Saturday, May 31, 2008

Graduation Day....

My youngest, Alexander, graduated from High School yesterday!! A few tears were shed by mom, of course - but it was a lovely day... and I know he is looking forward to this next chapter in his life.
The keynote speaker at the grad read the well known poem by Robert Frost - The Road Not Taken - and that will be my Thought for The Day. This poem always makes me think!

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Swap Received......

Some days I just get the best surprises in the mail!! Today, I received this lovely scarf/boa made of wonderful fibres - with a matching pair of earrings!! what a lovely surprise and thanks to EllenT from Swapbot. I have really enjoyed the swaps I have done on swapbot and have received some lovely items.....

This past weekend I worked at the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts but it was a dismal rainy weekend. Unfortunately, quilts could not be hung outside - but there were many many wonderful quilts to look at in all the old houses. It is a wonderful exhibit!

Thought for the Day
Patience is the Companion of Wisdom
Saint Augustine

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Small Quilt...

This is a small charity quilt that I put together for my guild. Everyone had to make two blocks and then the blocks are divided into groups of 12 and then quilts are put together by individual members. I won't be able to quilt this one as we are moving... but it is my last charity quilt that I will do while I live in the city.

Today is the Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park in Calgary. Unfortunately it is raining heavily, so there will be no quilts on display around the park..... This is the 13th year for the festival and I have volunteered at 12 of them... there have been a few with rainy days.... it is still a fun event and well-attended by local and out-of-town quilters.
Thought for the Day
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls

Thursday, May 22, 2008

My new view....

This is my new view from my quilt studio! We are moving from a city of over 1 million people to an area with 200 people and.... I couldn't be happier.... This is what I will see when I sew and when i quilt - a very exciting time for my hubby and me.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Festival of Quilts

We have a historical village in Calgary called Heritage Park. Every year on the last weekend in May, Heritage Park hosts The Festival of Quilts. It is not a quilt show, although there are a few competitions, but a chance for everyone to show off their quilts in an historical setting. It is an absolutely wonderful weekend - quilts outside (in our part of the country - weather permitting!) and in all the old houses. I will be volunteering at my guild booth - and hope to have a great time.

Thought for the Day
The Secret to Life is Living it One Day at a Time

Monday, May 19, 2008

Time Flies....

Gosh... time sure flies when the weather gets nice!! We finally have spring weather and I have spent the last few days planting a few flowers and cleaning up the yard... Of course, I managed a bit of sewing also....I made two blocks for a guild charity quilt - these will be the last blocks for the year - and I managed to finish my All Things Christmas Quilt. This is a block of the month class that I am teaching at Traditional Pastimes in Calgary. It is an adorable quilt and I can't wait to quilt it.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Sad News..........

I received some terribly sad news tonight. Little Buster Boo, the dog we fostered for two weeks, has a liver tumor and an enlarged heart and is not expected to live more than 2-6 months. The picture at left was taken last week before he went to Vancouver to a more permanent foster home..... this little guy is so loving... I am so very sad to know that he will be going to the Rainbow Bridge soon. He will be in palliative care with the founder of Boston Terrier Rescue, a truly wonderful woman - until it is his time to go. I feel so honored to have spent some time with Buster Boo!

Please support Boston Terrier Club of Canada Rescue!

Thought for the Day grief was too deeply rooted to be cured with words.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Well... it's May..

I can't believe the year is almost halfway thru. I have been very busy with house renovations and not too much quilting - I am quilting a customer quilt - a beautiful oriental quilt - has kimono's on it. I am quilting lovely flowers in the centre of each kimono - this one is taking a while, but it is extremely fun to do.

Little Buster, the foster dog, has gone to a foster home in British Columbia. He has some health issues and the new foster mom has quite a lot of experience with his sort of problems. He was a dear little man and we enjoyed out time together.

Thought for the Day
Allow yourself to be Bored
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff