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Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone,

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada.  I have been having an allergic reaction to something all day and took Benadryl and slept.  But I was at my friend Linda's yesterday for a delicious Thanksgiving feast - turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, yams, Brussels sprouts, beets, pumpkin pie and cheesecake.  And lots of friends to party with - there were thirteen of us for dinner.  And seven dogs.

Last time I posted I was at a quilt retreat.  I worked on these Union Jack blocks.  I am doing this quilt as a quilt as you go, don't ask me why, it just seemed like it would be easier.  I am going to use a dark blue sashing between the blocks but I decided they have to be at least two inches, so I am going to have to figure out a way to add batting to them.  So I have made it more challenging for myself.  Well I like a challenge.


I received these blocks in a Canadians Quilt swap.  One is missing from the photo because I have to do some repair on it.   At the retreat I cut the batting and backing for the blocks and got five of them quilted.

My other major project was my postage stamp quilt.  Here it is all put together.


And then I decided I need three more rows.  So I have to make 63 more blocks.  These blocks are 2 1/2 inches before adding the sashing.  I plan to FINISH this quilt this year.  So I have been diligently cutting pieces for my blocks.

You may have heard that we had a visit in my little town of Carcross from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  Although I wouldn't call myself a "royalist" as we say in Canada to indicate people who are enamoured with the royal family, I wasn't going to miss this opportunity to see them.  I didn't have a conversation with them specifically but I got a fantastic photo of Kate while she was speaking to my friend's daughter.  The little girl was overwhelmed as you can see in the photo.


That's all the excitement for this week.  I am now working two jobs for the next month.  We are having an election in the Yukon and I am a returning officer.  I figure I'll have some moments to sew here and there and we are going to have a mini retreat when it is done.  Yahoo!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Janet 

8 comments:

  1. Fab photo, and so lovely of Kate to stop,smile and turn to you.Love the quilts, and a retreat, perfect timing before winter arrives. But your header photo, looks like it's gettingcloser.

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  2. Great picture of Kate. I love your Union Flags - all so different and they will look great with navy sashing. The postage stamp quilt is amazing. xx

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  3. Yuck on the allergy, but yeah on both your quilts! The Union Jack is going to be fabulous with the print backgrounds. I am looking forward to seeing it.

    As to the face-to-face meeting with Kate: How lucky she was to meet her as this will never be forgotten. I know someone who literally bumped into the king of Sweden as a teenager, and even today she tells the story with a little chuckle. We may not be taken with anyone's fame or notoriety, but it still makes for a good story. Lucky her!

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  4. Your two quilt projects are looking great! I love the photo you took of Kate. It's really beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

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  5. My inlaws live in Carcross and sent me a picture of her shaking the Dutchesses hand :) I would have loved to have been there. I am drawn to your postage stamp quilt. Love the way you've tied the scrappiness together with the red sashing strips. I was going to come up and take the Carol Seeley workshop but decided it is waaaay over my head. I'll still be in the Yukon that month, but sadly not at the workshop. I imagine you are going? Someday we'll meet in person, lol.

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  6. Love the quilt projects ♥ Have a great week ♥

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  7. beautiful projects there x Hope you are feeling better x

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  8. Great projects and great pictures. I have enough scraps that I should be trying something like that.

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