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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy 2016!!

2015 has not been a stellar year for me.  I have felt overwhelmed and busy most of the year it seems... although there was that wonderful trip to Maui last January.... and a lovely relaxing trip to the east coast not even a month ago.

My plan is to retire at the end of 2016 and then my next life can begin. The life of a quilter.)

I haven't done much quilting this past year and even less blogging about it.  My new year's resolution is to do better in both departments.  There are so many quilting adventures I want to go on and I love sharing them with all of you, and seeing what you're up to as well!

We have had a mild winter so far.  Since early December I've been able to enjoy the Christmas lights and that has raised my spirits in the darkness.

And now the world is having three days of fantastic aurora borealis.  We were out for a walk and despite the cloud cover the sky is lit up with dancing light. They are supposed to be visible in places where they never are - I hope you get a chance to see them too.

Image result for new year clip art free      See you in 2016!


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Time

I've been away on holiday.... Well really I've been home for a week now but you know how it takes time to adjust to being home when you've been away.

Hubby and I did a quick, one week, tour through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, visiting my sister, my aunt, cousin and her hubby, and my hubby's cousins.  Then we spent two weeks in Newfoundland with DD # 2, her hubby and our delightful grandchild.  Some highlights from the trip...

Hubby clowning with the lobsters.  We had two lobster feeds, mussels, Atlantic salmon, Jiggs dinner, goose, moose and lots of other wonderful foods to eat.

Beautiful St. Martin's on the Bay of Fundy.  This is what my sister has to look at daily....

Another view of the Bay of Fundy - this time from Great Village, Nova Scotia.

DD's home in Flat Rock, Newfoundland... As you can see we did encounter snow there.  Sheesh... who vacations in Newfoundland in November anyhow?!

I did do a bit of sewing while I was away, but you don't get to see that today.  Instead I'll show you this block that I made for Jean in the Paper Piece swap that I belong to on line.  She wanted a house block and didn't have a pattern in mind.  It was difficult to find a PP house block, but I found this one by Soma from Whims and Fancies.  I simplified the pattern quite a bit but it is still busy.  Does it look a bit like DD's house?

It is definitely time to get ready for Christmas and tomorrow is the big day for us - getting and decorating a tree and baking, baking, baking.   Yummy!

I hope your preparations are coming along well.