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Just Another Not So Manic Monday


Today was a nice normal, yet busy Monday. A welcome relief from the end of last week! This is my 994th blog post. I plan to have a drawing when I do my 1000th post and this little Spooner Lake Aspens quilt could be available to the winner.

Yesterday (Sunday), I decided to look for exterminators to rid us of our yellow jacket infestation. I found someone in our neighborhood who works 7 days a week and specializes in bee, wasp and hornet extermination. We called and he was here in less than an hour. He had nothing nice to say about yellow jackets. We are happy to have them gone.


Yesterday morning, we finally had our family gathering for breakfast at a local restaurant. The walls were decorated with delightful children’s drawings.


Mia did this one to add to the mix.


We took Lisa to the airport in the late afternoon. All that is left is her paint palette, on a piece of glass, which I found in my studio today.


Earlier this month, I made a to do list with some large projects that had been nagging at the back of my mind. I am so pleased with the progress that I have made. I have inventoried and safely stored all of my quilts. I updated my website. I have made some great progress getting organized for the big family to do next month. One thing that I started on tonight and am having doubts about, is applying for Professional Artist Membership in SAQA.

I hope to get back into the studio tomorrow. I have creative work to do!!

9 Responses to “Just Another Not So Manic Monday”

  1. jenclair says:

    Love the quilt and so glad that Mr. C is recovering!

  2. Sheila says:

    P.S. I too have nothing nice to say about yellow jackets…

  3. Sheila says:

    I hope you plan to do something with Lisa’s paint palette. I could see you scanning it or photographing it, manipulating it in Photoshop and printing something out on fabric. Or maybe just use it as inspiration for a little memory piece. Go for it – it’s not like you have anything else on your plate.

  4. Cindy says:

    I like how your Aspens quilt and Lisa’s paint pallet are a lot of the same colors.

  5. Regina says:

    Hi Gerrie,

    Beautiful, this quilt, lovely colours! I’m glad to read that all’s well again with mr. C and that the Yellow Jackets are gone.
    And as always admiring your creativity and enthusiasm,


  6. Louise in SW Saskatchewan says:

    I really like your little aspen quilt. Glad your family got to have the get together at last.

    Take the step and becom a PAM Gerrie.

  7. Jamie Fingal says:

    What a beautiful quilt, the Aspens. I love the movement it creates both horizontal and vertical. By all means, apply to be a PAM in SAQA.

  8. I’m so glad the weekend ended on a positive note for you, Gerrie. 🙂

  9. kathy says:

    This is a lovely little quilt, Gerrie!