A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Summer Fun Ahead

Yesterday was a rainy day, so we abandoned our outdoor work to do some indoor work on an outdoor project:

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We made two of these little swings for our grandchildren. The pattern and directions were found at One Sassy Housewife.

Can’t wait to get these hung up in their yards, and swing away!

Happy summer!               Blessings, Peg

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Just Too Cute

You won’t believe this!001

This little tiny kilt is for LW – now 6 months old.  And apparently only 6” from waist to knee.  I couldn’t believe how tiny this was when I finished it.  Here it is beside a box of Kleenex to give you an idea.002

There’s a 3” hem on it to allow some growing room.

Oh, how I love cuteness, and even more when the cute is one of my grandchildren.  We’ll be heading their way in a few weeks so we can actually try this on!

Happy baby sewing!   Blessings, Peg

Sunday, April 19, 2015

To Sit and to Dream

There’s one place in every household where everybody sits at one time or another….

You got it, the throne.  Well, we recently painted and upgraded our throne rooms, and decided we needed something interesting to look at when we sit there.

Thus, the wall hanging that I’ve been working on and have shared with you all as it’s progressed.

It’s in place, and so now when we’re sitting, we can do some remembering and some day-dreaming

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Along with a few other ‘sea-side’ trinkets, it’s actually quite a nice room, and I don’t mind company visiting and doing some of their own day-dreaming.

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Up next: a kilt for little LW.  He’s 6 months old now, and because he has Scottish heritage from both of his parents, and his daddy competes in the Scottish Heavy Events, I got the request to see if I could make him a kilt to match his dad’s and grand-dad’s.  Oh, but this is tiny!  I’ll have it to show you in a day or two.

Happy dreams!               Blessings, Peg

Saturday, April 18, 2015

An Involuntary Separation

I really didn’t mean to stay away for so long, but circumstances dictated.

First, the lap-top went to a friend for some updating.  Then when it returned home, I had some work to do to get it back in shape for us – basics are done, but still some more to do. 

But before I could get that all done, my parents arrived for a visit.  They had planned on later in the month, but again circumstances dictated.  We spent a couple of days looking around for a possible apartment for them so they could move closer to us here, and were successful in that venture, and even got some new furniture ordered for them.

All in all, it’s been a busy time – and then I got the last of the diapers finished.

Now that that’s done, I hope to get on with some quilting again, first project up will be to quilt this wall-hanging001

and set it inside this frame:002

And it IS spring, so there’s a yard out there that could use some attention too.  And it looks like a good week for weather ahead of us…..

Happy to be back!   Blessings, Peg

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Diapers, Diapers Everywhere

It’s been awhile, but it’s been a busy while.

We spent 2 weeks in March in Alberta, visiting kids and playing with grandkids, babysitting, finishing basement renos, playing with grandkids, sewing some on a quilt project, playing with grandkids, shopping for diaper fabric, painting a toy box, playing with grandkids….you get the picture.  It was a wonderful time!!!

LV at 10 months is crawling everywhere – and fast! – wants to walk so you don’t dare let her get hold of your fingers or you’re off and running, loves her food, and is trying to talk.

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LW at 5 months is just getting ready to start trying out some of those foods (you should see his face when he’s on your lap at meal-time – he wonders why that food isn’t going into his mouth), and took to his Jolly Jumper like a pro.109

We came home 2 weeks ago and spent our first week doing some more garage reorganization – all is neat and tidy out there now, want to build a little more shelving which will probably wait until the fall.  There are spring things to do around the house now.

The second week, I got started on the diapers.  Both babies are ready for the next size up.  So this is what you see around our house now:

A little pile of diapers just waiting for the last of the snaps:071

A pile of diapers sewn, waiting for elastic:072

Piles of cut-out diapers:073

Marathon sewing session with LV’s other grandmother coming up this evening!

So, needless to say quilting has been set aside (again).  But I’ll get back to it!

Happy baby sewing!         Blessings, Peg

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Reorganization

As we finished up painting and re-flooring our bedrooms, and created some extra storage space, that of course led to cleaning out closets and sorting things out.  Well, the next step was, logically or illogically the garage.  Grizz has been busy the last few days making some extra shelving – up above the garage door:

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This meant I could buy some new bins, and sort out the Christmas stuff.  And, yes, those bins are orange, not red or green, but they were on sale so…..

It’s wonderful!  And more space created in the garage, so we can continue with the reorganization projects – when we get home. 

We head for Alberta tomorrow, with a stop at my parents’.  So we’ll be cuddling those babies real soon!  LV (9 months) is crawling now and a busy, busy little girl.  LW (4 months) is finding his voice and squealed at us over the phone the other day.  Can hardly wait!  And, coincidentally, this trip will also empty a few more things out of our house and garage.

Happy reorganization!            Blessings, Peg

PS – in case some of you are wondering, some time ago I had shared that we were thinking of a move to Alberta.  That just didn’t happen for us, and now we’re in the process of working on moving my parents closer to us here, so we’re going to stay put – that’s why we started all the renos and updating in our house.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Almost Ready to Go

We’re heading for Alberta in a few days, and we have a whole pile of ‘stuff’ to take along:003

Included are the bibs that I’ve just made for LV and LW:001002

And bins of cut fabric so I have something to keep me busy:004

As well as the designs for a series of Disney princess embroidery projects (some day maybe a quilt?) for some hand-work:005

Between now and then, my At the Beach wall-hanging is also ready for satin stitching:

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Counting the sleeps!                   Blessings, Peg