Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Friend Goes Whale Watching July 29/06

These photos were taking near a small rubbing beach called Camp Bay. These were three or four known pods of Resident Orca Whales. The trip was with McKay Whale Watching on their boat the Naiad.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bed Sized Quilts

This queen sized quilt is the Monkey Wrench design made from fabrics from my scrap bin. Scrap quilts are a favourite of mine. When it was completed, I sold it. Machine pieced and hand quilted.

This design is known as a Sampler Quilt as it is a sampling of several quilt block designs and is a favourite used for teaching new quilters. This one was made as a sample for my 8 week beginner class which I have taught 54 times. It would fit a double to a queen size bed. Machine pieced.

This queen sized cat design quilt was commissioned as a retirement gift. Machine pieced and hand quilted.

This queen sized Dresden Plate design quilt was commissioned as a retirement gift. Machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted.

This king sized Lone Star design quilt was completed as a gift for my mother. Machine pieced and hand quilted. The hand quilting alone in each of the cream coloured corner squares of the background of the star represents about forty hours of work.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Miniature Quilts

These are just a few of the miniature quilts I've created. I enjoy making them because though they require all of the same skills of making a bed size quilt, they can usually be completed in a single day.

This is a miniature Amishish Lone Star quilt; machine pieced and hand quilted.

This is a hand pieced, hand quilted bow tie quilt.

This is a miniature Amishish hand pieced, hand quilted bow tie quilt.

Rainey's Family

I think this photo of Rainey, Keely, Ellys and Joe was taken at the Kootenay Lake Ferry landing in 1994.

Grandma Marlaine and her three grandbabies was taken in Lethbridge, probably the summer of 1995.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Handsome Ken

This photo is Ken holding his first nephew Carver.

This is Ken holding his second nephew Joe.

This is a youthful Ken. Photo taken when we were living at UBC.

Ken, all dressed up with no place to go. He makes a very cute bunny.

This is Ken's beautiful daughter Hazel.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Beautiful Evening Sky

Almost every evening there is a beautiful sunset in this part of the world. Notice the ghost moon in the top photo. This scene is looking toward Malcolm Island and over Broughton Strait. The mountains in the distance are on the mainland.

Click on photo to enlarge.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

More Antique Family Photos

This photograph is my Grandparents, Catherine and Charlie. (They are the seated couple.) The standing couple are Mr. & Mrs May. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

This photo is my Great Grandfather; Catherine's father. I have no idea of his age in this photo but I do know that he was in his 90's when I was a little girl and I was born in 1949.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Antique Family Photos

This photo is my (paternal) Grandmother Catherine and was taken in about 1917 when she was 17. The child with her is one of her cousins, Angela.

This photo is my father Ken (the smaller boy) and his brother Archie. They were the two oldest of six brothers. My father was born in 1921 and I think he is about 3 or 4 in this photo. Amazing to me that his face is pretty much the same as an adult. No doubt it's him.

Black and White Photos

I've always enjoyed black and white photography and these are just a few of mine.

The first is an ocean scape off of Texada Island. The second is what I call Folk Art in the Kootenays and the third was taken at Queens Park in New Westminster when the "carney" came to town.

(Click on the image to see the full size version.)

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Eagles Perched

One more reason why I love living where I do. These two photos of eagles sitting in a tree were taken from my living room. I just slid open the patio door and took them. How blessed I am! (Click on the image to see the ful size photo so that you can actually see the eagles!)