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.
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

First Christmas Delivery

A couple of days ago, we went to visit our friend in a care facility.  He suffered two strokes earlier in the year, that have left him immobile and unable to talk, although his mind is still quite clear.  We picked up his wife, who has a cancer and is in between treatments.  This was an opportunity to visit both of them at the same time.

As my Sis-in-law says, we do what quilter do – make quilts.  We wanted them to have something useful, that would remind them we’re always thinking of them even when we can’t visit often.

His quilt:


Quilted simply with diagonal lines both ways.

Her quilt:


Quilted with feathers in the borders (only my second attempt, but looks not too bad) and meander through the center.

When I had them all folded and ready to package up, Tobin thought she should try to lay claim:


I hope these bring them some comfort through all the stresses of dealing with the changes in their lives, and the treatments ahead

Both quilts are stash-busters for the most part.  The red-and-cream was built following Linda’s Quiltmania stash-buster blocks.

And this is the end of quilts for 2013.  Lots in mind for 2014, including a couple of kids’ quilts and a baby quilt and a new one for our trailer, and maybe an applique scene quilt that I’ve had in mind for a number of years.  In the meantime, there’s some knitting to do and diapers to sew for church missions – and then we plan to be away from home over the Christmas holiday.

Happy days.                 Blessings, Peg


  1. Those quilts are beautiful and I am sure your friends will be most grateful for them

  2. How many quilts did you complete in 2013? I am in awe of your abilities and stick-to-it-iveness.

  3. Good for you Peg. Such a nice gesture. Linda will be proud!

  4. Both quilts look wonderful. What a very thoughtful gift for your friends!

  5. Such beautiful gifts! Your kitty is gorgeous!

  6. They are beautiful and will for sure bring your friends comfort and love.

  7. Wonderful story about these two lovely quilts , you should be so proud of your work and the comfort and love they have provided for their new owners . I came via Linda's blog .