Yes….I am participating in the “Grow Your Blog” event this year. I so enjoyed visiting blogs last year and I made some friends. Vicki from “2 Bags Full” is graciously hosting the event, so be sure to visit her blog to see the list of all the participants.
Note: click on the image for the generous lady behind this endeavour! Vicki has categorized all 600 blogs, so there is a lot of creative eye candy out there. The event goes until February 15th. On February 15th, I will be drawing 3 names to win a fabric postcard. I will make a postcard and send it in the mail to you. All you have to do is write a comment here on this post. If you don’t have a blog, make sure that you leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win. Here is an example of a fabric postcard…of course this one has French connection because I live in “La Belle Province”
The ones I make will be completely different but will be totally fabric.
Now onto my blog and I!
Who am I? I am Peggy and I am a creative sort! I love to create. I can see the end product before others; actually it kind of bothers me when I work with people who can’t see what the process will become, so disheartening when they don’t understand. Hence why I blog. There are so many crafty blogs out there that it is mindboggling!
I live in Quebec, Canada, in the Chicoutimi area. It is a cold part of Canada in the winter, but beautiful warm summers. This blog mainly portrays my crafty side but I do have another “active” side. I run, swim and cycle; in that order. In fact, I am on my 108th day of consecutive running. I started out with just trying to see a run everyday on the calendar, for a month but now I am trying to reach 365 days. I swim twice a week and cycle in the summer. I still haven’t gotten up the nerve to do a triathlon, but I do see one in my future. I run marathons too. An active body is in sync with an active mind.
My marathon medals.
Peggy in action. I am not a fast runner but I like to run long. A 3-hour run really puts life in perspective for me.
As for my crafty side, here is what is on my sewing room floor right now:
Scraps, scraps and more scraps. I am working on a few scrappy projects:
My “book” blocks need a lot of scraps!
My friendship circle and I received my material today Yay!
Isn’t this beautiful white. It is called “sugar pearls” (sorry about that little brown spot, a speck of material)
So many projects, so little time!
Today is a good example of how much my head is spinning with projects. I received some mail:
Books; memories in quilts. This is what I am striving to make. I have been trying to put pictures onto fabric with no success because the pictures fade to almost invisible after washing. I received a few products to play with:
Bubble Jet Set and Rinse…I am so going to play with this tomorrow!
Lesly Riley’s transfer sheets and book! So eager to try that. Oh..a ruler too
So yes, I am totally full of ideas and projects. This year I am trying to work on finishes. I bought a new sewing machine last summer, so it is time to practice my machine quilting.
I tend to do a lot of quilting but I did start with cross stitch and this is what is on one of my frames:
I love to sit and stitch. I do embroidery too and lately I have joined a needlepoint group on facebok and I have been blown away with what needlepoint can produce. I found this book on my shelf and have tagged a project in it already!
Isn’t it beautiful?
Fibre! I love it! I did try to paint once because I thought it would be neat to combine the two, but alas, painting is so not my forté. I will stick to fabric and threads and create!
What do you create? Are you like me and have your hands in many crafts or do you stick to one?
So now make a comment to win yourself some interesting mail. A fabric quilted postcard is much better than a bill!
These are a few postcards that I have received and one that I made.
I love making postcards.
I will leave you with some postcard inspiration; some mine and others I have received.
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Thanks for visiting.