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Ten Years Ago Today . . . .

Ten years ago today, I got on a plane in Winnipeg, Manitoba, waved goodbye to every one and everything I knew (except Mr. Patchmaker who was beside me), and a few hours later landed in Halifax, to start what we considered our great adventure as residents of Nova Scotia. 

Boy oh boy has a lot changed in those 10 years. 

Knitting Shetland Lace

Lone Star Quilts, my Inner Art Critic, and Mercury in Retrograde

So last week I made a Lone Star quilt top.  Here it is:

I listed it on Ebay, and it's okay, but that's the problem - it's just Okay.  And over the weekend, my Inner Art Critic kept kicking at my brain and saying it could be more - much more - and is this a representation of the quilts I want to be known for?  Seriously? 

Take Time to Smell the Rose (s)

 

I've been flying around like a mad creature lately, and went racing around the corner of the house the other evening, in search of I-can't-remember-what, when I found this lone, lovely, incredibly huge rose, all by itself, and simply had to slow down to enjoy it for a few minutes, so I thought I'd share it with you. 

Bargellos, the PM, and Postal Workers

I've been playing with Bargellos again!  I can't believe it has been so long since I did one of these.  I used to list them quite regularly on Ebay, but it's been a few years.  This one was so much fun, I also made a smaller version in these colors for myself.  It's waiting for borders and quilting as I write this (but then, so are many others!).

A Political Question . . . . .

Would you walk 4 blocks to see the Prime Minister? 

I've always said I wouldn't cross the street to meet a politician, but opportunity never presented itself before. 

Apparently Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, will be at the local park on Tuesday attending a public barbeque, and making an infrastructure announcement. 

What's New Around Here?

Well, lets see . . . . .

My favorite yarn wholesaler has come through for me again with the most delicious Merino/Cashmere sock yarn! 

It's undyed, so I hand painted 4 skeins on the weekend.  I think they turned out pretty well.

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