Week 1 of Unity

I’ve completed the first clue from the Unity quilt-a-long. It is the centre medallion for the finished quilt. I can’t believe how many people had the first clue completed within hours of it being released Monday morning. I made mine last a couple of days….now I just have to wait until Monday for the next clue to be released.

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You VS 2020 March Update

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Unity Quilt-a-long

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltsville.com is generously offering a free mystery sew-in-place quilt-a-long to help unite quilters all around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic and our social isolation.  The quilt is called unity and it is made up of 3 colour ways.  The author chose red, dark blue and aqua.  I am doing mine with pink, black and grey.  Every Monday starting March 30th she will release a new clue.  You’ve got one week to get the piecing done before the next clue is released.  I’ve managed to talk a couple of friends into doing this with me.  It helps me feel less isolated as we talk and share pictures of our progress via Messenger.  Yesterday I pulled all my fabrics and started cutting pieces and today I started sewing blocks together to make the centre medallion.

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Brodie Got C-WAGS Mail

So proud of my boy.  He earned his C-WAGS Scent Detective Ace title.  He had to earn 14 Scent Detective titles to get his ACE.


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Tower Garden

My new toy arrived last Friday. It is an aeroponic tower garden that can be used both indoors or outside. My gym has had a couple of them hanging around for a while and I instantly fell in love. I seeded a bunch of greens, chives, tomatoes and peppers Saturday morning. The first sprouts appeared in less than 48 hours. I can’t wait until they are big enough to be moved to the tower.

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Our World has Changed

On Monday I was over the moon excited when I was informed that one of my art quilts had been juried into the National Quilt Show.  Just days later and our world has completely changed in a way that no one could have ever dreamed. Like so many events, there may not be a National show this year. We had almost every weekend booked between now and the end of June with dogs stuff.  Sadly, almost everything has been outright cancelled and a few have been tentatively rescheduled. Almost every hour I get a new email from some organization talking about the virus and what they are doing.  I’m just feeling sad and overwhelmed.

I woke up this morning feeling more like myself and ready to take on this new reality.  Even though it was miserably cold I forced myself to go for a work out.

90177794_10158297805557652_1749787144022392832_nThis is what 8km at -24C looks like. Take that Mother Nature and Coronavirus you aren’t going to win 😉😂

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The Dogs are Tricksters Now!

We got a bunch of mail today.  Both Spirit and Brodie got their Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Trick Dog titles.  We still have to learn a few tricks to get their Excellent titles.

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