Monday, October 26, 2009

Last Show of 2009 and Halloween Decorating

Last Saturday I participated as a vendor at the Chilliwack Quilt Guild's show, A Shower of Quilts. It's always great fun to meet fellow quilters who have become friends over the years (one of the things I love most about what I do). It was a great show. It's amazing what you can cram into a little space. Here I am in my booth.

There were some wonderful antique quilts on display as well.

It's always fun to find a version of one of my designs on display. This is my "House Sampler" pattern done up by a local quilt shop.

And finally, here are some pictures of my Halloween decorating.

Happy trick or treating everyone!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Canadian Thanksgiving and Celebrating the Harvest

It's Thanksgiving in Canada this coming weekend (October 12th)
so I thought I'd start off this post with my Thanksgiving quilt.
The poem embroidered on the pictures is by Ralph Waldo Emerson and goes like this:

"For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends . . ."

We thank Thee.

We were able to spend last weekend in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia,
about 4 hours' drive from home.
The area is rich with vineyards and wineries and the grape harvest was being celebrated.
Here are pictures of some of the vineyards:

Grapes being loaded into boxes before being made into wine.
And some local fall colour.
Check out the pumpkins on the roof!
Aren't these guys great?
I loved all these old tractors.
Did you know that in Canada, squashes grow on trees?
Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving!