Tuesday, August 30, 2011

On tractor

For a girl who grew up in a small town and then lived in the city, this picture was never in my future goals or dreams.
I was standing on the tractor to hold the stack in place well my hubby screwed in back on. Who would ever have thought I would end up living in the country and working with a tractor. Not something that I predicted, that's for sure.
Oh....where's my quilting

Saturday, August 27, 2011

This is a friendship block that I made in 2010. Summer is disappearing fast. Hard to believe next weekend is labour day weekend already. I'm still on vacation but have not made it to sewing room yet for any sewing time. Maybe today. So much to do so little time. Most of upstairs of house is now reorganized and purged. Still have mud room to do. Dave has Chris's bedroom painted and the carpet removed. Waiting on the flooring to come in. Had to order it. Putting laminate down. His room will be an office/entertainment room. I chose a lilac/beige paints for the walls. 2 walls of each colour. Lood good. Guess I need to take a picture.
Happy quilting everyone. Maybe one of these days for me.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Aug. 23, 2011

Hard to believe it is so near the end of Aug. Will arrived back home from Ontario on July 20. My Mom flew home with us.
We just put her on the plane home this morning. She is likely about half way home by now.
The above picture is of a pouch I made for my pens and glasses. I wear this around my neck at work. It started out as a bag just for my glasses. I broke a pair by putting them in my pocket. That was about 7 or 8 years again. I have had several pouches since and this is my newest one. They keep wearing out.
My house is now about half organized. Mom is good at doing it and she didn't mind so that is alot of what we did while she was here. We did do a few day trips into the mountains and stores. Now I have to get the paper work done for my hours of work for the past year and send off and pay for my license so I can continue to work next year. Have to have it all done before the end of the month. I am still off on vacation till Aug. 30. Then I just work 2 evenings and have another 5 off. I think I can handle that.
Well, this was my break. Better get back to work on those papers.
Maybe I will beable to get into my sewing room sometime soon or 10 or 15 minutes. My goal would be that amount of time per day. Have to wait and see if I can manage it.
Happy quilting,


Monday, August 15, 2011

I may have already posted this pic but I haven't posted since June 27. Wow that's a long time.
This was a top I made very quickly but haven't decided on the finishing size or worked on it since.
My Dad passed away very quickly on June 29. I was in Ontario for about 2 weeks. Had hoped to arrived while he was still alive but He seemed to give up when the cancer had spread and I did not get there till July 6. The funeral was on July 7. I did get to see my aunts and uncles. I had not seen some of them in over 20 years. That part was really nice.
My mom came back with us and we have been cleaning and purging my collection of stuff ever since. I have not spent alot of time on the computer. I haven't had any time to sew. I am at present on holiday. My mom flies home on the 23rd. I will still have a week off so maybe I'll get a bit of time to sew then.
Hope everyone is having a great summer.
:)Carol near Indus, Langdon and Calgary, Alberta