Valerie Moss: Who am I (217)

First, Happy Birthday to ME! It was a FAB-O day spent with waking up to a special card and goodies from my hubby, a surprise visit from my favourite Auntie and great lunch with my Sis; but enough about me:)

This is my regular position these days…I never thought doing 5 blocks of the months would marry me to my studio…well of course I did – it was on purpose!! I’m in love with fabrics, stitching (ask the callus on my finger) and all things to do with quilting. I sleep, eat and breathe it. This is what I was born to do…be a quilter. Since opening and starting this business, when asked what I do, I’ve started saying “I’m a quilter by trade” hmm not sure if this is a “trade” per se but that is how I feel and that is who I am and that is what I get paid (not much) to do…so in my books it’s a trade. 

I love being surrounded by inspiration by my bloggy blog friends and being connected to online communities all over the world – it’s truly an amazing gift – this social networking online world and YOU commenters, friends, encouragers and die-hard quilters alike:)

Sew, these days have been spent working on the 100 pies and tarts blocks I have to complete this month (big shout out and thanks to Kathy B for helping me), one of the cutest Truly Scrumptious Blocks, the most adorable sleigh in our next Crazy Christmas block, 2 amazing villages to visit in our next month of Hocus Pocus Ville as well as the new journal blocks in Life is Beautiful. These 5 boms in my life are what makes Valerie’s world go round and I LOVE them!!

If you have any suggestions for the next chapter of block of the months for Pastimes Online, leave me a comment or send me an email with your ideas as I’d love to hear them. Until next time, stay happy and creative.

Somedays are way too busy – (201)

Hi all, today is a catching up day, phew I’m feeling a bit behind…what am I behind in you wonder: 

  • Blog reading – I miss you guys and your inspiration
  • Blog writing – I love sharing and inspiring you too
  • Block of the month blocks…I made the decision to do 5 block of the months and boy oh boy am I a busy girl…good thing I LOVE to quilt!
  • I’m taking a class this weekend all about freehand machine quilting – with an excellent teacher so I’m super looking forward to that. My Mum’s coming up for it too so we have a great weekend ahead in our jammies, stitching…like minded-souls that is for sure!
  • I’m leaving on retreat next weekend for a few days…only bringing stuff to stitch so maybe I can get ahead. I like to stay at least 1-2 blocks ahead
  • hmmm I’m sure there’s something I’m missing

 Just a little re-cap for you and for those of you who miss my commenting on your blogs, so sorry, they’ll come, promise 🙂

Until next time, stay happy and creative, Valerie


The Value of Eachother (193)

Here’s a poem from one of my longest and dearest friends…really made me stop to think and cherish everyone and our time together…you may need a kleenex.

To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn’t have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:


**gets you thinking doesn’t it and appreciating everything…perfect time of the year to remind us all and how special we all are**

From me to you:)