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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... ♥

Peace,
Linda

"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

8 comments:

Dolores said...

It's a beautiful quilt. Winter Blues is nice or perhaps Ice Crystals?
Good luck with the canvassing. I hope you're very successful.
Around here it seems the young ones (30+ yr. olds) have been losing their grandparents. I can count at least 6 off hand and one parent. It seems that spring is not a good time of year.

Gwen Buchanan said...

You could not have a picked a more appropriate namefor your beautiful quilt.. and of course I love the name. Beautiful job!

Linda said...

Awesome finish! The quilting is lovely. I think the name is perfect.

Kathy said...

I love your quilt Linda. Glad you posted.
Illness is so troubling, and the longer we live the more we are impacted, we know more people etc... May our health continue.

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm late. I Love the quilt and the stitching pattern. It looks gorgeous, Linda! I'm sorry to hear of all the illness and passing away of friends. It is so hard. I know of the one who is your neighbour and was very sorry to hear of it. Very sad indeed.

Karen said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Linda, like all of your work. Such great movement with the rows angled in alternate directions. Love the name you chose too!

Lee said...

Given the winter we have had, I think the name is perfect!

Sharon Chapman said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I love blue so it wins the gold star! The quilting is beautifully done too. Yes you get points for matching the clothes pins!!!!
I am so sorry for all your sad loss. I went through that in Dec. Losing my precious kitty to cancer and not 3 weeks later my Teddy dog. He was my best friend ever. Then I had dinner with a girlfriend and she died in her sleep the next night. I was in shock. But somehow time helps and eventually wounds heal. But you never forget.

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