People send me links to all things biking! Thank goodness they don't send quilting links - I would never get through them all. A while back, Elaine S had alerted me to a new art installation in Brampton that was bike related. It was a busy summer and I did not have time to check it out.
Here is a link to the article.
The other night I was on my way up Highway 10 right through downtown Brampton - I had a few extra minutes and I thought about the exhibit. I didn't know where it was exactly, but my gut instinct told me that I was driving right past it. I drove around the block, parked the car and VOILA - there was the exhibit!!!! That was petty freaky that my subconscious kicked in moments before I arrived at the spot.
The murals are on the side of a building - guess what is in the building???
A bike shop!!!!!!
|Cyclepath Bike Shop|
|Murals with tables in front of them|
|Big open space - loads of room to sit and enjoy the art work on both sides of the space|
The bikes have some sort of reflective material on them so they are supposed to shine at night as special lighting is installed or will be installed to highlight the images. I guess I will have to go back to see that!!!!!
If I was thinking - I would have stopped on my way home since I drove right past that same spot!!!!
|Reflective material on the bikes|
Well - it is a LONG weekend. This is a special one as it is my FIRST real long weekend in a LONG LONG time. When you don't have a 9-5 job - long weekends just come and go. But now that I am working - well I really appreciate the day off - even though I will be quilting all day!!!!
Despite the fact that I spent MOST of yesterday visiting with friends and make new contacts and generally had a really slack day - I still managed to get two quilts done. I can only show you one - I might incriminate myself if I show you the other one. Nothing bad - I'll show you later.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|The back of the customer quilt - very creative!!!!|
As I was trimming up the two quilts, I noticed that my cutting mat is getting a bit shoddy looking. Yep - those white spots are wear spots. And YES - I usually use my cutting mats with the lines hidden because I hate when people feel the urge to line up their fabric along those lines. So I think during a sit n sew I flipped it over and never turned it back right side up.
|Cutting mat in bad shape|
|Big wear spots|
I did flip it over and while that side with the lines is also worn, it is better than this side. I could always rotate the wrong side and use that. Hey - those cutting mats are expensive. I have had this mat forever. There is still life in that darn thing!!!!
Thanks to Liz - I am now a
Then I have a package for Connie that is ready for the post - sorry it took me so long and I have lost your e-mail. I have Barbara, Liz and one more person (besides Carol) that I must get their plates organized. So bear with me.
Well - I was busy and guess what - I am ALMOST done that last rainbow top. The rows are all together - the bottom four rows are in one piece - just have to put the top three rows together and then sew the two halves together and it will be done!!!! I have decided that this is going to be a wall hanging - it is going to have my strippy batik for the backing - oh - I may have something else for the backing.
|Rabow quilt number FOUR|
|Repaired that hole with a small piece of fabric and steam a seam|
|My green blocks are on the wall - first pass - they need to be rearranged.|
I have a lot of quilting to do today and would love to get the cutting mat cleared off. Wish me luck!!!!
|The cutting mat to be cleared!!!!|
On that note - I'm out of here to load another quilt on the long arm.
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!