Thursday, 20 October 2011

Quilt Show Report

I know . . . I’ve been missing in action for a long time!  There just never seems to be enough hours in the day lately!

We’re getting ready for a big “Super Sleuth Soiree” Workshop on October 29th and there are a million-zillion details that need attended to.  When we start planning one of these events it takes lots of list making, emails, laying awake at night thinking of things and lots of early mornings, to get everything pulled together.

The countdown is now on and it will be a “done deal” very shortly . . . until we start planning for another one of course Smile.

In amongst all of the planning for this workshop, another group that I belong to in Brandon, Manitoba had their Quilt Show and there was lots of getting ready, setting up and taking down for that event.

I’ll let you scroll through the pictures so that you can pick out patterns that you’ve maybe made in the past or have in your stack right now to do . . . it’s always fun to see the colors and borders that other people incorporate into their creations.

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There, how did you do?

Did you see some patterns that you recognize?  Or want to make?

Let me know if you need any details on any of the quilts shown and I will track down information for you.

We had four vendors at this Quilt Show, a wonderful lunch, some amazing silent auction items and door prizes.  Getting ready for an event like this does take a bit of effort, but the new people you meet and the memories that are made, far out-weigh the work.

I hope you enjoyed the tour and I’ll be back in a couple of weeks (sooner if I can get my act together!) with a report and pictures of the unveiling of the mystery quilt.

Then I’m going to clean my sewing room!!!!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Breakfast Out

Recently we had the wonderful opportunity of sampling a wonderful restaurant in Winnipeg - The Falafel Place has an amazing atmosphere and is certainly worth a visit.
Falafel 1
It’s loud, it’s busy and the food is awesome.  This isn’t your quiet, reserved, elevator music playing in the background kinda restaurant.  Everything is fast paced and you cannot help but be pulled into the atmosphere – lots to experience, taste and see.
The owner runs his ship with a firm hand and everyone on staff seems to be very aware of what their job is and that it better be done fast and efficiently.
Look at that stack of eggs there on the front counter – close at hand and ready for the non-stop rush.  You will also notice that it is CASH ONLY . . . no fiddle fartin’ around with plastic stuff at this restaurant.
falafel orange juice
  Ah, but the fresh squeezed orange juice is to die for!  You witness them squeezing every orange, pouring it into your glass and then you get to smell it . . . and taste it . . . I died and went to Heaven.  It was worth every expensive penny I paid for it!
falafel 2
I think he knew my daughter was trying to get his picture . . . he’s looking right at us - right?  Remember that episode of Seinfeld ("soup nazi") where they go into the bakery restaurant and then get kicked out?  Kinda felt a bit like that . . . rumor has it that if you linger too long at your table at the Falafel Place that he will ask you to leave so that he can seat more people.  Business is business after all!
Well worth the trip and the experience and this restaurant has now become one of our favorite Saturday/Sunday morning breakfast spots when we’re visiting Winnipeg.
Falafels for breakfast – you bet!!!