Sunday Sewing

It was Canada Day on Wednesday. When Canada first became a country the day was called Dominion Day. I’m not quite sure when the name got changed. Most celebrations were cancelled because of the pandemic. Fireworks were set off in so many cities, concerts were streamed and people mostly were safe distancing when they did get together.

For my American friends and family I hope your July 4th was fun and you had your moments of laughter and family fun.

A lot of my sewing this week is secret sewing that I am not able to share quite yet but some peeks are allowed.

This pile of fabric is now a finished quilt top.
I’m having some fun with appliqué.

I also finished my quilt top from the QAL that Joy fromDays Filled With Joy just had on her blog.

The borders on this one were optional. I decided I needed to make a pile of hst’s to be able to finish the squares in the edges rather than leaving them triangles. I think I should have used squares but the goal was to use up scraps, right? This will get finished up and put in my trunk for the next charity that needs a quilt or I might send it to Linda for her next Victoria’s Quilts work party. Heavens know there are always needs for some quilty love somewhere.

I had to do the dreaded trip to town yesterday to get groceries so I stopped to check the mail. I had the most wonderful surprise package with a sweet little note.

Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict sent me 2 patterns that both are now in my Must Do file. It was good to get some quilt tops done for for Victoria’s Quilts Canada, meeting a new friend/contact for this wonderful charity and then to get such a sweet surprise was an unexpected bonus! Did you see the incredible results this year? I’m still amazed….526 quilts were made for charity during the first few weeks of the Covid shutdown. Sarah does such a wonderful job organizing this yearly event. This year must have been an extra chore for her with moving and some renos and repairs to both the new and old homes.

Im sure 2020 is going to be the year of having our hearts touched (among the year ofs that I don’t want to try listing 🤫).

It sure feels good to get my mojo back. I have so many things planned for the next couple of months. In the meantime I am listening more with my heart. I’ve been watching people at the pharmacy and grocery store to see if there are any changes in people’s discriminatory attitudes and think there might be a glimmer of hope.

I saw this quote on a blog and thought the advice is so pertinent to our time.

“You get nothing done if you don’t listen to each other.”Barbara Bush


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

6 thoughts on “Sunday Sewing

    1. Thank you Gail. The scrappy one was fun and so quick. The secret sewing will be revealed at the end of the month during the Christmas in July (then and now) blog hop. I can’t wait! It’s been so much fun! 😉


  1. Oh yay! You found your mojo, and it seems to be clipping right along, with your work on the Christmas secret project, the QAL, and those great patterns you won! We enjoyed a quiet, lovely 4th with both of our kids home. Nothing better than that, right?!

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    1. I’m so happy your kids were home. I’m desperate to see mine, my grands and great grands but will have to wait until the powers that be say it’s safe to travel. At this rate it will likely be around the time the new great grand arrives! 😉. Won’t that be fun?


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