Archive for August, 2010

My title says it all …

I suppose I spent most of the month doing what needed to be done to secure a new job, and am quite relieved that it paid off! In retrospect, the few months I spent planning and executing my search were well spent. It’s always a positive thing to examine one’s career and, in the process, take stock of all the skills and successes that have accumulated.

I am excited about my new job, which will commence later in August. It calls on both my communications skills and my commitment to exploring sustainable transportation options.

It’s been such a sweltering summer that I haven’t been able to sew as much as I would have liked, since I do not have air conditioning. But I managed to participate in a community-based exhibit, Hillcrest Village Fibreworks 2010, held at Sidespace Gallery in June. I can’t believe I took so long to get around to blogging about it.

Forest Fragments

I had two pieces in the show: Forest Fragments (above) and Shimmer, a paper-pieced wall quilt. We also had a little sale on the last day of the show.

In early July, I spent a few days visiting Nick in Montreal. Since the World Cup soccer finals were on, we watched a few games together. The jazz festival was on too, so that was a lot of fun. Nick took me to see Keith Jarrett’s trio, which was awesome, and we bopped to a great variety of free shows too. I visited the Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec, which is in an old church. The exhibit of 70s glass makers in Canada was pretty funky. The McCord Museum had a really well organized display of Cirque de Soleil costumes. And I rounded out my cultural tour with a visit to old Montreal and the Archaeology Museum, where we had the best tour guide ever (Felix) who conveyed a lot of intriguing info about the inhabitants of Easter Island.

A carved stone pelican outside the Musee des Maitres et Artisans du Quebec

I made a rather contemporary baby quilt (designed by Elizabeth Hartman) for baby Matthew, who came into the world a tad early, but nevertheless is a healthy little guy. His folks are good friends of both my sons.

Matthew's quilt

Who knows whether I will get any quilting done at the cottage? There are so many distractions …

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