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Monday, 9 January 2017

Projects completed and reflection

I am very remiss in not updating the blog page but many of you know that I do more frequent Facebook updates these days.

Last Friday I had my second 3 month check up following my surgery for uterine cancer back in June. I am pleased to say that I passed the check with flying colours and so it is onwards and upwards until the next one in April. 

The week leading up to these checks is always one filled with apprehension and sleepless nights so I was very pleased when Bonnie Hunter released the final installment of her mystery quilt on New Year's Day and I was able to finish it off. Called En Provence I changed the colour palette I was using to the blues, beiges and browns and that I used in the 13th Anniversary BOM I also completed at the end of last year. One of the quilts will be for me bed and other for a spare bed. I have made new curtains/ drapes for those rooms and the quilts were made with those rooms in mind.You can view other En Provence Mystery Quilts from Bonnie's link up HERE
En Provence Mystery Quilt


If you haven't received all of the instructions for the BFC 13th Anniversary BOM you can email me and I will send you a link to download them.


BFC 13th Anniversary BOM

As many of you know for 6 months of the year we do penguin guiding and for the past few months we have been captivated by the many baby penguins that we see being hatched and leave the colony.
Little penguins at Lillico



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Our Tasmanian hospitals were restocked at the end of last year with my Bridie's Blossoms packages and just getting started on making a new supply of them. Each new package now also has keepsake key fobs in them.
Bridie's Blossoms packages competed and items made during 2016
I have one more unit to complete in the Diploma of Family History that I have been studying through the University of Tasmania and that should be finished by mid year which means I will once more get to attend graduation nearly 40 years since I received by Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education back in the late 1970's.

Pat Sloan is hosting a 182 Day Solstice Challenge where she provides instructions to make a quilt block every Wednesday for 6 months. I am going to participate in this challenge but I am a bit slow getting started with this one. 

15 comments:

  1. It's amazing how different your En Provence looks with the changes you made. Nice!

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  2. Your quilt is lovely--congrats on the good health report!

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  3. Oh my how I love your colorway, sooo beautiful! Well done!

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  4. So glad your doctor appointment went well! I enjoy all your posts and projects, and especially your generosity toward others. Wish there were more people like you! God Bless and have a wonderful new year!

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  5. Your colors are stunning! Beautiful beautiful quilt!

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  6. I absolutely love your color choices for the En Provence.

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  7. Your colour way of the mystery quilt is stunning.

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  8. Glad your appointment went well! And ❤️ your color choices! Beautiful quilts!!!

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  9. Great to hear your appointment went well! Luv your Mystery quilt colours, I have 2 blocks together in Bonnies colours......don't know how to change them.

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  10. Love your En Provence quilt -- your color selections are perfect! I know Bonnie must be proud of you . . . . (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  11. That was good timing having the mystery to work on in the lead-up to your appointment. The mystery quilt looks beautiful in your colour scheme. Hooray for good news from the doctor!

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  12. I love your En Provence. The changes you made really turned out great!

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  13. Congrats on a clean check up! Both your quilts are gorgeous. Love the color palette you used in both.

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  14. Vicki, I am so happy for you. What a relief to know you are free from the beast for now. Your quilts are always so beautiful!

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