October 16, 2017

Week 49 Second Last Week of Blocks

Has the time flown for you? Oh Yeah! Only this week and one more week of blocks and then the finishing instructions. Yowsers!

Because of Calgary's location to the Rocky Mountains we have awesome cloud formations. Sunday night the dusk sky was incredible. The first image is looking north and the second image is looking south. The swirls are awesome.

This week we present Ladies 145, 146 and 147.
Cairine swam in a sea of politics, Winnie swam in a sea of water and Riel jet skied through the clouds.

B l o c k s  1 4 5,  1 4 6,  1 4 7

145 Cairine Reay Mackay Wilson
146 Winnifred (Winnie) Frances Roach-Leuszler
147 Riel Erickson


October 9, 2017

Week 48 Blocks 142-144 Snow? EQ8 Upgrade

This is last Monday October 2. A small clearing on the highway otherwise it was total whiteout and you absolutely could not see one foot in front of you and hope like h that no one was stopped on the highway. You had to wear polarized glasses to see the all the snow movements and ruts. Ask us how we know.
Image by Dames on the Range facebook pictures

And now for one week later. Today it's 54 F and you would never know we had a blizzard.

Well folks that is Calgary. 

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B l o c k s  1 4 2,  1 4 3,  1 4 4

Do you yearn to be Chief of Surgery, or create a new medical system, or ask a lot of questions, or be a lawyer. We have these three women to thank for leading the way.

142 Dr Minerva (Minnie) Ellen Reid
143 Phyllis Jean McAlpine
144 Margaret Paton Hyndman


October 2, 2017

Week 47 Blocks 139-141 What a Difference a day makes.

Yesterday the weather was beautiful. The wind was warm. The neighbourhood rabbit, George, was enjoying the day. BUT

today is another story. It's warm and blizzarding. More blowing snow that snowing. Driving in the city was so easy BUT once you got to the outskirts, forget it. Did I turn around. Nope. The mind said turn around turn around go home; you can go tomorrow. The foot said you can do it. All I kept thinking was what a trucker said to me, 'Don't stop. Keep moving. It's more dangerous to stop than to drive slow.' This picture is my back yard in the city early this morning. Next week there will be images of the blowing snow. 

Finally got the two scrap quilts completed. They are off to the quilter. Pattern coming soon.

To really Canadianize our 150 quilt we put this Canada panel, approx 13"x20", on the back and are using the stripe for binding. All fabrics are available here

A picture is worth a thousand words when taken by the right photographer. Can a person, let alone a woman, estimate the upcoming crops. Yes she can and with accuracy. She may not be able to swim but, she sure saved a lot of people. 

B l o c k s  1 3 9,  1 4 0,  1 4 1

139 Sergeant Karen Margaret Hermeston
140 Ella Cora Hind
141 Abigail Becker