Monday, June 13, 2011

A Short Trip

DH and I just arrived back home from a quick trip to the Prairies. On our way home we passed through Dog River (Rouleau, Sask)--home of the TV series, Corner Gas.
I was glad to hear that the site is being preserved for future filming of new episodes of Corner Gas--not just because I enjoyed watching the show, but because there may be less incentive to tear down this wonderful icon of the Prairie--the old-style wooden grain elevator.



This was DH's first visit to Rouleau since the filming of Corner Gas started so we had to get his picture in front of the "station".
We stopped overnight at Canmore, Alberta. While in Canmore, we looked up the local quilt shop: The Sugar Pine Company. http://www.thesugarpine.com/
The Sugar Pine Company was a featured quilt shop in Quilt Sampler Magazine in 2005.
This quilt shop is located in the Rocky Mountains where there is no shortage of inspirational scenery.

The shop is huge with every nook and cranny full of quilty goodness. I could have stayed for hours, but I promised DH that my visit would be brief. :)

This was a beautiful quilt that showcases everything Alberta - from the wild rose to the oil rig.
I bought a copy of the pattern to make this cute little grain elevator wall hanging. This pattern is called, Golden Harvest and is by Joan's Own Creations (Joan Statz) of Alix, Alberta.
I picked up a kit to make the bear wall hanging in the lower right corner of this photo (wall hanging with two bears in the shadows of the mountains). The pattern is called, Three Sisters and Bears and is by Diane McGregor of Castilleja Cotton in Calgary, Alberta.
I loved this cat wall hanging.
The next morning, we were back on the road - headed through the mountains to home.

5 comments:

Joyce said...

We did that same trip last summer, but it was a bit of a long trip for us. Love that quilt shop in Canmore.

Linda_J said...

Glad you two made it home safely. Your DH is so good to let you stop at the quilt shop even only for a little while. Looks like they have a wonderful selection patterns that you won't find everywhere.

What a wonderful location with that view of the mountains! I don't know if I would spend more time in the shop or outside it, LOL.

Corner Gas--isn't that where the main character came out and told your dad he had found his character's look alike?

Piecefulafternoon said...

Wonderful trip - lovely photos.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh look at those mountains! What a fun trip.

Nana's Quilts said...

Great photos and it sounds like you had a marvelous adventure. I am missing the mountains, a bit, but am making up for it with new adventures.

Good quilty wishes,
Marne