Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The 'Square Exhibit" piece

The DesBrisay Museum, in Bridgewater, is having a Square Show! The museum will host a collection of work produced by artists from across Nova Scotia. This show will feature 8" x 8" artwork in a variety of mediums, including watercolour, textile art, oil . . . ! This show is from August 3 to September 7.

Here's my piece. It doesn't have a title yet but it will come to me later today (I hope)!!
I used hand painted fabric that was still packed away from our move to NS, waiting to be used.  A combination of free-motion stitching, hand embroidery, digital printing onto silk for the rocks and hand applique, were used on this piece.



Monday, July 29, 2019

Moth Update

I have to thank my friend, M, in Newfoundland for updating me on the identification of the second moth in my previous post. It's a Blinded Sphinx according to Butterflies and Moths of North America. You can find out about it HERE.

Saturday, July 27, 2019


A couple of weeks ago, I happened to notice a "visitor" attached to the brick work on the front of the house.  It was there for several days. Apparently it was a luna moth and this one was a male.  It is considered one of the largest moths in North America with a wingspan of 4.5 inches. My granddaughter was fascinated by this creature and did a bit of on-line research about it. That's how we found out it was a male.

Another large moth landed on the side deck. At first glance, the brown part of the wings looked like dried up leaves. I've searched for this one but couldn't find anything out about it.

 Another quite frequent visitor to our back garden is the deer. Usually a family of them visit but on this day, only one showed up.

Friday, July 26, 2019

The Trainyard General Store

Yesterday, I delivered my first order of Shimmer Ornaments to The Trainyard General Store, downtown Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. My ornaments were viewed by Kimberley, co-owner, on my Instagram page and she thought they would be a good fit for the store. Thank you Kimberley!

I had been looking at the store for awhile and thought that it would be a nice place to have my Shimmers. So, if you are in the area, pop down to the store and have a look around! There is something for everyone.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Three Churches and a Lobster

Two new shimmers have finally made it into stitch!! These make lovely window catchers and great Christmas Ornaments.
I was asked to design a shimmer of the Three Churches of Mahone Bay and a lobster. Thanks to my husband, who does all the technical drawings for the embroidery machines.

These lobsters are drying outside on the clothes line. This could never have happened in our old home in St. John's, NL as it was way too windy.  Did you know that according to a documentary by CBC Radio a few years ago, St. John's is the third windiest city on the planet? Not what I would want to be famous for, that's for sure.  I actually bought my first out door garment without a hood, when I moved here to Nova Scotia.
Hanging on the clothes line.