In February we had record cold temperatures for the Vancouver area, not as bad as the rest of Canada and the North American continent but bad for us. March is heading towards one of the driest yet!The weeping ornamental Cherry Tree is finally in bloom. A few days ago I saw our resident mallard duck couple sunning themselves under the at that time no blossom tree.
Friday, 29 March 2019
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Today is the Spring Equinox, arriving at 2:58 Pacific Standard Time today! It is also the anniversary of my Dad's birth so always a special day for me.I've decided to take part in the Sisterhood Quilt Swap hosted by Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky blog. I follow her on Instagram at HappySewLucky On her March 7th International Women's Day blog post she shared details of the Sisterhood Swap. The swap is now closed but if you are interested in participating you can still do so in private swaps. The organization that will benefit from the sale of the patterns is Beautiful World Canada. I emailed and asked Berene if I could share this picture and she gracefully said yes. Berene has donated all the money from the sale of the patterns to them even if you choose not to participate in the swap. I'll share pictures of my finished blocks once I've made them.
She also shared the following statement with me.
I chose this organization for our Sisterhood project as Beautiful World is run by women for women, I know them personally, and I love their level of professionalism and dedication. Good to know where your money goes when sending it to a charity!
You might notice that their logo has a flower of circles. I designed it while in Toronto. It has a similar story to the quilt block does. Each orange petal represents one of the support systems that they offer the girls, who in turn are represented by the pink dot in the centre. So a circle of support resulting in a blooming flower.
Explained a bit here: https://beautifulworldcanada.org/our-work/
Each swapper is making either a right or left half square triangle sister block and sending them off to their group. I'm sending mine to swappers in Japan, Scotland, USA and Canada...one just down the road from me!
Woolies on the Coast. She is dying wool and taking pictures trying to get her website up and running.
Been busy stitching in February and March!