Saturday, August 3, 2013

August Already!

This summer seems to be just flying by!  It must be living in cottage country that makes the time go so quickly.  We have been enjoying bike rides, the beach, pickle ball (a new craze that's a cross between ping pong and tennis), visitors and more.
The beach is beautiful and the water warm enough for me to enjoy......that's warm!
I had a great visit with the Haliburton Highlands Quilt Guild where I presented my trunk show lecture one afternoon and taught Colour for Quilters the following day.  I was spoiled rotten by Lindy and Barry who kindly allowed me to stay in their lovely home.  They have the most wonderful Bulldog named "Spike" that I became quite attached to in my short stay.
The view from Lindy and Barry's dock.

A treat for me!  Great food in Minden.

 My Juki TL-98Q that I use for both piecing and machine quilting needs a new foot control so my machine quilting pile remains undone.  The part had to be ordered from Miami so it could take awhile to get here.  In the meantime I'm working on the Juki F600 that I normally just use for decorative stitches, machine applique etc.  I've been piecing a quilt on it and it is just fine but not as fast as I'm used to!

My Mom had her 86th birthday on July 23rd.  Mom suffers from Alzheimer's and lives in a nursing home in London.  We took her out for lunch at her favourite restaurant where she had her favourite meal.  She doesn't always know who we are, but she's quite happy to go for a ride in the car.
This is a photo that my cousin took of Mom holding my cousin's dog.
Happy Birthday, Mom!

Before my Juki conked out, I managed to get this tote bag made for a friend of mine who is going through treatment for breast cancer.  I thought a tote bag would be handy to carry things to all the appointments and treatments she'll be receiving.  The tote has inside and outside pockets and a zippered top.  
Pat's Tote Bag
Several of my students have told me that they would like to work on two-colour quilts.  This is the first one that I completed last week.  Shirley quilted it for me and did a fantastic job!!!  Let me know if you are interested in taking the two-colour quilt workshop.  Several sizes of each quilt will be available.  I'm working on the next one now.

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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