Hi everyone! I’ve been busy this week. It is the annual Cathedral Village Arts Festival. Hubby and I have enjoyed some of the performances and plan to go to more. So far this week we’ve seen the Mandolin Orchestra, a jazz band, a ladies choral group (Sisters of Mercy), and a Baroque ensemble. This is the first time in five years I have not been a vendor in the Saturday Street Fair. That’s okay. It was a great time in the past, and I will enjoy it again tomorrow as a spectator.
I’ve also been working on tote bags and wall hangings from Dad’s old L.L. Bean shirts. The tote bags took a lot more fabric than I thought they would, but they are sturdy little 15″ square bags, complete with two pockets inside.
I am still figuring out the moose wall hangings. I’m trying not to buy any fabric for this project. I need to bind 40 linear feet of edge in something…I’m thinking I’ll need 2 meters of dark navy or black fabric. I’ll be going through my stash I’ve already packed to see if I have anything suitable.
I thought I’d tell you about and show you a great little bilingual coloring book on Alberta, Canada. It is by Doris Charest, an artist operating out of St. Albert, Alberta. The coloring pages in this 8″ x 11″ book are moderately detailed, and include cityscapes as well as natural landscapes and wild animals…even insects! If you’re Albertan, or making a trip to Alberta soon, this would be a handy little book to pass away some pleasant hours coloring. It could be colored by children over ten, I’d say, up to adults. It could also be used as a tool by teachers to teach their students about Alberta. The coloring book is available on Amazon.ca for under $12 CAD + shipping. Ms. Charest’s main art website is www.dorischarest.ca She also offers online art classes.