Sunday, May 31, 2015

Final week of Green

Another week of Green and what have I done...barely anything. A few string blocks: greens and purples, because I have lots of purple scraps and need more purple string blocks. I have made green string blocks, because there are green scraps and want green string blocks.

I have also been given the most wonderful sets of pewter buttons from my friend Bonnie Taylor. Bonnie is an accomplished bag piper and proud collector of all things Celtic and Scottish. So when she gave me these particular buttons, I can barely describe how privileged I feel to have received these. The claddagh buttons are right on the green theme.

 as I plan to be in Ireland on Wednesday. This is my third trip to Ireland in as many years. My co-hosts and I will be hosting an International Gathering of the Guilds on Saturday June 6 in Killarney, Co Kerry, then off on a Celtic Shop Hop Tour of northwest Ireland. The Scottish thistle buttons will be used to celebrate our first quilt tour of Scotland, beginning September 22, 2015.

In the meantime I have got to get caught up on the green RSC15 blocks (still have the spinning pinwheel to do), pack, clean up at work, pick up some Euros...
Celebrating Green Churn Dash
To catch up on all those that have kept up with their green scrappiness at SoScrappy, click here.

Love and hugs

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Grass is Greener

Grass is getting Greener everyday. And so are the scraps on my cutting table. Angela at SoScrappy, and leader of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015, has posted instructions for a 6.5" Sawtooth Star within a 12.5" Sawtooth Star...and I love it! And it gave me a chance to make a tiny 3.5" string star centre, though I was sorely tempted to make a tiny tiny Sawtooth Star. I am sure someone out there has taken on the challenge.

I was delighted this past week to receive an email from Angela at SoScrappy advising me that I had won the April's Purple Hand Dyed fabrics, donated by the very generous Vicki Welsh. I am on pins and needles waiting for that package to arrive. I am feeling so blessed.

To add to the greenness of my surrounding there are also two green 16 patch-in-a-Sawtooth-Stars for the alternate quilt, ready and waiting.

We (the Edmonton and District Quilter's Guild Endowment Committee) have had two generous studio clean-out donations to deal with this month. Happiness is helping someone else downsize their studios as they move onto smaller homes and really focus their energies into doing and making the exact types of quilting they enjoy. I really should take a clue from this and clean out my own studio to have just those supplies for the kinds of quilting I now like to do...large patchwork bed quilts.

There has been great opportunities to watch my granddaughter enjoy her dance competitions.  To see her blossom with skill and confidence. Can a grandmother's heart hold that much love?


I linking up at SoScrappy to share the many shades of green.
Love and hugs