Creative Juices . quilting . sewing . knitting .


So, I have been sewing a little, and quilting, and knitting (a very little) and most recently have been hooked on practising lettering – modern calligraphy. My creative juices are all over the place at the moment. But I love the excitement of waking with design ideas rolling around in my head. That is what I have been missing for a year or more.

I love waking, making a coffee, and hurrying to create. It is exhilarating.Sweetie loves her toy sleeping bag

Sweetie loves her ‘toy sleeping bag’

This is all a huge change from watercolour painting, which I will return to eventually, but fresh creative motivation is what I seem to crave now. I tackled quilting and sewing projects for each of our five children and their families …

Andrew's Hudson Bay patterned table runner

above ~ Andrew’s Hudson Bay patterned table runner

Carrie's quilted Boho table runner Carrie's table runner

above ~ Carrie’s quilted BoHo table runner

Greg's Cycling table runner in greys
Greg’s Cycling table runner in greys

Jo's table runner

above ~ Jo’s quilted table runner

Some of my quilting is a little wonky as I am a novice, but loving it!

Steph's decorative linen pillow cases

Steph’s decorative linen pillow cases

Hahaha - my knitting group friends untangling my wool yarn for my afghan (lower right).
Hahaha – my knitting group friends untangling my wool yarn for my afghan (lower right).

Sew, that is what I have been up to the past months. I am finding that, for me, choosing colour and pattern is the most difficult part of these projects. More about that next time.

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ALL THINGS NEW . Memoir .


I am embracing newness, surrounded by newness:  new words on the page; new lush wool for anticipated, new, knitting projects; new voice messages on the phone providing my laugh of the day;  new life – that of Everly – enjoying her first two wonderful weeks in this, her wonderful, new, world.

New Words on the Page

– Thoughts of novelist Louise Penny in “The Beautiful Mystery” …

“Balance … Equilibre.  Yin and yang.  Heaven and Hell. …                         Opposites.  Providing balance.”

New, Lush Wool

New Lush Wool for New Projects
New Lush Wool for New Projects

 New Phone Messages to Lend Laughter to our Day

Marty always leaves messages in his myriad of strange voices that brighten our day. I love our friends who have a live their lives enjoying the light, the fun, and laughter, and who take the time to make us smile:

“Is this Gregory Popsicyle? …”

“Is this Poops, Papist, …..”

“Is this the Truman Capote Underwear Exchange? I do have some orders I would like to place. …”

Every new message is an original and bears love and a smile.

New Life . Enjoying the first Two Weeks in Her Wonderful New World

New Life in a New WorldNew Life in Her New World

New . renewal . rejuvinating . fresh . restorative . invigorating . new

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