Saturday, August 16, 2014

Eagle and Ouimet Canyons, Dorion, Ontario

This past Thursday YKW and I took Lynda to Ouimet and Eagle Canyons.  It is about an hour drive so we packed a lunch so that we could have a picnic and spend some time exploring and sightseeing.

We stopped first at Eagle Canyon.

There are 2 suspension bridges and a zip line.

Lynda and I on one of the suspension bridges

Stairs to the bottom of the canyon.

People walking on the second bridge.  This picture was taken from the first bridge.

Lynda decided to go on the zip line.  She was a lot braver than me.  I decided that the 2 suspension bridges was enough.  

 We took the easy way down to meet her at the bottom.

After our picnic lunch we drove the 8 kms to Ouimet Canyon.  The 150 metre gorge drops 100 metres straight down.  There are several Arctic plants growing on the bottom of the gorge that are normally found 1,000 kilometres north.  To protect this fragile plant community, access to the canyon floor is prohibited.

Things have changed over the last 50 years because when I first came to this area you could drive right up to the canyon, and you would lay on your stomach at the edge in order to look down into the canyon.  Now there are long wooden boardwalks and trails to get to the canyon.  
The walls of the canyon.
YKW, Me and Lynda
at Oiumet Canyon.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Two Inch Squares

I have been cutting so many scraps lately I thought I should make something out of some of them.  I decided to use some 2 inch ones to make a donation quilt.  I used a 16 patch block so that I would use a lot of the squares and make a decent sized block.

There are 560 - 2 inch squares in this quilt.

I finished this quilt using the hinge method so that it was easier to quilt.
I still have about the same number of 2 inch squares in my bin.  I guess I will be making another one soon.  I think I will look for a different pattern or use a disappearing 16 patch.  That is a neat pattern.

I found this pretty butterfly fabric at "The Circle of Friends" quilt shop.
Cora's quilt needed a bag to go with it and I thought it was great since it has so much pink in it.  I put a tab across the top instead of a zipper and found a large pink button.