While I miss being at the farm (OK - not really) - but I do miss my family, I am very glad to be home and trying to make heads and tails of the mess I left behind. Like that will ever happen!
Anyway - when I was in North Battleford, I visited the Rivers' Edge Quilt Guild. My aunt belongs to the group and even if she didn't - I have to visit them to see what they are up to!
It was funny because when I arrived, they were having a break for tea. Perfect. They quizzed me on what was the big thing in Ontario regarding quilts. I thought for a moment and said BAGS. Well they were happy to hear that because they were working on bags. When I glanced at one person had in her hands, I asked - are you doing the Professional Bag???? Oh yes!!!!!!! So we had a great chat about how to put the bag together - why we love and hate the pattern. Here are a few of the bags.
|The Professional Tote|
Gosh - I purchased that pattern years ago and lately - it has become the rage. I've taught it at The Hobby Horse and will be teaching it again this fall. If you want to sign up - better do it quick. Well wait until they get the dates set.
But here are the pictures from the guild.
This next quilt was made by a lady for her daughter who married a fellow from Mexico. Nice way to tie the colours of the two countries together.
|Quilt getting marked for free motion|
|Another bag that someone was putting together|
When I was in Saskatoon, I had to visit my favourite bookstore. That is McNally Robinson. I'm sorry Chapters, but this bookstore is funky, it's big and I just love it. How about this display of children's books.
|Children's books about riding a bicycle|
And where do you park your bike in Saskatoon???? Next to these funky bike racks.
|Bike racks in Saskatoon|
|Big brother's Harley Davidson!!!!|
On that note - I have a TON of things to get done today and well - where the heck will I start. The logistics of this row by row things are keeping me busy and I have tons of quilts that need to be done now!
So I'm out of here. Have a great day!