Sunday, 18 October 2015

Oh What a Weekend!

It was Fibre Artist's Heaven in Amherst, Nova Scotia this weekend. The Annual Fibre Arts Festival was a huge success! I met so many inspiring women this weekend...and re-connected with some of my faves! Here are just a couple of them:

I give you...The Three Karens!
Karen, middle - 'moi' from this little blog

 Our very own Madame Prez of our Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, Adrienne, showcased her talent, as she did some 'quilt-as-you-go' pieces. In no time, it'll become a beautiful pillow, similar to the ones you see on the floor in front of her. You can visit her blog at

 whipped up her improv block for her Kona Nerd quilt. Can't wait to see the finished product! 
And then this happened...

And here are a few pics from our beautiful display of talented members of our guild!

Check out our blog! Maybe you'd like to join us.

Of course we did a little shopping! Karen Neary, from Sew Karen-ly Created, displayed her fabulous designs and patterns. So much to choose from!!
Our visit wouldn't have been complete without a visit to Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium! 
I was so immersed in the experience...I forgot to take pictures of the real thing so here's a couple of snaps from Mrs. Pugsley's brochure. I'll take some pics next time...oh believe me, there will be a NEXT time!!


Monday, 12 October 2015

It's time...time to get over my fear of blog posting.
With the support of so many wonderful people in my life, I've finally transitioned from an "armchair designer" to seeing my sewing pattern "PiNS" in local Maritime fabric stores.
Along with this transition comes knowledge-seeking in all things Social Media. Wow! That's a doozy, for sure! What a journey these last few months have been!
I'd love to hear from anyone else who has struggled with the Monster that is Social Media. It's exciting and daunting all at once. They have installed a revolving door at the library just for me as I check out book after book with all things related to this Monster. Yes...I still love the printed page but am starting to embrace an online presence as well.

And now for a shameless plug...Our wonderful little guild, The Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, will have a display of all things modern and quilted at the Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst, Nova Scotia from October 13-17th. Come on out and check us out. We'd love to see you!
And now...I'm off to explore all things bloggy...widgets, buttons and what-nots, before I take to the friendly skies, this afternoon.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I am so grateful for my amazing family and friends! And while my dishwasher decided to stop working this weekend, I am decidedly grateful that I am fortunate enough to have one in my kitchen.