Saturday, September 24, 2011

Post Card Swap.....2011.

Hello all, Now that my post card has been received I can post it on my blog.My card went to Val Spiers.This tiny landscape is my attempt at the woods & hills a way in the back of the street we live on. When our sons & their friends were little & playing , this is where they were EVERY day. Riding bikes, building roads to drive through the woods, & just sitting on the hill that they would be able to see our town of in the distance. Of course they had a name for their treasured area...(up back). If any child came calling for our boys, you just had to say. "they are up back" & away they were ... GONE...Now our two grandchildren venture up there with their grandfather & I. They call it "The friendly forrest". They hide little toys there & check each time they come to visit to see if they are still there. Sometimes they are gone, BUT. another little toy is in its place. So Val there is my story & a wonderful rememberance for meof...UP BACK..Thanks to Sheila of Sheilas quilt World for leading us through tis. I loved it Sheila... Blessings all. Dianne.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hello there my quilting friends. I have nothing to show to you this time. It has been a trying few months for me. Loosing my dad & ill health has knocked the stuffing out of me. I had been working on some hand embroidery, but even that has taken to the back burner. I do enjoy reading all your blogs though. I hope that with the fall coming on that I will  get my rear in gear & get going. I hope all is well with everyone & know I think of you often.  I will be back bloging SOON... Blessings Dianne. I am glad you stopped by to visit me...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Loosing My HERO...

Well my dear friends , today I lost the dearest man in my life. My Dad passed away this morning in his apartment. I had called him twice early this am. & when I got no answer I called the nurse to go check on him. She found him on the floor, still a low breath coming from him, but then he let go & now he is with my mother who passed away just 10 months ago & my son who passed away a year & a half ago. My dad was the dearest person & the kindest father with a gentle heart AND a terrific sence of humour. He is at peace now with the love of his life & the dearest grandson who loved his grandpa with all his heart. I just wanted to share today. So thanks for your ear. Blessings: Dianne.  

Friday, July 15, 2011

Visiting second SON

Hello all, been  some time for a note from me. We have been out in Calgary, Alberta visiting our son. For those who do not know where Alberta is ... well... it is  WAY on the other side of Canada.  I have been to a few quilt shops AND had a great time looking & of course I HAD to purchase a few little things!!!!!!!  The other night we were in our first (& hopefully) last tornado. It was very scarry. The complex that our son lives in took a direct hit. It is  everything that people say about them. The sounds, winds, things flying around. The vehicle we had rented had the side window smashed out, glass everywhere, Dints in the doors,  & scratches all over. Good thing it was parked & no on was hurt.  On our way home in a few days, so I will chat then again. Have a great day ladies. Dianne.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wool pincushion swap

Hello ladies. Here are a couple snaps of my beautiful pincushion swap. The first two show the lovely work done by my swap partners:Melody, Roslyn, & Laura. Ladies I love ever inch of it. The flowers, the bees, the stars, MY INITAL, done in Nova Scotia Tartan, My cute elephant. I thankyou all soo much. On the back I added a swirl from coloures in the front on the cushion & some crochet lace from a hankie of my moms.    The bottom photo is Meoldsys cushion. It is all ready to go to You Melody. I have added the sun flowers, Tiny bird house and some little flowers & a happy little inch bug. It is really cute Melody with all the special bits from the other gals. I am sure you will be thrilled with yours as I with mine. I have really enjoyed this swap ladies. Thank you RubzRugz for the work gone into this swap. Blessings to you all. Dianne.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A sons Legacy to his community.

i want to share my wonderful day with you. It is a rainy, overcast, foggy day today. HOWEVER, it would have been our sons 40th. birthday. With my husband, my dad & me, went went to visit these Wind Turbines that our son Harley was instrumental in getting this massive adventure started several years ago. As he has passed away , they have named two roads in his memory. How humbeling is that for a parent to stand beside this road sign with your childs name on it. The one with the pile of wood around it is the first road to be named. I tied a huge yellow ribbon on the bigger sign. The last pic is of the wind turbine that will have his name put on it. These turbines are massive & you can hardly hear any sound coming from them as they turn with the wind. It was one of our better days ever since our Harley was killed. He never did get to see thes turbines put up, BUT, I know he is dirercting the whole process from afar. There are about 30 of them in  this particular area. Well done my child, well done. I hope this bit of personal info from me is alright to share with my quilting friends. I just wanted to boast about my "BOY". blessings to all. Dianne.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


 Ladies. I can not believe it, I had not been able to get onto my blog for a week now AND then today ,,,here I am.  I do not know why,, I was lost , but I hope I don't  do it again.  I felt like I had lost a friend. Not nice at all. Being "in touch" is GREAT... Ya aa  Whooo. D.