Monday Moments, October 10 ’22

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Both of our kids have gone to the US to see a football game. So, for me, it’s a great excuse to NOT cook a turkey dinner! PLUS, we are going into Vancouver to have lunch with our nephew, niece and great nephew! Looking forward to this special time!

My Cousins’ Visit

My cousins, Connie and Paul have been visiting for the last few days. It’s been a LOT of fun. Last week when we were on Vancouver Island, we had an unexpected meeting with them. They were coming out of the Coombs store with ice cream cones and we were just heading to the store to buy some! It was such fun!

The fun continued once they made it to the mainland. We went to the Granville Island and of course Connie and I had to visit the Cloth Shop! I was good and only bought some stabilizer. (you don’t need to see a picture of stabilizer!) Then we took the Aqua bus and toured False Creek. Then, we just happened to drive by “Dress Sew” and we gals popped in for a few minutes to have a look! We couldn’t resist the sale items!

The next day was a trip to Dinkydoo fabrics and I did 2 yards worth of damage. This fabric was on sale … and who can resist the sewing themed fabrics? I obviously couldn’t!

This was followed by a walk at Redwood Park and at Crescent Beach to watch the sunset. (Photo credit to Connie!)

New Classes

I will be teaching several classes at Essem in November. You can register for them HERE.

Stitching Time

Kate, from Life in Pieces, is hosting “Stitching Stuff” and the goal is to sew for at least 15 minutes a day. I use Kate’s guideline, but my personal goal is to sew for 30 minutes a day. On those “blah” days, it does motivate me to sit at my machine and 30 minutes often turns into several hours. Thank you Kate for the motivation!

With company here, very little stitching happened!

  • January – September: 234 / 272
  • Oct :  4 / 9
  • Total:  238 / 283
  • Percentage = 84% 

Stash Report

Donna at Quilt Paint Create hosts a weekly linky party where you can display your stash numbers. This has really kept my stash from growing (somewhat!) Before I buy anything, I am always mindful of the fact that I need to report it on my blog … That sometimes stops me in my tracks!

  • Fabric Used since the last report   0  yards
  • Fabric Used this year:       77 yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   2 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:    20 yards 
  • Net Fabric used:                57 yards 

To Do

Linda from Texas Quilt Gal is hosting “To Do” every week.

The To Do list from several weeks ago:

  1. Finish Secret Quilt not DONE
  2. Winter Branches table runner – if I finish Secret Quilt, I’ll work on this! not DONE
  3. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder!  √   DONE
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes  not DONE

This week’s list:

  1. Finish Secret Quilt (I have quilting and binding to do)
  2. Winter Branches table runner – if I finish Secret Quilt, I’ll work on this!
  3. Do NOT be distracted by any SQUIRRELS! I NEED this continual reminder! 
  4. Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes

Design Wall

Donna, at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, hosts a linky party for “What’s on your Design Wall” every week.


Secret Quilt …

Current and Upcoming Blog Hops

Pinktober is hosted by Brianna of Sew Cute and Quirky and Island Batik … my day is October 13!

Creatin’ in the Sticks: Music Blog hop

Here are the links to the various PINKtober blogs:

DateWhoCollectionWhere to find them
Monday, October 3Jennifer ThomasPositively Pink
Tuesday, October 4Lisa PickeringHope and
Thursday, October 6thMaryellen McAuliffePositively Pink
Monday, October 10Emily LeachmanPositively Pink
Tuesday, October 11Jane HauprichPositively
Wednesday, October 12Marlene OddiePositively
Thursday, October 13Gail SheppardPositively Pink

Friday , October 14
Jerry StubeHope and Heart
Monday, October 17Brianna RobertsHope And Heart
Tuesday, October 18Terri Vanden-BoschHope And Heart
Wednesday, October 19Mania HatziioannidiHope And
Thursday, October 20Laura PilandHope And Heart

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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24 thoughts on “Monday Moments, October 10 ’22

    • I made the buckets that I showed in the following post. Connie bought the same outer fabric and a different one for the lining … it’ll be fun to see her’s when she gets to a sewing machine! 🙂


  1. Sounds like a busy week and a very happy Thanksgiving! Coombs for ice cream, fabulous fabric and a Dress Sew stop do sound like fun! Ending up at Crescent Beach in time for a sunset is a perfect end to a day of fun! Good luck with this week’s list and enjoy teaching your classes. Wish you could teach near here 😉

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    • If I remember correctly, the owner of Dinkydoo said that one of her kids named the store. It’s actually the largest on-line store in Canada!
      The squirrels … yes, they are bored, but they will be coming out to play very soon, I’m sure! 🙂


  2. Hi Gail! Meeting your cousins over ice cream sounds like it was meant to be! How fun. You found some good buys and it bet it was just nice to spend time with family. {{Hugs}} a bunch. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. That sounds like a wonderful time with your cousins. I love being tourists in my own back yard. So much to do and see here. The sunset is beautiful at crescent beach. It’s been too long since I’ve seen it there. Thanks Connie for the pic. Kimberley

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  4. Looks like some fun treasures you landed on your trip! And what fun to unexpectedly meet up with family!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your hubby! The kiddos had a four-day weekend, so they went to TN. They are on their way home from the mountains today! We got stuck with Zoo duty! LOL

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