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Whimsical Win

The phone rang shortly before lunch, an odd enough occurence for sure. The caller though someone I often speak with. She calls me her second mom as I helped guide her through some formative times. Now a dozen years later we still keep in touch regularly. The call promoted a string of events.

My to do list was done for the day so the afternoon was mine to fill. It was – about 500 (well not quite but close) so going outside wasn’t on my list. I could write or read. Wrap my head around the genealogy program. I could get a start on my grandson’s Little Blue Truck pillow case. There were options.

The sun was shining and despite the cool temperature in my creative space I went upstairs (dressed warmly I might add). I struggled with the dimensions and proportions of Little Blue Truck so I set it aside feeling like perhaps a drawing from the engineer might help.

I’d see a cool baby quilt pattern on social media from a local quilt. I wondered what I had left in my stash that would work. So I went digging and found a few possible options. But… I couldn’t for the life of me remember how to mass produce half square triangles so…

I also found some neat cat material. It was in a wooden crate of leftovers given to me by someone who made OR hats. Low and behold there was some dogs in a similiar colour. Oh and there was a piece of weird farm animal material.

HM…… I’d always meant to make a wall hanging for the friend who had called me today. I gave her a quilt when she graduated from University and o know she still uses it. But I wanted the wall hanging for her clinic. Which she has owned now for a dozen years. I never really had a concept what I wanted to make just that I felt it would be a nice touch in her clinic.

It just kind of “fell” together. Less than 3 hours later it was complete and totally whimsical. I didn’t second guess myself. I didn’t fuss about it being perfect. I just had fun. The quilted heart isn’t perfect but it works. It’s bright and cheerful and full of wacky animals. I used 3 psycho cats as this friend used to have 1 of those!

Now when I see her later this month for a dog walk outside visit I will finally have a gift for her vet clinic wall.



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

6 thoughts on “Whimsical Win

    1. Yeah if you’ve known a psycho cat you will know why it got 3 blocks and the other cats only got one! Thanks Aiva. I do enjoy my creative time and it’s always nice to hear that others enjoy it as I am sure my young friend will

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  1. Hi, Bernie – You are fast (not to mention talented and creative). I can’t believe that you were able to do this so quickly. Please write about your friend’s reaction when you give her this wall hanging. I’d love to read about that!

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