Sunday, August 19, 2018

Summertime Activities


Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!   I haven’t been doing much quilting this month but did entered a few quilts, cross stitch and photos in my first Agricultural Fair last week.   I didn’t realize that they picked a best of show and that it gets to go onto the district and possibly provincial competitions.  I entered my Dresden Plate in the Large Machine quilted category so it was a nice surprise to see the ribbon. I entered 7 quilts in 7 different categories and received 4 first and 3 seconds.  My cross stitch pictures and photos did well too. Here are some pictures from the exhibit.




I’m sure you can guess which photo is mine in this next picture.



Had some fun taking pictures of the midway rides in the evening last night too, no I didn’t ride them!


We did a bit of traveling around our new area this  month.   Tim and I drove down to Duluth but stopped at Kakabeka Falls and Thunder Bay first.


We have a friend come to visit so we explored the local area some more and checked out a walking trail along the Rainy River.


There is a herd of Bison near by but hard to get photos of as most where laying in the grass to protect themselves from all the flies.  Poor guys!


I know many areas across Canada and the US are very smoky from all the forest fires, we are here too.  Its been very dry and my yard is full of large cracks!


The smoke turned the moon a dark red last night too.

fire moon2 (2)

We have also been finishing our new garage now that the contractor has done his part, we decided to insulation and drywall it ourselves to save money. Next we need to landscape the yard as it was trenched to put the gas and electrical in and its a mess!  So our summer has been a good mix of work and play!  I’m looking forward to getting back to quilting in September but I still have 2 more weeks of holidays and more friends to visit!