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Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

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Entries in Olympic Torch (1)

Friday
Jan222010

Very Great Week (entry 65)

Hi Ladies, I'm please to report a VERY good week, even though I was crazy busy with the business and several 1am nights (well 2 to be exact) I still feel great.

Monday started with our cut-off on Journey of a Quilter. When we first started this Block of the Month I had 10 sign up - then I got another 13 - then I got another 2 - so that's 25 in total. We were hoping for 30 and would love for you 5 to come on over and join us!! I hope to mail out the first round of kits to everyone next week so the people that sign up now will be a couple weeks behind on your first kit only...there are some great prizes...

Tuesday is one of those days I will always remember. The Olympic Torch came through my little town of Chestermere, Alberta - just East of Calgary. I invited my sister Lisa and her two boys. We had so much fun! What a sense of community and being Canadian - I always love a good dose of both:)

I have maple leafs on my mitts but I wish I had a pair of the Olympic ones :)

here it is...lights, camera, action...awesome!

they released white doves, such a sign of peace & hope for the best days to come.

Me with my two nephews at Tim Hortons

my sister, Lisa with her two boys

After we had a bit of a hot drink, we just spent the day outside, the boys played and we visited - what a beautiful day, LOVED it!

I still had a pile of stuff to do on Tuesday, so when I got home I worked on this adorable bag I made to teach a class Wednesday night...Cathedral Windows tote bag, lined with silks and topped off with a fringe.

as you can see I'm not quite finished adding my little squares...but working on it!

don't you just love it? It's perfect to put your Journey of a Quilter block into and take with you :)

Wednesday, I taught part one of this class on and it was a success - thanks to Lakeside Girls. I brought the silks for people to pick a colour to line their bags - and they loved the silks - I was so happy!!

I also was a Guest Blogger on Quilting Gallery's website, and I got two more guest blogging requests - how fun will these be?

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This is the block that gave me so much frustration last week, thought I would share it with you. I'm still not happy with the final turnout...99 pieces.

3 paper pieced house blocks..."lights are on" come on in for a cup of hot Quilters Tea :)

I also worked on the Kitten's Tale Block of the Month AND I cut out the second block to Journey of a Quilter...how was your week, I would love to hear from you!

Until next time, have a happy, creative and Canadian spirited day!!