Well, my birthday happened last week. I must admit that I was not happy
about it because I turned the big 50. But what can I do about it? Not much
at all so I have to learn to accept it and move on.
Despite the number of my birthday, it was actually the best birthday
I have ever had.
My husband and I went to Ottawa for several days, visited the
Museum of History, the Parliament Buildings, and saw a glorious
sunset on the way home.
One of the big rooms in the Museum of History,in Gatineau, Quebec.
This is the other side of the same room above. It holds a stage
and an exhibition behind the stage.
This is the roof of the same room. I couldn’t resist the colors
and pattern. Wouldn’t it make a great quilt?
Looking out the front window, this is what you see.The
Parliament Buildings are a sight to behold.
Before we left for Ottawa,Dara brought me this quilt.
Dara personalized her quilt by embroidering a few relatives names on
some of the buildings.
I love the snowmen. Dara decided that she wanted swirls quilted
on the top.
The swirls really suit this quilt. It reminds me of a snowstorm. A light
tan polyester thread was used for the top and the backing.
A close up of the stitching.
Dara also made this Canadian Quilt for Canada’s
In this photo, you can see the border on the bottom of the
Dara chose a cream Omni polyester thread for the top and the backing
She also chose a Maple Leaf all over design for the quilting. What a great
choice, so Canadiana.
The backing consists of Canadian flags. Great choice again, Dara.
In honor of my birthday, I decided to try something new and different so
I joined a drawing class at my local library. This is what I did in my first
class. Who knew that I can draw, even just a little.
It was so relaxing too. All you do is look at the flower, stop thinking and just draw.
Some other surprises consisted of my sisters throwing a surprise birthday party
for meand my friend and I going to Scandivea Spa, in Collingwood. If you have never
been, you need to go.It is so relaxing!!
I also was given the chance to take 2 classes with Al Cote, he is a very talented
art quilter from Niagara Falls. That was so much fun as well. I will post
pictures next week of my completed art quilt made from 2 printed panels.
Until then, have a great week.