. . . although maybe the Golden Boy could help me out with the dollar part (he's not really gold I'm told - darn!).
Last Tuesday we headed into Winnipeg for a "do" at the Manitoba Legislative Buildings. My hubby was receiving a plaque for long-term service with the Manitoba Government and we were invited in for a tour, munchies and the presentation. I've lived in Manitoba for a good number of years (I'm not telling!) and this is the first time I've ever been to the Legislative Buildings. A lot of schools used to do school trips but I never hit it lucky there. Actually going now was probably more interesting than going as a youngster with a whole gang of people the same age. We appreciate things more when we're just that tad bit older :)
We got there a little early just to make sure we got a parking spot close by and had some time to wander around the grounds for a while. What a gorgeous day it was - November 9th and we even saw a few dandelions hanging around - hardy little beggars, aren't they!
I love these polar bear!. The artistic license that each maker used is remarkable - I wish had got there earlier so that I could have had a closer look at each one.
This is the River Walk . . . but I don't think anyone better try walking down there right now. Manitoba rivers, streams and creeks are seeing their highest levels in any one's recent memory for this time of year. Once this all freezes and it snows on top of it - what will the Spring bring - lots of forecasted flooding.
I took a few photos inside the Legislative Buildings, but I think this one was the best - I love the statues and the beautiful marble and the architecture is amazing. Always amazes me with the detail in these older buildings . . . we have all the conveniences of modern tools and equipment and yet none of the new buildings I have seen recently can measure up to the scale of these amazing structures. The good old, quick and easy approach is the way we do it today . . . I suppose that goes for quilting also!
Lovely snowfall on Thursday, plus a ton of frost yesterday morning . . . temperatures are certainly changing. Calling for snow possibly for today - Winter is here.
And . . . I did some digging in my vintage sewing supplies the other day . . . not to be revealed until December 6th I'm told . . .
Did some more sewing on my circle quilt and I can certainly see it done in a dozen other color ways different than this one. Not sure where this one is going to go . . .
I lapsed in my last post by not mentioning where the pattern came from - this is an excellent book for all kinds of circular quilts. I hope to try another one at some point and will certainly keep this book in my stash.
Oh, I got bored on the weekend. Actually inspired was more like it. What do you think of this one? It's not an original, but one that I had seen elsewhere and thought it would be pleasing to the eye. A Christmas gift for someone maybe?
Have a great week!