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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Wow... June is turning out to be crawling at a snail's pace.

I am getting very little done it seems in June although I have tidied my fabric storage closet and finished a preemie quilt that was a kit from Abbotsford Guild.

We were given the pattern, strips of fabric and the appliqué as well as the batting, binding and backing so was pretty simple to stitch it up and get it finished. 

I attended an evening at Aunt Leah's place where my daughter was honoured with an award for how much she has improved in the last year in her mental health and in her parenting skills.  She was given a laptop and a $500 bursary as a reward for her efforts.  Am pleased and proud of and for her.

I belong to a Wednesday quilting group and our hostess of the last 14 years moved to a new house and high on their priority list was finding a home where there would be appropriate and comfortable space for us to continue to meet weekly.  As a thankyou to her and to show our appreciation to both her and her husband, we put together some St. Louis 16 patch blocks and got them assembled into quilts, quilted them and the binding on in 2 weeks.  A great accomplishment and we gave the quilts to our friends last week.  We were happy to watch their suprise and astonishment that we pulled it off.  The blocks are made from fabrics that represent their interests and activities and it was fun to see how everyone interpreted the theme.

This was for Larry: 

And this was given to Dee.

And finally... the mail brought me a mug rug for our May swap.  Took almost a month for it to get from the U.S. to Canada?  Crazy mail system.  However it is here and the theme was summer.


  1. Congratulations to your daughter...and you, as I know you have helped her a great deal too. The little quilt is adorable.
    NancyB in AZ

  2. The little quilt is adorable even though it is made from some scraps that I would have never considered using in a baby quilt. Fran has worked hard at achieving a mental balance in her life so am glad she got recognized for her hard work.