Greenwood Quiltery in Guelph and two guilds in Simcoe, Ontario. In Ontario we are experiencing spectacular weather this Thanksgiving Weekend. Temperatures reached 25 degrees celsius (77 degrees fahrenheit) today.
Greenwood Quiltery is housed inside a beautiful historic home on Woolwich St. in Guelph. Greenwood Gallery is just above the shop, and the current show features the work of Dwayne Wanner of Burlington, Ontario.
Yesterday, Saturday, family members were invited to have Thanksgiving dinner with residents of St. Jacobs Place, the retirement residence where my father lives in St. Jacobs, Ontario.
On Thanksgiving weekend we have a tradition of driving to the country, past the farm where I grew up and where my father was born as well. Most farms in this area have been bought up by Old Order Mennonite families, and it was no surprise to see this buggy just as we approached the farm (you can see the farm on the horizon line to the right)
We headed along my favorite road, Hessenstrasse, past Mennonite farms. The house and porch below caught my eye!
We made our yearly visit to Nauman's Pumpkin Farm, where I delighted in photographing autumn sights.
I found these late-season hostas behind the house. Notice the blossom pods still on the plants. I don't remember ever seeing this before in autumn.
The end-of-season sunflowers also provided lots of photo opportunities. Spectacular colour and texture!
I always love the drive down the lane, under a canopy of trees, leaving the farm. Most of the trees haven't changed colour yet as we have not had enough cold nights.
After dropping my father back at his residence, I visited the St. Jacobs Quilt Gallery. I have a show coming up here in July-September 2012. This is the first gallery I ever had a solo show in 2004. I named that show "Homegrown", and next year's show will be called "Encore" since it is my second time here. The current show is one of traditional quilts purchased at Mennonite Relief Sales.
Stratford, Ontario to see The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Stratford Festival. The tickets came compliments of Kerry Gage, who works at the Festival. Kerry and her family purchased one of my quilts this past spring for their mother, Sherry Clarmow's birthday. Kerry kindly gifted me with two tickets. The show was well done, and being a comedy, elicited lots of laughs.
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!