I Love Thursday #44

There are a great group of bloggers who get together via a linky party on LeeAnna’s blog Not Afraid of Color each week to share list of things that bring them joy, inspire them or make them laugh.

I try to make it most weeks, but it’s just not always possible. Real life does get in the way.

It is fun to see my great granddaughters photos and how quickly They are growing.

I love the fact summer has arrived but not enjoying the extreme hear wave. Guess it means I need to stay indoors and sew more, 😉

I love playing with fabric and have had some adventures this past week including some finishes. Click on the photos to read about each project.

I enjoy getting out for my walk before 7:00 since it is just too hot. Here was my view this morning;

I confess to having a difficult time to staying positive today. A few weeks back our world was horrified to hear of the discovery of 215 unmarked graves of children at a Residential School in Kamloops BC. As a child I walked past one of the schools in Manitoba each day as I went to and from school. I always hated walking by the school since I often heard children crying and screaming. Of course the school was explained by stories of children needing to be educated to “normal societal ways”. How little I knew or understood until I became an adult and learned more of this genocide, another shameful part of Canada’s history. Now we are learning of another massive unmarked graveyard filled with what could possibly be the remains of 700+ children. My heart hurts but I am satisfied that Canadians are starting to learn of these horrific schools; some of which were still operating well in to the 1990’s.

Thank you for visiting. Do pop over to LeeAnna’s blog to see the lists that others are sharing. 😉 Carol

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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 “I Love Thursday #44

  1. Hi Carol! Oh dear. I had heard about the children’s story from Sandra but had hoped it was mistaken. OMG. Why? I know we are surrounded by a lot of evil but it really saddens me to hear about it in such excess. To learn from the atrocity is a small positive that can come from so many losses. How could you possibly have known as a child other than to know it was wrong and to dislike walking past it. I think back to some people who I have taken an immediate dislike to, which is rare, and now wonder if it was the presence of evil. Concentrate on those sweet grandbabies! Look at them and how much they are growing and changing every day. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Roseanne I’ve known since the mid 70’s that the Residential Schools were evil nasty institutions. It saddens me that it was kept such a secret and so many generations have been irrevocably harmed. I can’t believe how many are saying “in Canada?” My only hope is that the surviving Church and School staff will finally be held accountable and spend the rest of their lives in jail. Unfortunately we have to hope the Catholic Church will finally release the school records in order for us to know the who and where. There were hundreds of these schools in Canada. On Monday here in BC 2 of the Catholic Churches on tribal lands burned to the ground. One had been a Day School.
      It’s hard to not watch the news, but I did a video call with some of my grands, great grands and my daughter. It helped sooth my heart.

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  2. Wow – I read a little of that Residential School – how terrible.

    Your views outside are beautiful. I guess the word is full of good and bad.

    Your Pegasus quilt is terrific!

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  3. Your granddaughters are so cute — love the chubby legs on the little one! The plaid quilts are sweet and your walk looked beautiful. Glad you can focus on good thoughts today. The mass graves sound horrific!

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    1. Thank you Sue for your compliments. The multiple graves are horrific. It’s been long known amongst those who care that they exist. In the 60’s the Church removed what headstones there were. In all likelihood there will be multiple unmarked gravesites at each of the 100+ Residential School sites.


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