|aaagh! look out! it's not flat here! lol|
Here we are - at a ridiculously LARGE tree near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.
|boys under the tree by the highway|
Because we get real winters, the trees don't grow this big. I'm not sure what happened to this one!? What a monster. Me & the boys went all the way to Gimli, a town on the fifth largest lake on the planet, Lake Winnipeg. You couldn't see across it and that was the SHORT distance.
|sailboats, ships, and fishing boats at Gimli's harbour on Lake Winnipeg|
Here are my boys with Rick and Heather Lair. He's a woodworker, and she's an established award winning quilt artist and teacher. We stayed with them for the weekend! She & I have had many conversations but this was the first meeting in person. : ) (She's awesome!! More on that later...)
|Heather & Rick with my boys|
On the way, we were blown away at how BIG these turbines are! (No pun intended...)
|waaaay bigger up close than what we expected!|
We headed back to Winnipeg where I taught another 'Basic Embroidery' workshop. THANK YOU LINDA for organizing this! You Manitoba stitchers are so much fun! I got to meet Beth Wolchock-Brown too! She's the one whose fibre art I was raving about from the Manitoba Craft Museum's show.
After that we were off to wrap up the show at Prairie Ink. The waitress came up to me so excited - she told me my art was super popular, attracting a steady flow of people. She told me there has never been so much traffic in there with any other show before. That was pretty cool to hear! I wrapped up the sold pieces and took the rest home with me.
On our way though Brandon, Manitoba, there was the coolest sunset. I drove and drove and finally decided I couldn't take it anymore. I pulled over on Highway #1, backed up to get the silos into view, and headed for the ditch to snap this. SPECTACULAR it was! It was SO BIG that I couldn't fit it in my camera view.
Now - it's back to reuniting with my girl, and starting up some cool new projects. I AM ITCHIN' TO GET STICHIN'! I'll be posting the available art soon! Thanks everyone for all your support. : )