Applique and Fireworks
There's nothing about those 2 words in the header that have anything to do with each other but they are the 2 things that I have to talk about today.
The good thing about having a hand sewing project while watching football is that your time isn't a total waste. I didn't make much progress this weekend but at least I got this one flower done while both of my teams lost in spectacular fashion. This is the 4th border so I'm getting close to sewing these on and getting ready to applique the corners.
To be honest, I'm not getting much of anything done. Our friends from England are still here and we are having a blast having them around. Last week we took 4 days and drove to Niagara Falls. Nether of us had ever been and it seemed like a fine idea...and it was. We stayed on the Canadian side for the better views and it was the right thing to do. We stayed at this Airbnb property and it was the perfect walking distance from the falls and rapids.
The views really are better from the Canadian side and they've done a great job of mirroring the activities (mist ride, behind the falls, hike on the rapids) on both sides. The area near the falls is all neon, casinos and tourist traps. We spent one day exploring the falls and the second day touring Fort George, Niagara-On-The-Lake and a castle in Hamilton. I'll have more photos later this week but I was most excited to get my first ever fireworks photos and that's what I'm going to leave you with today.
Tina in NJ
10/17/2016 02:20:43 pm
Great fireworks photos! Those are not easy to get! We went to Niagra with the kids (teens) a couple of years ago and we did Fort George as well. I have phone video of a fife and drum performance from there. We topped at Corning, NY on the way up and the kids each made something glass.
10/17/2016 02:28:47 pm
Love the fireworks pictures. Wonder if you can do something similar with your hand dyed fabrics?
Lynne in Hawaii
10/17/2016 05:15:23 pm
Ditto Elsa's remarks! Wonderful pics.
10/17/2016 07:05:38 pm
Great photos, Vicki! Did you use a special lens on your camera?
10/18/2016 06:24:25 am
I love Niagara Falls. I lived near Buffalo for many years and loved driving to Niagara Falls. Yes, you get better views of the falls from the Canadian side as the American falls are more impressive and you can see the Horseshoe Falls but you don't get to walk along the water, cross over the river before the falls, see the Three Sisters Islands, ride the train, and walk down close to various parts of the falls like you can on the American side. Please visit again and be a tourist on the American side. I hope you enjoyed Beef on Weck, Buffalo Wings, and even NY pizza while you were in western NY. Yes, there is pizza all over and even chicken wings but they're not made the same way so taste so much better there. I hope to get to visit again soon.
Vicki in MN
10/18/2016 07:04:50 am
I couldn't agree more that the Canadian side is the best viewing. We visited there 5 yrs. ago and it was just gorgeous. We saw the fireworks also. I am enjoying your applique progress and look forward to seeing the finish.
10/18/2016 10:07:12 am
Glad you enjoyed my home town.
10/18/2016 10:12:26 am
Yes, I like the Canadian side better too including the beautiful gardens around the falls or at least I remember beautiful gardens last time I was there. Your firework pictures are wonderful and your applique is coming along!
10/18/2016 12:07:02 pm
Great fireworks shots!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.