Summer 2015 Review

With autumn officially here, it's time for a summer review. We had an exceptional summer this year - long, sunny days interspersed with a few hail storms and a tornado scare or two. Not typical, but it was enjoyable (except for that tornado and hail part).


While I spent time working on blogposts and videotaping (look for a new course soon on Curious.com), I did manage to fit in some fun this summer. Here are some snapshots of summer 2015:

We went to the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and managed to find a few quilts to photograph. Funny how I see to find fabric-y things everywhere I go.

 
 Strolling down the path between the food kiosks at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

Strolling down the path between the food kiosks at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

 
 
 More exterior shots from the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

More exterior shots from the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede

 
 
 Pizza, anyone?

Pizza, anyone?

 
 
 Yummy mini donuts popsicle from www.familyfreezed.com

Yummy mini donuts popsicle from www.familyfreezed.com

 
 
 Getting my western on!

Getting my western on!

 
 
 An overview of the quilt entries.

An overview of the quilt entries.

 
 
 Some of the quilts in the competition.

Some of the quilts in the competition.

 
 
 A few more quilts.

A few more quilts.

 

We dodged hailstones. Well, actually my hubby and daughter did as this storm came through while I was in Ontario on vacation.

 
 Just a bit of hail on the back deck.

Just a bit of hail on the back deck.

 
 
 My poor flowers!

My poor flowers!

 

My son and I visited family in Ontario - our first mom and son trip together and we both survived! And managed to visit a few quilt stores and find quilts for sale in St. Jacob's.

 
 Gorgeous hand-quilted quilt in St. Jacob's, Ontario

Gorgeous hand-quilted quilt in St. Jacob's, Ontario

 
 
 Just a few quilts to choose from.

Just a few quilts to choose from.

 

Had some water fun, which is hard to do in Calgary, where there aren't any large lakes.

 
 Enjoying some tubing.

Enjoying some tubing.

 
 
 Me and the boy enjoying some time at Rousseau, Ontario

Me and the boy enjoying some time at Rousseau, Ontario

 
 
 Swimming in Lake Rousseau, Ontario

Swimming in Lake Rousseau, Ontario

 
 
 So idyllic at the cottage.

So idyllic at the cottage.

 
 
 The perfect ending to a wonderful day.

The perfect ending to a wonderful day.

 

Came back home to harvest potatoes. A good crop this year for a small garden patch.

 
 Home grown potatoes.

Home grown potatoes.

 

Celebrated my ? birthday with my family once I arrived home and then celebrated my daughter's birthday a few days later. Packed up said daughter and settled her back at university in Edmonton. Started back to work at school for me and then a return to school for my son.

 
 Look, hubby baked me a cake - well, ordered one at least :)

Look, hubby baked me a cake - well, ordered one at least :)

 
 
 My birthday present this year, a Labradorite pendant bought on vacation.

My birthday present this year, a Labradorite pendant bought on vacation.

 

Now it's as if the summer was so long ago. I'm back in the studio working on more projects and trying more creative fibre projects. And of course, keeping my eye out for any vintage sewing machines that may happen to cross my path (or appear on my computer screen).

Hope you had a great summer and are easing into fall with lots of fabric-y projects.

 
 

Creatively,