Friday, 20 April 2012

Hubby gets creative

I am just so crazy amazed with this I had to post. 
My hubby, at 50 something, is going back to school on Monday to start a second trade. The plan is that it is something he can do part time after we retire to supplement our income.

So, at work they have had him practising some of the stuff he will be learning in the "shop" portion of class.
This is what he brought home this week. 
The handle is made from that piece of pipe, the head is a copper sheath with lead poured inside. Our course he had to attempt to explain the math involved in getting the taper on the handle...........good thing quilting does not involve calculus is all I can say!

I am just SO freaking impressed with him!

The part that is so great for me, is that he now "gets" the creative process and how sometimes you might get so involved in it that you forget you have a pot of rice on the stove (until the smoke alarm goes off! :)

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Happy Spring!

At least I think it might be spring, we had a good 6 inches of ugly wet snow fall last weekend and it was CHILLY!! But as our week is progressing it is warming up, melting and feeling more like spring again.

I don't have too much on the creative front to share this time.........that is why so long between posts perhaps? I have been working lots of hours so my paying job is interfering! I hate it when that happens! 

But here are the rest of baby quilts for my daughter's friends, from Carla's wonky block tutorial

My baby sister turned 50 on the weekend and this was the birthday "card" I made for her.

And I am taking yet another lettering class, because I am just SO bad at it!

Have great week everyone!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


We had a lovely, if snowy, weekend away in Jasper. Hubby loved the big snowfall they had as it made the weekend of skiing and snowboarding extra fun for him!

Fortunately it was not too cold so I did get out of the hotel room and wander through LOTS of the shops, visited my favourite bakery and enjoyed a quiet day of just doing my own thing. 

I did pack along some art supplies to play with while the boy was on the mountain and this is what I managed to come up with. It did start and finish at home, but it was nice way to while away a quiet Sunday morning. I think it is my favourite art journal page at the moment.

Since we moved to northern Alberta ten years ago we have driven the road through Jasper back to BC many, many times but this trip was the FIRST time we have actually seen a male sheep with the big horns! We see lots of herds of females with the young but never this. This was a whole herd of young males with  just the one old patriarch. It was great to see a thriving healthy young bunch.

Today is all about finishing baby quilts, my oldest daughter had two friends expecting babies, one was born last Friday, on my birthday! and the other is arriving today! Great motivation to get out of the art room and down to the sewing room!

Have a great day and I hope spring is springing for you as nicely as it is for us!