Sunday, July 31, 2016

Turning (3)65 update

Working on the Quilty 365 theme of a circle a day keeps the doldrums away, mine is celebrating this year that I have "turned 65" myself. Each range of temperature is assigned a colour on the thermometer and from this palette I have made my circles.

June was comfortably warm
 I love making these circles and as I sew the days/weeks/month together I am reminded over and over how truly blessed I am to have this life I live in the country that I love. ♥

Linking up today with Cynthia over at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework...truer words were never spoken!

love and hugs

Monday, July 25, 2016

Catching up to the Pack

It is about sweet time I got back to recording the coming and goings on in this Studio at 106B. I have changed the pre-wound bobbins many times recently.

I recently bought the grandchildren new pillows and made fresh spring pillowcases, and for a 12 year old boy...his first shaving kit using Janelle MacKay's fabulous Emmalline 'Retreat Bag'. What a great pattern. Of course though when you are 12, your first shaving kit should be made with Angry Bird fabric! I am hoping when he is 30 his "wife" will be bugging him to get rid of it...."but my Grandma made it for me", will be his reply.

Over at SoScrappy there is always encouragement for getting to the bottom of those scrap bins. She provides a pattern if you don't know what to do yourself. When last year I create this beauty...which I just love so much!

That one was so much fun I was making one in marked time beside it, except the centre for the Sawtooth Stars were 16 patches.

That first one was also so much fun, my LQS sought permission from Angela to run the same quilt challenge through the store. So I am doing it all over again, though this time with a scrappy gray background. More pictures to follow on that one.

I have also joined the Citizen's Police Academy. A volunteer education program about the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and a brief look into all of its program. We have had a visit from Traffic Division, 911 Communications Centre, Community Police Liaison and of course everyone's favourite...K9 Unit. So far it has been highly educational and entertaining.

Love and hugs