I first read an I Love Thursday post on the Home Sewn By Us Blog and that eventually led me to LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Colour. Every week I enjoy checking out the list of bloggers posts on LeeAnna’s blog to see what they are sharing. I really enjoy linking up with this group and seeing what everyone else is doing and what brings some joy into their lives.
I love Zoom meetings and classes. It does make a difference being able to see faces and projects while chatting. Last weekend I had the chance to visit with some quilters and see their faces and homes/studios while we visited. It was so much fun! This weekend I took a class (it was a trial run for an instructor) and ended up with me doing a sweet quilt block until my internet crashed and I lost my connection. I’m looking forward to getting an email saying that the classes are officially going on line for purchase.
I like watching our “pet deer”. He lives on the course and is young, totally unafraid of humans or cars. It does concern me because I am afraid he might get hit by a car.
I really love getting phone calls from my oldest grandson. He called to share the news that he and April are going to have another baby in January. I so love all these sweet babies but think that 5 great grand babies must mean I’m getting old 🥴
Our numbers here in British Columbia increased to 24 new cases and 3 new deaths. It is heartbreaking to see them starting to climb after we had managed to be flatlined for several weeks. With the numbers of confirmed Covid 19 cases increasing so quickly and so high in America, I am happy that DH and I have decided to postpone our annual trip.
That sweet man has one big fault. He is a big Grinch when it comes to Christmas. His favourite way to spend it is hiding out in the casinos in Las Vegas or Reno. It’s terrible for me. I am a definite Mrs. Santa Claus.
When I lived up north I had a sweet little park next to my store. Every December I would put over 5000 lights in the park. We lived in a town that usually had over 20’ of snow so we used to snowblower paths. We had inflatables and a wonderful machine that had different lights flickering to the beat of the music. On Light Up Night celebrating the Victorian Christmas in Barkerville we would have hot chocolate for the kids and Santa would show up with candy canes and oranges for the kids. I love my memories of that town and enjoy seeing photos now of those kids as adults.
This year I am celebrating my love of the holidays by making gifts to donate tour a local food bank. Last year I did some snappy bags and covered notebooks for the kids gift room. The kids go in to the back room during the Christmas Party with a volunteer and get to pick out gifts for their parents from all of the donated items that members of our community make and donate. I am looking for suggestions for little gifts that can be made by the dozen so if you have any ideas, please leave me a comment.
Further to the Christmas theme I am making projects for my day on the Christmas in July (now and then) Blog Hop which runs from July 27 – 31 and is hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.
I am really enjoying playing with Christmas fabrics but wish the squirrels would quit visiting and leaving me nuts. I started one project, but decided to start something else and then it happened again! I like having a head start on Christmas gifts, I guess 🥴
So I will end my I Love Thursday with a photo of one of the people that fill my heart.
I hope you all are finding and treasuring the things/people/memories that bring you joy. You need to hold on tight in these trying times. 😊 carol