Monday, October 31, 2011

New Project!

I had to develop a new project for our rug hooking group at the Day Job. As Alice is working on a mat with an animal design, I decided to follow suit.

Somewhere in my travels, I discovered the Be Funky site which is great for added artistic flare to your photos. I took this picture of Maddy last winter and just loved the comical look on her face. I played with the Be Funky editing and came up with the black and white "inkified" picture. I will be attempting to draw this on red dot and then, transfer onto burlap for a small 11 x 17 mat.

You can find the Be Funky site on the right hand of my blog under Interesting Places.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Autumn Trio Finished

After considerable redrawing and reversing hooking, the third and final pumpkin went back to its original design. I could not get by the grinning face and it didn't compliment the other two pumpkins. I am happy with the final outcome and will now, carry on with the whipped corded border finish.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thanks Mom!

I had a lovely weekend in Montreal with my dear mother. It was just the two of us and it flew by much too quickly. Well, this morning, I guess it had to happen some time, wet snow greeted me on the way to the Day Job. Let's hope the winter passes smoothly for all of us.

I had a visitor to my blog and when I checked out Yolanda's site, she had posted The Knot's Prayer. I had to share it with you as it is excellent and I will be sure to read it once it awhile for reinforcement!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Unexpected Trip!

This is the view of the highway leading from Corner Brook to Deer Lake. There is irony in the name Deer Lake as we have no deer in the province. I guess Captain Cook should have called it Moose Lake, but at that time, we had no moose either.

Anyway, I will be headed up that highway later today as I am being sent by the Day Job people to another location for a meeting and of course, this means Montreal. Well, what better time to arrange a quick, weekend visit with my dear mother who lives only a few minutes from Trudeau International or as we call it, Dorval. In fact, if you have ever landed in Montreal, you flew right over Mom's house, or at least, pretty close to it.

I thought I would add a spectacular picture of the barrens outside of Stephenville with their beautiful fall colours.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn's Splendor!

This beautiful scenery is looking west towards the Blow-Me-Down mountains overlooking Corner Brook.

Autumn's beautiful splendor only diminished by thoughts of what comes after this season. It was a nice long weekend with a few pre-winter chores like chimney cleaning, bottling up beets and putting away the garden for the winter.

This week, my little rug hooking group will be starting up again and I will be finishing the Autumn Trio. I will be designing a small project to bring in and of course, revisit the Cheticamp frame which has the large project on it.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Toy!

A few months ago, my dear mother gave me my birthday present and told me to buy something special. I don't think she understood my indecision as I wanted to get something I wouldn't even think of getting myself.

It took some time but I decided on a Bolivar cutter, the Cadillac of wool cutters. Of course, it will take some time as each one is made to order. Until then, I will be content using my rotor cutter and scissors but I will be dreaming of my Bolivar.

I want to express my sincere condolences to Mr. Bolivar and family on the passing of Joan Bolivar this past May 2011. Her legacy will live on in her inspiration on this beautiful wool cutter.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Look at What Passed My House!

The Queen Elizabeth was in Corner Brook on Friday and over 1000 passengers were visiting our beautiful city. I waved goodbye to them from my deck overlooking the Bay of Islands while I could hear "Rule Britannia" on the ship's loudspeakers.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Home again, home again!

A view from the Blue Puttee arriving in Port aux Basques.

The Port aux Basques harbour view.

Where did the three weeks go anyway? Oh yes, travelling to and from the island, lovely visits with family in Montreal and Toronto, shopping excursions, a visit to Deanne's studio, great meals and even better conversations!

I did absolutely no rug hooking during my vacation but I did look in to see what my dear fellow bloggers were up to and enjoyed everyone's posts!