Monday, October 6, 2014

A New Poem _ The Sunshine of Sweet Memories


Hello all! 

I can't believe it's Autumn already...time once again for
the busy season and festivities! Let the leaves fall
and enjoy the colors! It's such a beautiful time of year!

I hope you enjoyed your summer and had some
fun and relaxing times to share with your loved ones.

My health hasn't been so great lately and it leaves me without 
the inspiration to do much of anything! I apologize for my absence! 

It's been quite a long time since I've posted on my blog
and thought I better do something! So, yesterday, as I opened
the curtain for some sunlight, I felt such comfort
and warmth as the sun's rays hit my face. I thought of how calm 
and relaxing it is to sit in the sun and I shut my eyes... taking a
deep breath in... these words seemed to flow freely
and I came up with a little poem...
I hope you enjoy! 




The Sunshine of Sweet Memories

The sun kisses my face 
With tenderness, warmth and grace
While I soak it's soothing rays 
Into my darkened soul 
Memories flood my mind
Of a life once spent with you 
Moments linger of having you near
It has me missing you more, my dear
Each passing day, feeling so much colder
Life goes on, as we grow older

A tear slowly rolls down my face, 
Washing the suns rays away
Reminding me of past mistakes
And what I would give, 
To have you back in my arms one day
For one more kiss upon your lips
One more time to feel such bliss
A last chance to hold you close 
And lie beside you
Never letting you go 

My love for you will never cease to exist.
For it's you, my darling, that will forever hold my heart,
I will not love again, I can only grieve
Until this emptiness in my heart begins to leave...
I am here waiting.
Forever, waiting ~ 
In the sunshine of sweet memories.

(c) 2014 by Debra Ann Beach
Caligrrl Poems 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Star Quilt

Hello friends! I started this quilt in 2004, 
the top was made. I added the borders many years 
later and still hadn't quilted it. I knew it would be 
difficult after having been through cancer and 
radiation, which kind of messed up my arm for
awhile...I lost a lot of strength and range of 
motion in my right arm. It's slowly getting better after 
10 years...still not at 100% however. But I 
wanted to get this quilt done for so many years and 
finally decided to finish it before my birthday tomorrow!
 I absolutely love it and am so pleased to finally
have it on my white iron bed! I think it goes great in 
my room and I can't wait to start on my next quilt! 
I hope this inspires you to make a quilt 
someday to be treasured from generation
to generation! 
Have a wonderful week and stay cool in
this hot weather! 
Blessings!







Sunday, July 6, 2014

Ocean Wall Quilt


Happy Sunday friends! I hope your weekend has
been beautiful, fun and creative! I finished the
ocean wall quilt... I did a lot of beading on it!
I had a great time making this and I think I will 
do another, in a different way... but hope it
will turn out even better. 







I have been working on some other projects lately,
always keeping myself busy, that's for sure! :) Have
a great and safe week ahead!
 Thank you for stopping by!
Debra

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Still in progress... Bead work!

Hello again! I've been working very hard on
the ocean quilt, determined to get it done by
month's end... I've done a lot of bead work
in the past 3 days. I still have much more to do, 
then I will add a few other embellishments,
before I finish it off with binding and loops
for hanging it up! I'm excited to see the finished
project. I have many ideas floating around in
my brain! lol And now, I don't think I want
to hang this piece in the main bathroom, as
I was originally planning to do when I started
this project! It's going to be too pretty to do
THAT to it!! lol  Anyway, I'm having
fun with this piece and look forward to making
some more art quilts... it let's my imagination
run wild... 

Have a lovely day, dear friends! Much love
and many blessings wished for you all!  






Thanks for stopping by! 
Debra


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ocean Art Quilt - A Work in Progress


Hello, happy weekend! 
There's been a bit of rainy/windy 
weather here, not so great to be outside yet. 
I hope you're having some great weather wherever 
you may be in this world! 

I've been doing some sewing on an art quilt that 
I began making years ago... I'm bad for starting projects 
and losing interest in them, but I'm determined 
to get this done so I can start on yet another 
unfinished project!  lol  









This is an ocean themed wall hanging. I'm doing some 
hand beading on it now and it's coming along... 
slowly, but surely!  I like the metallic thread I used
for quilting the sea area. 

I have much more planned for embellishing it, 
which will be mainly hand beaded work, then I 
will bind it all and hopefully be finished by
month's end! 

Have a fantastic and inspirational weekend!
Enjoy!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spring Fever


It's been forever since I've posted here. I've been in and out of 
the hospital twice in the past month. I finally got released from my
latest stay of 6 days for pneumonia. It's a bacterial type that is
going around... it sure knocked me on my rear! It started in my
left lung and the chest X-ray yesterday showed that it has now
traveled over to my right lung. So I am taking antibiotics, on an
inhaler and recuperating at home now. I was on oxygen in the 
hospital and I wouldn't have been released until I was breathing
on my own. Well, I'm dizzy and short of breath at times, but
managed to do a little laundry and housework today. 

Before all of this illness, I was in the spring cleaning and sewing
mode... so I had started organizing my fabrics, getting ready
to sew again... I decided to refold my fabrics so they are
the same width... yes, I'm a bit OCD!! lol  

Anyway, these pics below are from last month before I 
was ill. Hopefully soon I will be back into my crafty mode
and post some new items! In the meantime...I hope you are
all enjoying your Spring and I am just so thankful that the
snow is finally gone here. It's been a long winter in Alberta!

Have a beautiful weekend coming up, stay healthy and
creative! Love and blessings to all! 
Debra





Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GIVEAWAY!!!


Hello friends!  I'm excited to let you know about my new
  Facebook page Caligrrl Creations! I am doing a giveaway and 
all you need to do to enter is to visit my page (link below) 
and give it a LIKE. I will then enter your name in the drawing 
to be held on Friday, February 28th at 6:00 pm Mountain time. 
The first prize to be given away is a handmade Polar Bear. 
The second prize is a set of dish or face cloths crocheted in 
100% cotton yarn. For each LIKE from a friend or family member 
that you send to my page, I will enter your name again! So the more 
people you share my page with, the better chance you have at 
winning a prize. I hope to see you there and I wish 
everyone good luck in the draw. 


Thank you for your support here and on my
Facebook sites... you are so very much
appreciated!  Have a great rest of the week
and stay safe and warm out there!