As I Said...Moving Right Along

Well, I guess I moved a long alright! Right into 2016! Happy New Year! Thankfully there are no "blog police" to give me a ticket for not posting or I would have been gone long ago.

Life has moved along, we did get a week away to Maine to visit with our dear friend Jo Diggs, her daughter and friends. We always love going to Maine and taking the time on our way back to drive along the coast and stop at a few of the small towns along the way. Perhaps it is because it all feels so familiar, just like Nova Scotia's coastline.

Nick, Kate, Evan and Ben

Nick, Kate, Evan and Ben

After that we did go with our daughter and her boys to cut down our Christmas tree, my quilt guild had our second annual Christmas Quilt Show in conjunction with the Mahone Bay Father Christmas Festival. It was a huge success with over 700 visitors! I was thrilled to show my new Christmas quilt "Merry Christmas From Lunenburg County", it was beautifully quilted by Lynn Jones. I also showed another new Christmas wallhanging "Deck the Halls".

"Merry Christmas From Lunenburg County, Christmas Tree Capital of the World!", machine pieced, machine quilted by Lynn Jones

"Merry Christmas From Lunenburg County, Christmas Tree Capital of the World!", machine pieced, machine quilted by Lynn Jones

"Deck the Halls' is machine pieced, machine appliqued and hand quilted. Lots of exciting things happening here and out west. Our granddaughter, Molly was skiing with her Dad at Nakiska and who should be there but the one and only Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey had all the time in the world for Molly and made quite an impression. Reminded me of meeting Nancy Greene back in the late '60's.

"Deck the Halls' is machine pieced, machine appliqued and hand quilted.

Lots of exciting things happening here and out west. Our granddaughter, Molly was skiing with her Dad at Nakiska and who should be there but the one and only Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey had all the time in the world for Molly and made quite an impression. Reminded me of meeting Nancy Greene back in the late '60's.

Lindsey Vonn and Molly

Lindsey Vonn and Molly

Molly on the Nakiska Women's Downhill podium, practising for about 12 years down the road!

Molly on the Nakiska Women's Downhill podium, practising for about 12 years down the road!

And in other happy news, we are delighted to announce the engagement of our amazing daughter Kate to the amazing Nick! Wedding date and plans are in the works!!

And in other happy news, we are delighted to announce the engagement of our amazing daughter Kate to the amazing Nick! Wedding date and plans are in the works!!

We will have a busy few months ahead, I will do my best to keep up. Meanwhile, back to quilting. My sewing room is all cleaned up and I have several new projects in my head and several others that are in various stages of completion. Lots to do!

Moving Right Along

Well, September and so far October have been busy, busy! I am ready for a vacation!

The view from the deck at Pictou Lodge

The view from the deck at Pictou Lodge

Our teachers this year were Laurie Swim, Ana Buzzalino and Karen Kay Buckley

Our teachers this year were Laurie Swim, Ana Buzzalino and Karen Kay Buckley

This was our 15th Retreat, which happens every two years. We have been doing this for 30 years. After being at the helm for 13 of the 15 Retreats I am officially retiring! I am so proud of the Retreat and what we have accomplished.

And in Mahone Bay it is scarecrow season! Time for the annual Scarecrow Festival and Dolly Quilter is back on duty!

Here she is on loan to the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild, we had a "Pop-Up" quilt show on Friday for some quilters who were on a "Fall Colours Quilt Cruise". She is back now on Orchard St looking gorgeous!

Here she is on loan to the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild, we had a "Pop-Up" quilt show on Friday for some quilters who were on a "Fall Colours Quilt Cruise". She is back now on Orchard St looking gorgeous!

A few of our quilts as seen from the balcony.

I love the colour in Mahone Bay! This is the Fisherman's Daughter B&B. Our scarecrows will be up around town, close to 150 I think, for another couple of weeks. Do come and see them!

I love the colour in Mahone Bay! This is the Fisherman's Daughter B&B.

Our scarecrows will be up around town, close to 150 I think, for another couple of weeks. Do come and see them!