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

Tidy it Up

I’m a tidy person, like to put things away after I’m finished using them, tidy my sewing space after a sewing session (usually, wouldn’t want to show it to you right now LOL), tidy the house every morning, sort through old magazines and pass them on or toss them out whichever is most appropriate.  You know – the kind of person that drive people like my husband crazy!

But I’ve just realized I left a loose end dangling, and want to tidy that up before I forget again.  A couple of days ago I challenged you all to name the Canadian provinces, and said I’d give you the answers – well, here they are:

From west to east, northern section – Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, Nunavut Territory; southern section – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, with Prince Edward Island tucked kind of in between these last two, and Newfoundland/Labrador.  So there you have it – hope you got at least some of the answers.


While I’m here, I’m looking to tidy up another loose end in my life.  I’m wanting to make some Christmas elves, to sit on a shelf. 

Years ago, I saw an elf somewhere that was made from a spool, with fabric arms and legs – can’t seem to find anything like that around anywhere.  But I’m really, really bad at making stuffed toys, so don’t want to try anything like that.  Does anybody out there have any patterns for easy elves, that will sit on a shelf?

Thanks in advance for your help.              Blessings, Peg


  1. I will have to take a look but I can't promise if or when I will find the patterns because I may have donated them to Goodwill, but my SIL used to make these cute elves with coffee cans as the base.

  2. I did a quick search but didn't find any patterns for the actual elf. Just for clothes for them.

  3. No elf ideas/patterns here. Sorry. This sounds like a job for Super Bizz. She'd be able to whip something up.

  4. http://www.marymaxim.com/spool-elf-ornaments-pattern.html

    these are cute and mostly made of spools


    and this pinterest page has caught my eye more than once - and it has a short little spool elf - and I'll probably make many of the others for other seasons - I have a drawer full of spools.

    I like to tidy up too - I did a lot of that today - after we got the christmas decorations all done - and the house is so cozy and warm and shining.