Finally a new section of the wall is finished. Only one left to go and the the signature corner. I still don't know what I'm doing in that last section but I'll get it figured out soon.
In October we went with our friends to visit Niagara Falls. We stayed on the Canada side and visited a couple of other Canadian attractions while we were there. In one of the Niagara gift shops I found the plate and I knew I had another section of my wall designed.
Niagara has all of the great tourist trap elements like the wax museum, Rainforest Cafe and lots of gambling. I had to pick up a couple of other elements (refrigerator magnets) that reflected the the area. I really wanted to emphasize Canada so that where the little flag came in.
I had these things all glued to the wall before I decided on the red and white flag elements as the background. But before I could do the background I got sick....and this time, that was a good thing! Because I was surprised with the last element for this section.
Fellow blogger Judy Stupak is also a postcard maker and in 2016 she coordinated tracking the miles that fabric postcards traveled and the total was over a million miles. I entered the mileage for my Christmas postcards. She decided to draw names from the participants and I was a winner. I received some lovely red and white fabric and this lapel pin celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. I knew immediately that it had to be on my wall and with it positioned above the plate it looks like a crown.
The problem was that lapel pins have pin backs. I solved that by drilling a hole and little recess into a piece of tile. Then I just super glued it all together. Perfect.
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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.