DS was married almost two weeks ago in a lovely church on the Mirimichi River in NB. One of the highlights was when they walked down the aisle, husband and wife, to the tune of Mairi's Wedding, a song made famous here in Cape Breton by The Rankins. Everyone joined in and clapped in unison as they made their way to the back of the church. What a moment! I tried to link the Youtube video of the song but had no luck. However, you can probably just go to the link HERE to listen to the lyrics.
Although much needed rain did fall that day, inside the reception hall there was an abundance of sunny smiles...and then the party started, with everyone dancing the night away.
Having a wedding week in NB also gave me the chance to bring my Stargazer quilt to its new owner, one of my sisters. Love seeing it on her bed...
In August, our local quilters hosted our 12th annual Celebrating Quilting at the Causeway Quilt Show and Sale, a week filled with camaraderie, quilts and dozens of smaller hand-crafted items. I am the Facebook writer for the quilt show so if you click on the link HERE you can see lots of pictures I took of the quilts and more! Here is a little teaser of what folks saw when they walked into the historic St. David's Church in Port Hastings, NS.
Almost every morning this summer, I walked four laps of the Port Hawkesbury Waterfront which translates into about a 45 minute walk. Woodworker Hubby does a fair bit of golfing, except on the weekends, so he would also join me in some evening and weekend walks. Every walk would reveal new sights...the Tall Ships that visited in July, the boats owned by friends and moored at the Marina for the season, and visitors' boats coming and going all day long. I had started making a sailboat quilt, Smooth Sailing by Amber Johnson, and knew, in addition to taking a clothesline picture, I would have to take a few pics on the waterfront too! I decided to do wavy lines for the quilting to give the illusion of movement on the waves.
And now to the waterfront...
So you can probably tell, I had a wonderful summer. With the good weather predicted to continue, I hope to do many more walks and still spend lots of time in my sewing room in preparation for our appearance at the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival being held in Amherst, NS, from October 10-14, 2017. As part of the Festival, our foursome, the Nova Scotia Quilt Bloggers Quartet, (Linda at Scrapmaster, Sheila at Sheila's Quilt World, Karen at KaHolly, and myself) will be hosting our own quilt show and sale on Friday, October 13 from 10-5, and on Saturday, October 14 from 10-3 at the Amherst Community Curling Club. Read more about the festival by visiting their Facebook page HERE.
Before I go, one more little picture of the wedding...all in the family!
It's a great day for quilting!