Sunday, 12 October 2014

A glorious morning

Ahh! Sunday morning again! My favorite time of the week. Bonus! it is a sunny one!

Hot coffee in my favorite cup, jam on whole grain toasts, sitting on the deck in the sun, listening to the Chickadees singing and

arguing who's next at the bird feeders. When I put my hand out filled with sunflower seeds, one of them do land on my finger and feed from my hand. So cool! Can it get any better? Yes, it can ... I have time for slow stitching! Woooonnnnderful!!

On this beautiful day, I will remove the paint from a chair I've picked up for free. I have a few ideas (a few too many) for its cushion. But first ... the paint.

I will continue machine quilting my table runner.

I will finish to attach the hexie label to the crumb quilt.

I also have some hexies diamonds to add to the Quilt of the Century. No, it is not finished LOL.  You will probably see it more often now that I have time to sew during my lunch break at work. These four diamonds will complete row 24.  

I will also try to finish hand quilting a block on "Take 21".  I am working on row 3 block 3.

How about you? Any quilting today? Join us at Kathy's place for a virtual show and tell. I know I will be attending. And then I will hop to Billiebee's place who is hosting for Angie's Hexie weekend. Looks like a perfect day to me.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in Canada.  I am grateful for days like these and reconnecting with long lost friend and living in Canada where, even when you are sick it is so much better than many other countries.  Of course, I am grateful for my wonderful family, for the roof over my head and food in my belly. But most of all, I am grateful I woke up this morning! My motto in life has been summed up beautifully in this image.

I am thankful for being Mom to my children for one more day. Yep, my cup is SO full.
Do take a few minutes and pour yourself a good cup of gratefulness.  To say out loud what you are grateful for is such a humbling and yet gratifying feeling.  Hope you find your cup overflowing too.



  1. Oh wow! You have some wonderful projects! I agree about enjoying nature and having a chickadee eat out of your hand is pretty special!

  2. Love all that you have going on.. and your jam is making me want some too.. maybe it is a fall thing! lol Beautiful mild sunny day here in Florida :) Enjoy all that you do today as you have so many options and each one is so lovely! Kathi

  3. Lots of lovely projects to keep you interested / I love the chickadees ...nice that they are so tame and trusting with you! :)

    Very cold morning here in Western PA but clear and sunny. Have not seen the sun for about a week so it's a nice change and the cold made me want to bake a pie. So I baked four, kids are happy about that :)

  4. Using a hexagon for a label is a great idea. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

  5. Loving all your photos and your sweet hexies!

  6. What a lovely happy and uplifting post..... we sure do have lots to be thankful about

  7. You have been busy ! I am thankful for inspiration and encouragement from other quilters. Happy thanksgiving!

  8. You are blessed!

    Enjoy that sunshine ... I can't remember when we last had some here. :-(

  9. The quilt of the century! Must be taking you a long time to make it. Keep on stitching!

  10. Very nice post Chantal. Yes we have lots to be thankful for. Thank you for sharing all of your lovely projects. I love the quilt of the century.

  11. I'm always impressed with anyone who hand quilts anymore; also your hexagon quilt looks like it's going to be a beauty. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  12. Sounds like it was the perfect day. Happy belated Thanksgiving to,you!

  13. A beautiful post! Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!


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