lol

Thank you for stopping by my little world in cyberspace!  Cheers!

7 comments:

Kaaren said...

I remember St. Hubert Street very well, Carole. As a matter of fact, it is where my prom dress came from oh so many moons ago. I haven't been back in years but every time we're in Montreal we have to go to Dunn's for a smoked meat sandwich...and a steamie at La Belle Province.

GabiP said...

Moods and creativity! No problem! When you do blog, I will read. The quilt you are working on is lovely - I'm too much of a beginner to tackle something like that! One day, maybe...

WoolenSails said...

So, did you find a dress and will we get to see her all dressed up? My mother made mine, I thought I would be original but another girl had the same dress in a lighter blue, lol.

I get in those moods, I think we all do and this has been a long winter. Sometimes I need to step back and do something else, then I come back with a renewed energy. I need to destash, lots of old patterns and things I will never have time to use so maybe a yard sale and a weekend away with the earnings;)

Debbie

Thimbleanna said...

Your dress shopping thoughts made me laugh. I'm positive I haven't kept up with the times -- dress shopping like that would drive me crazy LOL.

I love the new quilt pattern that you're making. I would do it without words too. But not because I'm wordless LOL. I have plenty to say, but haven't blogged 'cause there's nothing fun to say haha!

Vicki W said...

That quilt is going to be spectacular!

Chookyblue...... said...

a beautiful dress on your daughter........like the quilt your working on..........

Guðrún Á. Rögnvaldsdóttir said...

I hope you are over the quiet mood.

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