Sunday, December 2, 2018

Flash Back to November

In a Flash is the only way that I can describe November!
It seems that I am unable to find the time to put together a proper post
and/or even get around to reading my favourite blogger's posts.
There have been a fair number of "dark cloud" days of late.

Has November been like that for you too, dear reader?

I had to look back at the pictures that were captured during this
past month to even remember what has all happened.
(not too many pictures were taken either - ugh)

November began with some
quilt piecing at the college where I used to work.
So great to see everyone again and to work
on this project which will be auctioned
at the annual M.C.C. Relief Sale
in May 2019.
The pattern is called "3 Dudes"
and the colours are bright and sunny!

Speaking of "Dudes" ...
this little guy is growing by leaps and bounds
and is a happy, cuddly
7 month old!

It seems like Winter crept up on us so quickly this year.
Some of the outside work will just have to wait till Spring.
The garlic was quickly planted by punching holes into the partially frozen soil!
Hoping it will survive.

The remaining weeks that flew by,
included an office party,

Charcuterie Board at the party - so pretty and delicious!

and church Christmas banquet,

the annual local little Theatre play kept me busy searching Thrift Stores
for appropriate costumes, helping to set up and then tear down the stage and props,

completion of a baby quilt project for a special little fellow that
made his debut just a few days ago!

Northcott Mountain Wilderness Panel.
My first attempt at incorporating a panel into a baby quilt.
Matching fabric strips and pieced "flying geese" strips to go with the wilderness theme!
Quilted by Kathy Janzen, on her long arm machine, who made this quilt sing!

throw in the beginnings of a complete Condo renovation (more to come on this project),

and last but certainly not least,
celebrating the 35th birthday of a special Daughter/Momma to our beautiful grand children!

Can't believe she's 35!

Christmas is coming ...

The decorating is happening at a snail's pace this year.
Now how to make time slow down to this pace too?

Praying for peace and contentment as I intentionally prepare my heart
for the reason we have this season.

God bless you all as you prepare too!

Paw Patrol Love!

Till next time (whenever that may be) .... stay safe and feel the joy of Christmas coming.


  1. My month was busy, but I know that yours was busier. I have been decorating for days and that’s okay. It’s coming along. Those grands of yours are going to help make Christmas all the more special. They are adorable. Why is the quilt pattern called 3 Dudes? I have to go back and see because I do NOT expect you to answer that! Sparkle on!

  2. I found my answer and am now watching Jenny from Missouri Quilt thing leads to another!

  3. Blogging must take its place . . . and sometimes that is far behind the more important stuff of life. But when life allows, it is so nice to hear from you and to know a bit of what is happening in your world! The sweet grandbabies are certainly growing so much and how in the world can our own "babies" be so grown up?! That is one of life's mysteries.

    November held some good times among the busyness, and I pray that your December is blessed as you celebrate His coming!!

  4. I can feel your scattered thoughts amid the busyness of this season. I have struggled with the same ... so many things/thougths pulling me in all directions.
    Keeping on track in what is most important is a challenge, but I'm so thankful that we can commit our cares to God and that He does take care of our moments and days. I just love that santa photo with that precious cargo on his lap!!

  5. Your granddaughter looks so much like her mom!!

  6. So much fun to see your little addition along with his big sister! Your little dude isn't so little anymore! Yikes! time flies even faster with grandbabies! Boy do I like to use!!! exclamation marks. God bless you and yours with sweet moments together and moments of revelation from our good God and Savior!

  7. I'm hoping December is a sunnier month for you! Love the photo of your grandbabies with Santa! What a joy they are!!! xo

  8. I'm with you, Rosella! I'd like to slow down time, too. The weeks are flying by. Your grandchildren are adorable......I hope you enjoy making holiday memories with them this season.


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