Monthly Archives: October 2014
I made a “shirt quilt” for Richard, who just had a hip replacement..He has given me his worn shirts over the years, knowing I use them for sewing projects. His turn to have them back..at least some. Frank’s p.j.s also wound up in here, some of his old shirts, and some “Frenchy’s” shirts. A potpourri of shirts…
and the back..with some black denim inserts, and showing the black binding. It looks very much as though it’s meant to be for Hallowe’en! Perhaps Richard will hide his candy in the pockets.
Frank working hard creating and finishing up a room in the basement.. When the room is finished, it will be filled with shelves of old photos albums, paintings on the wall, some chairs to “hang out” on while reminiscing, the old fashioned way, over tiny 4″x6″ images in a book.
While Frank was working hard, I went off to a quilt guild meeting, and had fun “playing” with scrap fabric, to make up a winter-themed placemat. It’s so enjoyable when you let the fabric take the lead. I did no cutting, the shapes were just scraps…love how they look like trees now. More to come on the basement room and the placemat, in another instalment…
In Halifax, enjoying the beautiful “Public Gardens”. Wonderful to have such a spot in the heart of the city to get this feel of nature around you.
Hanging out under the bows of a Weeping Beech (I think)…I could hang out there for hours, just waiting for the leaves to change colour in front of me.
The Dahlia’s were in full majestic bloom, all different varieties. This is a plant worth making the effort to dig up its tubers each fall, to winter over indoors and replant in the spring, to then have the enjoyment of them over so many months, right into the fall, then repeat. The trick is to take in those tubers before the frost, but who would want to do that when these blooms are still above ground, looking so healthy and happy? I know I played this wrong one season, and now I need to visit Dahlia’s elsewhere, all my Dahlia tubers frozen in the ground one year, and I realizing I wasn’t up to the task.
One of the biggest joys, to me, with babies turning into toddlers, is seeing how they mimic the adults around them, how they are sponges to all the information we don’t even realize we are giving them. Here Noah is right on it when his mom is booking something online. He has her credit card at the ready. I love it..
Away all day in Chester at a fibre artists group…not finding much time to actually do art quilts, but my mind gets filled with new ideas. Returned home to strong winds, large waves, no surfers. Once upon a time, I thought that wind and waves would equal surfing. I’ve learned quite a lot now, especially with Jockel in our family. Not even kite surfers today…too erratic, the wind, that is…maybe. I could yet be corrected on this.
Thinking of my fabulous sisters in law…seen here together on this day, last year, in Ontario. So much has changed for all of us in the one year in between. The most important thing though is that we are all still here, on this earth, still loving one another and appreciating each other. This is not always the case with health or with families, and I’m very grateful for both. Can’t wait to laugh into hysteria with them all together again, in 2015.