Father's Day, June 19, 2017

Where has the time gone?  Father's Day already which should be the sign, that summer has arrived.  It has been very cold here in Nova Scotia but we had a few days that were 'oh my so hot'.  I've been at the hospital the last few weeks with my husband and I thank all of you who continue to pray and ask about him.  He's doing the best I've seen him so far and he's in good spirits and is back home.  The feature picture for this weeks blog is of my husband Eldon.  He wanted to visit his sister Debbie today and she took his picture.  He doesn't typically smile for the camera so she caught what I thought was a great photo of him.

I drew out a new pattern in the last few weeks to hook on while at the hospital.  I'm calling this pattern simply,  'quilt block'.  A wonderful lady by the name of Claudette, was Eldon's room mate for a few days and she would continue to visit us when we moved rooms.  She was anxious to become a hooker, I showed her how it was done and she was 'hooked'.  When I finished the block I realized I had drawn it so fast that the squares were not the same size! 

I gave Claudette the trivet and she was so happy to receive it.  I'll be offering this as a kit very soon.

Speaking of kits, I've finished up binding the Peace symbol, Sunflower and Miss Muffet trivets.  I did a different edging on each.

The Sunflower I used strips of wool.  It was ok but not my favorite way to finish the edges.

The Peace Symbol I did a crochet edge which has been my finishing of choice lately.

The Miss Muffet trivet, I was inspired by Janet's rug to try a scalloped type of edging.  I don't crochet so I did my own thing and I like it.

I gave the Sunflower trivet to 'my' Tania at least that is what I call her.  She is my husband's angel and works for both of the doctors my husband is being looked after.  Tania was very happy with her gift.

I got to play in the dye pots this weekend.  I'll have the new colors posted on my web site soon.

I have just about finished my Canadian 150th rug, pattern by Jane Steele.  The red background is what I'm calling Heather's Red and I just love it.

Have a great week everyone, decide every day to be happy. Don't wait until tomorrow.  What is stopping you now?


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