I Love Thursday #49

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.

These days I’m so grateful for our on line community which allows me to feel more in touch with the world. My personal space is focussed on home, sewing and family.

I love seeing the look on these two little’s faces when they are together. 😉

I’m so grateful for the calls, messages and emails from all of you wishing me well during the Evacuation Alert. Here’s an update:

This is a map of the fire as of July 15th.

I live by the yellow scribble, just one ridge away from the fire.

This is the most current map, showing the Evacuation Alert area as well:

Updated Wednesday @ noon. It’s just under 4000 hectares now.

We still are on Alert, the smoke is very thick still and the helicopters keep flying. I went to check the mail the other day and saw firefighters there from Princeton. They were a nice group of young people and it was heartwarming to be able to thank them and I even got to buy them some ice cream at the gas station (all of us were wearing masks😷).

I’m sewing and keeping busy. I am so very happy to have an abundantly stocked supply of precut scraps to play with. I’m now almost finished my third scrappy top for the Wildfire Drive. It just needs borders.

I’m extra grateful for the wonderful quilty friends I’ve made on line through Blogland. One of these friends is Sandra from MMM Quilts who surprised me with a copy of her newest Quilt Pattern, Let Your Star Shine. It was such a fun little quilt to make and I got to use a favourite piece of fabric from Robert Kaufman that I had been saving for a special project. I enjoyed making it so much I have a couple of fabric pulls to check out how it will look in different color ways. This quilt is perfectly sized (36 1/2” square) for either a baby quilt or wonderful wall hanging. Here’s my first version of the quilt top;

I was so happy to find a big enough green patch of grass to use as a backdrop.

It was nice to see some patches of blue sky in between the banks of smoke yesterday. I almost forgot how pretty our mountain views are. 😉

All in all, life is good! When you know there are over a hundred people working to keep your home safe so you can keep sewing it does give you a warm, fuzzy feeling. 😄

Thank you for stopping in to read my post. I appreciate it when you click on the follow button and enjoy responding to your comments. I do hope life is treating you well and you can find some time to be creative today. 😉 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.

9 thoughts on “I Love Thursday #49

    1. Thank you Gail 😊 Sandra’s pattern is just too much fun. So far the fire breaks they built on the ridge are holding. Today was 5 helicopters, 90 firefighters and 21 pieces of heavy equipment working it. I think we’ll be okay. I’ll just keep sewing.


  1. It just makes me so happy to see your posts and your updates. Glad you are still safe and still able to be home. The print in your Let Your Star Shine quilt is just stunning – it’s a beautiful quilt! Love the photo of your two littles – the youngest one’s face is too cute as she’s looking at the other! 🙂

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    1. Hi Wendy. It is a blessing to still be able to stay home and sew. I so love that focus fabric. I wish I had bought more of it way back when 😉. Aren’t those two girls priceless with their expressions. Their Grammy (my daughter) got her second shot yesterday so she will be coming to visit in September if the fire is out. I’m doing a happy dance.

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