Monday, December 10, 2018

I sit a lot .... quietly!

As I've mentioned in a past post ... I haven't been up to much these past few months. I mainly sit quietly .... solitude and silence has been my constant companion as of late. Not complaining, it's what is at the moment .... what I need. As Sara, a friend, would say, "hanging on to my peace!"

Last Sunday, I went into Montreal to celebrate my mother's 82nd birthday. There is this wonderful book store on the West Island that I just love getting lost in it's many aisles of books. Chapter's is a must to visit when you're in the city. I'm all for supporting local bookstores ....

I picked up this wonderful book ... The Subtle art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson.

A potty mouth book with wisdom. If you are easily offended, I would not recommend it. Like I said, potty mouth ... but it does make valid points! It's NOT a book about being indifferent ... au contraire! Choose wisely what you are going to care about and care deeply ... FULLY give a Hoot! Using clean language here! lol It all makes sense to me.

A passage that caused me to reflect ... regarding the positive thinking movement ...

A wise book to cuddle with on a cold winter day ....

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Catch you all later!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Festival of lights ... !

May the light of love and peace always shine brightly in your heart now and forever more.

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Shalom - Peace

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Getting in the spirit .... !

Attempting to get in the spirit of the season! I just love celebrating the holidays in December. So much to be grateful ... so much to celebrate!

I decided this year that I was going to get a tree. I took off to shop for lights and ended up in Whoville! Have you ever been? It's a marvelous town! lol

I fell in love with a gorgeous tree and I just had to have it! It's so moi!

Voici a Seuss Spruce!

No sooner did I have the Seuss Spruce up .... A guest showed up!

He's been hanging out ever since! lol

I love my little tree! It's perfect!

Hope you are getting into the holiday spirit! It's truly a wonderful time of the year!

Catch you all later!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Life challenges .... !

Sometimes ... cheesecake is all I need to get me out of a funk!

Spent the day in Albany ... wondering aimlessly in Barnes & Nobles bookstore ... I love books!

Now, I just wish I could focus and read the books I've bought!

Catch you all later!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Happy Birthday ....!

Another birth year! Wow, amazing how quickly time flies as you get older!

I used to think that 40 was old .... then 50 and now ... well, I sort of don't think 80 is old at all! lol

When I was much younger, I thought I had all the time in the world. Now that I am moving on in age, I don't feel quite that way. I now understand what my father means when he talks about life expectancy statistics ... and he's 84 years young!

I haven't been up to much these past few months. Certainly not on the quilting front.

Life has been challenging as of late ....

Catch you all later!


Monday, October 29, 2018

inching my way to the finish line ....

As I get closer and closer to the finish line ... my motivation starts to get at a all time high again ... for of like when you start a new project. So, I got busy sewing on the border.


She's a done deal. I'm ready for a play date with Penelope.

I loaded Beauty all Around on Penelope and got quiltin'

It's a good thing I like ruler work!

What's new with you?

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Getting closer to the finish line ....

It's a great feeling when you are getting closer to the finish line. It's a boost in motivation ... All of a sudden you just want to get it done! Indeed ... that's what I did.

I organized by colours so that the sashing would be balanced. I pieced these blocks using scraps from the various quilt I have made throughout the years. In some way, it's a memory quilt! ;)

So, I started piecing the sashing ... balancing the fabric colours accordingly.

Notice block 12 on the bottom right? Yea, I did stitch it ... just forgot to take a picture before I started working on the sashing!

Now I'm ready to put the border on!

What have you been up to lately?

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Catch you all later!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Back on the stitch wagon .....

After taking a bit of a break I got back to working on the last two (2) blocks of the Beauty All Around BOM.

When I'm doing hand work, I tend to put on a documentary and stitch away as I absorb knowledge, usually having to do with either science or history. However, lately I've been in the mood for ..... well ... more slow pace ...

Not sure why ... I just needed comfort ... some form of predictability. Yea, my life has been quite chaotic as of late ...

I finished stitching block 11

And ... block 12

Oops .... forgot to take a picture ... Oh well ... It's done ... ! lol

Now, it's time to get down to piecing the actual top.  I'm pretty excited to be closer to finishing this UFO. What have you been up to as of late?

Thanks for stopping by my little corner in cyber space. Catch you all later! Cheers!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The last summer ice cream ...!

My favourite ice cream shop is closing for the season ...

Hard to believe that fall is in the air ... I do love all the seasons .... each brings it unique beauty!

On the quilting from ... Modern Building Block being all done, it was time to tackle another UFO ... Beauty All Around.

I got stitching ... Block 9

And Block 10

Catch you all later! Cheers!
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