A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

Welcome

I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Silence

……is golden

Or is it?

I guess that depends on who or what’s silent and/or if you want to listen to that person or thing.

I’ve been rather silent for a while, not because I have nothing to say, but rather because I’m not sure what to say. 

On the quilting front – not a lot of activity, just doing some busy work.  I did get the last of my scraps used up, now have 92 12” blocks – to use for?????    And 4 flimsies – about 45x60 each, waiting for sandwiching and quilting.  And even more left overs from all of that went into a big bag (from left over fabric) that I sewed shut and took to our DD for a dog bed.  Eden was quite comfie on it!

Then there’s a  Christmas table top, ready for quilting.

And an old quilt that my mother made for us nearly 40 years ago, getting a little worn around the edges, and some of the quilting pulling out – picked that apart, and will sandwich and requilt it to use again.

This little bag, I managed out of some scraps:120

It’s the perfect size to tote around my cross-stitch projects.

On the vacationing front – we’ve been back to Alberta for a few days, to visit our kids and do some business.  Barbecued with DD and DSIL, his family, and their friends – so much fun!

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On the home front – a bit of turmoil right now, changes coming, not sure when.  I’ll fill you all in when decisions are made.

Things just have been moving along here, and time passing almost without notice.  Days get filled with ‘stuff’ and next thing I know, I haven’t posted for a couple of weeks.  I have been reading blogs, and commenting at times – not neglecting my blogger friends, just neglecting to share with you all the happenings.  But I am here – and hope that you all don’t mind me breaking the ‘silence’.

Happy blogging.       Blessings, Peg

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Giveaway

Peggy over at Daylily is having a give-away.  Check it out - she's a very crafty lady.  Peggy was my very first blog contact, and first follower, and we have an amazing number of commonalities - except that she's much more creative than I am.          Good luck all!

Blessings, Peg

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Remembrance

This was sent to me in an e-mail a few days ago from my sister:

The co-founder of the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria — Sister Kathleen Cyr — spent close to six decades committed to caring for others whether at hospital bedsides or in senior leadership positions. Service to God and the community were ...read more...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman.

Sister Cyr was the psychiatric nursing instructor in my days as a nursing student.   Warm, kind, understanding – knowledgeable, interesting – devoted, passionate about her chosen field - she led us through the basics of psychiatric nursing and then guided us as we practiced skills in giving nursing care to our patients.  She also led us through our own group therapy sessions…this part I really didn’t like…too many tears!  But Sister Cyr never pushed, never made us stay – she just seemed to understand.

We had to go to a different hospital for our practical experience, and were provided with bus passes….but we thought the passes could be better used for shopping sprees and sight-seeing outings – until the day Sister Cyr picked us up as she was on her way to meet us!   Thoroughly chastised, we still didn’t feel degraded in any way – did I say she was understanding and kind!

Our psych experience was but two brief months out of three years, but Sister Cyr left an indelible impression – on me anyway.

I’m sad to hear of her passing, but so honored that I knew her once, and so happy to hear of her accomplishments as a nurse, an instructor, a leader in nursing education.

God bless all dedicated to serving in their community.

Friday, July 15, 2011

We’re off to see the Wizard

The wonderful wizard of

Yes, Harry Potter is back for his final show.

When Harry first appeared on the scene, our children were teens and adults with little interest, but my nieces were school age – and we got the chance to see the first movie with them.

Over the years, we’ve seen, heard, read the books and movies, and with the coming advent of this last movie, we spent time in May (before holidays) watching our DS2 collection of the first 6.  We saved # 7 (part 1) until today.

So right now, fairly early on Friday July 15, we’re watching part 1 with plans to meet our kids in a few hours to see part 2 at the theatre.

Sot it’s movie day for us – and our chance to say farewell to HP and his friends.  They are going to be sorely missed - except for the fact that they live in perpetuity in books and on DVDs for all the generations to come.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Catch-up time

Well, home from vacation 10 days, and can’t believe how busy it’s been.   And I got very lax while away in keeping in touch with blogger buddies.  Just want you all to know that I’ve been reading your blogs, just not commenting much – I will do better, I promise!

A 3-week vacation of course meant the house and yard needed attention, too – so that’s been a major focus.  And believe it or not, this actually works:

 

I’m back at the job, too:

 

And of course quilting (oh, how I missed this).  I’ve been working through scrap bins, and now have 4 small quilt flimsies, as well as 80 12” blocks.  The bins are just about empty! 

And the July Colors of Canada block with the Quilting Canadians Group on Quilt With Us is done:

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It’s been busy, and not likely to slow down any time soon.  But remember I do love you all – and will, will, will be in touch at your blogs!

Happy blogging friendships!     Blessings, Peg