This has been another week of troubling news; more trouble during a wellness check, Chief being violently abused during a traffic stop, watching the news from America. My heart is heavy with all that is going on and the increasing numbers of positive cases as our country re-opens.
It is not always easy to see the good things in life, but with seeing the wonderful posts by so many wonderful bloggers each week that stress how much each of us has to be thankful for sure helps. If you follow Leeanna’s blog Not Afraid of Color you can catch up with a wonderful group of creators for their I Like Thursdays posts.
I like Zoom meetings. I had my first one last weekend with some quilters friends that I’m getting to know from the internet. I’m finding that having this worldwide social network is one of my favourite resources to help with coping with our “new normal”.
When I hit my slump, I loved and appreciated the emails that helped me get out of the sit and do nothing stage and get back to stitching more. Have you seen the #justsewjune posts on Instagram? If you haven’t, you really should. I’ve been enjoying all of the pretty pictures of projects.
It was fun to see how creative we can think at our Guild. At our last Board Meeting we decided to keep the Guild closed until later this year. We have so many over 60 members that we don’t want to risk their health. We also determined that we are all suffering from companionship and seeing faces that we normally see 4-6 times a month. Our Guild is for all types of fibre arts so you normally see classes and workshops for crafts from spinning to knitting, basketry to natural dyeing, beading to quilting, etc. After my meeting I popped over to the Guild yard to see our socially distanced version of Worldwide Knit in Public Day.
I like living in this valley and on this golf course. I’ve been enjoying getting out for walks and short hikes. The golf course has some pretty flower beds and I like visiting with the member that volunteers to maintain the beds.
I love taking part in blog hops, challenging myself to find something that reflects the theme for the hop is always fun. I am trying to challenge myself to use new tools, try new techniques or improve my skill at a technique that I avoid. I like trying all of the traditional blocks or quilt patterns (Road to Oklahoma, Irish Chain, etc) as well as dabbling in modern quilting.
I like my latest project for the Stitching Sunshine Blog Hop, hosted by Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks.
I love starting new projects; fabrics in the stash, finding the “perfect” fabric, or even having to shop on line. The one LQS I adore in Trail is still only open for pickup and online shopping. He is having to do major renovations to get approval to open from our regulatory organizations. The other LQS that I like in New Denver is open for reduced hours and with limits on how many can be in the store. I did manage to pop in to the New Denver shop. I absolutely HAD to go shop to find the “right” background fabric for a Christmas in July Blog Hop. I realized while I was there how much it fills me with joy to touch bolts of fabric (I did put gloves on before I entered the shop) and holding a stack of them to see if they played well together. I really do have to confess to being a fabric addict. I could not believe how fulfilled I felt when I walked out of the shop with my treasured piece of fabric.
I love getting photos from my son with pictures of my granddaughters and their life on the farm
and the newest critters:
Yesterday afternoon we had a nasty storm front roll through. The lightning was all around us. The thunder was deafening. The rain was torrential. But after it rolled through the smell was incredible and when I went out for a walk our resident young doe was hunkered down in the grass under her favourite apple tree. I love watching her but don’t care for how used to people and vehicles she is. She lives on our course and is never around when I have a camera. Our volunteer gardener and the doe have a bit of a feud over who owns the flower beds. 😉. I will manage to get a photo of her one day.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. Feel free to leave me a comment to share what brings you joy, what you like or love. I’d love to hear about it.
Do stop by LeeAnna’s Blog Not Afraid of Color to see what likes/loves others have to share.