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We are having yet another “snow day” – time to stay close to the woodstove, drink tea and quilt – no complaints here! It’s not even very cold and there is no wind, just steady light snow. Nothing out on the roads but the snowplows so it is very quiet here.
A couple of blogger friends have asked me to publish some tutorials about quiltmaking on my other blog
so if you would like a tutorial, go on over there and leave a comment to that effect. To make it worth my while to pull some tutorials together I have asked to have at least 7 or 8 people interested.
Best wishes for a happy and peaceful new year to everyone!

Nova Scotia Folk Art Gull

Pictured is a wonderful polychromed carved wooden seagull by Neil Levy of Blandford, Nova Scotia. Carved in 1997, this fellow has been inspiring my quilting for several months now and every time I pass him I simply can’t resist running my hand over his smoothly curving body. He stands on a small piece of stained and varnished pine and his feet are a work of art in themselves.
This guy is extremely well-behaved and hasn’t yet forgotten his manners as the wheeling seagulls down at the harbour are prone to do!
He’s ready to fly from my home to yours!
SOLD: This lovely little guy has flown away to Martha’s house, but he still lives in my neighbourhood, I’m glad to say.

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