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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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party Giveaway Winner

Well, the party is over, and what a party it was!  600 bloggers enrolled for the GYB Party hop.

Blog Party

I’m sorry to say that I didn’t get to visit anywhere near the 600 blogs.  I started with those with the least followers, and then my life was interrupted by something much more important.  What could be more important than visiting blogs – well, our DD is expecting, due late May, but was put on bedrest for the duration starting about 3 weeks ago.  So her MIL and I both thought it best if we could somehow spend as much time here as possible so she could well and truly relax and so could her hubby.  So that’s where I am, not at home, not quilting, not being lazy, but here in Alberta with the kids!

Anyway, the party of course didn’t stop because I wasn’t there and many wonderful people visited this blog as a result.  Thank heaven for WiFi and I could keep up with the comments.  A big thank-you and welcome to all who visited, your kind words and enthusiasm were so very appreciated. 

I drew for the winner of my give-away using a random number generator (and you’ll have to take my word for it, because I can’t seem to copy the element into here) and up popped #27 who is:

Dawn Castrova of Overboard Creations.  Here’s what Dawn said:

Wow I love my visit. Didn't realize that there is so much going on in cyber world. Forgive me for coming to the party at the last minute, But 600 blog reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio. Your my 552 blog and 24 hours left to go. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.
Oh thanks for letting me enter your give away.

Dawn has a wonderful blog, full of creativity and enthusiasm.  I hope some of you will be able to make it over to her blog for a visit.

I had promised this pincushion and mug rug:110111

(had some difficulty with the satin stitch on the mug rug, using an old sewing machine at my daughter’s – apologies to Dawn, but with a mug on top, the problems won’t be seen)

Dawn doesn’t say that she’s a reader, but I added this little bookmark – she may be able to use it to mark her pages in crafting books and magazines:


Congratulations, Dawn – I’ll be sending you an email message to get your mailing address.

Again thank you to all who visited from the GYB party, and hope that all who participated had a good time!

Blessings, Peg


  1. Just beautiful Peg!
    Dawn will be thrilled to bits to be winning your gorgeous pieces created by your clever hands.
    Congrats to Dawn!
    It was lovely to meet you here - I love all that you do too!

  2. Peg , Oh my goodness, I am just overwhelmed with excitement. I really didn't even expect to win anything. I was just in a Wonderland of Blogs. Thanks Shane too for you congrats. This is a beautiful pin cushion I just got a sewing machine I going to learn to use it. and I Do read the Bible I will cherish it. You will be memories in my heart forever. I Don't know what more I could say how thankful I am to have something made by such crafty hands. Thanks everyone for your entry's too. Just means we got to do it GTBparty next year too.

  3. I hate to say my emails are quite full. After signing up and reading emails. I don't know how to respond to them. and Whew. I really over 671 emails. and separating the blogs ones. It seems like they all get linked together. So if you emailed me I don't know if I would get it. I am looking. But, MY Address is : Dawn Castrova 1151 Bulldog Drive #1129 Allentown Pennsylvania 18104.....I Just got tears I got the mug rug too. I just learned what one was by reading the Bio's..i so beaming with Joy...I don't know what to say but, thank you thank you thank you. my heart ask God return this gift 20 fold.