Saturday, April 19, 2014
Winter Blues... Finished.
Here it is. Finally. Not a great photo but outdoor photo ops are still at a premium around here. Things are wet and there's still snow on the ground. The tree I was planning to use is just too wet and yucky around the base and if the quilt fell it would be a mess so I wasn't willing to take the risk. So a clothesline shot was the best I could do. (Do I get points for using matching blue clothespins? haha) Hopefully when things dry up a bit I'll have a chance to take some more artistic photos before I give this away in May. I think I'll call it Winter Blues. Yeah, I know, not very imaginative. I'm open to all suggestions if anyone has a better name...
So. It's done. Mistake corrected. Quilted by Gwenda Quilts, the overall quilting design is called Ocean Froth. I think its "curvy" lines soften the straight angular lines of the blocks. A good choice Gwenda!
Life has been busy around here lately. Both my kiddos have moved; Laura is back in New Brunswick, and Mark is home, so hubby and I have both been on the road helping with both moves. Mark has finished his two year course and begins his 6 months of clinical experience next week; he was lucky enough to be placed at our local hospital.
Why is it that things seem to happen in threes... recently my small tv died, and both my laptop and our desktop needed new hard drives. We lost a good friend to cancer this winter, two weeks ago my brother lost his closest friend (sudden massive heart attack) and last weekend my closest friend lost her Mom, also a sudden heart attack. We have a friend and neighbour (who I've known all my life) who has just been told he has a stage four inoperable brain tumor. So sad, he is not even fifty and has a young family. Cancer and heart attacks. Bad stuff. So I'm off now to continue my annual canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society. I have two routes this year, so gotta get at it! What was supposed to be a rainy day has turned out not so bad, so I'm off to try and catch a few more people at home! I'll be thinking of my friends with each step... ♥
"Life has many ways of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all, or by having everything happen all at once." ~ Paulo Coelho