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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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Noah’s Ark

On our way home, our last campground was ‘Noah’s Ark’.  We’d always been curious to stop there, and had read good reviews.  It was a lovely place to stop, very friendly people, including an owner named Noah….

Who is building an Ark:

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It’s amazing – built apparently on a boat hull, they serve frozen yogurt there.  A must-stop for every camping traveler!

Happy camping!                   Blessings, Peg

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It Was a Race

As we left the Calgary area a few days ago, we happened on a bike race.  I always wonder at people who like to ride bikes, sitting on those little tiny seats … with their backs to traffic.  Not for me, but apparently fun for some.

There must have been thousands, we drove past about 40 km of bikers.  Around every corner, topping every rise, it was bicyclists as far as we could see:

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Some riders had numbers on their backs, the largest I noticed was 1940.

Some scary moments, when cars wanted to pass on the right side (yes, at those times it was a 4-lane road, but still most drivers wanted to stay away from the bikers), and when bikers would try to pass each other moving out into the car lane and cars couldn’t move over.

Kudos to them, but I’ll either drive, or walk facing traffic so I know what’s coming at me!

Happy races!                          Blessings, Peg

Monday, July 28, 2014

Leaving, But We’ll Be Back

Heading for home….

After 10 days with our kids and little LV, we’re actually going through a little bit of withdrawal.  We’d become accustomed to the idea of our children having grown up and moved on with their lives, but now with a new baby and another one coming, we want nothing more than to hold them all close and not let go.

But there was lots of time holding, feeding, playing with LV:238

And I went with DDIL-K for her US – a real-time glimpse of Eli, but still no idea whether it’s a he or a she.  Only 10 weeks to wait until we know.

There was also a baby shower for DDIL-K, lots of fun and amazingly coordinated gifts received:

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Grizz did some work on the baby room closet, and we helped put together a new filing cabinet so ‘stuff’ could be moved out of the baby room so that ‘baby stuff’ can be moved in and set up.

We did take time for some touring around and visited The Saskatoon Farm, which is so much more than just a saskatoon farm.  They have a gift store, bakery, art gallery, farmer’s market, restaurant, plant nursery, as well as u-pick berries and fruits in season.  And the best saskatoon berry pies ever!

And the view over the Old Man and Bow Rivers is spectacular:165

Before leaving, we booked our next stay in about a month.

Happiness is……family and grandchildren!                   Blessings, Peg

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sisters Quilt Show part X

Coming to the end.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the show, and really truly hope that someday you’ll have the opportunity to see it for yourself, if you haven’t already.  It’s truly amazing, and worth the visit.

Be prepared, though, for crowds and heat (I did hear that one year it rained on the show, but think that was a rare occurrence for this area at this time of the year).

The vendors were there, so you could shop – for quilts and fabrics and crafts and food and…… Did I shop?  Yes, but found I was so overwhelmed with it all, and getting very tired with the heat, that I only bought one small piece of fabric.

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At a lovely oasis in the center of town, there was an opportunity to get out of the heat – and be entertained:

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And here a mural depicted the flavor of the day, and some of the essence of Sisters, Oregon:

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It was a trip worth taking, and I hope to be able to do it again in a few years!

Happy quilt show!           Blessings, Peg

Sisters Quilt Show part IX

Many, many of the quilts were displayed in groupings that appeared to coordinate by a theme or a color:

 

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These cows were outside a deli:

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Dogs:

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Beach scenes:

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Rainbows:

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Flowers:

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Teal/turquoise:

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Happy themes!                    Blessings, Peg

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sisters Quilt Show part VIII

In the Teachers’ Tent were samples of some of the work of the instructors at the Quilt Fair:93.Teachers Tent

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Now wouldn’t you want to take a class or two from someone who can create like that!

Happy inspiration!                          Blessings, Peg

Sisters Quilt Show part VII

Every quilt is a piece of art in my mind, but some are just obviously meant to be displayed, usually on a wall, as simply art-work to be admired.  Take a look at these:

 

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The quilters of these 2 pieces even added an actual frame:

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Had to include this one as this looks so much like our Sadie:

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Each little piece of the ocean wave is a small block!  How, oh, how do these quilters do this?

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Each leaf on these birch (aspen?) trees is individually added for a total 3E effect:

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This quilt literally glittered in the sunshine, with the beadwork:

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Happy, happy show!                      Blessings, Peg

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sisters Quilt Show part VI

The morning just kept bringing more and more fabulous quilt inspiration!

 

Do you see the little red shoes print that makes the sashing in this Wizard of Oz quilt?

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Each flower and leaf is colored with crayon, then embroidered to give depth:

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The back of this quilt is as beautifully pieced as the front:

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Hearts, or tulips?  I thought hearts when I first spotted this quilt, but then looking at the photo later, I thought tulips.

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Bargello is still a quilt style on my bucket list:

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I do always wonder how quilters find just the right colors and tones:

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Happy show!                   Blessings, Peg