Saturday, 14 July 2012

Sometimes less is more . . . .

We just came back from a week in the interior of British Columbia - very hot temperatures - but when you've got no schedule what does it matter? . . . and, it doesn't hurt that we were surrounded by amazing scenery, good friends and a nice little lake or two to cool off in.  This trip we travelled with our truck and camper - and went off the beaten path a little bit - from Oliver, BC (wine-country) up to Kelowna - over to Nakusp (my new favorite place ever!), through New Denver (wait, this is now my other new favorite place ever) down to the Creston wine-country -  see a theme here  ;) ???  Anyway, here are a few photos for you to enjoy . . .

Ferry Crossing at Needles,  Arrow Lakes - just south of Nakusp, BC

6th Ave. Quilt Shop in Nakusp, BC - it was closed when we stopped by in the evening . . . .sigh!
Our campsite at Nakusp, BC - what a view!

View of Slocan Lake from park in New Denver, BC

Somewhere along the road - sometimes the you just have to stop and take it all in!

Before we left, I completed a quilt for a new customer, Janice.  I just loved working on this quilt as it has an "old soul" feel to it - simple - yet so beautiful.  Janice and I decided simple free-hand feathers would work - and we were so right!  Glide thread, Quilter's Dream 70/30 batting.

Janice's Quilt - hang time

Janice's Quilt - close up all-over free hand feathers

More of Janice's quilt - it's an "old soul"

Janice's Quilt - catching a few rays!

Janice's Quilt - just off the frame
 In less than a week and I'm off to Camrose, Alberta to take a class with Judy Niemeyer and Ardelle and Roger Kerr from Quilting From the Heart.  I'm making a Prairie Star Quilt - it's a big project but I'm up for the challenge!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer (or winter for my friends down under!)  - wherever you are!

1 comment:

Ardelle said...

Isn't BC interior beautiful?! We did that trip a few years ago...
Can't wait to meet you in person next week!

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