…if you have no plans for tomorrow and need something to do on a rainy day head over to Neilson Park….you won’t be disappointed
I haven’t done any quilting in years but I always like to see what people are up to in the quilting world. Not only were there great quilts to look at and buy but there were vendors in one room selling everything you would ever need to start your own quilt. In another room the Quilters Guild at Neilson Park were selling ready made items and selling off some surplus supplies for all kinds of crafters and artists. I bought buttons, laces, ends of fabric and numerous other things that I’m going to include in some of my collages.
The highlight of the show of course is the wonderful selection of quilts on display throughout the entire centre.
The show was well attended today and we met people who came all the way from Sudbury, North Bay, St. Catharines and Waterdown to attend the show. It is open again on Saturday from 10:00 till 5:00. You can enjoy some coffee, tea and sweet treats in the café and even try your luck at the raffle table.
I love to make things and because I use my hands they are classified as handmade. I frequently show my art but never my hands. Here are a few pieces where you can catch a glimpse of my hands. The envelope is a Turkish fold and is wonderful for messages and coupons. I gave this to a friend recently for her birthday with coupons to redeem for a girl’s lunch and visit to the art gallery or museum. The second handmade item is the art journal that I’ve shown here before. So much fun to make and helps me warm up for making larger pieces of art.
Bending implies that you or something is flexible, either physically or mentally. When a person bends mentally they are able to see both sides of an opinion or argument and can ‘bend’ or change their own way of thinking. Bending physically is easier to demonstrate in photographs.
On Sunday, my daughter, daughter-in-law and I went to the AGO. It was was wonderful to be back and visit the featured Leonard Cohen exhibition and many other parts of the art gallery. It was also nice to be able to go to the Espresso Bar in the Galleria Italia, sit down and enjoy a delicious cappuccino and share two beautifully presented tarts.
The Leonard Cohen show was very busy but it was interesting to see the different stages of his life, his family and the progression of his poetry and music career. I became a fan as he got older and loved his gravelly voice and iconic hat that he wore when performing.
….this year it was more about the pumpkins, decorations and squash
Usually the turkey is a big deal but when it’s just the two of us, we tend to keep things simpler. Leading up to Thanksgiving we stopped at some favourite places and picked up some gourds for decoration, lots of vegetables and yummy butter tarts.