CQJP July Block

Thursday, June 13, 2013

"June is Bustin' Out All Over"

The gardens are growing, and flowers blooming with all the rain we've had lately. The photos tell the story:

On the stitching front, I've sewn down the trims on my June block, and I've begun some roses on the trellis fabric......not much progress, but I hope to get in more stitching next week

I've almost finished my piece #5 for my wrapping cloth:
I extended some of the buttonhole lace and joined sections together, creating more pockets and 2 bridges.
 this lace extension joins the broderie anglais to the open edge of the fabric pocket
 I added one of the beautiful lace pieces Robin sent me to decorate the large pocket

Here's how the piece looks now........but there's a little more colour needed, don't you agree?

And now some news:
We've sold our wonderful lakeside home, and we'll be moving in a month to the nearest city. We're looking forward to new adventures and new opportunities.
Now, I probably won't be able to post as often, nor will I be able to visit you and comment as often as I'd like to do. I'll try to keep up with my Tuesday Stitchers blog posts.
There's only 4 weeks to sort, cull, and pack everything for the movers!
Gee, I miss you already!

Wishing you all time to stitch, sew or tat and warm sunshiny days.

Thanks for visiting.
Hugs from Suz


  1. I have moved house 4 times, really tiring. All the best to you and your family!

  2. Congrats!

    Suz, that is great news - exciting and sad at the same time. Bittersweet.

    Good luck with the packing and the moving and all that goes along with the transition. : )

    I’ll be thinking about you.
    Fox : )

  3. I will miss your wonderful posts and look forward to when you're all settled in. Wrapping cloth looks lovely!

  4. Everyone will be looking forward to when you are able to get back.
    I like what you have done with that buttonhole lace. Your white cloth is looking wonderful.
    Have you been striking pieces of your favourite plants to take with you.

  5. I'm happy for you, that you have realised your dream of selling your home and moving to another; give it Time, and you'll soon enough appreciate the benefits of the new place.
    And you have all your wonderful photos to remind you.
    I probably have one more move left in me - but not yet!!

  6. Congratulations on selling your home and the new journey moving to the city. I haven't moved in 15 years and can only imagine the task of packing you have ahead of you. Good Luck and we will connect when you are settled into your new place. May you find the perfect spot and have enormous happiness for many many years. Thinking of you dear friend...

  7. All the best for your move in 4 weeks, you are leaving a lovely spot to go to the big city, it will be a big change for you, how I would love to move from the city to the countryside! hope all goes well and you settle into your new life style. I trust you will be back blogging once you are settled at least I hope you will. Some lovely photos of the garden and as usual beautiful stitching from you.

  8. Best of luck in your new venture, Suz. It has been lovely seeing all the lovely photos of your landscape and turtle island. You have a busy few weeks ahead of you, so will catch up with you again after the big move. xxx Di.

  9. Those irises against that door make a stunning sight. I shall miss your blogs while you are away.

  10. The iris in front of the pink door....perfect picture

  11. Your garden and your stitching are beautiful, Suz. Best wishes for your move to the city!

  12. Thanks everyone for your good wishes! I know we'll miss the lake views, and the peace and quiet, but the time was right to make a move.
    Our new home has beautiful gardens (and veggie ones, too!) but I hope to sneak in a few faves from my gardens here.
    I hope to be back mid-July. In the meantime, if I have the chance to post, you might find me here:
    Hugs from Suz

  13. Good luck on your move, it is such a good time to have a sort through of everything. Sounds like a grand adventure.

  14. Roses for June - how lovely, and how pretty your buttonhole stitch one is - I love it.
    I am so happy for you that you have sold and can carry on now - nothing like being in limbo is there.
    I hope it all goes perfectly well, and that you are settled and able to enjoy the summer!

  15. Just beautiful Suz...your wrapping cloth is coming along nicely...hope you move goes smoothly for you.

  16. Oh Dear Suz I'm so happy for you that you have sold even though it will be hard to leave such a stunning place created by nature and your loved garden as well but life has new opportunities for you ahead and, let's face it, you will always keep stitching!
    I just adore your wrapping cloth. I would love to make one of my own and maybe will one day. Is it all done with hand stitching?
    Thank you for your lovely visit!
    Hugs for a busy weekend packing!

    1. Hi Suzy.
      My cloth is all hand-stitched, but not everyone does it that way. I do intend to sew on the backing with the sewing machine due to the thick layers of cloth. I like Karen Ruane's conviction of honoring the cloth and showing devotion to one's creation by sewing slowly and deliberately and with love in every stitch. I know you understand and practice this concept, for you honor your cloth and show devotion in your gorgeous lace creations!
      Through this course, I have come to love the act of stitching on my wrapping cloth pieces, not just for what is created, but for the meditative state achieved in the passage of needle and thread through the cloth, of building from snippets and saved treasures to create something new and unique, imbued with my thoughts, my heart and a little piece of my soul. I become part of the cloth.


  17. wishing you the very best of everything with the move....exciting!!

  18. Oh my goodness and I have thought about your lakeside home so often. Good luck and much happiness where you ext lay your head xx

  19. Beautiful flower pictures Suz and your June block and wrapping cloth are looking wonderful. All the best on your big move and I hope it goes extremely well.

  20. The flowers are beautiful. Good luck with the move.

  21. I will miss seeing your beautiful lakeside but good luck with the move - I am sure you will have equally lovely photos in your new abode. Cheers

  22. Oh my, you are a courageous & strong woman, just reread that lovely reply to Suziqu & you will continue to be so. Mind you make time for dividing your beautiful plants & I hope you take the color of that door with you! x

  23. Somehow I missed this important post! When I read about the packing in today's post I went back to see what I missed. If I'm right than this is what you wanted for a long time, isn't it? Good luck with all the sorting and packing!


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