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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Monday, May 26, 2014

The Wait is Over

Introducing:

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L.V. (to be known as Gracie for the purposes of this blog), born May 24, 7 lb 2 oz.

Momma, Poppa, Nan and Opa are bursting with pride, joy, love, relief.

This wee one had us all on tenterhooks for many months, and now she’s here and healthy and has us all wrapped around her little finger!

  Momma is also doing well, and we’re all so very grateful for the care of the docs, nurses, technicians and other health professionals who did everything in their power to bring them to this day.

And a big thank you to all of you for your many thoughts and prayers over this time.

Happy to have waited!!            Blessings, Peg

Friday, May 23, 2014

New Beginnings–May (and a Finish)

Actually I’m going to start with the Finish.  Per my pledge at the beginning of the year, I’ve managed another finish for this month:

Alphabet Story quilt:

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And when you open the ‘pages’:

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Each ‘page’ has its own animal, and on the left side, a few more words beginning with that letter:

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The words are written with fabric pen, and more words can be added as grandchildren wish.

But the pledge was first for a new start every month, and now that this one is done, I’m ready to break out the fabrics for another project.  I’ll be making another of these:

138.Diaper bag

Using these fabrics:

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- to make a diaper bag for little Peanut, due in October.  Cutting begins today!

I’m linking up with Thea at California Dreamin’.

And in case anybody’s wondering – yes, we’re still waiting for little Gracie.  All the efforts earlier this year to help her to be patient until she was strong enough to face the world, worked really, really well apparently.  Due date is not actually for another week, so we know whenever she arrives now, she’s strong and healthy.  Actually on one of her last US exams, she was sticking out her tongue – guess she feels like she’s told us, hey!

Happy beginnings and endings!             Blessings, Peg

Monday, May 5, 2014

Magazine Day

It was Magazine Day at our house today.  I’m not a big magazine reader, but Grizz definitely is, so there are a lot of magazines around our house most of the time.  But today was extra special in that department.

First off, I won a magazine!  A little bit ago Elizabeth at Cornish Cream hosted a give-away of a magazine, Daphne’s Diary.  It caught my eye, so I commented, and this morning got the news that I won!

So this will apparently be winging its way to me sometime soon.

Then, we stopped at the grocery store this morning, and while checking the magazine aisle as always, there was the newest edition of RV Times, with our article highlighted in  yellow on the cover:

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And inside on page 20:

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We feel privileged to have our suggested article accepted, and it’s quite exciting to actually be published!

This is one magazine we’ll be keeping intact (usually I tear out articles we like to keep) alongside the fashion magazine from a number of years ago when our DS1 was posed with a model.

Some  things are just too special to throw away!

Happy magazines!                 Blessings, Peg