Thursday, April 11, 2013

I have an overwhelming regard for daily bloggers

Honestly I don't know how they keep up with life and write a blog too.The last three weeks have been a little more stressful than I prefer. At the left is a picture of Sue and Lorraine diligently working away on the Scrapbag project I organized for March. I will look forward to seeing the assembled tops when we have our April get together.
We had much better news on our Grandson's health after his visit to the oncology clinic at McMaster yesterday. Oh my, what a relief. Now all that remains is to get the family relocated by the first of June.
I have been doing some sewing but not finishing much in the last little while. So as the saying goes many works in progress. I am thrilled to say I am a Block Tester for Quiltmaker magazine for their 100 Blocks magazine. We are currently testing blocks for the fall issue of the magazine. The retired teachers of Ontario magazine Renaissance came out last week and I am included as one of the members whose hobbies and pastimes are featured.
I spent some time at the local hospital too. They care for you well in our small Emergency Department. It's not too bad during the winter months but once the snow birds return and the summer people settle in you can barely find a place to park let alone get a number to be looked after. They are looking at expansion but there is only so much that can be done. At our house we can't say enough positive things about the group that work there.
I am looking forward to spending some time with "the girls" sewing next week. Just one small interruption for an MRI but that should only take a morning away from the fun. Piecefully, Joanne


  1. Sounds like you have a very busy life. Congratulations on being a blocks tester that must be fun. Good news about your Grandson. I enjoy your blog very much.

  2. My goodness you have been busy. Congrats on being a block tester. I do love looking at all the different blocks that they come up with for each magazine.
    Great news on your grandson. Yikes on the moving - from someone who just moved across country with two toddlers almost 2 years ago I do wish them luck and lots of patience. So nice you can help out by watching the little ones.
    I'm looking forward to seeing how those blocks turn into quilt. I'll bet they will be lovely.