Sunday, November 25, 2012

One of a Kind Show etc.

Another busy week has flown by!  With Christmas fast approaching it seems that time moves even faster.  It's hard to believe that Christmas is only one short month away.

This week I taught the Irish Courthouses workshop at my home studio.  We had a great day learning to choose fabrics and values to make the design work.  This quilt has LOTS of sewing to it but really is worth the work for such a beautiful quilt in the end.

Thursday I went to Toronto for my annual trek with my friend to the One of a Kind Show in Toronto.  we spoil ourselves and take the Via 1 train.  That way we get breakfast going and supper returning.  It was a really good show this year.  There were many new vendors with some really wonderful, creative products.  Of course, some of our old favourites were there too.  A few of the booths were looking out of date so we wondered why they didn't change their approach but for the most part we were very happy that we took a day to go.  It was opening day for the show on Thursday but we found that the crowds were about the same as previous years.

Not a great picture but you can see that it wasn't overly crowded at this point.  The number of strollers and rolling shopping bags made getting around a bit of a challenge at times.  Some of our favourite products this year were screen printed linens.  The original designed clothing was also something we enjoyed this year.  There seemed to be designs that would suit all age groups and body types this year.

My Angel got a little more done this week.....

The wing on the right is complete.  The wing on the left just has the foundation down.

Hubby and I just got back from checking on the house.  The duct work is almost complete.  Most of the electrical is in.  The gas is in and the central vac is being worked on.  The most exciting of all is the stone is done on the house.  Those masons must have worked very hard to get it all done before this cold weather set in.  We are thrilled with the results!

The siding will go on next week and the work inside will continue.  We are so impressed with our builder, Rod Nicholson of Nicholson Homes.  Everything has gone so quickly and smoothly so far.  I'm sure we'll hit a bump at some point but he has been wonderful to work with and he seems to have chosen great people in the sub trades.

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