Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop and changing colours of Autum.

Yesterday I took my mom for a field trip across the border to Washington State.  One of my favourite places to visit is Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop in Smokey Point.  The stained glass window is a copy of Carrol's logo she uses for the shop.  I've taken a great workshop with Mary Lou Weidman there and it is a "have to go to" when I'm in the area.
 Carrol has her place loaded with wonderful fabrics and samples.
 She carries a bit of felted wool but mainly stocks cottons, batiks and lots of books and patterns.
 Love the Buggy Barn turkey quilt hanging in the classroom.
 Carrol is also a barrista and her coffees are very good.
 She is constantly working on samples and having fun with her customers. Check out her blog at
 Back at home I decided to show you some colour progression along the quay.  Here are the trees along the river in September.
 Early October you start to see a bit of yellow on the trees.
 October 13th a bit more red.
 Today all the leaves are gone...
 October 7th the maple tree outside my window is green with a bit of yellow on the edges.
 October 23 look at the red coming out!
 October 27th even more brilliant.
 October 30th the ornamental cherry trees in our courtyard still have a lot of green.
 Today there are less leaves and more red under cloudy skies.
 Different textures and colours along the quay.
 Witch hazel showing off it's red leaves.
 Oak leaf hydrangea another tone of red.
 Yellow leafed witch hazel.
 A crow having a mid morning snack
 Yellows, oranges and reds.
 A closer view of the reds...
 ...and of the yellows.
Autumn colours in all it's glory for a little while longer.

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