Monthly Archives: July 2014

First Cape Breton warp

I decided to start weaving a set of six summer placemats for my new dining table. Each one is a bit different – kind of a sampler set. Many experienced weavers find placemats too pedestrian, something akin to a potter … Continue reading

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Trip into Cape Breton Highlands

Today was a day for a trip up the Cabot Trail to a beautiful place north of Ingonish called Black River. It was very beautiful. My friends swam and hiked around while I did my first en plein air watercolor … Continue reading

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Studio is coming along slowly

I got my Leclerc supply order and set to work this afternoon reconstituting the little Dorothy tabletop loom that I recently acquired. It’s still missing one part and I have to sew two new aprons, but it soon will be … Continue reading

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Getting work done!

Tricia is here, visiting from Pembroke. She knows a lot about country life – I am I learning fast. She’s also a huge help. We got the overhead lights up in the studio, cleaned up the woodshed, took a load … Continue reading

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Meet and greet

Linda and Terry hosted a wonderful “meet and greet” afternoon party at their house on Sunday. I met many wonderful neighbours from Meadow Road and area, and other friends of theirs. I was blown away by the amazing warmth and … Continue reading

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Visit to Sydney

Today I took a trip to Sydney. On the way, this morning I spotted this fox crossing the Cabot Trail near my place. I wasn’t quick enough to get is face unfortunately. My drive took me across the Seal Island … Continue reading

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Fishermen at Englishtown

I accompanied Linda and Terry, Richard and Maude (Maude is a wooffer), on a walk at Englishtown – we took the ferry over to the beach and walked there. Open space and a good breeze kept the mosquitoes and black … Continue reading

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