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The Rising Phoenix- You and Me

The Rising Phoenix- You and Me


I've been quite reflective the past few days. On the way to the Saskatchewan Day market in Moose Jaw I listened to a pod cast called the Business of Life where two powerhouse women in Canadian entertainment share their visits over the kitchen table. These two friends are Jann Arden, songwriter, comedian, entertainer , author, and Arlene Dickinson, business tycoon, author, TV personality. I'd like to be their friends actually but alas can only eavesdrop on their conversations produced on the podcasts. 

Arlene is releasing another book and its about...


Summertime Fun with Family

Summertime Fun with Family

In Canada we have such a short summer season that we are passionate about enjoying the sunshine everyday.  I'm definitely in summer mode as my blog posts are getting shorter and heavy on photos!  Hoping that everyone is also having a most rejuvenating summer since our winter of 2019 in Canada was extremely cold and long. 

Art in the Yard

Art in the Yard

Here in Saskatchewan and Alberta this barn quilt product is new and unusual to most people. Often I call this art in the yard instead of backyard quilts.

Make Your Deck/Patio Pretty

Make Your Deck/Patio Pretty

With summer in full swing, I have a number of photos that show how the saturated color of these backyard barn quilts really adds pop to your deck or patio!

REMEMBER A QUILT MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER!

Blossoms on the Deck

 


Inspiration on the deck


Nova Scotia Profile : Briar Hill Designs

Nova Scotia Profile : Briar Hill Designs

This talented duo, sisters-in-laws from Nova Scotia, collaborate to marry Caverly’s fine art skills and Julia’s expertise in textiles and design. Even the name of the company, Briar Hill has a family connection, their grandmother’s yellow-brick hilltop cottage. Their colors and designs are intended to carry us to a simpler time abundant in etiquette, beauty, and natures’ blessings.

 

It was my pleasure to be part of the weekly prizes for a recent QAL hosted by Briar Hill Designs. Julie and Caverly are sister-in-laws and uber talented in designing...