Customer Quilts, Grandson, Quilting, Studio, Wildlife

More Progress

My new sewing room really is coming together! I am loving the colour that I chose and the flooring that is almost finished being installed (the plan is for today!!) and the baseboards too!

Thank you to Taylor and Josh for so much help and to my grandson Liam who would like to be the apprentice too.

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I chose to put in a florescent light fixture with daylight bulbs which give me true colour. I love the amount of light I have with hardly any shadows.

I’ve purchased 2 sheets of rigid foam insulation that is 8’x4’ that will become my new design wall.

more to come…

I have a quilt on the longarm and several to follow, as well as this quilt that will be finished soon.

Wolf Song is a kit purchased from the kit is for a twin but I will be growing it into a queen. The pattern is by Lisa Moore.

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Autumn, Family, Fishing, Wildlife

A Perfect Autumn Day

With a hard to resist weather forecast, Erik decided to take a day off work so we could go fishing.


Megan decided to take the day off too and join us. The fishing wasn’t too great but the weather and scenery was beautiful and if was fun to have one of our girls with us for a whole day!!


We had a little friend greet us when we putting the boat into the lake. People must have been feeding him this summer because he sure wasn’t shy about coming close to us.


Moose Hunting season opens tomorrow morning, this hunting shack had been set up and left waiting for the weekend. I have a feeling that’s why the fox was hanging out. When we returned with the boat the door to the shack had been opened just enough for someone the size of a fox to get in.


Blogroll, Fishing, Life, Wildlife


I think summer is finally here! We needed sunscreen! I finally got to use my Christmas Present and Erik did too. Last Christmas I gave Erik a GPS
and we tried it out at the border lake we were fishing at today. He gave me a Pink Ugly Stick
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We realized today that its been over 8 months since we’ve been fishing. With the cold weather this spring and then company from Finland, Sarah’s Graduation and our trip to Duluth there hasn’t been a chance. Even this weekend was a challenge to get away but Friday night we decided enough was enough and we were going.
I love this boat, its just perfect for a good days fishing, the seats even fold down allowing for a wonderful afternoons nap.

The first fish I caught with my new rod was only a pike so he didn’t really count but right after that I caught what I was looking for, a walleye


I love pictures of Erik esp our fishing pictures


The day really flew by too quickly and now I’m already itching to get back out there. I can’t wait to get out camping and spend a couple days on the lake and evenings by the campfire.

The lake we were at today straddles the Canadian US Border. This sign is posted with instructions that I hope don’t apply to us. We try not to go over to the US side of the lake.


Time to leave, this is the road its pretty narrow and parts of it are very rough which in some ways is a very good thing.


Look who was walking along the road out


he just continued running slowly on the road just ahead of us and I was able to get some great shots of him. For those who don’t know this guy is a bull Moose.

Then on the side of another highway on our way home look who was right beside the road, a cow and her calf


When my girls were little, after a fun day they would sometimes ask if we could do that day again tomorrow. Today was one of those days for me. But I think it’s Monday in the morning so off to work I’ll go.
til next time
take care,