A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


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.
Comments are always welcome, always read - and answered if need be. Feel free to share, I love hearing from all my cyber-space friends.
Please do check out some of the links in my side-bar - you'll find other bloggers and fabulous people to visit.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Helping Hands

A little while ago, a blogger friend put out a challenge, making blocks to share with other quilters – she’d collect the blocks, divvy them up, and send them back out again.  This looked like a lot of fun, so I joined in, got busy making my blocks, mailed them off just before the deadline, and then waited – and waited – and waited some more.  As did our hostess!  A couple of people failed to send their blocks in.  In the end, our hostess decided to send out the blocks she had to those who’d participated, so we could all get on with making the quilts.

How disappointing.  And how very discouraging for our hostess!

This morning I read of a ‘helping’ place.  Hayley over at Mrs. Pickles Garden has created a Flicker group called Bees Helping Bees

It’s a place to go if you’re missing some blocks for your quilting bee, if you need a helping hand getting it all together. 

What a great idea, what a kindness, and what a relief!

So, if you’re in a position needing help, or if you think you can help others, check it out.  Just click here to see what it’s all about.


Happy helpers!                   Blessings, Peg


We should be on our way to California this morning, just a couple of things to tidy up at this end before we can actually head out – will post pictures of our travels!                 


  1. Wishing you safe travels and a wonderful time. Looking forward to your pictures. ;-)

  2. glad i wasn't the only one that had trouble getting blocks in. Still had two MIA participants. What a great idea. Bon Voyage

  3. I remember doing a cross stitch round robin, and it was spoilt by one person who didnt send hers in. Very frustrating.

  4. Isn't that a neat idea. So they are random blocks, and you choose what you need to finish a quilt?

  5. Thank you for spreading the word!

  6. Have a fantastic trip. Looking forward to the photos.

  7. What a great idea. I have gotten caught up in swapping events that some one reneged on. Not fun. Love that little button.

  8. Thank you for including the link for the website, it looks to be such a helpful forum. This is a really good idea to anyone who needs just a little bit of assistance, especially when being inexperienced and needing a block or some advice. Good luck on your travel to California.

    Professional Doctorate by Brenda Yoho