Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Did you know....

that it is only 4 months till Christmas...... LOL. In the spirit of the season, I completed another apron from my stash fabric that I posted about earlier.

I also finished quilting a Halloween quilt that I started a month or so ago - we got some new fabrics at the shop I work at and I wanted to try a variation of the 4 Patch Posie - instead of cutting the blocks square, the blocks are cut on the diagonal and put back together... came out quite nice, BUT, I have sooo many other things I should have gotten to first - LOL... I will have to put this one on my UFO list - as done. I quilted it with little pumpkins....
Thought for the Day
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Stash enhancement......

sounds a bit like an advertisement ..... but I did add a little bit more to my stash on my recent trip to Vancouver. These fabrics are from Maiwa Fabrics on Granville Island in Vancouver and are hand dyed. Maiwa Fabrics is a great inspirationl store - lots of hand dyes for fabrics and wools. I just love going there when I am in Vancouver.

I also picked up a few new Christmas fabrics to make Aprons with. I just love the subtle colors of the new fabrics. They were purchased at the Cloth Shop.

My beautiful new header on the top of my blog is a picture of my first Sunflower - they are finally starting to bloom..... as the nights are getting colder, I am sure that they won't be around for long.
Thought for the Day
When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person realize his dream.
Paulo Coelho

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I went to Vancouver the first weekend in August - my son has decided to move there and we were looking for an apartment for him. We found him a great place - a block from the beach. There was also a fireworks festival on that weekend.... the picture below is looking from English Bay out onto the Pacific Ocean - a block from where my son will live.

I also went to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. They have a wonderful exhibit of First Nations Art and I learned quite a bit about the Haida culture.

I really enjoyed my time in Vancouver - I walked around the city quite a bit and really enjoyed the older houses that have been fixed up. They have been declared Heritage Houses.
Thought for the Day
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.
Deepak Chopra

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Trip to Jasper.....

In July we took a 3 day trip to Jasper, Alberta. While I have been before, I have never taken the road from Edmonton; and needless to say it was beautiful.

The pictures above are of Athabasca Falls. This water comes from the Columbia Icefield Glacier and flows directly to the Athabasca River, which is where I live. The picture below is of a section of this waterfall that has dried up. Thousands of years ago this was part of the falls.

Thought for the Day
My profession is to always find God in nature.
Henry David Thoreau

Monday, August 17, 2009

Where in the world.....

has my summer gone????? I CANNOT believe that it is the middle of August. I have been unbelievably busy this summer with customer quilting. I am happy about that, but I have neglected my blogging!!

My retreat in June was wonderful.... I finished some great projects - two table runners using a four patch stack technique and I got a jump on Christmas and made two aprons. I am going to give these to all the ladies in my family - probably about 8 or so.

These pictures are of some of quilts at the retreat. The far right quilt was the mystery quilt that was taught by one of the organizers - the one beside it is a mystery in progress. This was a fantastic mystery quilt and really looked wonderful.

Thought for the Day
If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.Maria Edgeworth