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Perfection! …and some poses that start with the letter P

This morning I decided to finally sew the borders onto a quilt top that I made a few years ago. (Yes, yes, I’m a very s.l.o.w. sewer. You knew that, right?)

the sun was so bright, the picture is a bit washed out!

Anyway, as I was ironing the top, I got to thinking that maybe it was a bit clownish looking with all the bright colours. I mean…I like bright colours. I like them a lot! But maybe the person who I want to give this quilt to won’t like them so much.

the tulips opened this morning!

But then I remembered how much she loves spring.


And then I remembered the pictures I  included in yesterday`s blog post.
And hey!
The colours are exactly the same!


Dilemma solved, I spent the afternoon on my hands and knees basting top, backing and batting together.


This one will be hand quilted as it is for a Very Important Person who is long overdue for some quilty love from me. ♥ It’s a nice lap size…perfect for snuggling up with a cup of cocoa and a good book.



PAnd now for your yoga pose of the day.

Oh my gosh, there are a lot of poses that begin with the letter P. Which one to choose???



PeacockThere’s the Peacock pose…there’s no way I can do this, but what a fabulous name it has! I love peacocks. Except they sure don’t sound as pretty as they look.

I would give my eye teeth to be able to do this. Doing arm balances some day is my goal. Maybe not this particular one, though…

plowposeAnd then there’s the Plow…I used to do this but I never liked it. Now that I’m older, I’m too afraid of taking risks with my neck.

So here’s a yoga tip from me:There are NO YOGA POLICE telling you that you have to do something that you don’t feel secure trying. Like standing on your head. Or doing the plow. Listen to your gut and work with your own personal abilities.

plankHow about Plank? This is one I can do. In fact, I do it in every single yoga practice! I love plank! I can’t hold it for very long, but I love how it makes me feel strong. It’s great for getting strong all over. Arms, back, legs, and especially the middle. I don’t know about you, but I can use all the help I can get in the middle…



  1. I LOVE the quilt. And the photo of it with the tulips is absolutely creative genius. Thanks for sharing that.

  2. I love your quilt with it’s jewel like colours. It could never fail to lift the spirits and the new owner will love it too. Are you finding you are becoming fitter with doing yog? I saw a tv programme last week on trying to determine those who live the longest and they had a simple trick. If you can cross one leg in front of the other and lower yourself to the ground in a sitting position unaided and then be able to get up again unaided then you are supposed to be more likely to live to a ripe old age. You start with a score of 10 and knock points off everytime you need help to get down and up. I have simply had it because I cannot do either. The yoga definitely must help.

  3. Your quilt is gorgeous!! I saw that you used lots of Kate Spain’s fabrics which are my favorites. Please post a picture of the quilt when it’s quilted.

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I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!

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