Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Measure and Cut

This is what I accomplished yesterday after taking a stroll along the Gorge's Canada Day Celebrations.
 While catching up on some of Bonnie Hunter's QuiltCam via You Tube I spent several hours tracing applique pieces for another Christmas Quilt resting in the WIP pile.  I decided to square the leftovers into the sizes suggested in Bonnie Hunters Leaders and Enders book.  They may not look like much but let me tell you it takes a crazy amount of time measuring up the pieces and cutting them but with it being so hot in my sewing room (it faces West) I decided to do that rather than any sewing.  I will try to do that with my leftovers now to keep them under control and useful the Bonnie Hunter way.  If you haven't watched any of Bonnie's QuiltCam you should check it out HERE as it's like hanging out with a quilting buddy and who doesn't love that!  Time to start assembling this next project after all it's only been in the works for say 3 years, not sew bad right!  Here's hoping you can squeeze in some quilty time today. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

I Was A Blubbering Mess

Yes, I cried buckets at my Grandson's Grade 12 Graduation and I don't apologize at all for my massive use of Kleenex.  Here he is wrapped in the quilt I gifted him and though the weather right now is in the 30* Celsius range and he won't be needing it anytime soon I know there will be a time when he will be warmed and loved by it.
There was 400 Graduates from his High School in Red Deer Alberta and so there was a lot of sitting time but I'd do it all over again in a heartbeat! 
 Here he is receiving his diploma, such a proud moment for me!
 I was so excited I couldn't even make a Woot Woot out loud.
 Here is a picture of my hubby, myself, Christian and Derek, our oldest son and Father of Christian outside after the diploma ceremonies.
 A great picture of us so proud of him after the Grand March, pretty handsome young man right!
 Another of Derek, Christian, his step-dad Pat and Mom, Jaime who have all assisted in raising this young man.
And just another example of me in the throws of teardom!  Oh Gramm, you are sooooo  proud and emotional.

The trip from Vancouver to Red Deer for Christian's Grad for  us was from this past
Thursday to Saturday and we spent 28 hrs of that travelling there and back but we seen so much of our beautiful country along the way.




Well it's Canada Day today and I think I will take some time to enjoy what makes us Canadians, being proud and free.