Monday, October 6, 2008

Autumn in Alberta

Where has the time gone? September was a busy month for us with visitors and a one week visit to BC packed into it. We had a great trip and enjoyed sunny skies all the way. One of my favorite views on the Yellowhead route is the view of Mount Robson that you get on the return journey after you pass Moose Lake (where we have never actually seen a moose!). The day we drove that way, the skies were clear and there was just a light snowfall decorating the top of the mountain, which contrasted beautifully with the brilliant blue skies. It was the best view of the mountain we have ever seen. I wish I had taken the time to get a photograph.

The weather in Edmonton has been absolutely glorious and my marigolds are still looking good. But as the days shorten, I'm back to my quilting projects and have finished off three more tea cosies that were requested by a friend. Here they are.

After I finished my last queen-sized quilt, I thought that would be my last big quilt, but this month I started on another one. I purchased a pattern called "Paperweights" by Aardvark, which I thought would be a good way to use up the bits and pieces of fabrics that I had on hand. As always, my quilt will not be exactly like the pattern but I am enjoying working with so many different colours and prints. Stay posted for further reports.