Canmore, The Sugar Pine … and crepes

Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend.  The weather sort of cooperated (at least part of the time) so it was a good weekend all around.

I decided to take a break from the city yesterday, and drove to Canmore.  When I got onto the highway, and started heading west, I realized that the mountains were covered with snow!  And it’s just the beginning of September … oh, well … they looked lovely.  So I am sharing a photo of the snowed mountains taken from the parking lot in Canmore.


Of course, once I got into town, I had to visit The Sugar Pine, the quilting store.  They organize Quilt Art Rockies every year and have two sessions, one in February, and one in September.  This year they invited Carol Taylor for the September session, and she’s in town now.  So The Sugar Pine is having a special evening presentation with Carol Taylor on Friday, September 10, on “Working in a Series”.  This is what the description says:  “An entertaining description of Carol’s processes to create art quilts in a series, detailing how she made the 39 quilts in the Gong Series, and then went on to her Confetti, Linear, Arc-i-Texture and Foliage Series.  Enjoy Carol’s stunning quilts!”

As mentioned, the presentation is this Friday, September 10th at 7:30 p.m. at the Canmore Rec Centre Community Hall (2nd Floor).  The cost is $15.00 + GST.   I don’t have anything to do with the presentation, or the Conference; just thought I would mention it.  I might be making the trip myself on Friday.  We’ll see.

Of course, once at The Sugar Pine, I found some fabric I couldn’t live without and some fabric paints in colors I didn’t have, and now I do!  I went for a walk, did some window shopping, bought a book at the Rusticana.  I still get a kick out of seeing the Quilting Arts Magazine with my quilt on the cover sitting among all the other quilting magazines.


Then I went for lunch.  I had a lovely crepe, filled with chicken and spinach and two cheeses.  The best part is that it was gluten free!  I couldn’t resist and took a photo, which I am including below.  The downside is that they are so big … I couldn’t have one for dessert!


By the time lunch was over, it was starting to rain, so I got back to my car and headed back, with a small detour to Cochrane to look for embroidery thread and beads.  I found the embroidery thread, but no beads that would work for what I had in mind … so I will be off to the beading store in town.

So … I hope everybody is gotten over the going back to school days and shopping, and are getting ready to take some classes, finish some UFO’s, start some new projects … I have been working on some new ones myself, and I will post soon.

Off to get beads now … and in the meantime … while you help the kids with homework and reading, writing and arithmetic … keep dreaming about new quilts to make, new fabrics to buy…  Until next time I blog …

I leave you with a photo of the rainbow that greeted me on the way into town.



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