Happy Easter

Good morning everyone and a Happy Easter to you all.

I had a visit from the Easter Bunny last week.  He sat by my front door for hours, quietly watching …


I was in Cleveland last week, taping 5 segments for QA TV Series 1200.  And despite the snow and the cooler weather, it was a great time.  I shared taping time with Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.  She had the most lovely yellow pillow.  It would have looked great in my living room!  If you haven’t heard of her, check her out.

She had some lovely techniques to show and an impressive new line of fabric coming out soon, which I am sure people will love, as the colors are vibrant.  She has a book out called “Make it so Modern: Gather, Pleat, Twist, Texture”.


Luana Rubin from eQuilter and her daugher Sophie were there too.  It was nice to see them both again although we were all so busy we didn’t have as much time to visit as we would have liked.

This is me with Pokey getting ready to tape a segment called Hand Embroidery with an Electric Needle, a technique I learned from my friend Doris Teixeira in Brazil a couple of years ago.  Her work is stunning.  If you have a chance, look her up in Facebook and see what she’s up to.


Friday dawned sunny and with blue skies, so I decided to head out to Banff.  I had an errand to run anyway, so at 8:00 am I headed West.  It was early enough that I managed to avoid the traffic.  photo1_banffIt seemed that everyone else had decided to sleep in.  I managed to keep the car at 120 km/h all the way.  I think I touched the brakes twice.  I run my errand and then decided to head home, but it was such a lovely day that it seemed a pity to cut it so short, so I went to Two Jack Lake and sat at a picnic table in the sun, listening to music and drinking my cup of coffee.  I was by myself, well … almost.  I shared the morning with a gentleman from Parks Canada who was parked in the lot with his window down enjoying the morning.  This is what it looked like …

While there, I came up with some ideas for my next body of work.  Stay tuned for more on that later.  Well, time for me to go back to work.  Enjoy your day and remember to make time in your day for a bit of creating.


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