A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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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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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

Saturday, November 3, 2012

What’s a Girl to Do?

Lately I’ve been receiving fairly regular email messages, that state ‘Anonymous’ has left a comment.  This is because all comments have to be approved before I’ll let them publish.

These messages are ‘no-reply’, there is no comment on the post, usually they say something like ‘I like your blog’ – and if I follow the link I get a foreign web-site or a retail-type site. 

I report the ‘spam’ (but I’m not so sure that Google does anything more than just simply permanently delete the message).

Sometimes, the message will state the sender is following my blog, but that turns out not to be true.

When I started out to write this post, I was considering adding word-verification to comments on my blog, despite my feelings about those silly little words and pictures that I run into on other blogs when I’m the commenter.  Then I decided to check my settings just to see what they were (getting old and can’t remember things for more than 5 minutes) and to see what the options might be.

One of my concerns was those folks who I know read my blog, but don’t have a blog or a G-mail account in order to be a follower.  I don’t want to disallow their ability to comment.  At the same time, those ‘robots’ who are apparently commenting need to be stopped!

Evil Spamming Robots

Well, I discovered that I can limit commenters (which I knew and actually thought I had done) to those who are ‘registered’.  I’m not 100% sure what that means, but I’m going to try it and see if it helps.  There are not often comments from ‘anonymous’ readers who are actually known to me, just don’t have a blog or Google account.  So if you are a reader, but not a ‘follower’, sorry if I’ve excluded you from commenting, but I do need to protect my computer from viruses that may attack through these web-sites.

If you really need to reach me about something on my blog, you can always send an email through My Profile.

Keep the comments coming – I love hearing from all of you!   

Blessings, Peg