A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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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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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Quilt-a-long

Yesterday our LQS hosted a quilting day, a day to work on UFOs along with others.  I guess these are days for those folks who have too many interruptions at home.  I’ve never attended one of these before, not sure why, but I don’t feel the need to leave home to get quilting done. 

But they added Christmas into the mix – make a stocking for charity.  A person doesn’t need to go to the shop to make the stocking, but I just wasn’t getting inspired or motivated or something, so decided to take this opportunity to get going.

Only three of us showed up, along with Santa who was there for pictures with our completed stockings.

I got two stockings completed, and used up almost all the small scraps of Christmas fabric I had laying around:

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It was a great day – met two new quilting buddies, sat on Santa’s knee (sorry don’t have that picture, not sure what they’re going to do with it), and shopped!  Bought nothing special, just a piece of fabric to finish the border on another quilt, some batting and a pattern.  But two somebody’s out there somewhere will have stockings on Christmas morning.

In other quilting news, also from the LQS, a new BOM has begun.  They have kits available to buy, but neither of the color-ways ‘spoke’ to me, and I’m not sure I want to start on another large (bed-size) quilt right now.  So I decided to attend the monthly group, get the pattern and do ‘something else’ with each block.  This month the block is Aunt Dinah – I made three, set them on point for a table runner.  But the setting triangles were such big blank blocks, I decided it needed something, so I pulled out my embroidery arm to do some embellishing.  Here’s the result (before quilting and binding):

98.Table runner

It was good to get back into embroidering again (took a while to figure out what I was doing).

Today we pack the Christmas boxes for our kids in Alberta, and get them sent out.  Also will be joining our DS2 and DDIL1 for a Christmas Craft Crawl in a nearby community.  Tis the season!  And we’re loving every minute of it!

Happy ‘together’ sewing!                  Blessings, Peg

4 comments:

  1. Oh pretty. Sounds like you are getting in the spirit of the season. Don has been unpacking our decorations today - I think the tree goes up tomorrow.

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  2. Those stockings are fabulous! They did remind me, though, of the unfinished argyle socks in my knitting bag... I will get them done for you - someday!

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  3. Cute stockings and a lovely table runner! Good to hear from you. I haven't had time to read blogs too much lately but things are calming down now.

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