On the weekend, Woodworker Hubby and I drove to Northern Cape Breton, about two hours from here, to attend a quilt show in Belle Cote, a small rural community in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The guild may be small but the talent is mighty. Here is a peek at just some of the treasures we saw, with a few closeups added for good measure.
They also had a selection of seasonal quilts...
and some smaller quilts...
Lots of inspiration here! My friend, Aurea, made a few of the smaller quilts. They are so sweet! WH and I had a wonderful day meeting up with Aurea, her hubby, and another quilty friend and her hubby who joined us for the day.
I received some little treasures recently from my blog friends to help me celebrate my birthday.Karen who blogs at KaHolly, sent me this sweet little birthday cupcake pot holder and a couple of precious Thanksgiving note cards. She is one talented lady!
Karen used some of the Round Robin fabrics designed by Kathy Schmitz that I had gifted to Karen from my stash. I was more than pleasantly surprised to receive them back in this little gift. What a sweet set I now have for my kitchen!
Another treasure that was "Birthday Gifted" to me was this gorgeous little Santa candle mat!
Sheila who blogs at Sheila's Quilt World had chosen the kit during the fabric exchange we had on our Nova Scotian Blogger Quartet road trip. You can read all about it HERE. I had fallen in love with the little Santa, but once the kit came home with me, I just kept putting it off, and putting it off, until I finally gave it away to a good home! Well, Miss Sheila, who can do absolutely anything with cotton and wool, put it together in no time flat and showed the finished project along with some other woolen wonders HERE. Well, imagine my surprise when she gifted it back to me! Along with one of her postcards and the most adorable book mark...
A good friend, who was actually one of the first people to introduce me to quilting many years ago, arrived on my special day with this little woolen runner she created just for me. I am so lucky to have such wonderful friends...
Thank you to everyone for their wonderful comments and lovely gifts.You sure make a gal feel special!
Now to give you a little laugh. Fall has come to Cape Breton with cooler days and cooler nights. The local golf course is now closed for the season but WH and I managed to get out for one last chance last week to swing the clubs. Here I am before I made my hole-in-one, and if you believe that, I have some land to sell you!
The golf shoes have been put away and the birthday skates from WH have been put to the test. At least three days a week, this winter, WH and I will go walking at the local Civic Centre, followed by an hour of skating, and maybe lunch out. What a life!
There, are you through giggling! Aren't I brave to show you a picture of me perched precariously on my new skates. Is that a grimace or a smile? Don't you love my helmet? Compliments of WH's glory days in the rink! Now you know what I do when I am not in my sewing corner. What do you do when you are not sewing or quilting?
It's a great day for quilting!