Spring One of a Kind Craft Show…. Christmas one coming….

Ok, I know it’s not spring, but the weather and seasons are changing again. It’s starting to get cold in Toronto – there was even a dusting of snow on the rooftops and on my car this morning. The boots, mitts, hats and other “woolies” are starting come out, as are Christmas decorations (ok, I said it!). Also, just around the corner is the One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale (Nov 22-Dec 2), which I’m really excited about. I’ve heard it’s about twice the size of the one in the Spring and some say that it’s not possible to see it all in one day. I thought the Spring one was already big and included such a variety artists and their crafts. During the Spring show, I attended a workshop “Make a fabric coaster using the English paper piecing method with Andrea Sadgrove of Liligo”. English paper piecing was on my “Learn to do” craft list, so it was perfect. Andrea was patient and shares some helpful tips, and her joy for crafting was especially contagious – thanks Andrea. See Andrea’s store here: Liligo or her blog: Liligo Life. 

And finally, here is my completed coaster (surprise, it’s orange!).

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Christmas

Wow, another year is quickly coming to a close. I’m thankful for the time away from the city and being able to celebrate a white Christmas with a group of International Students representing 15 countries. We enjoyed hearing and seeing the Christmas story during our Candlelight pageant, tasting foods from different countries and celebrating in song, dance, etc. our cultural diversity. All the SNOW was fun too!

Looking forward to the hopes, dreams and promises of a new year!