Saturday, August 31, 2019

Spending My Kids Inheritance...

It has been one crazy week!!
Last Saturday, we went on a road trip to Esterhazy.

My friend, Terry, Arnold and I.


It was a wet and rainy weekend 
so
it was a great day to go get my new-to-me long arm!!

Our destination was Perfect Tension Quilt Shop


Dan and Joyce Karau have such a hidden gem near the town of Esterhazy!

I had met Dan two years ago at the Carlyle Quilt Show. 

I loved his hand dyes.

I met up with them again a few weeks ago at the Artisans Tea at Kenossee Lake.

He was looking to sell his Pfaff 8/18.

I was interested but had to think about it.

Give me a week in the combine....


and before you know it...


I knew this was going to be the right machine for me. 



Dan showed us all his fine work he had done with it. 



We were so intrigued to see all their creativity.


We definitely had similar taste in quilts!!


Dan was a wealth of knowledge. 

We wasted a good 2 hours of his time 
as
he kept on introducing us to things like the app for One Block Wonders


like this one made of this fabric....


Terry and I were sucking in all the info he was willing to part with!
He shared everything from his favorite marking tools 
to
ink tense pencils.


We finally told him not to open another drawer!!
We already have too many hobbies!!


Of course, I had to purchase some fabrics.

I had room.

I brought the trailer!!


It was a full circle trip for me 
as
I went with Terry to check out her first Long Arm 14 years ago
and 
she wasalong for the ride with me for mine!!

I will NEVER be as good as Terry 
and  
only plan to do playing on my own!

On the way home,

we stopped for lunch at Archibalds in Whitewood,Sk
to 
meet with some fellow quilters for lunch.

We arrived home just in time
 as
 my sister and niece came for a week visit.

Larissa does not sew so I did not want to burden her with my excitement.

I was chomping on the bit...

I kept sneaking upstairs between combining and visiting to get this party started!!

I started dismantling one of my spare rooms...


to make room for...

hmmm....

she doesn't have a name yet...


It was just the right size!!


We played out a cat....


and a kid!!


Larissa and Breanna went home today.

Enjoyed the visit but all my friends were asking if I had started her engine yet!!

I plugged this girl in and got straight to work!


My first sacrificial lamb....


are these poor reindeer.

I figure Christmas is coming...

Might as well give them a go!!


Nothing fabulous but it will only get better!!



Thank you to Arnold and Terry for the fun road trip!!

We hadn't done that for so long!!

Loved it!

Thank you to Dan for all the time we took!!

We definitely need to have them come teach us a class on anything!!

You know where you can find me...

On my second story!!

Christa 





Saturday, August 24, 2019

Send Money!

She's going to the quilt store again....

Vehicle of choice?


3/4 ton 2500 HD 4 Door GMC Sierra

and if that not enough




20' 2200lb capacity trailer behind her,

I'm pretty confident there won't be any cows coming home in that unit.

Justin

Addicted??




Thursday, August 15, 2019

Martha Cole's New Commision

If you are in Regina,Sk before August 20,2019,

be sure to swing by the Assiniboia Gallery
on
2266 Smith Street


Martha Cole has her latest work on exhibit till Tuesday

The Far Horizon by Martha Cole
This piece will be going to Stanford
as
it is a commission for the Children's Hospital


Pictures never do it justice!


Martha's work is always stunning!

The magic she can work with fabric and thread!!

While there we checked out the other works


There was a Time by Carl Schlademan


 I missed getting some of the names....

I apologize...

 You know how much I love blue...

I loved this piece!

Meet me at Midnight 
by
Kerry Langlois

There was all kinds of works including this stained glass



Dreamscapes But Big(ish)
by
Erin Ross



Usual Suspects 
by
Bigoudi


Winter Wheat by Martha Cole

Make the time if you have it!

It's always refreshing to stop and smell the roses....

once in a while!

Thanks for the heads up, Shelby!

Now will someone turn off the taps so we can combine!?!?!

Christa 


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Where did the month go??

I suggest you get a drink and possibly a snack..

It's been a while since I last blogged.

July!!

 Really how do the days fly by like this??

It is already harvest. 

I came home from the artisan cabin at Kenosee Lake 
and
went straight into the tractor!!

Most of the bales are hauled in....


Till I had TWO tires blow out!!


The wheat is swathed and waiting to be picked up!!


I always love going to Moose Mountain Artisan Cabins.

I enjoy my time visiting with the resident artists.

They are Margaret Delainey and Shirley Rumble who are painters
and 
Ken Frederickson who is a Bronze artist.

Well worth checking out!!
My cabin rotates out each week so there is always a new surprise!

It always interesting who the people you meet are.

This year, one lady happened to be my husband's teacher in 1971-72!!

Miss Hanna now Mrs. Cousins

Others were from Hungary and Australia! 

Thanks to my girlfriends for the picnic lunch on Sunday!

It was a nice visit!

I brought some of my favorites to hang this year. 



These two are pattern by Joanne Hoffman of South Dakota


My Zebra was a picture I saw on pinterest using some b/w and w/b fabrics


I love my Tula Pink Butterfly


Every one was in awe of Terry Whitman's quilting!!

Alaska by Laundry Basket quilts...


I finished my Lakeside Sampler by Annemarie Chany


I used Stonehenge gradation fabric for the sand and water!

My Van Gogh Cherrywood Challenge was back from it's vacation around the world!!



If this quilt could talk!!


This is the most peaceful place to sew...


Until around 11:30am when the campers start to surface!

I was loving my new notion by Clover. 

It is  a roller for pressing seams. 


No iron needed!!

It stormed one afternoon....


Forcing Arnold and Shirley Rumble to take their cards inside.


Nothing slows these two down in a heated game of crib!

I also got some headway on my Jacqueline De Jong quilt 


Even the scraps are pretty...





Arnold treated us all with some ice cream from the dickie dee bike


We are very lucky to have the little artisan cabins 
and
the Visitor Center at Kenossee Lake.


The gardens are so beautiful!

We just don't make buildings like we used to.


Now to regularly schedualed programming...

Harvest!

Christa