Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trip to Avonport and Beyond . . .

My sister, Joan, has been here from Tennessee, since last Thursday night. We have been visiting lots of places and checking out quilting and yarn shops. Tuesday, we went to Avonport Discount Fabrics (Facebook link) which is an hour and eighteen minutes from Pine Grove. The day was lovely and warm.

Of course we spent quite awhile in the store looking at all the lovely fabrics. We both made several purchases. I picked up a few pieces of Batiks to use for clapboard in my 5" x 5" framed pieces. You can never have too many colours: neutral shades this time.

Joan was looking for Canadian quilt fabrics. She noticed some Cantik Batik 10" squares called Gemcubes. Each set of 40 pieces, 2 of each colour, 10" squares, represented the various regions of Canada. She chose the Newfoundland / Atlantic Coast collection. It's too bad that you can't see what each square looks like as you don't really know what you are getting. Joan's collection, however, is beautiful and she's glad she purchased it. What do you think?

I will have to wait and see what these will become.

I opened the package so you can see more of the fabrics.

Our road trip also included visiting Wolfville and Kentville.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

New Fibre Lace Scarves

Nova Scotia is in the middle of another heat wave. Apparently the record high for yesterday was 26C a few years back. It hit 38C (39C in my back yard)!! Way too hot BUT we just got a new heat pump installed so it's cool inside our house. The extreme heat was sucking the good out of me. Now, I can work in comfort again.

Yesterday I completed my first reversible Fibre Lace Scarve in about two years. I usually try to create 25 for the Christmas season. With house renos back in NL last year, and then moving here to Nova Scotia, most of my creating was at a halt.  Making scarves needs lots of space which I now have in my new studio. Speaking of studio: when all of the storage is built, windows trimmed, door hung, baseboards in place etc., I will give you a tour of the room.

side 1

side 2
You can find more scarves HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Craft Council of NL New Location

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador, moved to a new location in July. For almost three decades, the Craft Council operated out of Devon House, a brick building next to Devon Row, and near the Sheraton Hotel. Now it has more space and easier access at 275 Duckworth Street, the former home of the Telegram newspaper. 

I missed the grand opening and wondered about how my shimmers, jewellery and card holders were displayed. Well, my friend, Joan Cane, was there and took these photos:

Pins and Fibre Art Pendants (the smaller pendants are sterling silver)

Card Holders

Just arrived!

Rotating shelf made by my husband for the Shimmers.
I'm pleased with the display and will certainly pay a visit to the new shop and gallery on my next trip back to St. John's. I'm not sure when that will be yet. Thanks again, Joan Cane, for the photos!