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Archive for February, 2010

Purple shoes

I’m not much of a consumer, but sometimes my frugality and my obsession with purple collide, and that’s just what happened this week. I popped into Walking on a Cloud to check out their comfortable shoes, and lo and behold, these very purple shoes …

were on sale for $50, AND they fit! Of course I can’t wear them outside until the slush disappears, but I am looking forward to sporting them in the spring.

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Dundas, Ontario

Marianne and I spent Saturday together, visiting two fibre art exhibits that our buddy (fellow quilter and photographer extraordinaire) Bev White told us about. The exhibit in Dundas, Ontario was at the Carnegie Gallery. This group of artists, who call themselves Connections, challenged themselves to address the theme “Naked”. Great variety of responses that challenge! Beautifully executed show … I highly recommend it! (it continues until the end of February).

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Happy birthday Nicholas!

My oldest son Nick turns 40 today! Four decades ago, I was a young mum, in love with his dad and completely enthralled by his tiny (8 lbs, 13 oz) sweetness.

Life’s journey has lots of twists and turns, but my 2 boys are the constant love of my life.

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A recent creation

I responded to a call for 12.5″ blocks (via the Ontario Crafts Council) to be assembled into a quilt to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Ontario’s Greenbelt. I wanted the background to reflect the diversity of the greenbelt – forest, farmland, blue sky – a welcome escape from the city. On March 3 the quilt will be unveiled! Can’t wait to see it…   

Cardinal block for the Greenbelt quilt

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Kaleidoscope

There’s a delightful exhibit of antique quilts on at the Textile Museum of Canada, called Kaleidoscope. Heather and I met after work on Wednesday evening and actually saw two exhibits that are on, the other one being Fashionably Wrapped: the Influence of Kashmir Shawls. Both were gorgeous and informative displays. It happened to be the night of the Curator’s Tour, which meant that we learned the story behind the Kaleidoscope collection from Max Allen (who I believe is also co-owner of the Museum along with his wife).They almost had to kick us out when closing time came. I’ll definitely go back before these exhibits close, especially since I can get in for free with my reciprocal membership in the Tom Thomson gallery!

http://www.textilemuseum.ca

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Groundhog Day

I went skating at Nathan Phillips Square at lunch-time on Tuesday, and even though the sky was overcast, I managed to see my shadow on the skating rink!

This means 6 more weeks of skating!

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