By the looks of my sporadic posting it does seem like I have been hibernating but, no, I have been busy. This winter even with its fierceness I have enjoyed the adventures it brought, both new and old. My sewing is always in motion and the guild was very active even though we had to cancel many Wednesday evenings due to bad weather. After many cancellations we did have our mystery quilt night and all you could hear in the hall was
Oh! AH! Wow!
The challenge was to make a project using a square!
Here are a few in the Mystery Quilt Parade:
Yvette and Emma
And ... mine
made with Kansas Troubles . The appliqué pieces were all pieces I had prepared when we went on a bus tour to St Antonio Texas. At the time I had no idea how I was going to use the appliqué pieces but it was fun sewing on the bus.
It was a fun night with so much eye candy to see.
The guild also celebrated its 3rd anniversary with an Open House.
A very successful event with many visitors coming to see what we have been up to. We have a display for our projects we worked on, we have a quilt in the frame for people to hand quilt and we have various booths with members demonstrating different techniques.
Beading and hand embroidery
And the hand quilting
We also have
a pie sale. Yum! Needless to say they all sold !
For lunch we served rappie pie.
A fun filled day for sure.
I am now counting the months I have left to work. I gave my letter to my manager indicating I will be finished December 31/2014. My feelings are mixed as I try not to look at it as an end.
I have been working for 46 years in Health Care Services and now new adventures await.
One of those new adventures ( which is not really new, but has been going on for 4 years) is that I am following Theology courses with my husband who is preparing to be ordained a Deacon in November of this year. We have an excellent team working with us making this mission an exciting calling we both rejoice in serving.
This week-end I made Gerald
his first "Deacon Stole"
In the Green for "Ordinary Times"
with the Celtic cross on the shoulder and inside the strap
I had to embroider our "signature saying" that we have been using for 45 years.
" je t'aime plus + hier, - que demain "
which translate into
♥I love you more than yesterday but less than tomorrow♥