Thursday, 19 November 2009


I forgot to come back after my three days off!  Actually I think my mood just shifted into grumpy mode and I’ve been having trouble adjusting to going to work again.  Oh, well . . . I’m now looking forward to a few days holiday before Christmas – why is there never enough vacation time?


I know this picture is from the previous post, but I love the colors!  And I’ve been having a great time making little HST to go with these pretty little posies – that’s what I worked on for our Saturday quilt group get-together last weekend – lots and lots of HST.  Plus tons and tons of visiting . . . Myra from Tactile Pleasures In Fabric drove all the way out from Winnipeg to join us for the day . . . it was wonderful to finally meet the person that I’ve been blogging back and forth with for the past three years.  Can’t wait to return the favor and go and have a visit with her and her group next time.


Gail was working on this scrappy quilt top to use up her scrap stash.  Isn’t it colorful?!?!  I think I heard her say that she would be donating it to Victoria Quilts so that it could be given to someone undergoing cancer treatments.  I know that Gail gives a lot of her quilts and quilt tops to this wonderful organization.  I think I need to look through my stack of unfinished quilt tops to see if there are any in there that would fit into the sizes that they are looking for.


This is Mae’s quilt using some of her beautiful oriental fabrics.  All the butterflies are paper-pieced and look absolutely beautiful in those prints – picture doesn’t do it justice!


Little Bits of This and That candle mat/table centre is part of the Cross Country Christmas Quilt Designer Blog Hop that has been going on for the last eleven days.  This free pattern and all of the free patterns that have been offered are providing some great ideas for last minute Christmas gifts – go take a look.

Lots of meetings on this week and just trying to get back into the swing of things after those days off . . .

‘til next time,



Karen said...

I am retired for two years now but I certainly remember the work days. I would spend the week looking forward to Friday afternoon and the weekend ahead. And counting the days to holidays or vacation. I'd plan a day of vacation along with a holiday weekend to draw it out. Just wishing our lives away, huh!

What Comes Next? said...

Sounds like you had a good weekend - too bad Monday follows it. Can't wait to see your finished quilt and all its HSTs. That diamond scrappy quilt is beautiful, and will be well appreciated by whoever gets it - kudos to Gail! I love that little Candle mat and hope to find some time to squeeze on or two in before Christmas, and I'm not even working these days! Never enough time!

Myra said...

Hi Marlene! It was really nice meeting you and your group! A lovely day was had... 8-)
Loved seeing Gail's diamonds and Mae's butterflies, as well as what all the other gals were working on...
I've been contemplating making that candle mat... we shall see! 8-)