Sunday Sewing

I’m managing a bit more time sewing now that we are back in lockdown again. I do seem to have a bit of a problem getting started but once I do I manage to get some things done. It’s hard to pull myself away from the news and the “what happened now” reaction every time DH starts telling me about what he is reading now.

So far today I finished the quilting on these last 3 runners;

They look lopsided sitting on my ironing board but really are squared! 😉

I put the last border on a pattern test flimsy. It’s still raining so still in photo opportunities. 😞

I’m playing with some of the fabrics in these 2 piles for my Virtual Cookie Exchange &Christmas Blog Hop project.

Snowmen, Penguins, Poinsettias, Reindeer and more!

And I’m pulling fabrics from these collections and treasured bits of Island Batiks and more to finish cutting and start sewing a new secret sewing project.

I also have another pan of goodies in the oven after all I do need to double check my family favourite recipes are as good as I remembered before I choose which to share on the Hop! 😋

All in all it’s been a good day playing with and fondling fabric.

For now I’m sitting with a cup of tea and thinking of a dear friend who had to make the choice to send his four legged companion over the rainbow bridge yesterday. It will be strange not to see Lucas sitting on his Dad’s golf cart next season. DH and I are facing the same situation today. When we moved here we had to send our boy to DH’s daughter. She called yesterday to let us know Bam had to go to the doctor because he is having issues. This old boy has been diagnosed with Lymphoma so for a while longer will be treated with narcotics to keep him calm and pain free. He is 17 years old and was a rescue from America. He went through training and became DH’s service dog to help DH when his wife passed from cancer. It’s funny because when DH and I started dating I was told that if the dog didn’t like me, I was gone! Luckily he decided I met with his approval and got a kiss the first time we met. It’s been hard settling to life in our new home without our fur baby, but he had so much fun going to work in pre Covid days at the SPCA where “C” works. He knew who to go visit during the workday for pets and treats and was the centre of the universe for the people who’s work lives are centred around animal care. I just keep thinking that 2020 is not finished kicking us while we are down.

Thank you for visiting again. 😉 Carol


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.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Sewing

  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your pup, Carol. It’s so hard to go through that. Glad you have quilting projects to help keep your hands and mind busy while you process your grief. I just realized yesterday that I haven’t thought about (or made) a recipe for the Hop. Best get cracking on that one. Take care, my friend!

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    1. Thank you Wendy. All that can be done for our old boy is to keep him comfortable and let him go with some dignity. It is good to have projects in hand, even pesky squirrels. You hadn’t thought about a recipe! Oops!

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  2. Hi Carol! Aww, it is so difficult to part with a pet. Bam sounds like he has had a fun-filled, fulfilling life that has kept him challenged right until the very end. I don’t think anyone could ask for more as a pet or human. {{Hugs}} It is so hard but he is trusting you and your daughter to make the best choice for him.Calm and pain-free is great, too, for a bit. I can just see you and your trepidation upon first meeting Bam! Can you imagine if he had growled instead of giving you a sweet kiss?!! It doesn’t matter because of course he loved you! Thank heavens you have so many ongoing projects to keep your mind and hands occupied. You have one more day for guild projects, right? ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Hi Roseanne. Yes our old boy is a special one! He was so funny when he knew DH was stressing! He would lay down on the floor and spin like a break dancer to make DH laugh. It is a good thing he gave me that kiss and so many great memories. Thanks for reminding me today is my last day to make a few more things to make someone else smile this holiday season.

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