Thursday, July 01, 2010

Canada Day 2010

Hi All.
Have a great Canada Day to my countrymen and a great Independence Day to my friends in the USA!
I know I've been remiss in posting but hopefully I will put my drought behind me and have much to say and post in the future.

Today Canada Day Rob and I went to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

We saw many things but Crochet and Knitting are uppermost in my interests. Imagine my surprise when we saw one of the actual scarves that Queen Victoria crocheted as awards to soldiers in the South African war.

There was also a Camouflage exibit...there was a dress from Project Runway...I'm not sure what season as I don't watch the show. The dress was the one that won that weeks challenge. It was made with a camouflage fabric. Very chic. The pink camo pumps where also a highlight for me. Although I couldn't wear such a shoe I loved it!

I've been crocheting...I'll post some of what I've made in another post.


Canadian War Museum said...

Hi Maria!

My name is Nathalie Gravel and I work for the Canadian War Museum. The dress you saw in the Camouflage exhibition is from Season 2 of Project Runway Canada. Adejoké Taiwo won the challenge. The episode is still up on Global if you'd like to relive the moment: episode (201) at

Cheers! And cool post :)

Maria said...

Thanks Nathalie.
I had a great time at the museum. It was my first visit...terrible for a person living in Ottawa all of my life.
Thanks for the info and the link to the episode of Project Runway.
I'll definately have a look at it.