HAPPY CANADA DAY everyone… to keep this quilty, I have shown a picture of a pattern by a Canadian designer name Cheryl Arkison from Calgary, AB. This pattern is available on her website. I purchased the pattern 3 years ago and have been working on the improve piecing part ever since. I always make it more complicated than needed. My goal is a completed quilt for January 1st, 2017. I think it is still do-able. I love the patchwork of both fabric and colours. It sure does represent the “melting pot” that I am very proud to say makes us Canadian. I am also very proud of my Swedish and English (via South Africa) ancestry. Life was very hard for them as immigrants in 1900, but their perseverance and dedication to family and country gives us what we have today….Thank you. What a difference 100 years has made.
Another thing I would like to share is a wonderful song delivered by our famous Canadian astronaut and his brother……Chris and Dave Hadfield. It really shows how “down to earth” Canadians can be.
Enjoy this day with family and friends……………….and get ready for the BIG party next year. 150 years you say? I heard the all National Parks will have free admission during 2017. Be sure to enjoy those beautiful parks with your family.