Public Boat Docks in Seeley's Bay

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November 1st Already

Welcome to you this bright and chilly November 1st. At least it is very bright and sunny here in the Bay!  Rick Hansen has been and gone, on to other cities and towns and won't return to his native British Columbia until next May 22nd, 2012.  Boy that man has stamina and courage to trek across Canada in the winter.  I wish him and his relay tour much success. 

Halloween is over for another year and last night the little tricker treaters were busy in our Town gathering up all of the candy the residents in Town had on offer.  I loved the costumes and the smiles on the faces of all of the little ones.  I am so pleased and proud of the children who knocked on my door last night, there is nothing but praise for the parents of those children who displayed the manners these children displayed.  They were smiling and respectful and to the end of the evening each and every one no matter their age managed a smile and a thank you for their treat, I would say that is something to be proud of.  Wouldn't you?
Just before Halloween truly began I actually watched Christmas commercials, Christmas - Halloween hadn't even arrived and already the commercialism of that wonderful season has begun.  So get out those lists, check them twice and get ready to wrap your wonderfully created quilted items up because from here until December 24th you'll hear nothing else but Christmas commercials, music and get all of the store sales flyers...oh my goodness.
So, now it is time to get back to the decluttering and make some sense out of this mess I seem to be creating.
TODAY however, I am taking the day off because the notion has come upon me to try that Trible Trouble quilt block and to see what I can do with this abundance of fabrics that I have.  I need to come up with a Silent Auction quilt for the upcoming Seeley's Bay FROST FEST in February of 2012 and this block seems interesting enough of a challenge for me at this particular time.   I have chosen a south west patterned Cranston print with a milk chocolate brown to use as the background, what do you think of this selection?
I am happy with my selection and want to see how the colors pop against this brown.  I am thinking the block will do justice to these two fabric choices. 
I don't know about you, but I find it terribly difficult to choose a block sometimes as opposed to choosing an actual quilt pattern to follow, mostly I see a quilt which I like and aspire to making one similar to it.  This time I decided to choose a block and see what I could do with it. 
Tomorrow I should have a few made to show you.
I also have difficulty in just sitting watching television, so, if I haven't one of those "must read" novels at the ready then I enjoy the time hand sewing those addicting hexagons.  I have completed another round of flowers and am now working my way around them with the white connecting hexies.  I am thrilled at how the time flies when my hands are busy. 
REMEMBER this week is my small GIVEAWAY and I would be very happy to send these off to you, give it a shot, you could possibly need a set of seat belt covers if making these are not what you do.  Comments keep bloggers inspired and I have a need of your inspiration.
Thank you for stopping in today, this 1st day of November, I hope wherever you are in this wide wonderful world that your day was or is a great one.


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