Epiphany FP

DSC_0802On Epiphany, the 6th of January, Ukrainian Christmas Eve, I completed my husband’s Christmas gift.  In an unabashed, self-serving attempt at being clever, I have decided to tag all Finished Projects – FP.

This was such a fun project.  Self quilting for the most part, the technique is to begin with a dark flannel triangle placed on a 13 1/2″ square piece of muslin and then sew strips of flannel around it until the square is filled.  Every other block/square has a border in the same colour as the starting triangle.  This method does result in very bulky seams.  I put a flannel back on it, blue and gold for my husband’s favourite CFL team, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  I used regular quilting cotton for the binding.  Flannel stretches so easily, using it as a binding would have been a nightmare.  I am so pleased at how it turned out that I am planning more for some of my male relatives, and maybe one for myself if I can find enough flannel in purples … of course.

My husband loves it.  So much so, that he took it with him to Tumbler Ridge this week, sent there by his company to work for five days.  Good thing, he has a cold and hopefully it will keep him warm in his hotel room at night.  DSC_0796


Already Behind

I had full expectations of worship preparation progressing quickly this week.  It hasn’t happened that way.  We are singing many hymns this Sunday, it is our second annual Country Cowboy Worship.  It is the weekend of the Fall Fair and Rodeo so we decided to hold a worship service that reflected some of those themes.  This year Session decided on a Scriptures, stories and songs theme, the hymns being old Gospel favourites  – Leaning on the everlasting arms – Sweet hour of prayer – The old rugged cross – Blessed assurance.  We are decorating the church country, quilts, hay bales, saddles, rocking chairs, cowboy boots and hats (pictures to follow).

I have all the research completed for each of the hymns, but have yet to write the prayers and organize all the stories.  Okay, so I have two days left.  I also want to attend the Fair parade tomorrow, have a second golf lesson, and golf at the Dawson Creek Golf and Country Club on Saturday, go out for dinner with the other golfing couple, and watch the Blue Bomber game.  As always, it will get done, one way or another.