Monday, July 30, 2012

Road Trip

After my son went back home after our visit, I had a few days and was able to go on a road trip to visit a wonderful friend of mine in a place called Vulcan. 

Vulcan is a small farming community south east of Calgary where my husband I used to pastor a small congregation of wonderful people.  

It was in that small town that our children were born and I formed some life long friendships.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am the richest person on earth.  I have the most wonderful friends who are always there in good times and in the bad times.

When you are in Vulcan, you must visit the Star Trek display and have your picture taken as one of the crew members.

Clearly, I am looking too happy to be a crew member!  
Must make a note to be more stoic next time!

I love the prairies . . . they speak to me.  Maybe it's the open spaces and beautiful green grasses,

the gorgeous sunsets,

 or the yellow fields of canola.  


I'm not sure, but I feel at home there.

While on my trip, I dropped off two of my quilts to be quilted and I can hardly wait to get them back.  
This one is for my daughter in London.

And the other is for a house warming gift for myself.  This is by far my favourite quilt and I'm sure will remain so.  The colours are so vibrant.  I can hardly wait to get it back.

Lastly, while I was down it Vulcan it was nice to show off my quilt that I did at a retreat a couple of years ago.

Thanks for visiting and going along on my road trip with me.

Hope you are all having a wonderful, warm and special summer!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Feminine, Sweet and Lovable . . .

 . . . just like the person this quilt is for.

I finally finished the top!

Not sure why I stalled on this one.  All I had to finish was the final border.

Tried to take pictures outside but it started to rain.  

I'm still debating on whether I should just get this one quilted or if I should tackle this one myself.  

A close up of the block.

Now to get this finished up and ready for a trip across the ocean to London.

Elyse, hoping that you are liking it so far.


Friday, July 13, 2012

26 and Counting

 26 and only a zillion more to go . . .

I love the variety!

I'm awaiting the arrival of my son from Victoria later today.  I'm so excited that he is able to come for a few days.  Life is good when you can spend time with your kids.

I'm still on a kick about clouds - they continue to be so beautiful.  

Isn't it wonderful this world that God has created for us to enjoy?!

My daughter's blog also mentions the beauty of the clouds.  
Check it out if you have a moment.

Canadian Tire had their Dahlia's on sale last week so I picked one up for the deck. 

Aren't they beautiful and such a lovely shade of pink!

Blessings on your day,


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Time

 I can't believe that it has been so long since I have blogged.  The days seem to be going so fast.

Lots of upcoming changes in my life.  Some good and some not so good but that's what life is made up of.  We sold our house in two weeks, much faster than anticipated.  So now to pack, move and get settled into a new life and place.

If any of you know me at all, you know that I am a huge Winnie the Pooh fan - there seems to be a fair amount of wisdom in that old bear.

"What day is it ?"  asked Pooh
"It's today," squeaked Piglet
"My favorite day," said Pooh

I am learning that there are no guarantees with life so to take everyday as it comes is the best.  If you look hard enough you will find the good in every day so then it can become your 'favorite day'.

The clouds in our area have been so spectacular lately so I had to snap few pictures.

What a display.

I am still working on my quilt called Three in a Box.  Only have 7 more blocks to do.  Not sure why I always feel the need that bigger is better, however, that's where I am right now.  By the time this is all put together it should be queen size.  I'm loving it!

I find that summer time is the best time to work on my hexies and I was able to make some progress the other day.

Hope you all are enjoying your summer so far.