Thursday, 9 May 2013

Long overdue

I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post! This one is definitely long overdue. There has been lots going on in our household lately what with birthdays, spring cleaning, gardening, concerts, etc. and I haven't had much time for either stitching or blogging. 
I have managed to start an ornament for my monthly SAL but I'm unable to post a pic at this point in time. I also did a little more stitching on Victor and Irina. Here's my progress up until now.


Viktor looks a little cross at this point but I'm sure he'll look more stately once I add his whiskers!

I mentioned a few posts back that after visiting the Quilt of Belonging I had stopped by a quilt show with my friends. It's usually held in the venue where the Quilt of Belonging was on display so this year they resorted to a church for the showing. I expected to see the quilts on display in the church hall but I certainly didn't expect to see them displayed in the church itself. See for yourself how they displayed them!









I love how the quilts were draped over the pews! They looked so beautiful. I've only take a few pictures but there was actually another row of quilts on either side as well as antique quilts displayed in the transept. Amazing!!


The quilts on the clothesline in this one are actual little quilts!
Now for a few quilts in the hall:




I also promised some more pics of the Quilt of Belonging.

Denmark

Croatia

Dominica

Senegal

Swaziland

Sudan

Italy

Sri Lanka


Lebanon
  
Once again, more blocks from the First Nations:

Labrador Inuit

Lillooet

Cayuga
Nisga'a
 I think that the First Nation blocks are some of my favourites. The skills shown are amazing and I love how many of them tell a story of their culture.

That's about it for now. I'll leave you with a few pics of my grands, taken on a recent visit to celebrate my oldest granddaughter's eigth birthday. Happy Birthday Océanne!







11 comments:

Andrea said...

Those quilts are stunning. I love the one in the hall that's green with the purple flower panels. Gorgeous, just my colours!

Fiona said...

An amazing display of quilts, thank you for sharing.

Marilyn said...

All of the quilts are gorgeous, and what a great way to display them!
Cute kids!
Marilyn

Krista said...

What a fun post! Your stitching is looking awesome, I love the PS designs. And, all those quilts are absolutely stunning!! A feast for the eyes! Thank you for sharing.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

MERCI POUR CES SUPERBES PHOTOS
BISOUS

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a wonderful display of talent.
I do have one question...How's the Gazebo????? great weather for your OITGS!
As always and Cheers

Rhona said...

Oh my! Those quilts are gorgeous!

Tatkis said...

Love how your Victor and Irina are coming out :)
Wonderful Quilt show - thank you so much for sharing! I look forward to the big show in October :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Anne said...

Great progress on Viktor and Irina! I think he will still look cross with the whiskers on but that's part of his charm!! Looove all those quilts. They are stunning! The Native blocks are my favourite too! Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh my stars!!!! Those beautiful quilts :) gorgeous!
What sweetie grand kiddos you have!

Catherine said...

Wow! What eye candy!!

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