Saturday, 31 August 2013

What a week!

Between working full time and my closest friend losing her mom, I somehow missed my blog-aversary.
It has been two years and I have enjoyed every post, hope you have too!

RIP Suzy.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Measuring and Cutting

It's just not with fabric this time, but it kinda feels the like the same thing, just a different medium!

I am just a girl who loves a power saw!!!

The ugly, rotten old is going........

and here is the piecing part

Almost there.........

Ta Da!!

and you gotta play with the scraps!

And the day before, we did it with sod!

It's just a giant green quilt!

I have been working on this quilt, only 2 1/4 borders left to go!

Hexies 1-44 are now at Katja's for Saturday's big show and tell, pop by if you are in the area!
Didn't quite make it to 52 but I am still going to plod along and get it done! 45 is just two seams from being done. 

Also my friend Linda is having a stash buster quilt along starting this Sunday, think I will play along, want to join in?

A couple last Yellowknife pics, snapped this big guy along the side of the highway, a bison, not a buffalo, so we were told!

and one last waterfall, Louise, the one we missed going north.
 This photo was taken from the observation platform

Or you could climb down this and get really close!
Hubby did it, but the dogs were too scared and my head and heart were willing but the sadly the knees were not up to it after all the hiking we had done. 

Have a great week!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

yes, more waterfalls!

This is Cameron River Falls on the Ingram Trail.

And this is my beautiful Stella after a swim in the lake at the bottom of Cameron Creek Falls.

A gorgeous view of Yellowknife from the Bush Pilot Memorial lookout

It allowed for a 360 degree view, yes, the sky looked like that every, single, day! 

The chippies drove my Sully dog nuts! He chased many up a tree, well no wonder if this is what they do when he is not around to guard the place! I started leaving them water every day after that!

We were barely home a day and started in on the re-sodding of the back yard.

And re-staining the deck, the upper un-sanded section has to come down and be rebuilt as some of the under structure is starting to rot.

It has been a rough week for me for various reasons so no more hexies were completed.
1-44 are now in the hands of Canada Post (egads!) and on their way back to Katja's for her hexie display later this month.

So I have turned to some other projects. These will be spray painted and then "artfully" decorated to sit on the aforementioned deck next summer.

Should have taken a few more "in process" pics of this one, but it was super fun and therapeutic to paint this all with my fingers!
Not quite done yet, digging dirt and rolling stain is slowing me down!

I am using the technique from this project to do another larger piece

Have a great week everyone, I hope to get some machine quilting done on FIP! projects so I can move on to making baby quilts!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Adventures above the 60th Parallel

I will lovingly call this the waterfall tour!

I was thrilled to see this sign and cross that line! I have never been further north than about 100km from Peace River.

Waterfall one, Alexandra, on the Hay River
This one was at the Twin Falls stop, but we were on the move and didn`t want to hike up to the second one. We caught that one on the way home, so you will see that one in another post

Waterfall two, McNallie Creek

Waterfall three, and my favourite one on this part of the trip, Lady Evelyn, on the Kakisa River

I think fishing is the main past time above the 60th, to the point where you can get a helicopter to bring you to your own little sand bar!
 Sorry if this is blurry but sadly my SLR camera got dropped at the border crossing and the lens focus stopped working. 

A quick stop in Hay River to check out the purple school and try to find the Saturday market with fish and chips. Sadly due to a problem with the trailer at the start of the day, we missed it by half and hour!

Our overnight stop that night was at the beautiful Fort Providence Territorial Park on the Mackenzie River.
We were so impressed by all their parks, overnight and day use, all beautifully maintained 

Hexies 42, 43, and 44 completed over the course of the trip and proudly posing on the Canadian Shield!

41 was finished just before we left.

More on this awesome trip later in the week!