Thursday, October 26, 2017

Sunday's Class

Here's a few photos of the pendant making class on Sunday. A felting machine was brought to class by one of the students and everyone got a chance to use it. It certainly makes felting go faster than using the one needle. However, if you are only doing occasional projects, a felting machine isn't necessary. Several of the ladies (from both classes) belong to a fibre arts group. Every month they have a challenge to complete. One member of this group felted a background that she was going to use for this month's challenge. I hope I get to see her finished piece.

Free Motion stitching with Sulky Sliver Metallic thread
supply table

This is for the fibre group challenge
 Here are a couple of the finished pendants:

Interesting use of free motion stitching

I enjoyed my stay at Espanola and teaching my Fibre Art Pendant class. The ladies were a great bunch to work with. Thanks for everything!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Friday's Workshop at the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival

It was a busy weekend at the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival! I flew up on Thursday, just in time for supper followed by a very informative lecture by one of the invitees (more on that later). That deserves a post of its own.

One of my Fibre Art Pendant workshops was the next day. It was very difficult to get time to do a post as there were things going on during the evenings too.

I had a bunch of very enthusiastic ladies in both classes. A good friend of mine from Newfoundland  traveled all the way to Espanola to take my Friday class.

There was lots of felt and glitzy yarns provided to make the bases for the pendants. I had lots of samples prepared and demonstrated my method for embellishing the felt, making templates, beading and cutting out the pendant shapes. Everyone had a relaxing day and went away very satisfied with their pendants. A few of the ladies visited me at the Vendor's Market the next day, wearing their piece of original art!

I've hooked up with The Needle & Thread Network.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Adventure

I'm off to Northern Ontario tomorrow to teach at the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival. I'm looking forward to teaching on Friday and Sunday. Students will be creating their own Fibre Art Pendants.

On Saturday, I will be a vendor at the Vendor's Market. I will have a small selection of Shimmer Ornaments, Wearable Art Pins, Felted Ornaments and Pendants. It will be interesting to visit other vendors. 

A few sites to check:


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pendants & More. . .

These three oval pendants were finally finished. They will be going to the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival this weekend. If you are going to this event, please drop by the vendor's market on Saturday. I'll be there.

These gorgeous colours greeted me today at the post box. Definite possibilities for hand / free motion embroidery or small landscapes. The middle pendant mirrors the autumn colours below.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Fibre Art Pendants

With all the work associated with moving from one province to another, I did manage to create a few Fibre Art Pendants to take with me to the Espanola Fibre Arts Festival next week. There have been requests for larger pendants so I was able to order the larger format for circles, ovals and rectangles. The circles a have two inch diameter.

These are 1 inch by 2 inches

It's easy to see the different sizes below. The photo is a bit fuzzy, but you can see the sizes.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Autumn Splendor!

A few photos for inspiration - in quilting and stitching. I take lots of photos and sometimes one of them inspires a new piece of work.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and Other Stuff

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to all my relatives and friends, near and far. The rest of our belongings arrived today so we are officially moved to Pine Grove, Nova Scotia. Our house in St. John's, NL is now for sale.

I took a drive to Mahone Bay yesterday afternoon. It's 16.5 km from my house along a country road. The fall colours are gorgeous! I love summer  but autumn foliage wins. I stopped a couple of times to take photos but the road is narrow with hardly any shoulder for parking.


A new book store just opened up in Mahone Bay called An Novel Idea. This bookstore caters to book lovers and writers. They carry a diverse selection of books, stationery products, and unique literary gifts.

The Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival was last weekend but the scarecrows will be on display for most of the month. Check HERE for the photos I posted last year. Here's a couple from this year:

Someone stole the 3 little pigs from the mamma pig!


Friday, October 6, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I am so thankful to finally be here in Nova Scotia and so close to family. It makes everything worthwhile especially when my 6 year old granddaughter says she so glad we moved close to her.

The leavings are starting to turn those beautiful fall colours. Here's a view from the back deck.

That's the end of two car garage on the side.
I also visited a local farm to get vegetables for out thanksgiving meal. Aren't these pumpkins just gorgeous!

Guess where we were today?
What a fantastic place to visit. We had no difficulty finding a parking space at the end of the building. I will be going back there again when things get unpacked at home.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Morning Visitors . . .

I looked out the patio door this morning and was surprised to see three deer munching grass. Here's two of them:


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Becky's Knit & Yarn Shop

Today was a gorgeous day for a road trek to Lockeport, NS, to visit Becky's Knit & Yarn Shop. This is the 2nd Annual Lockie the Lobster Knitting Festival, which is on from October 2nd to 6th.  Check out the website for more information. Here are a few photos of the shop:

Becky and one of her long time knitting friends

Under the stairwell

Lots of donated prizes