Really, I didn't think I'd have anything to blog about today. But then yesterday turned out so very wonderful! First, we headed of to the Mendel Gallery & Conservatory to play and have coffee with Michelle from Periwinkle Quilting and Beyond, our local quilt shop. She reads my blog and I read her blog. So we finally met up for a visit! (Molly, you are next : ) It was a good spot where the kids could explore. They sketched plants and copied down their latin names. Michelle is is a great story teller. She showed up with these little trinkets from a tropical island.
She told the kids how the shells arrived to the island, drew them a map in her journal, and then described each shell's name. It turned out to be a great homeschool field trip for them! It was a terrific experience for me too. : )
Back at home tonight, I checked the mail. POSTCARDS! It's always so fabulous when they arrive. This is from Brenda T. in the PostCardCottage swap group. My paper pieced fish turned out really crappy, so I'll just show you hers. ; ) She's good at it.
That goes nicely with the shells, doesn't it?
And then I won a blog draw and Sunshower Quilts mailed me this! She loves it, and was giving them away. I use glue a lot for fibre art or applique, so this will be great to try. Check her out her blog. She's in Ontario. She knows how to accu-cut for the Single Girl quilt-along you are all doing. Ah ha!!
I am saving the BEST FOR LAST! What is this???? Jesica lives in Lloydminster and I'm making her that white triangles quilt with her grandmother's stash.
I open it... heart skips a beat... many little gifts inside... you know this is going to be special...
the first gift opened... GASP... for my landscapes!
But wait, there's more!
WOW. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. Jesica, YOU ROCK!!! : )
~Monika very happily thanks you all who made my day a marvelous one.
* * * PUBLISHED * * * Artist feature in Stitchillo, a brand new book in a series called 'Encyclopedia of Inspiration' from UPPERCASE (click to link)
* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
* * * MANITOBA * * *
Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park
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