This stamp was created to honour 'Cougar Annie' who carved out her home and garden by the sea on the untamed coast of Vancouver Island. Annie ran a general store and post office from her home as well as a thriving nursery garden from which she sold plants by mail-order. To protect her birds and animals, Annie was known to have 'dispatched' 72 cougars, thus earning her nickname.
Layered waves, origami folded flowers, raw edge applique, fabric paint.
Check out the fun that was had by all.
The next conference is in Penticton BC May 16-18, 2013. Come one come all!
After Quilt Canada 2012, did a whirlwind road trip around Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton. And guess what it rained and rained and rained.
South Shore between Shelburne and Barrington NS
Ferried across the Bay of Fundy from Digby NS to Saint John NB (New Brunswick) that night.
Have you ever had deja vue? Next day driving along the south end of New Brunswick along the shoreline, east of Alma, I came upon this house. Not just another worn building but a house, 4 feet off the highway. Slam on the brakes.
Camouflaged power pole.
Next day around island of Cape Breton on the Cabot Trail NS (Nova Scotia).
Around Belle Cote - Lobster traps anyone? My friend, Jo, says that many many years ago, to purchase a lobster trap is extremely inexpensive compared to FedEx'ing it back to Alberta. They saw her coming.
30 feet somewhat clear ahead.
Englishtown Ferry. Haven't been on a ferry like this, it wasn't as technologically advanced, ie a raft with rope railings, ok not as primitive as that, I was a teenager, since they closed the ferry crossing the North Saskatchewan river, on the border between Alberta and Saskatchewan, north of Lloydminster.
Whew! Did you get all that?