Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Temari Ornaments by Verna

Meeting up with friends was an important part of my trip back home to St. John's, NL.
Our 'mini guild gals' met one evening while I was there.

My friend, Verna, brought along a few of her latest Temari Ball Ornaments to show me. She is already working on # 200! I've been showing off Verna's ornaments for a number of years. You can view them HERE.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Road Trip

Here's a few photos of our road trip across the island of Newfoundland a couple of weeks ago. These were taken near Port aux Basques. Yes, that's snow up in the mountains! The first two photos were taken on our way to St. John's and the others, on our way back to Nova Scotia.

For those of you who have never been to the island, it takes about 11 hours to drive from St. John's to Port aux Basques. Have a look at this map showing Atlantic Canada and you will see how large Newfoundland is compared to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

It looks as if the road is going into the water.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Cloth Book

Since my last post in May (did I say May?? -  time flies when you are having fun), I have been to St. John's, Newfoundland and back.We had a wonderful visit with friends, checked on my mom, spent some time with relatives along the way, met with two of my stitching groups, dropped off some art at the Craft Council of NL shop and at the Newfoundland Weavery and then drove back across the island to catch the Marine Atlantic Ferry. It's good to be back home in Pine Grove, NS.

I did hand deliver a cloth book, made by my sister, Joan, to our mom. The book has a page for each month with all the birthdays written down. The fabrics selected were interesting. In fact, I recognized a couple she found in my stash. Here's an example:

This is mom's birthday. She will be 98 in November!

April was the only month without a birthday listed. Good job, Joan!!

  • Home made cloth activity book HERE  
  • Making a fabric book cover  HERE  
  • Fabric Books and How to Make Them on Pinterest HERE,    
  • Soft Book Tutorial  HERE