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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Yoiks, it's snowing outside!

Well this really is a cold spring! It has been cold and wet and miserable all day, but this takes the cake - the late afternoon rain has turned this evening to mixed snow and rain outside. At least it is not officially April yet . . .

So what did I do on this weather challenged day? I was up at 6:30 am knitting on my latest Cookie A. socks, then had French toast and coffee and cantaloupe for breakfast, followed by a visit to the recycling centre and a Globe & Mail newspaper purchase, then quilting on my latest project which is a modification of Kaffe Fassett's  and Liza Prior Lucy's Venetian Tiles quilt, while listening to my latest Audible book download. I made a delicious Saturday night dinner (pork tenderloin baked with prunes, buttermilk mashing potatoes, cauliflower baked in cheese sauce, steamed squash, red wine and chocolate) and am now enjoying the fire, finishing my wine, and saying to J. while he does the dishes- look, it's still snowing out there!

The Mona socks under construction. I bought the fabulous red yarn at Sock Summit in Portland last July. It is Handmaiden Fine Yarn, colour Ruby, in Casbah Sock. The yarn is a mix of wool, nylon and cashmere. It is exceptionally soft, but with the nylon it should work well as a sock yarn.
My third sock this year from Cookie A's book knit. sock. love.

Fabric pieces for Venetian Tile Quilt.

The pattern in the book Glorious Patchwork by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy.


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